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Social Media and K-12 Education


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Canvas Social Media MOOC
April 2013
Kathy Aldridge
Mary Ann Apple
Diana Derry
Cathleen Nardi
Martine Reverda
Nuria Trigueros

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Social Media and K-12 Education

  1. 1. Social Mediaand K-12 Education
  2. 2. A Vision of K-12 Students Today
  3. 3. Because it is part of their daily life...
  4. 4. Social Media must be integratedSocial media “helps studentsdevelop the proficiency tocreate, critique, manage,analyze, evaluate andsynthesize multiple streams ofinformation.”
  5. 5. Social Media allows students to Connect,Communicate, and Collaborate.As a Learning Tool...
  6. 6. www.educatorstechnology.comFor Digital Citizenship...
  7. 7. And Managing ones Digital Footprint
  8. 8. Social media has to be planned andexecuted thoughtfully in order to educatestudents in the appropriate use of socialmedia.Social Media can be Effective
  9. 9. Best Practices for Social Media
  10. 10. Access to technology (computers, mobiledevices, Internet) and social media tools isessential for the modern classroom.Access is Essential
  11. 11. Social media helps connect students withpeople, resources and the globalcommunity.To Connect to the GlobalCommunity
  12. 12. Teachers need to create Personal LearningEnvironments (PLN) using Social Mediatools so that they can model their for theirstudents.Professional Development isCrucial
  13. 13. To encourage students to communicate (Skype, Twitter,Blog), create (Project Based Learning) andcollaborate, using digital and social media tools.To Enable Teachers asFacilitators
  14. 14. Innovative design, flexible seating arrangements andvaried learning spaces enable student collaboration.Classroom Design FostersCollaboration
  15. 15. there have been WrongTurns....
  16. 16. Some teachers view social media tools as adistraction from the classroom learningprocess.Barriers to Adoption?
  17. 17. Some teachers are concerned that studentdependence on social media means thatthey are not developing skills to expressthemselves in social and professionalsituations.Dependence?
  18. 18. Incidences of bullying and cheating aremagnified through social media and need tobe monitored to protect the educationalcommunity.Misuse?
  19. 19. As Well as Clever Uses...Social Media is an integral part of the learningenvironment, opening the classroom to the globaleducational community.
  20. 20. A student led, non-profit organization whose mission isto inspire and educate students and teachers on howto become life-long digital learners in the informationage.iSchool Initiative
  21. 21. iEARN is the world’s largest non-profit global networkthat enables teachers and students to use theInternet to collaborate on projects.iEarn
  22. 22. ePals provides global cooperation between schools andindividuals through a safe collaborative platform forschools to connect and learn in a protected, project-based learning network.ePals
  23. 23. and Legal Issues
  24. 24. Some students use the tools in ways that pit their FirstAmendment rights against their responsibilities asstudents in brick-and-mortar schools.Social media is getting a bad rap..
  25. 25. Restrictive policies limit student access to Web 2.0 toolsbecause of filter requirements and the Children’sInternet Protection Act (CIPA).Obstacles and Constraints
  26. 26. Schools that do not filter are not eligible for eRatefunding, and might find themselves open to liabilityissues.No Filter = No Funding
  27. 27. Educators might use new media to enrich theclassroom, but there are also accounts of gravestudent misconduct.Cyberbullying
  28. 28. In the Prince George School District, the board is considering a policy thatwould provide guidelines for the “use and creation” of materialsdeveloped by employees and students. Any lessons developed byteachers during the school day using school equipment/softwarebelonged to the school. The board expanded this to include workcreated for school by teachers on their own time, equipment andsoftware, also belonged to school.Stifling Creativity?
  29. 29. Educators need to develop an effective policy ofintegrating social networking into the classroom.• Social Media is not going away• When Kids are engaged they learn better• Safe Social Media Tools are available and for free• Replace Online procrastination with social education• Social Media encourages collaborationThe Case for Social Media
  30. 30. Overview of Social Media in K-12Education
  31. 31. 2012 Survey of K-12 Educators on Social Networking, OnlineCommunities, and Web 2.0 ToolsThe Benefits of Using Social Media in the ClassroomThink Time: Teens and Social NetworksTrillion Dollar FootprintDistrict Use of Social Networks up 44 Percent over 2 YearsOverview: Resources
  32. 32. ISTE NETSTen Ways Schools are Using Social Media EffectivelyArticles and Resources: Social Media in the K-12 ClassroomSocial Media for Schools: A Guide to Twitter, Facebook and PinterestEdmodoEdutopia Social Media in Education ResourcesHow Should Social Media be Taught in Schools?Seven Steps to Bring Social Media To Your ClassroomBest Practices: Resources
  33. 33. 27 Ways to Be a 21st Century TeacherFlat Classroom ProjectHow Social Games are Changing the WorldSpeaking up silently, using social mediaSocial Media for Social Good InfographicUsing Facebook in the ClassroomPew Internet:Social Networking HighlightsInnovative FurnitureBest Practices: Resources (cont.)
  34. 34. Pros and Cons of Social MediaPros and Cons of Social Media in ClassroomsCyberbullyingCheatingSocial Media and First Amendment Rights"Wrong Turns": Resources
  35. 35. iSchool InitiativeiEARN (International Education and Resource Network)ePalsClever Uses: Resources
  36. 36. Controlling Social Media: Current Policy Trends in K-12 EducationThe Teacher’s Guide to Copyright and Fair UseHow to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School - EdutopiaSocial Media Guidelines for AdministratorsSocial Media Access in K-12 Schools: Intractable PolicyControversies in an Evolving WorldSchool Board considers copyright policyPolicies and Legal Issues:Resources
  37. 37. Kathy AldridgeMary Ann AppleDiana DerryCathleen NardiMartine ReverdaNuria TriguerosContributors: