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1 Social Media & Technology in the Classroom: the Good, the Bad & the Ugly Susan D. Perkins Assistant Principal/Activities Director Goddard High School, Goddard, Kansas

2 What is Social Media? “Electronic communication in which users create communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content” Merriam Webster 3 Functions – Create a personal profile on a public system – Find and connect with others with something in common – Share connections and ideas with others The number one way society connects with each other – surpassing personal one on one contact

3 Seven different types of social media:

4 Positives of Social Media Promotes connections and reconnections Increase of confidence and self esteem – Common Sense Media Report in 5 13 to 17 year olds feel more confident 52% report improved relationships 28% felt more outgoing Encouragement of social good – Making voices heard Teaching Tool

5 Top 10 Negatives of Social Media 10: Obesity 9: Cyber Bullying 8: Health Issues 7: Career Impact 6: Crimes 5: Loss of Privacy 4: Viruses 3: Scams 2: Unwanted Information Overload 1: Loss of Friendships

6 Digital Immigrants vs. Digital Natives Newspaper vs. Twitter Encyclopedia vs. Google Letters vs. Patience vs. Immediacy Past learning vs. Future learning

7 Digital Natives Brains are different – Originally believed that brain intelligence set by age 3 – Multitasking? Input of experiences and duration and intensity of experiences shape and develop the brain Pruning and development of new pathways 3 areas enhanced – Visual Memory – Processing – Learning Skills

8 Digital Natives Visual vs. Oral information – 30% sight, 8% touch, 3% hearing Eye Tracking – Golden Mean 1/3 down – 1/3 from left Z Curve – Golden Triangle F pattern Hot spot for information

9 Digital Natives By the age of 18 – played more than 10,000 hours of video games – sent and received 250,000 s and texts – spent 10,000 hours on phones – watched more than 20,000 hours of TV – seen more than 500,000 commercials.

10 Social Media and Laws Official legal social age is 13 Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) – Collection of data – Post clean and comprehensive online privacy policies – Parental consent – Reasonable procedures – Limit information provided E-Rate – Funding – Guidelines

11 Social Media and the Law Eraser Button in California Parent rights/responsibility Consequences – School based vs. Home based Teacher/ Staff responsibility

12 Students and Social Media

13 Facebook Founded February 4, 2004 at Harvard University – Mark Zuckerberg and roommates Must be age 13 or older to register a profile Profiles can have photos, list of personal information, contact information, and allow communication with friends Like pages used for advertising Can be a one-way communication device or a two way device Friending & Unfriending

14 Facebook Confessions Uses a survey engine such as survey monkey or google forms Allows the page creator to upload posts from anonymous sources Usually tied to a school or university Disturbing postings – Accusations – Suicide – Derogatory comments

15 Twitter Launched in 2006 No age required when registering – Policy does give minimum as 13 One of the 10 most used websites in the world As of September 2013, the company's data showed that 200 million users send over 400 million tweets daily, with nearly 60% of tweets sent from mobile devices Tweets - No more than 140 characters at a - used to include people you follow in your tweets # - used to create a grouping about something – Trending topics Backchannel use in classrooms (www.todaysmeet.com/perkinsdkgworkshop )www.todaysmeet.com/perkinsdkgworkshop

16 Pinterest Free virtual bulletin board – Pins are shared and searchable Easy to set up – unlimited “boards” to share or keep private Resources Professional Development Brainstorming Photo journaling

17 You Tube Founded in 2005 Over 1 billion visitors a month Over 6 billion hours of video watched each month 100 hours of video uploaded each minute Must be 13 years old to have an account YouTube Digital Citizenship Curriculum – Policies, Reporting, Privacy, Responsibility, and Engagement as a digital citizen.

18 Google + Launched in June of 2011 Social Networking – Circles (open and private) – Hangouts – Share resources Began for only 18 years and older crowd – January 2012 – Open to 13 and older Over 5 billion users daily Less ads and distractions – cleaner look and ease of use

19 Linked In Launched in 2003 Electronic “Rolodex” Over 1 million teachers are currently registered Connections and sharing Post and comment in discussions – The Teacher’s Lounge

20 Class Dojo Real-time behavioral management & skill tracking Free ! Students and parents can receive reports or log in and view Added teacher sharing component – summer 2015

21 Vine Mobile app owned by Twitter Create and post short video clips – Maximum clip length of 7 seconds Pornographic content is not prohibited Age was raised to 17+

22 Tumblr Microblogging platform and social networking website – Can organize photos/thoughts/websites Owned by Yahoo! Must be 13 to register – Shows a age restriction/warning notice Short form blog – Follow others or be private Known for having quite a bit of pornographic content – 2 to 4 percent of the use – Guidelines permit adult oriented content

23 Kik Instant messages – similar to texting – On wi-fi can avoid texting charges/having an account with cell phone carrier Those without texting capabilities – can text Send messages and photos Groups chats with up to 9 people Targeted to 16+ Only requires a registered user name

24 ask.fm Social Networking website Users can ask questions with anonymity 30 million questions posted a day by 80 million registered users Must be 13+ Cyberbullying is seen frequently

25 reddit Social news and entertainment “Bulletin Board” system Users submit links or text posts – Voted up or down – determines position on page Information sorting Informal survey/opinion poll No age limits – subreddit moderators can suggest limits

26 Snapchat Photo messaging application Originally named “Peekaboo” Age – 13+ Take photos or video – add text or drawings Time limit for how long you can view the Snaps – then the snap is deleted – 1 to 10 seconds Is possible to take a screen shot and keep the snap Charges of sexting and pornography Snapchat Stories – Links of shared content that can be shared and viewed unlimited number of times in a 24 hour period Snapkidz – Under 13 application – take photos – can’t share – only store on device

27 Voxer Walkie Talkie app Live push to talk and voice messaging Founded by a special forces commander in Afghanistan Don’t need a mobile service provider Can also send pictures 13+ age requirement

28 theCHIVE Photo entertainment website – Photos selected to be shown by a panel from those submitted – Organized by topic Known for starting a number of hoaxes 13+ Known for asking/requesting soft porn type photos

29 Instagram Online photo, video, and social networking service Take pictures and videos(up to 15 seconds) and apply digital filters – Square shape similar to the Kodak Instamatic and Polaroid images Can share on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Flickr Owned by Facebook 13 + age limit Can send direct

30 Edmodo Marketed as the Facebook for schools Social learning platform Post assignments, create polls, embed video clips, learning groups, quiz posts, and calendars Parent accounts allow them to see their children’s assignments and grades Free service No age limit (no needed) Closed system

31 My Big Campus K-12 emphasis Social Learning Network Post assignments, create polls, embed video clips, learning groups, quiz posts, and calendars Parent accounts allow them to see their children’s assignments and grades No needed Service has a fee

32 What does all of this mean? Be aware! Teach expected behavior and skills! Stay current! Role Model! – Newspaper Test Adjust and change when needed! Ask questions!

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