Educators’ Social Media Guide & Resource Center

Click here for ‘An Educators’ Guide to Social Media’ (PDF)

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Useful sites and apps for educators:

Twitter teacher chats
Facebook for educators
Voxer groups for educators
PowToon: Create web-based presentations that include animated videos and amazing content.
VideoNotes: Lets students take notes as they watch streaming educational content from YouTube, Khan Academy and other sources.
Versal: helps teachers create online courses.

Safety advice for major social networking services

ConnectSafely ‘Parents’ guides to Instagram, Snapchat, Ask.fm, Mobile phones, cybersecurity and cyberbullying.
Childnet International safety resources for Instagram, Ask.fm, Snapchat, Facebook, Google+, Tumblr & Twitter, YouTube & more

Help and advice when issues arise:

Resources for Youth in Crisis (compiled by ConnectSafely)
ICanHelpLine  (right now just for schools in California)
Cyberbullying Research Center

Abuse report pages:

Facebook     Twitter    LinkedIn    YouTube    Google+

Privacy setting pages:

Facebook    Google+    LinkedIn    Twitter    YouTube

Related articles and advice

By Larry Magid, co-author of An Educators’ Guide to Social Media

Let’s Not Use 21st Century Technology with 19th Century Pedagogy
A conversation with Esther Wojcicki on ‘Moonshots in Education
Don’t let student privacy bills stifle creative teachers & students
Online harassment less likely & less distressing than in-person
Most teens don’t use anonymous apps but here’s advice for those who do
Teachers: Create your own online courses with Versal

By Kerry Gallagher, co-author of An Educators’ Guide to Social Media

Building Digital Citizenship Beyond an Event
Video Chats Break Down Classroom Walls
Tech Tips for Developing Real Relationships with Students
Supporting Technology Integration With a Student-Driven Help Desk
Teens Speak: Should Students Publish their School Work Online?

Other voices

Can Social Media and School Policies be “Friends”?
4 Reasons Why Social Media Should be Taught in Our School Systems
3 Reasons Why the School Principal Needs to Tweet
How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School
10 Back-To-School Tips For Teachers Using Google Docs
How Google Apps For Education Can Be Used In Your Classroom
10 ways to build powerful parent partnerships from day one (a post and a podcast)