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High Schools Proving to be More Social Spots

High Schools Social Media Use

Social media and schools haven’t traditionally gone hand-in-hand. Wary of privacy concerns and the potential for misuse, schools have tended to shy away from social media. Yet social media is a vital part of how we communicate today, and can be a useful tool for schools to communicate with both parents and students. Joseph Donzelli, the communications director of Fort Myers school district found that the school’s communication with parents increased when they started using Twitter, and other schools around the country are switching on to social media, using Facebook and Twitter to interact. What are the ways in which ... Read More »

Colleges That Take Social to the Next Level

Colleges social media

Social media is becoming more and more pervasive in our modern culture. Almost everyone is now able to connect and share with others in the digital realm and universities are picking up on this trend and using it to help students and alumni alike connect and grow. Here are some examples of the universities that are making the most of social media in order to achieve their goals and grow their communities. 1. Harvard Harvard is one of the most well-known and iconic universities in the United States and is using social media to maintain its position in the minds ... Read More »

5 Reasons To Think Twice Before Using Social Media For Education

Students Find Both Pros And Cons In Social Media

Can you imagine any modern student, who would not use social media for both communication and study? Over 500 million Facebook users and in about 200 million of Twitter’s ones answer this question pretty clear; and if we count users of both Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube for example, this question will never appear again. Yes, students are very active users of different social media, they are engaged in different online communities, and we are pretty sure that no one of them can imagine his life without the Internet today. But are all those social media really good to use for ... Read More »

Effective Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom

Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom

Learning has become easier with the inception of Social media. It is the effective way of communication that offers you with a number of socializing tools. These tools boost the ability to collaborate and help entrance worldwide resources so that everyone can get optimal benefits. Twitter is one of the fantastic options that can be used in classrooms as an innovative teaching tool. Being a teacher, you can share and communicate a variety of inspiring ideas that helps improve your teaching process. Let’s see how it works successfully: Recommended Reading: 60 Inspiring Examples Of Twitter In The Classroom Looping students If you want ... Read More »

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports: A Renewal Process

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

PBIS is an acronym that stands for Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports. This is a very nationwide initiative to promote effective teaching practices that will benefit all children. The key is to build stronger schools and community networks to promote social and academic success of all students, including those with emotional/behavioral and other disabilities.  The areas of focus within PBIS are: Prevention-based school-wide systems of positive behavior support Data-based decision-making for instruction of behavior and academics Wraparound planning for students with complex emotional and behavioral needs and their families Community-based supports for families, youth and schools As a Response to Intervention model (RtI), PBIS applies ... Read More »