Social Media for Students
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May 08, 2012 | Bridget Doyle Statuses, tweets, pins, check-ins, videos, photos … the insatiable hunger for social media can't be stopped. But as more platforms keep popping up, common sense is becoming lost in a hazy web of bathroom photo shoots and cat memes.
Awhile ago, I wrote a post entitled, “ What Should A Networked Educational Leader Tweet About? “, which was meant to be a guide to administrators new to Twitter on tweeting and sharing information using this social media tool. It is something that I am hoping all educators can use, but I obviously think that administrators should really understand the important use of social media in schools. As our own school division and schools all over the world are starting to use organizational Twitter accounts to connect , I wanted to write a post on how a school or educational institution can use Twitter effectively. It is a great way to connect with students, as well as share their message locally and globally. Here are some ideas to start you with the process:
Get the seven steps (and a roundup of valuable resources) you need to help bring social media in your classroom. Produced in collaboration with Facebook (1) . Social media is fast becoming as ubiquitous as the air we breathe. In recent months, many schools and districts around the country have taken steps to create social media policies and guidelines for their students and staff. In my work with several districts to draft these documents, I have seen many approaches that work well, and some that don't.