Tech Tips Newsletter - Social Media Policies

Editor: Karen Franker
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Tips and Policies to Support Safe Social Media Use

Evaluate social media policies and security tips for protecting students’ privacy and data when using blogs, wikis, Twitter, Facebook, and other online sites.

Is Your Use of Social Media FERPA-Compliant? 
Perry D. Drake offers tips to enjoy the educational potential of social media while being mindful of FERPA guidelines. Included are six rules for classroom social media engagement, as well as the two most important things to keep in mind when using any type of social media with students.

How Educators Can Protect Students’ Data from Security Breaches 
Jessy Irwin provides five tips for protecting data in social media accounts including: don’t change passwords until vulnerable sites are fixed, don’t access Web sites through email links, and use password managers to generate and store more secure passwords.

How to Protect Students while Integrating Social Media in Classroom Instruction and Assignments 
Sarah Brooks describes the key considerations for safe use of social media tools including clearly-articulated privacy policies and the use of education-specific alternatives to mass-market social media tools.

Template - School Social Media and Acceptable Use Policy 
Katie Lepi provides a sample template for the creation of a K-12 acceptable use policy that incorporates social media.

Tech Tip: Create Quick Video Presentations and Tutorials with Movenote

Movenote is an excellent free online tool that allows students and faculty to easily create video-narrated slide presentations for flipped, blended, and online classes.

Michelle Pacansky-Brock explains how to use Movenote to create tutorials, such as how to access Google Hangouts