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Stc_online_safety_quiz. Social Media for every Class and Subject (pt. 1 – Instagram!) – Teaching Without a Quill. Social Media can be SO scary, as kids are posting anything and everything now on the internet.

Social Media for every Class and Subject (pt. 1 – Instagram!) – Teaching Without a Quill

Whether it is scary or not, they LOVE it, so as teachers we need to start using what they love to get them hooked on learning. Mrs. Tyler’s Class Instagram Simple: Create a class Instagram. Tell your students your account information at the beginning of the year, and have them follow you. Why would you want a class Instagram? Reminding kids of BIG assignments due. I have over 50 students following me on my class Instagram. 2. 10 Cool Ways Teachers Use Social Media to Enhance Learning. Doing work that matters.

10 Cool Ways Teachers Use Social Media to Enhance Learning

All students should be able to be part of that. No longer working for the teacher’s wastebasket, students across the world are connecting and sharing like never before. They are led by teachers unafraid of the world but who escort their kids out to meet the future. While a recent poll showed 9 out of 10 teachers do not use social media in the classroom, there are teachers who are. Social doesn’t have to be a distraction and kids can be safe. Social Media for every Class and Subject (pt. 1 – Instagram!) – Teaching Without a Quill. Christiansburg Police offering social media advice for parents. CHRISTIANSBURG, Va.

Christiansburg Police offering social media advice for parents

. - Crimes Against Children Research Center. CCRC currently conducting telephone interviews The Crimes against Children Research Center is currently conducting telephone interviews with adults across the country about their experiences being threatened and blackmailed online with sexual images.

Crimes Against Children Research Center

Updated Trends in Child Maltreatment, 2013 New national data for 2013 show continued declines in child maltreatment, after a one year discontinuity (2012) in which some rates briefly increased. But from 2012 to 2013, sexual abuse declined 4%, physical abuse declined 3%, child maltreat-ment fatalities declined 7% and overall substantiated child mal-treatment declined 1%. Neglect by contrast rose 1%. Expert Says Online Interactions Rarely Lead To Child Homicides. The recent kidnapping and death of 13-year-old Nicole Lovell, allegedly perpetrated by two Virginia Tech students she'd met through popular instant messaging app Kik, has incited a torrent of concern from parents, fearful their child will end up the next victim of tech-savvy predators.

Expert Says Online Interactions Rarely Lead To Child Homicides

But that worry is grossly misguided, according to David Finkelhor, director of the Crimes Against Children Research Center in Durham, New Hampshire. A University of New Hampshire sociology professor since 1978, Finkelhor tells PEOPLE research that dates back to the 1990s reveals "the abduction and murder of a child by someone they met online is an extremely rare kind of crime. " "We have done a number of studies looking at cases of Internet crimes against children that are known to the police, and annually, the vast majority of homicides of children are at the hands of family members, peers, gang members, dating partners – people they know," says Finkelhor. • Want to keep up with the latest crime coverage? Expert Says Online Interactions Rarely Lead To Child Homicides. Teachers, Teens and Social Media: Q&A with Danah Boyd. Teens, Technology and Friendships. Video games, social media and mobile phones play an integral role in how teens meet and interact with friends This report explores the new contours of friendship in the digital age.

Teens, Technology and Friendships

It covers the results of a national survey of teens ages 13 to 17; throughout the report, the word “teens” refers to those in that age bracket, unless otherwise specified. The survey was conducted online from Sept. 25 through Oct. 9, 2014, and Feb. 10 through March 16, 2015, and 16 online and in-person focus groups with teens were conducted in April 2014 and November 2014. Teen Social Media Infographic from Common Sense Media. The Ultimate Guide to The Use of Facebook in Education. There is a growing controversy over the use of Facebook in education.Some argue for its integration and others disfavour it.

The Ultimate Guide to The Use of Facebook in Education

I believe that the main reason behind this controversy is the lack of solid empirical researches about the overall value of not only Facebook but all other popular social networking in education. There are , however, some researchers ( like Crook and Harrison ,Charnigo, Barnett-Ellis, Hewitt and Forte, Mathews, Mazer and Murphy ) who have written about the potential of social networking in education, yet only few studies have specifically addressed its role in pedagogy.

