K-12 Insight presents this guide designed to: - Develop a social media plan that works for your schools and community. - Tell your story in a way that builds trust and support among key stakeholders. - Encourage two-way dialogue that is respectful, engaging and insightful. - Avoid common pitfalls on your way to becoming a social media master.
Article on MedPage Today: Instagram, Vine, Snapchat, Yik Yak, Kik Messenger, WhatsApp -- if you aren't familiar with these social networking sites, just ask a teen. Teenagers are spending more and more time on these sites -- and, yes, Facebook and Twitter too -- and all that time staring at smartphones, tablets, and laptops may have a negative impact on their nutritional choices, according to a Canadian study.
Survey reveals that the majority of classroom educators shy away from social media integration social-mediaA new survey finds that just 13 percent of participating educators have used social media as part of their classroom learning.
The University of Phoenix College of Education survey of 1,002 U.S. K-12 teachers found that 87 percent of those surveyed said they have not embraced social media platforms. Sixty-two percent of those surveyed said they are reluctant to use social media in the classroom, compared to 55 percent of participating educators in a 2013 survey.
Fewer than half of teachers surveyed (44 percent) said they believe social media can enhance a student’s educational experiences.
Edutopia article: How do new teachers grow professionally their first year on the job? The answer might astonish you -- because everything needed to improve their craft is right on their device. That's right! Simply take out your smartphone or tablet and learn away. Web applications like Instagram, Feedly, Google Classroom, Twitter, and LinkedIn can do wonders for an educator's professional growth.