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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. 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. I also want to mention these 100 Serious Twitter Tips for Academics, which are worth reviewing to learn more and plan your approach to using Twitter in (and out of) the classroom.

Here are the original “6 Examples” from last June’s post: About Kelly Walsh Print This Post. A Blog Traffic Strategy: Quality vs Quantity. Five indispensable lessons for Twitter success. It’s hard to believe but my three year Twitter anniversary is approaching so I’ve been reflecting on this channel and what it has meant to me. I know this may sound bold but it’s undeniable that Twitter has changed my life. I’ve learned so much and discovered wonderful people who have become great friends, collaborators and business partners. So in a celebratory toast to this incredible little tool, here are five indispensable lessons for success on Twitter: 1) Numbers matter … sort of.

It’s not politically correct to tout the number of followers you have, but the fact of the matter is you need to have at least a critical mass of followers for Twitter to be fun and meaningful. In my classes, I emphasize the need to be systematic and mindful about who you follow. If you don’t surround yourself with people who care about you and enlighten you, you’re probably wasting your time. 2) Content is power. 3) Bury the sale. 4) Re-frame the experience. 5) Show up, don’t show off. Why Teachers Shouldn't Friend Students on Facebook & Social Media Sites.

The Importance of Social Media I have nothing against social networking 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. 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. What's in this Guide? 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. In this guide, you’ll find summaries of the key legal considerations of using Facebook in an FE and HE context. Facebook is a social networking website that allows individuals to set up an online profile, add other users as friends, and exchange messages. Many FE and HE institutions use the popularity of Facebook to engage with learners for educational purposes. If learners and staff are using Facebook via your institution’s computer networks, then it’s necessary to have a number of safeguards, procedures and support mechanisms in place.

You will also need to have procedures in place to handle incidents of unacceptable Facebook usage. If a student or staff member experiences online abuse via Facebook, it is necessary to have support mechanisms in place to ensure that they receive the appropriate assistance. 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. 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. 98% are using Facebook 86% are using YouTube 84% are using Twitter Besides this, blogging continues to be embraced by colleges and universities. Are You Using Social Media Effectively? If one takes a look at their alma mater and other schools to see how they are doing social media, chances are they will find that schools have figured out a lot of the tricks to do social media successfully. Popular Articles | Bud Bilanich. 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. 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. About 63-percent of HR personnel also considered social networking presence and 59-percent then moved on to photo and video sharing services like Flickr and YouTube. 5 things you shouldn’t be doing in social media. If you’ve signed up for a social media account, you’ve seen it. 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. I know of only a handful of cases when a social media site simply terminated an account for violating terms of service. But the risk is real. There are scores of examples of those in violation. 1. It’s difficult keeping personal and professional lives separate and Facebook is no different. Facebook couldn’t be clearer: You will not create more than one personal profile.

It seems in recent weeks Facebook is offering an out for people in violation of this rule. 2. 3. 4. 5. Relinquishing control on Facebook comments. “Someone wrote something on my Facebook page and I don’t know if I should delete it or not. 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.