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Social Media as a Concept
District Technology Survey Results – what does this mean for your campus?
“forms of electronic communication (as Web sites for social networking and microblogging) through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content (as videos)”
First Known Use of SOCIAL MEDIA
Coined in 2004
It might seem easier to ban social media.
Instead, harness the benefits it can bring.
Understand how to use it safely, responsibly, and effectively.
They develop the 21st century skills needed for a successful career after school
They nurture a positive attitude towards the use of technology not only in their education but in their life as a whole
It allows them to share and exchange school assignments and projects
It lets them stay updated about their schools news
It gives quick, instant access to their classroom updates
It teaches them responsibility
It creates engagement which helps students learn better
It encourages collaboration and team work for students
It fosters communicative skills and develops inter-personal relationships
It helps students develop critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and global participation
Between 2004 and 2009, the amount of time that kids between the ages of 2 and 11 spent online increased by 63%, according to a Nielson study.
Why shouldn’t schools compete with other social media sites for part of this time?
69% of American high schools have banned cell phones, according to figures compiled by CommonSense Media.
Harlingen CISD has an eDoc to allow for digital devices to be used on campus upon approval by the principal.Addendum for Student Use of Personal Technology Devices
If you are asked to present information on where our district families stand as far as technology goes (since social media is tied to technology and devices)….
Create a “page” or a “group”
Strengthen communication between home and school
Share multimedia content like videos, photos, etc.
Post class notes
Build a class community
Share online content like websites, blogs, etc.
Sample of Facebook “Page”Notice it is open for the community to “Like” and get updates..
13 years of age or older (complies with COPPA – Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act-
Posts should be school appropriate and related to school business and school activities.
School pages with repeated inappropriate comments may be asked to delete the page or change the security settings.
Campus Facebook pages need to be authorized by principaland follow all district policies and regulations
Nobody would dispute that the risks of children and adults using social media are real and should not to be taken lightly.
Let’s be proactive and support the idea that the best way to keep kids safe, online or offline, is to teach them.
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