Social Media for Schools

By Digital Learning | Resources and ideas for educators who are looking to leverage the power of social media to enhance teaching and learning.

Getting schooled in social media

The rural district of Fall Creek, Wisconsin, has only 850 students and one school building, but it has 13,300 Twitter followers, and that’s just for …

An Educator's Social Media Guide

There’s a lot of talk these days about how worthwhile it is to be a connected educator. I’m one of those people doing that talking. I’m trying me …

How to create engaging images for social media for non-designers

A great social media marketer today and an awesome advertiser in the 1960s have much in common.<p>David Ogilvy, the father of advertising, was famous for spending an inordinate amount of time on headlines. Why? Because that’s the line that people read the most, so it mattered a lot.<p>Ogilvy was a master …

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What happens when middle schoolers take to Twitter? They become learners

Fully 92 percent of American teenagers go online daily. More than half of them do so several times a day and a quarter are online “almost constantly.”<p>…

All the Social Media Slang Your Brand Should Know

Social media managers and marketers experiment with new ways to reach their audience through personalized content. By tailoring your content to a …

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10 Cool Ways Teachers Use Social Media to Enhance Learning

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki DavisFollow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Doing work that matters. All students should be able to be part of …

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A writer who spent years following people whose lives were ruined by Twitter says online abuse is why the site is shrinking

Until December 2013, Justine Sacco, a 30-year-old PR woman from New York, liked to post jokes on Twitter.<p>Sacco only had 170 followers, so she would rarely experience interactions with others on the site. It must have felt like shouting into an empty room. A little unsatisfying, but without any real …

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Up (or Down) Periscope?

I finally got around to creating a Periscope account, and I've even created a few brief broadcasts (tons more to come). I want to start off by saying …

Twitter Rules Out Long Tweets, Sticking to 140-Character Limit

Two months ago, Twitter’s most dedicated fans threw a fit when news of a potentially major change in the service came to light: the 140-character limit, long one of Twitter’s defining characteristics, might be going away.<p>Keep calm and tweet on, Twitter loyalists. The limit is here to stay.<p>Jack …

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Girl, 13, reported to police by her school for taking a Snapchat picture of her teacher during a lesson

• <b>Lauren Sloan took photo of the her teacher's back with caption 'Much hate'</b>• <b><br>Teenager was pulled out of class at Lasswade High, Bonnyrigg, Midlothian,</b>• <b><br>A</b> …

Gift of a Digital Presence and Online Reputation

I wrote an article for Huffington Post, Your Online Reputation Doesn’t Take the Holidays Off. Why? Because I was browsing Facebook one day and …

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The Importance of your Digital Reputation

We live in a society where online searches tend to influence – if not drive – many of our decisions. If we are looking for a good doctor in the area, …

Educational Uses of Twitter

Project brainstorming<p>Sharing online resources (internet sites)<p>Connecting to others around the world<p>Publishing or sharing links to published …

10 Hashtags Every Education Leader Should Follow

Leading a group of teachers, a school, or a district or implementing an educational policy comes with enormous — yet incredibly rewarding — …

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How to Engage Students Online With Twitter Polls

This week, Twitter added a polling option that anyone with a Twitter account can use to gather opinions on a topic of their choice. Facebook has had …

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The Complete Guide To Twitter Hashtags For Education

<b>What is a hashtag?</b><p>A word or phrase preceded by a “#.”<p><b>How do hashtags work?</b><p>Twitter can be a busy place with <i>lots</i> of tweets–and thus lots of “noise.”<p>A …

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Social Media and Social Justice in the Classroom

"Are we asking students to collect dots or connect dots?"<p>The evocative question was posed by Seth Godin at a 2012 TEDx event in Brooklyn called "Freedom & Democracy: Education for Change."<p>Collecting dots fits our current education landscape, rife with bubble sheets, incentives, and data …

Can Social Media Have a Role to Play in Managing a Successful Classroom?

This post is part of C.M Rubin’s monthly series in the Huffington post: The Global Search for Education: Our Top 12 Global Teacher Blogs. This month …

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8 Characteristics of Connected Educators - Corwin Connect

When Tom Whitby and I set out to write <i>The Relevant Educator: How Connectedness Empowers Learning,</i> we wanted to provide a manual for any educator who …