Showing posts with label social media revolution. Show all posts
Showing posts with label social media revolution. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Social Media in 2013 - Questions for School Leaders to Consider

This morning at the AAFCS conference in Houston, Texas I facilitated a workshop about social media for leaders of organizations. We started the morning by watching the latest version of Erik Qualman's Social Media Revolution then talked about a few questions to consider while thinking about using social media as the leader of an organization.

The questions we considered were:
What happens when someone Googles your organization?
What is being said about your organization without your knowledge?
Who represents your organization?
What will you share about your organization?
How will you handle negative feedback on social media?

Some resources to look at when planning social media policies for your organization: 
Edutopia - How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School 
Online database of sample social media policies

School leaders who have experience crafting social media policies, please feel free to add questions to consider in the comments below.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Social Media Revolution 2011

Inspired by the popular Did You Know? / Shift Happens series of videos created by Scott McLeod and Karl Fisch Erik Qualman created Social Media Revolution 2011. Social Media Revolution 2011 is a three minute video highlighting some updated statistics about current levels of social media and mobile technologies in 2011. If  you've seen the Did You Know? videos, most of Social Media Revolution 2011 won't be anything new to you. One part that stands out in Social Media Revolution 2011 is, "we don't have a choice on whether we do social media, the question is how well we do it?"

If you're interested in learning more about digital technologies and social media for schools, please see my post Resources to Help Schools Understand Social Media.

H/T to Kevin Jarrett for sharing this video on Twitter.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Infographic - Which Age Groups Use Social Media

Bloomberg BusinessWeek has an interesting infographic depicting the types of online activities done by members of seven different age groups. There are six user actions labeled in the infographic; creators, critics, collectors, joiners, spectators, and inactives. Age groups represented are Young Teens, Youth, Gen Y, Gen X, Young Boomers, Older Boomers, and Seniors. The data in the chart came from Forrester Research.

Click here for a larger version of the infographic.

Thanks to Paul Maglione for sharing the infographic on Twitter.

Applications for Education
This infographic confirms what many of us already know, kids are creating and consuming content online at a higher rate than their teachers and parents. The question then is why aren't more schools allowing students to produce and consume online content?

Monday, May 10, 2010

Social Media Revolution & FYI Kids Don't Email

Last week Angela Maiers shared a video called Social Media Revolution 2. Social Media Revolution 2 is an update to the video Social Media Revolution which I blogged about last summer. Some of the statistics from the video that educators should be paying attention to are:
  • "50% of the mobile Internet traffic in the UK is for Facebook…people update anywhere, anytime…imagine what that means for bad customer experiences?"My comment: imagine what this means for education?
  • "Generation Y and Z consider e-mail passé – some universities have stopped distributing e-mail accounts."
  • "2009 US Department of Education study revealed that on average, online students out performed those receiving face-to-face instruction."
  • Read all of the statistics here.
I was in a workshop last fall where we indirectly discussed the first two points above. One of the workshop participants complained that his students don't check email. He wanted to text his students, but his school, like mine and many others, bans the use of cellphones by students. As you might guess, I'm opposed to banning cell phone use by students. As I wrote last fall, cell phones enable teachers and students to get parents involved in a classroom activity. Most cell phones also provide a camera that students can use to take pictures for multimedia projects. Teachers can also use cell phones to collect feedback from students. And those students carrying smart phones, which I see more and more often, can access more information on their phones than can be found in a classroom full of books. So if students aren't checking the emails you send them, but they are using mobile devices, why are schools banning the use of mobile devices? Or as Lee Kolbert asked last week, when will we stop banning everything?

Here's the video.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Social Media It's Not a Fad, It's a Revolution

I saw this video posted on Dr. Scott McLeod's blog yesterday and immediately posted it to FriendFeed. Done in the style of Did You Know? (Shift Happens), Social Media Revolution reveals some statistics about the use of Social Media around the world. One such statistic that all educators and school administrators should be aware of is "2009 US Department of Education study revealed that on average, online students out performed those receiving face-to-face instruction." To see all of the stats from the video in a list, visit the creator of this video's blog.

Here is a related item that may be of interest to you:
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