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TTT#371 Social Media in Schools? Paige Woodard, Jo Paraiso and her students: Bassam Taleb, Katia Navidad, Jorge Espinoza 11.6.13


61:11 minutes (42.01 MB)

On this episode of TTT we discuss social media in education with several high school students. We are joined by:

Paige is on a mission, and we learn a lot by when Joanna's students who are working on http://youthvoices.net join her in this conversation.

Here's what Paige wrote recently on Shane Haggerty's blog http://publicassemblypr.com/2013/10/31/what-i-learned-one-students-mission/:

Changing the education system is difficult, but tangible.

For the past three months I have focused on integrating social media into the education system and, surprisingly, have found countless administrators, teachers, and social media gurus alike that are passionate about assisting me in my mission.

My social media education mission began with a simple Twitter account and blog on WordPress, yet my ultimate goal is to film a DVD to sell to school administrators that will explain why social media is beneficial in the classroom and how it can be incorporated into the curriculum.

Paige also writes (in an email):

I am really interested in students' responsibility on social media and why they should monitor what they share, as college admissions and future employers alike research you on social media before accepting you into their college/university or allow you to represent their business.

I am also advocating for social media usage in the classroom because it exposes students to countless opportunities unavailable to them in their school district. As an example, without the use of social media and networking, I would not have made a presentation to Howard Rheingold's class at Stanford University.

I am happy to brainstorm any other ideas as well.

Want more? Here's Howard Rheingold's interview with Paige and and her teacher, Don Wettrick, "Freedom, Autonomy, and Digital Media at an Indiana High School" http://dmlcentral.net/blog/howard-rheingold/freedom-autonomy-and-digital-media-indiana-high-school


Click Read more to see the chat that was happening during this live webcast.


Parents as Partners Episode 47 February 20, 2012 Shannon Smith on Building Personal Learning Networks


55:10 minutes (16.54 MB)


I was pleased to have Shannon Smith join me on Parents as Partners at Edtechtalk on Monday February 20, 2012 to talk about Building Learning Networks. Shannon created a mini-tutorial on how to use Twitter as a tool and in the show demonstrated how to use Twitter with an emphasis on connecting learning for principals, teachers and parents. You will find a link to the video in the LiveBinder for the show. (Link below) Shannon has highlighted some key points on how to create your Twitter accounts. Special thanks to Aviva Dunsiger for taking the mic and sharing how she uses Twitter with her students and their parents. The following video, LiveBinder and Chat log are good tools to use in your school or parent community to promote using social media tools with parents and teachers. I am still reflecting on the sharing of ideas by participants in the chat room. The issue of fear and negativity was identified as a barrier to using tools like twitter. Please take a look what the participants suggested as solutions and share your thoughts. The following is a recording of the show. If you don't see a video here, please refresh your browser.

LiveBinder of the resources for the show. You can find links used by Shannon or shared by participants in the chat. Chat Log . Click here for the full BlackBoard Collaborate recording

Shannon showed us this great video by Nancy White and Suzy talking about starting with Twitter.

Shannon's Twitter Tutorial

If you want some motivation to get your school principal, superintendent or Director to use Twitter send them to this video.

ETT21 #132: Social Media, Construction and 5th and 6th Grade Tech


20:55 minutes (9.61 MB)

 

 21st Century Learning #132Facebook

May 25, 2010

Social Media, Construction and 5th and 6th Grade Tech

 

arvind discusses Hewitt School's venture into Facebook and Twitter.  Vinnie discusses the construction project that his school is diving into.  Alex discusses teaching 5th and 6th grade Tech Classes in the fall.  We wrapped with some conversation about Google and its recent upgrades.   

 

* Photo Credit: Pshab

 

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21st Century Learning #113: Roxbury Latin's Social Media Plan


20:54 minutes (19.18 MB)

21st Century Learning #112
October 20, 2009
Andrew Katz and Ken Hiat on Social Media at Roxbury Latin School

A conversation with Andrew Katz and Ken Hiat about Roxbury Latin's Social Media strategy and the way their community is implementing their plan.  

 

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21st Century Learning #101: Lorrie Jackson on Social Media in Advancement and Admissions


26:42 minutes (12.27 MB)

21st Century Learning #101Lorrie Jackson
Lorrie on Social Media in for Advancement and Admissions
April 16, 2009

This week, Lorrie Jackson, Director of Marketing at Lausanne Collegiate School and author of "Are We Really Listening: Social Media and the Marketing of Independent Schools" in the Winter 09 issue of Independent School Magazine joined us. Topic included how our constituents are using social media to make admissions, fund-raising and retention decisions, why every school needs to think beyond the alumni Facebook page and what lessons can be learned from the schools already in the social media fray.


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