Facebook has, admittedly, been making many inrads into education over the last few years. Be it for or against its use in education, our students are deeply immersed into this social network. Facebook has become part and parcel of their everyday life. However, one of the characteristics of a successful teacher is adaptability. Here is the outline of the main ideas we developed below : An Identity Crisis: When Students See Themselves As Digital. An Identity Crisis: When Students See Themselves As Digital by Terry Heick Students that have more control than ever over their own identity have, unsurprisingly, lost control of that identity.

An Identity Crisis: When Students See Themselves As Digital

Coldly, and as a matter of “settings,” they are able to dictate when, how, where, and by whom they are seen. Connectivity has closed the walls of the world around them–or at least made them transparent–until they have zero room to wiggle and squirm. And that’s a real problem in an era of big data, digital branding, and always-on expression. The Quantification Of A Person. Digital Natives, Yet Strangers to the Web. When Reuben Loewy took up his first teaching gig in 2012, he had a major revelation: The digital revolution has dramatically transformed the way that kids perceive reality.

Digital Natives, Yet Strangers to the Web

Perhaps that makes the 55-year-old teacher sound like a dinosaur. How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School. Produced in collaboration with Facebook.

How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School

Social media is fast becoming as ubiquitous as the air we breathe. Instagram, Vine, and Porn: What Parents Should Know. MakingProgress_Web%20-Final.pdf. 3 people & 3 ideas for using Twitter to share, discover, & connect with students. Safety first but don't forget what's next when students use social media. 5 Best Practices to Consider When Using Facebook with Students. This post was original featured on Smartblogs on Education Innovative educators realize that to run for office, run a business, or change the way things are run where you work or play, being savvy with the use of social media is important. Now you are ready to take the plunge with your students to help them change their lives and the world for the better.

Before you get started, consult with your school or district to find out their guidelines and policies and keep these best practices in mind.Friending Some educators do not realize that you don’t need to friend your students to interact with them online. You can create a page or group that your students can like or join without being one another’s friend or seeing one another’s feeds.

Educators should consider having a strictly professional profile when communicating with students on Facebook. 5 Best Practices to Consider When Using Facebook with Students. 5 ideas to inspire students to use social media for good. How teachers use Pinterest in the classroom. Connected Learning. The headlines are legion, the sentiment, widespread: “Why Social Media is Destroying Our Social Skills” (USA Today).

“Evidence Grows That Online Social Networks Have Insidious Negative Effects” (MIT Technology Review). The rise of social media, many fear, is ruining authentic interpersonal relationships. Russ Warner: Top Ways Kids Hide Their Online Behavior From Parents. Most parents believe they are in control when it comes to teaching a child about the use of digital devices. The reality is that children are learning at younger ages about technology, and they are largely unsupervised. A recent report said 47 percent of kids ages 8 to 12 years old have a smart phone with Internet access.

Another study said kids use digital devices more than seven hours a day. In short, kids are using digital devices with Internet access most of the time after school and when not sleeping. At the same time, most parents admit their child catches on quickly and seems to learn faster about technology than they did. What If Colleges Used Social Media Well? A savvy professor caught me in the hallway to discuss a presentation we had both seen on social media and its potential for local businesses.

She had a great question that really threw me: what if colleges actually used social media well? I like the question a lot. It requires some definition, but that’s fine. How to Use Social Media for Your Education. Photo credits: 1, 2 Let’s face it, most of us already spend hours on end clicking between the Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest tabs on our web browsers. In this day and age, it seems like social media consumes our daily lives. Since we already dedicate so much attention to these sites, it’s high time that we make our surfing useful and productive.

Controlling Social Media: Current Policy Trends in K-12 Education. Social media use may lead to poor grades. Many college students could not imagine a day without updating their Twitter feeds or Facebook statuses, but according to a recent study led by researchers at the Miriam Hospital, using social media may impair academic performance. The study was published online in the journal Emerging Adulthood last month. 100 Tips, Tools, and Resources for Teaching Students About Social Media - 2013's Top Teaching Degrees: Compare Programs by Cost, Location, Size. By Tara Miller Some educators have expressed an appreciation for the irony of experienced instructors who have had to learn about social media later in their careers teaching it to younger students who have grown up in an Internet environment. The Internet and social networking - Learning and Teaching. The Internet is a rich resource for teaching and learning.

What Kids REALLY Think About Social Media. Five ways Instagram can improve learning.