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Copy of Using Social Media in the High Schools

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The Pulse on Social Media The Struggles of Social Media in Schools Scenerio 1: Social as a Public Relations Tool The Road Less Traveled by
Schools using Social Media Teen Internet Use
93% of teens ages 12-17 go online
69% of teens have their own computer
63% of teen internet users go online every day
27% of teens use their phone to get online What Teens do on Facebook
86% of social network-using teens comment on a friend's wall
83% comment on friends' pictures
66% send private messages to friends
58% send IM or text messages using the site
52% send group messages distracting cyber bullying inappropriate use SOURCE: Social Media and Young Adults, Feb. 2010, Pew Internet & American Life Project 55% of teens have given out personal info to someone they don’t know, including photos and physical descriptions
29% of teens have posted mean info, embarrassing photos or spread rumors about someone
29% have been stalked or contacted by a stranger or someone they don’t know
24% have had private or embarrassing info made public without their permission
22% have been cyberpranked SOURCE: Social Media and Young Adults, Feb. 2010, Pew Internet & American Life Project
Global Insights Into Family Life Online, June 2010, Norton/Symantec & StrategyOne
Teen/Mom Internet Safety Survey, Oct. 2008, McAfee & Harris Interactive 700 billion minutes are spent per month on Facebook
Each Facebook user spends on average 15 hours and 33 minutes a month on the site
107 trillion emails, sent from 1.04 billion users
255 million websites
1.97 billion Internet users
152 millions blogs
800 million Facebook users (sharing 30 billion pieces of content per month)
2 billion videos watched on Youtube daily
5 billion photos hosted on Flickr Source: 20 Stunning Social Media Statistics, Sept 2, 2011 (http://awe.sm/5kxVw) January 2011, Royal Pingdom Scenerio 2: Social as a Mimicking Tool Best Scenerio: Social as a Learning Tool A recent survey showed that 61 percent of teachers, principals, and librarians are active in at least one social media space (edWeb.net, 2010). "Unlike traditional forms of communication such as snail mail and press releases, I can provide updates in real time as events happen, on Twitter and in Facebook. Since society as a whole is actively using social media, it only makes sense to connect with my community through these means." Possible Use Cases
1. Celebrate your school's extracurricular accomplishments
2. Share links, videos, and resources connected to learning
3. Promote school functions like parent nights and performances Best Practices for Using Social Media in the Schools Don't share personal information with students
Don't connect to student personal accounts
Work with the school district when register district-affiliated sites
Don't post personal information about students.
Don't critize district policies or curriculum. Helpful Social Media Tools for Educators Micro-blogging assignments FourSquare attendance Tangible Curation "The Internet is not going away. We need to do everything we can to make it safe and really a wonderful place for children." "Being literate in [this age] means being digitally literate." The American Library Association encourages schools and libraries to think twice before keeping kids off social media, saying such prohibition "does not teach safe behavior and leaves youth without the necessary knowledge and skills to protect their privacy or engage in responsible speech." Their policy statement on the topic says that instead of restricting access, librarians and teachers "should educate minors to participate responsibly, ethically and safely." Possible Use Cases CiteMe. This Facebook app provides properly formatted citations according to APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA, or Turabian.

Notely. Notely users can organize assignments, classes, notes, and more with this app.

Twiducate. Is a social media service geared towards schools, which allows classrooms to connect with each other.

DoResearch4Me. Steer students away from finding information on Wikipedia with this Facebook app that finds information online from other sources.

Class Notes. Allows students to take a picture of a teacher’s notes or his or her own notes and post them so others in your class can see. Make literature come alive. An Ontario, Canada Teacher has his students create Facebook pages for a books fictional character.

Connect with other classrooms. A 6th grade science Missouri class connects with classrooms around the world via twitter. The students are required to tweet questions about climate, culture, and course work.

Field trips. APittsburgh middle school class used a combination of Skype, video conferencing software and the services of the Challenger Learning Center at Wheeling Jesuit University to watch a live volcano errupt.

Practice a language. A Spanish and German teacher at San Jose Episcopal Day School has her students connect via skype with other students around the world to practice learning a language.

Do instant quizes. Teachers at New Milford High School in New Jersey routinely ask kids to power up their cellphones to respond to classroom polls and quizzes. Rather than ban cellphones, the school calls them "mobile learning devices." - Chris Lehmann, principal of Science Leadership Academy, a public high school in Philadelphia - Karen Cator, the U.S. Department of Education's director of educational technology Source: Eric Sheninger, principal of New Milford High School in New Jersey, a school with an active Twitter account (@newmilfordhs) and Facebook page, September 30, 2010 A Real Wall SOURCE: Global Insights Into Family Life Online, June 2010, Norton/Symantec & StrategyOne Paul Wilson Q&A paul@qu3stion.com
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