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The Use of Social Media in School

The Use of Social Media in School
Share this infographic on your site! Embed this infographic on your site! The editors at Best Masters in Education decided to research the topic of: Teens are actively Tweeting, Posting, Liking, and Commenting all across Social Media and there doesn't seem to be an end in sight. Increasingly, teachers and schools are attempting to leverage the engaging qualities of Social Media for use in the classroom and beyond - connecting students, teachers, and parents better than ever before. The use of social media in school can't be left to chance; it needs to be mediated. Skype, YouTube, and Facebook are the most popular social networking sites used in schools 2 Student Benefits: 1 Educator Benefits: 4 Parental Benefits: - Increase communication between teachers and students - Involvement in the classroom and the curriculum - Understanding class and teacher expectations - Transparency for schools and districts Facebook Classroom Page (managed by teacher - viewed by students and parents): 5 SourceS

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TechKnowledge Social media is an important communications channel for libraries. Experts discuss how to do it right Social media has become a ubiquitous means of communication. In the second quarter of 2017, Facebook grew to more than two billion monthly active users, including 236 million in the United States and Canada—two-thirds of the combined population of those countries. According to a recent report in Forbes, Twitter’s growth has been slowing somewhat, but the number of average monthly active users on the platform grew five percent year-over-year to 328 million worldwide in Q217.

QR Code Addin for PowerPoint This QR Code Addin for PowerPoint helps you to embed QR Code in your PowerPoint slides. You can use this QR Code Addin to generate a QR Code for your contact slide or to be used in many other creative ways. Did you know that using QR Code (Quick Response codes) in your slides you can engage your audience and gain extra commitment? Word Clouds for Kids! ABCya is the leader in free educational computer games and mobile apps for kids. The innovation of a grade school teacher, ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. Millions of kids, parents, and teachers visit ABCya.com each month, playing over 1 billion games last year. Apple, The New York Times, USA Today, Parents Magazine and Scholastic, to name just a few, have featured ABCya’s popular educational games. ABCya’s award-winning Preschool computer games and apps are conceived and realized under the direction of a certified technology education teacher, and have been trusted by parents and teachers for ten years. Our educational games are easy to use and classroom friendly, with a focus on the alphabet, numbers, shapes, storybooks, art, music, holidays and much more!

Every Student Should Have a Digital Portfolio Every student should have a collection of personal bests—a cloud-based story of their development and artifacts of accomplishment that’s easily shareable in full or in part and organized for presentation. At their most basic level portfolios can simply be a storage strategy. They can also be an active work, collaboration and reflection space including a blog and feedback from teachers and peers. Active use cultivates habits of lifelong learning by promoting reflection on what to learn and how to learn.

How to Create a Physical Instagram Display I love the power of social media in libraries. It’s an amazing way to share what you’re doing, promote your programs, and reach out to students and community members. Being a visual learner, Instagram is definitely one of my favorite platforms. Use Hello Sign to Add Your Signature to Google Drive Files Hello Sign is a free tool for digitally signing documents. I initially reviewed it back in August when I used it to sign documents on my iPad. Today, I learned that Hello Sign can now be used to digitally sign documents that are stored in your Google Drive account. To sign documents in your Google Drive account install the Hello Sign Chrome app then authorize Hello Sign on your Google Drive account. Five-Minute Film Festival: Twitter in Education I think it's fair to say that Twitter can no longer be dismissed as a trivial passing fad. Though I had dabbled with a personal account, my entire opinion changed when I started my @VideoAmy account and dove in to the conversations educators were engaged in. While some people certainly do tweet about what they're having for breakfast, teachers, administrators, and educational organizations use Twitter in a whole different way -- making smart use of those 140 characters to share resources, wisdom, and inspiration.

Social media as powerful method of learning – the evidence Discussion around social media and learning tends to focus on the networking effects; the fact that you are in touch with others and gain from that nexus of expertise and knowledge. While this is true, there is another dimension to social media that is pertinent to learning – it’s role in terms of actual learning and memory. The fact that social media is an act of expression, reflection, elaboration, retrieval and practice is of interest to those of us who like to see concrete evidence for powerful learning and retention. I often feel as though I remember more when I use social media, indeed have stronger memories of the things I posted than the original exposure.

Your Free Guide to Every Ideal Image Size on Social Media This post was originally published in 2016 and has been updated with the latest ideal image sizes for the various social media platforms, as of August 2017. You’ve got all the great tools to create engaging images for social media. You know what the brain loves about visuals and how to build something beautiful to drive engagement. You’re all set to make something great! One last thing: How exactly should your image look so it fits in the News Feed, timeline, or stream? There’s so much to consider in creating great images for social media—for me, the size and shape tend to get locked in before I even realize what’s happened.

Video In The Classroom: Equipment Checklist Teaching has always been visual, but what was once communicated on fusty overhead slide projectors or whiteboards that get erased, is now distributed to students in full HD video that they can review whenever and wherever they need. And whether you’re using video in the classroom for personal reflection, or to create new content for your students, it has never been easier to give video a go. What Equipment Do You Need to Get Started? Of course, you know about digital camcorders, but if you’d like to get classroom technology that has multiple uses in a classroom, here are some of the tools that will make the task of creating great visual lessons easy and impactful (check out part 2 of this blog and get tips on filming and editing): TabletsNotebook ComputersSmartphonesSound Tablets

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