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The Use of Social Media in School

The Use of Social Media in School
Share this infographic on your site! <a href=" src=" alt="The Use of Social Media in School" width="500" border="0" /></a><br />Image compliments of <a href=" Masters in Education</a> 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: Facebook Classroom Page (managed by teacher - viewed by students and parents): 5 Teaching Ideas: Teaching Ideas: 6 SourceS

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Social Media FOR Schools: Developing Shareable Content for Schools Interested in working with me? Consider hiring me as a consultant to coach your administration and staff to develop shareable content for your school. There is a difference between Social Media IN schools and Social Media FOR schools. There is a difference between Social Media IN schools and Social Media FOR schools. Click To Tweet While social media in schools deals primarily with policies around how to use (or not use) social media in the classroom with students, social media for schools is about storytelling and getting their stakeholders (teachers, students, administrators, parents, community) to spread these stories. The Case for Cultivating Cultural Awareness Sometimes students, parents, teachers, and administrators are comfortable living in the shells of their own existence. They’re satisfied with the status quo, choose to interact with those from the same religious backgrounds, cultural heritage, and political affiliations. They prefer their days to be filled with very little questioning, or feather-ruffling, or challenging. Sometimes they consider the alternative views of others to be wrong, not just different.

Using social media to support school library services Helen Stower & Margaret Donaghue Mt Alvernia iCentre was an early adopter of social media for school library services, and is now five years into the journey which began experimentally and involved a steep learning curve. Currently, we are in the process of drafting social media guidelines and strategies. If we were to embark on using social media today, these guidelines would be our first step. This is what it's like to grow up in the age of likes, lols and longing “It kind of, almost, promotes you as a good person. If someone says, ‘tbh you’re nice and pretty,’ that kind of like, validates you in the comments. Then people can look at it and say ‘Oh, she’s nice and pretty.’” “It kind of, almost, promotes you as a good person. If someone says, ‘tbh you’re nice and pretty,’ that kind of, like, validates you in the comments. Then people can look at it and say ‘Oh, she’s nice and pretty.’ ”

Moving Students From Digital Citizenship To Digital Leadership Moving Students From Digital Citizenship To Digital Leadership by TeachThought Staff Digital Citizenship has become one of the more symbolic phrases that represents the significant impact technology has made on our behavior and interactions.

About Online Qual - InsideHeads There are many ways to effectively interview research participants online! Every online interview is made of the same three parts: a time dimension; a size; and a mode of interaction. A qualitative study online has an added mode of interaction for the moderator to be considered. The Twitteraholic’s Ultimate Guide to tweets, hashtags, and all things Twitter Most educators who learn to use Twitter effectively say they learn more from their personal learning network (PLN) on Twitter than they’ve achieved from any other forms of professional development or personal learning. Unfortunately educators often dismiss Twitter, or fail to see the value of Twitter, when they’re first introduced to Twitter. Our aim of this post is to provide all the information you need to learn how to use Twitter effectively as an educator. We regularly update this post with new information. This post was last updated June, 2014.

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.

Hybrid Research Studies - InsideHeads No matter what you call it, a mix of quantitative and qualitative data collection is going to enable the richest insights. InsideHeads focuses first on your research objective before recommending a tool. How do you know what you need in your bag if you don’t know where you’re going? > Read More 6 Ways for Teachers To Expand Their Personal Learning Network If you’re an educator of any level, you know the importance of a great personal learning network. It’s your professional lifeline in the digital age. It doesn’t matter if you’re a teacher, administrator, or any other form of educator. A personal learning network sustains and nurtures you in many ways.