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Is Social Media Relevant? Take the Quiz Before we talk social media, let's talk about the relevance of social media by taking a quiz. Which of the following is most likely to be true? ☐ Should we teach letter-writing in the classroom? Kids need to write letters and mail them. The Social Media Answer ☑ There's one form of writing that can arguably get someone fired, hired or forced to retire faster than any other form of writing. One form of writing is that powerful. If you guessed social media, you're right. The Social Media Myth The myth about social media in the classroom is that if you use it, kids will be Tweeting, Facebooking and Snapchatting while you're trying to teach. You don't even have to bring the most popular social media sites into your classroom. 12 Ways Teachers are Using Social Media in the Classroom Right Now Tweet or post status updates as a class. It's in the Standards Social media is here. Related:  Barn och unga på nätet, sociala medier...Social NetworkingBlogging and Social Media

Att vara källkritisk mot inlägg som delas på facebook | Mitt öppna klassrum Förmågor: källkritik, samtala, lyssna Att göra: 1. Vi kommer ägna lektionen denna gången åt att diskutera inlägg som delas på Facebook. 2. Vi kommer använda oss av några artiklar som diskussionsutgång. Vad sa du att jag delade? Ica-kupongen är falsk edutopia Imagine a world where resources were limited to what was found in the classroom or the school closet known as the "Curriculum Materials Room." Picture a world where students wrote letters with pen and paper to communicate with other students and adults outside of the building. Due to postage costs, the teacher either sent the letters in bulk or paid for stamps out of his or her own pocket. Can you recall a time when student interests like skateboarding or video were never used as part of learning curriculum because the tools needed were either too expensive or not yet conceptualized? Do you remember a time when non-traditional learners struggled, and absenteeism meant a high likelihood of students doing poorly in school, and possibly having to retake the course? If you experienced none of these scenarios, then you live in a world of possibility because you grew up with the many social media tools available to support all learners. Selecting the Right Tool Readiness Interests

5 Social Media Must Knows for Every Teacher Social media in the classroom reminds me of the saying, “If you can’t beat them, join them.” Instead of perceiving it as a distraction or a hindrance to learning, we must embrace opportunities for social media to expand capacity and facilitate education. Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook and YouTube can become an integral part of enhancing the 3 C’s of successful teaching: Communication, Collaboration and Coordination. Real-time access to visually interesting material & resources, guest speakers, community members and industry leaders are possible. For dynamic learning experiences to engaged students and parents, let’s look at 5 different tips for teachers on how to apply social media in the classroom. 1. One of the key benefits for utilizing social media is the sharing component the online community offers to students. Some popular platforms for building safe, online communities for teachers are: 2. Social media is inherently designed to instigate conversation and communicate ideas. 3. 4. 5.

Cyberbullying - let's fight it together The music throughout the film is a song by Ben Folds called Still Fighting It. You can listen to it here: JOE: Um … Hi. My name’s Joe. I don’t really have anyone to talk to, so … I thought I’d tell my story like this. When it all started, I just tried to laugh it off. Text on mobile phone screen: No Number YOU LITTLE KISSASS! Text on computer screen: Anon5446: HEY FREAK joebpruett: hu’s dat Anon5446: YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE Anon5446: LOSER! Email on screen: Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 16:36:31 + 0100 (BST) From:; Subject: To: Text on screen: YOU LITTLE KISSASS! JOE: Well, that’s it. JOE: (on video camera) I thought they were supposed to be my friends, but they’re all laughing at me. Text on screen: Cyberbullying is bullying It ruins lives Cyberbullying Let’s fight it together Ben Folds - Still Fighting It - Lyrics

Digital Citizenship: Developing a Culture of Trust and Transparency An acceptable use policy is a document that is present in every school district around the country. The purpose of this policy is to provide safe parameters for exploring digital resources and using school-issued devices properly. It also ensures that schools do their very best to block out the darkest corners of the web. And while these policies are effective and required, they have not evolved in their semantics. From Acceptable to Empowered Within the development of these school-wide policies, several shifts need to happen. Some districts have started implementing responsible digital use guidelines or empowered digital use policies. Here is an example that I've used to begin simplifying my district's Empowered Digital Use Policy: I understand that using digital devices (whether personal or school owned) and the GDRSD network is a privilege, and when I use them according to the Responsible Use Guidelines I will keep that privilege. Health, Wellness, and Information

s Blog – Mrs. Cathy Yenca | Happenings from my real-life 21st-century mathematics classroom Fun Fact: That’s the Capital of Texas Highway, which takes you right to my house! Every time I try to sit down and compose a blog post about last week’s Apple Distinguished Educator Global Institute… I can’t. It’s not that I don’t want to! I *literally* can’t type the words. How can I convey here the feeling I had when I walked into the first general session, realizing that nearly 400 educators with hearts like mine from nearly 40 countries were gathered there? Through workshops facilitated by ADEs and Apple staff, we learned so much from the best of the best at Apple. We collaborated in teams, brainstorming and offering feedback on our passion projects. A few of many, many highlights for me include: Stephanie Thompson’s 3-Minute Showcase: Using ‘Equity Maps’ to empower students with relevant, accessible, and meaningful data. Working with “Homeroom 56” to brainstorm, share ideas, and begin working on our creativity projects. Rooming with my colleague and pal, Lisa Johnson! SaveSave

