Social Media in Schools How teachers can utilize social media safely

Benefits:

1. Connect with students from around the world (mystery Skype)

2. Showcase student learning.

3. Engage parents in student learning (parents see real examples of what students are learning).

4. Support learning to administration and community (show what you are doing in the classroom)

Source: https://www.edutopia.org/blog/making-case-social-media-in-schools-jim-asher

Safety Tips:

1. Allow parent access: Don't hide any conversations from parents.

2. Never post anything without student permission.

3. Always think how someone else would view the post

4. Settings should be set to private. Manage who can see what information!

Different Platforms:

Twitter (showcase student work, engage parents, connect with students around the world)

Padlet (facilitate student discussions)

Edmodo (facilitate student discussions, have students turn in work, share resources with students).

Credits:

Created with images by Alexas_Fotos - "social media internet security" • Arenamontanus - "Safety first"

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