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Web 2.0 - Social Media

Top Social Networking Sites & Apps Your Kids are Using | Gaggle

Gaggle's Cyber Security Agents continue to discover websites and apps that pose potential risks to students. Here's a list that we continue to compile. Did we miss any? You can submit a website or app to be included in"Top Social Networking Sites & Apps Your Kids Use."

High School Teachers Read Tweets About Themselves LOL *VIDEO*

I LOVE THIS! #illuminati #25centsisthebesticando -@kitkatfisher )

Social Media in Education: Resource Roundup

This collection of blogs, articles, and videos from Edutopia aims to help teachers deploy social media tools in the classroom to engage students in 21st-century learning.

9 essential social media tips for educators | eSchool News | eSchool News

Hints and strategy can help frame your school's social media policy Social media has had a major impact on education in recent years-perhaps a bigger impact than many realize. During a McGraw-Hill Education webinar, #EdChat founders Steven Anderson and Tom Whitby offered tips and best practices focused on how to use social media in education and how to craft an impactful social media strategy.

Don't be fooled on Facebook

This week a relative of mine, who is a senior citizen, friend-requested me on Facebook. Not only do I love to see more and more seniors connecting online, I also love that this provides further opportunity for generations to share their lives. Especially these days when families tend to have busy lives and be spread out. - See more at:

Privacy, The Internet, and You

A big, no make that huge, shoutout to my friend Diane (@windsordi) for sharing this with me over the weekend. It's from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and offers another way to reach students around the topic of privacy. It's a graphic novel "Privacy, The Internet, and You".


Teaching with Instagram: 20+ Ideas & Resources April 6, 2014 By: Shelly Terrell In the Mobile Learning category The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera. - Yousuf Karsh Every day people share the stories of their lives through images and short video clips on Instagram.

5 Ways to use social media to spice up your next museum trip

5 Ways to use social media to spice up your next museum trip April 18, 2014 By: Lisa Nielsen It's not uncommon for today's children, brought up in a fast-paced, digital world, to become bored and uninterested when visiting cultural institutions. It doesn't have to be that way though.

How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School

What would happen if social media were seen as a powerful tool rather than a threat to student learning? Schools and districts around the country are starting to put social media policies and guidelines in place to support this learning while taking appropriate precautions against misuse.

- Social media advice for career-minded students. 10 things to consider.

This week I had the pleasure to speak on a panel to career-minded students at the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation's annual conference. Our panel consisted of four experts familiar with social media who shared advice about what to do when it comes to how to best use Facebook, Twitter and other digital platforms. The main message as reported in the Staten Island Advance: Think before you post, tweet ...

16 Top Tips from Blogging Experts for Beginners

I've heard blogging referred to a couple of times recently as a mixture between an art and a science. If this is true (and I think it is), there's no 'right way' to approach blogging if you want to be successful.

Technology ~ Blogging & Social Media

How to's for blogging and social media, mostly aimed at the beginner (like me) and teachers! | See more about blog tips, wordpress and 21st century learning.

The Barriers To Using Social Media In Education (Part 1 of 2)

"When you step away from the prepackaged structure of traditional education, you'll discover that there are many more ways to learn outside school than within." - Kio Start In this article, we have analysed the impact of Social Media on the education sector while also empathizing with educators on their resistance to the use of ...

6 Second Learning with Vine: 22+ Ideas & Resources

Posted by Shelly Terrell on Wednesday, May 14th 2014 Part of the Byte-sized Potential and Mobile Learning categories The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera. - Yousuf Karsh Most of our students love learning and creating even if they do not express this in our classes.

Social Media Best Practices for Infographics

You know you need to use visuals. You've created an infographic and published. So you're done right? It's time to OPTIMIZE how you share per social network! This is critical. Sharing your infographic that's hosted on your website/blog is key to getting more traffic back to it.

visualizing social media

understanding social media with visual data and infographics

How teachers can use social media in the classroom

Set a good example. It's not enough now to teach students their lessons and how to be productive members of society, Cook says. "It's important to cover digital citizenship so that students understand how to use social media inside and outside of school," she emphasizes, adding that college admissions staff and employers routinely check applicants' social media profiles.

Student Social Media Guidelines

Social media is any form of online publication or presence that allows interactive communication, including social networks, blogs, photo sharing platforms, Internet websites, Internet forums, and wikis. Examples of social media include, but are not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Edmodo, Schoology, Instagram, YouTube, Google+, and Flickr.
Some examples of social media uses include:
Blogging about movies, sports, or news events
Posting updates or activities on your Facebook page Participating in a teacher-established Edmodo group
Using a Google Hangout to work on a class project.

Social Media

Pins about Social Media hand-picked by Pinner mohamed saeed | See more about educational technology, social media and twitter.

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 10 Ways Social Media Can Improve Writing in Your Classroom

Editor's note: Vicki Davis just wrote a new book called, Reinventing Writing . I asked her if she could contribute a post to The Innovative Educator explaining specifically how social media has reinvented writing. This is that post. As hall of fame baseball player, Babe Ruth said, "Yesterday's home runs won't win tomorrow's games."

A Balanced Approach To Social Media For Teachers

by Laura Farmer Sitting at night, in front of my computer, I look at my image on Twitter. I skim through all my hundreds of tweets. Suddenly, I start to panic. What am I doing? I feel like a fake, a phony. I flip over to my description, and read it slowly.

Talking to parents in 140 characters: how are schools using social media?

Social media and schools are not always a match made in heaven. Instead of being a cause for excitement, the words Facebook and Twitter can be a headache for many headteachers who worry about safeguarding, cyberbulling and abusive messaging. But the intersection between schools and the online world is not merely a question of educating pupils about online safety.

Getting Smart on Social Media SMART BUNDLE

We are pleased to introduce the Smart Bundle, a compilation of blog posts around key topics of interest to our readers that are tied together with an introduction and conclusion. These s will be sponsored by Advocacy Partners and education thought leaders looking to make an impact and raise awareness around an educational theme.

8 Top Tips to Create an Effective Social Learning Strategy - eLearning Industry

In this article, you'll find Social Learning tips, advice, and techniques for creating a successful Social Learning Strategy. From research to implementation, I'll walk you through on how to develop a Social Learning Strategy that engages learners and encourages collaborative eLearning.

Youth and Digital Learning: Are Kids Different Because of Digital Media? | MacArthur Foundation
The MacArthur Foundation is exploring how technology is changing kids and learning, committing $50 million to this initiative. Learn more at