Prata nätrespekt i skolan | Debatt Skolan måste ta tillvara internets möjligheter och ge nödvändig kunskap för unga att verka i det digitala samhället. Skolans uppgift är att förbereda elever att bli aktiva samhällsmedborgare. Skolan behöver ta klivet från analog undervisning till en undervisning som förbereder elever för det digitala samhället. Trots att det står i grund- och gymnasieskolans läroplan visar både stiftelsen.Se:s rapporter liksom Skolverkets upp- gifter att skolan inte följer läroplanen. Som föräldrar måste vi våga fråga våra barn om vad som hände på nätet i dag på samma sätt som när vi frågar hur det var i skolan. Surfa Lugnt - som representerar statliga myndigheter, företag och frivilligorganisationer - vill genom initiativet #nätrespekt: Få fler vuxna att tala med unga om nätet. Få lärare att tala med elever om nät- beteende. Att Sverige ska införa en nationell IT-strategi för skolan. Att skolor i morgon, under Safer Internet Day talar #nätrespekt under en lektion. Krstina Axen Olin Ordförande Surfa Lugnt

The Teacher's Cheat Sheet For Edmodo What if you could have your own private and secure social network just for your classroom? What if it resembled Facebook but, well, it wasn’t as focused on making money by having you click on ads? What if that kind of technology already existed and that it’s being used by thousands of teachers around the world? Did I just blow your mind? Am I asking too many rhetorical questions? There is a social network designed just for your classroom and it’s called Edmodo. Where should you get started then? This sheet walks you through the very basics of Edmodo down to the more advanced features. Source: The Interact Cafe

5 Social Media Trends All Writers Should Follow in 2015 This is a special guest post written by Hilary Smith, a recent graduate of Medill School of Journalism. Always one to help young writers, I’m pleased to offer this on her behalf. As we approach the holiday season, we also come to the end of another amazing year of technology and the continued growth of social media. Writers need social media. Entering 2015, we need to pay closer attention to the hottest new trends that are forecasted to affect the Internet, especially authors, bloggers and other online writers. Here are five important trends that wordsmiths should follow for 2015: 1. Long ago, author and famed environmentalist Roger Tory Peterson wrote: “Birds have wings, they’re free, they can fly where they want, when they want, they have the kind of mobility many people envy.” Today we have mobility that can surpass our feathered friends when we can circumnavigate the globe in mere seconds with our hand-held mobile devices. 2. 3. Don’t over-promote yourself or your material. 4. 5.

Lararmaterial_ViljaVeta.pdf Social media: like the staffroom, but without all the negativity | Teacher Network | Guardian Professional I once heard someone describe Twitter as, "like the staffroom but without all the negativity". This resonated with me. Teaching is one of those professions where everyone has an opinion on how it should be done; teachers are often harangued for short working hours and long summer holidays, and whenever things go wrong in schools it makes national headlines. But very rarely do you see good practice being celebrated. This negativity – and the pressures of the job – quickly seep into the staffroom and it can be difficult to stay motivated. I once heard Dr. Her advice was to get out of a school if this was the situation, but this isn't an option for most teachers. I came to teaching later in my working life – I was 30 years old when I started. Social media has become a lifeline for me. Through these platforms I have built up a network of connections for help, advice, information and products. Many schools frown upon teachers using some, if not all, social media sites.

What is a permalink and why do I need it? - Blogging Basics 101 Before I start my explanation of permalinks, I want to show you two examples so you can refer to them as necessary: An example of a blog’s main URL (which shows all the posts for a given period of time: example of a permalink: A permalink is the link to an individual blog post. These are important because if you ever need to link to an exact blog entry (e.g., as part of a carnival), you use the permalink as your link. If you don’t use the permalink, you’ll just be linking to your main blog page. You can find the permalink link under any blog entry. Typepad blogs: There’s a link that actually says Permalink under the entry.Blogger: The link varies. One way to figure out which link is the permalink of a post (if it’s not obvious) is to put your curser over each link under or above a post. Once you find the permalink, click on it and you’ll be taken to a page with just that blog entry on it.

”Barn hamnar i kläm i sociala medier” - Opinion Användningen av sociala medier växer ständigt och användarnas ålder blir allt lägre. Medier som Facebook och Instagram har tydliga åldersgränser för att skydda yngre barn som inte kan hantera internet. Det finns också utbildningar på skolor och föreningar för föräldrar gällande sociala medier och hur de bör övervaka sina barns vanor på internet i skyddssyfte. Men vad händer då när föräldrarna via sina konton på sociala medier exponerar barn från födseln, hur påverkas barnen av detta och hur står det sig gentemot åldersgränsen på sociala medier? I Sverige har föräldrar ett ansvar att skydda sina barn enligt barnkonventionen och föräldrar är även ställföreträdare för sina barn rent juridiskt tills att barnen blir straffmyndiga. I praktiken fungerar det så att om en förälder lägger ut en bild som barnet inte samtyckt till och som skadar barnet på något sätt så bryter den föräldern mot barnkonventionen, föräldern blir en gärningsman och barnet ett brottsoffer.