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.

Social Media: Is Avoidance Really The Answer?

Over the holidays, I had a very interesting conversation with a relative. She shared some thoughts about “why educators should not be using social …

Teaching

Getting schooled in social media

Joe Sanfelippo, superintendent of Fall Creek school district in Wisconsin, leads a social media campaign for his schools using the hashtag …

Education

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 …

Digital Design

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 …

Social Media Marketing

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 …

Social Media

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 …

Social Media

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 …

Blog | Global Digital Citizen Foundation

Edtech practices are about learning and improving performance by using and managing classroom technology appropriately. That means using technology …

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 …

Online Life

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 — …

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 …

Social Media

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 …

Modeling Constructive Online Behavior

Plenty of students may know how to create digital media, but too few know how to produce engaging, high-quality content, the kind that makes them …

Social Media in Schools

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 …

Education

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 …

Social Media Marketing

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 …

Key insights into parent communication preferences

Your K-12 parents want timely communication about school related information that directly impacts their students. It’s such a simple principle to …

K-12

Think Before You Tweet: Don’t Let Social Media Get You Fired

Picture this: you decide to send a tweet Why Are Tweets Only 140 Characters Long? Why Are Tweets Only 140 Characters Long? What's the story behind …

Parents: Here's how to stop the worst of social media

<b>(CNN) —</b> As the mom of two girls, ages 7 and 9, there are countless reasons why I'm freaking out about the teen years. But topping that list, at the moment, is the thought of parenting in the social media age.<p>My kids won't be allowed to have smartphones until middle school at the earliest, but once …

Teens

Don't Compete with Social Media. Integrate It!

This week, I had some words via Twitter with Wake County Public Schools for making decisions about policies that affect students without bringing …

North Carolina

When to Retweet, and When to Favorite

I’m going to oversimplify this a bit.<p>Retweet to share content with your followers. Favorite to save content for later reference.<p>Now, there are …