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The Use of Social Media in Schools

The Use of Social Media in School 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 CLASSRO0OM AND BEYOND - CONNECTING STUDENTS, TEACHERS, AND PARENTS BETTER THAN EVER BEFORE. SOCIAL MEDIA IN SCHOOL CAN'T BE LEFT TO CHANCE; IT NEEDS TO BE MEDIATED. 59% of students who use SOCIAL NETWORKING talk of students with internet accesS report using SOCIAL NETWORKING TECHNOLOGIES. IF YOU CAN'T BEAT 'EM about education JOIN'EM topics online. %96 SOCIAL NETWORKING STATS 50% of those who talk about education topics online, talk specifically about SCHOOLWORK. 63% increase in the amount of time kids ages 2-11 spent ONLINE between 2004-2009. 3/4 of 7TH THROUGH 12TH graders have AT LEAST ONE social media of schools say their 59% students use SOCIAL NETWORKING for profile. EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES. 69% of AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOLS have banned cell phones. 27% of schools have an 35% of schools have student and/or instructor-run ONLINE COMMUNITY for TEACHERS and ADMINISTRATORS. BLOGS. 46% of schools have students participate in online PEN PAL or other INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS. of National School 49% Boards Association (NSBA) schools participate in ONLINE COLLABORATION with other schools. S You SKYPE, YOUTUBE, AND FACEBOOK ARE THE MOST POPULAR SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES USED IN SCHOOLS. SOCIAL MEDIA BENEFITS OF IN THE CLASSROOM EDUCATOR BENEFITS PARENTAL BENEFITS 5 Professional community of educators Increase communication between teachers and studentst Encourages collaboration Involvement in the classroom and the curriculum IN Exchange of information, ideas, and “best practices" Understanding class and teacher expectations Exposure to technology-based ideas Transparency for schools and districts Encourage professional engagement, training and continuing education O Promotion of inter-cultural and cross-cultural dialogue STUDENT BENEFITS Influence school activities Learn collaboration Increase "academic" or “educational" networking Development of 21st century skills -responsibility, safety, reputation, good citizenship Positive attitude towards technology Stimulate engagement, discussion, and understanding Connections between online participation -ex: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Skype EXAMPLES OF SOCIAL MEDIA AT WORK IN THE CLASSROOM FACEBOOK PINTEREST CLASSROOM PAGE (MANAGED BY TEACHER – VIEWED BY STUDENTS AND PARENTS) CLASSROOM ACCOUNT Post homework assignments – both students and parents know what is expected for the next class (reducing excuse-making for students) (MANAGED BY TEACHERS – VIEWED BY PARENTS AND STUDENTS) Share updates, changes, humorous stories, etc 1 Show and tell for teachers and students to parents Increase the feel of community in classroom I Pinning student's work and classroom projects Increase communication between teachers and parents TEACHING IDEAS: |+2=3 Historical Figures – create fake Facebook pages for famous people to “get to know" them and their contribution to history – listing likes, interests, status updates, etc. TWITTER CLASSROOM ACCOUNT (MANAGED BY TEACHERS – RECEIVED BY PARENTS AND STUDENTS) BLOGGER * Reminders – test, assignments due, field trips, conferences, supplies needed CLASSROOM BLOG * Lesson recaps * Answer homework questions (MODERATED BY TEACHERS – WRITTEN BY STUDENTS – READ BY TEACHERS, STUDENTS, AND PARENTS) Connect students to other classmates and the teacher Writing practice – requires students to map out their thoughts and express themselves * Increase communication between teachers and parents TEACHING IDEAS: Broader application beyond a writing assignment for the teacher – writings to be read by parents and classmates |+2=3 Have students tweet their teacher what they learned that day in class in 140 characters or less. Private blogs can restrict to approved or invited subscribers such as teacher, parents, students and administrators Class discussions over Twitter – studies show that engagement increased more than twice as much for students that were asked to contribute to class Writing access can be restricted to the classroom discussions and complete assignments using Twitter over a semester, than those students that were not. Create a community feeling by providing a record of the year TEACHING IDEAS: |+2=3 Most interesting essay or submission on the weekly topic will have their work published on the classroom blog – giving a sense of achievement and inspire hard work for the future reward of online publication. Create a friendly competition between classes for the best essay or paper. Free tools with classroom settings include:, Edmodo and Edublogs. SOCIAL MEDIA PILOT PROGRAM - PORTLAND, OREGON 50% INCREASE IN GRADES 1/3 REDUCTION IN CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM THE SCHOOL MET ITS ADEQUATE YEARLY PROGRESS GOAL FOR ABSENTEEISM FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ITS HISTORY A+ R 20% OF STUDENTS SCHOOL WIDE WERE COMPLETING EXTRA ASSIGNMENTS FOR NO CREDIT IMPROVEMENT IN CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM BY 35% TEXTING "WAKE UP" OR "RUNNING LATE" J170 MESSAGES THROUGH "TEXTS ON TIME" PROGRAM WHICH DIDN'T COST THE SCHOOL ANYTHING SOURCES HTTP://WWW.TECHNEWSDAILY.COM/421-TEACHERS-EMBRACING-SOCIAL-MEDIA-IN-THE-CLASSROOM.HTML HTTP://WWW.EDUDEMIC.COM/2013/05/HOW-AND-WHY-SCHOOLS-ARE-ENCOURAGING-SOCIAL-MEDIA-USE/#STHASH.Y2P5MGYO.DPUF HTTP://MASHABLE.COM/2010/09/29/SOCIAL-MEDIA-IN-SCHOOL/ HTTP://WWW.EDUCATORSTECHNOLOGY.COM/2012/05/TEACHERS-COMPREHENSIVE-GUIDE-TO-USE-OF.HTM HTTP://WWW.EDUDEMIC.COM/2013/04/IMPROVE-SCHOOL-COMMUNICATION-USING-SOCIAL-MEDIA/ HTTP://WWW.EDUDEMIC.COM/2013/04/IMPROVE-SCHOOL-COMMUNICATION-USING-SOCIAL-MEDIA/ created by oBizMedia

The Use of Social Media in Schools

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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 eng...



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