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Twitter for librarians, Twitter Search engines. Social Media 'Etiquette' in the Workplace. Over 100 ideas for using Twitter in the Classroom. This handful of resources provide about 100 different ideas for, and examples of, using Twitter in the classroom.

Over 100 ideas for using Twitter in the Classroom

It’s been almost 8 months since I published the post, “6 Examples of Using Twitter in the Classroom”, about uses of the popular micro-blogging tool in the instructional setting. This post generated a lot of traffic, and continues to attract hundreds of viewers every week. Since that brief posting, I’ve come across a lot of articles containing examples and suggestions for using Twitter in instructional applications.

I’ve combed through many of these and tried to boil down the redundancies to create a rich set of idea-laden resources. While there’s still going to be some overlap in the concepts presented in these articles, they clearly meet the goal of providing a thorough set of ideas and examples for leveraging Twitter in the educational process. Here are the original “6 Examples” from last June’s post: A Blog Traffic Strategy: Quality vs Quantity. Five indispensable lessons for Twitter success. Why Teachers Shouldn't Friend Students on Facebook & Social Media Sites.

The Importance of Social Media I have nothing against social networking sites.

Why Teachers Shouldn't Friend Students on Facebook & Social Media Sites

In fact, I believe that they have a very important and positive role to play in schools. They are an ideal platform to educate children on the merits of being responsible digital citizens. They encourage cooperation and communication while providing levels of engagement that are hard to match with other activities. They are also free and this guarantees access for all, regardless of socio-economic backgrounds. However, some educators are denouncing this bill as anti-social media. It states, "No teacher shall establish, maintain, or use a nonwork-related internet site which allows exclusive access with a current or former student. " So, what about work related sites? As a profession, teaching is now more open and transparent than it ever has been.

Facing up to Facebook: A Guide for FE and HE (02 August 2011) This document is available in the following formats: The shortened URL for this document is: 1.

Facing up to Facebook: A Guide for FE and HE (02 August 2011)

Colleges and Universities Lead the Way with Social Media Adoption. How Higher Education is Leading the Way A recent study from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth found some statistics that reflect excellently on how college and universities are using social media.

Colleges and Universities Lead the Way with Social Media Adoption

They have been studying US colleges and universities and their use of social media since the 2007-2008 academic school year. Their most recent study involved 456 participants from public and private schools numbering anywhere between 4-54,000 in student population. They report that in 2010-2011, 100% of colleges and universities are using some form of social media.

US colleges and universities are staying on the cutting-edge with social media, outdoing other industries. Popular Articles. Potential Employers Go to Google, Facebook to Dig Up Dirt on You. We already knew that employers and hiring managers do Web-based during the job-hiring process.

Potential Employers Go to Google, Facebook to Dig Up Dirt on You

There's enough anecdotal evidence out there that you probably didn't need to read Microsoft's study that found 70-percent of U.S. hiring managers rejected applicants based on their online activities. But that tidbit of information is pretty useless unless you know where they're looking (though you should probably not post anything online you wouldn't want someone to see). More data coming out of Microsoft's research on privacy and online identity management reveals that the number one stop for hiring managers is the good ol' search engine, with 78-percent turning to tools like Google.

But if you don't happen to be particularly Googleable, you're not off the hook... yet. 5 things you shouldn’t be doing in social media. If you’ve signed up for a social media account, you’ve seen it.

5 things you shouldn’t be doing in social media

It’s the box that no one seems to notice. Before any social media site creates a new user account, it’s going to ask for agreement to its terms of service. This innocuous little box may mean nothing to most users when it could mean everything. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube all have terms of service that make it abundantly clear — violate the terms and the company can terminate an account. There is no need for debate.

Relinquishing control on Facebook comments. “Someone wrote something on my Facebook page and I don’t know if I should delete it or not.

Relinquishing control on Facebook comments

Could you take a look?” This is not the type of phone call you want to receive as you’re trying to shut it down at the end of the day. I’ve always been — and will continue to be – an advocate for keeping wall boards and comments open, especially on the social web. One of the first changes I make to any Facebook page I create is to open the wall to show all posts. The wall should a conglomeration of comments from the page administrator and the people who like it. It’s easy to delete comments that are hateful, racist or threaten the safety of another person.

It’s not a particularly negative comment and at least he was nice about it. My advice was this: Let it go. In the end, the admissions counselor didn’t have to do anything but sit back and let the students doing the talking for her.