Student Social Media: The False Equivalence of “Nothing to Hide” and “Something to Show”
When it comes to achieving college and career objectives, having nothing to hide on social media does not equate to having something to show.
Social Media Plays Hardball
Last week the Atlee girls softball team was disqualified from the Junior League World Championships after a picture of the team flipping off their opponents was discovered on Snapchat. The Mechanicsville, Virginia team is made up of girls ranging in age from 12-14 years old. Holding the team accountable is understandable, but before you say they deserved it, think about this.
A Hiring Manager's Thoughts On Digital Footprint
We are all human, but we also have a choice, and we definitely have control over what we decide to broadcast online. It's up to us to determine how we choose to contribute to society (and to our own future prospects) by what we put online.
Medical School Applicants – Your Social Media Reflects Your Judgment
Do medical schools look at a candidate's social media? Yes, they most certainly do, and they are forthright about it.
The 5 Elements of Digital Leadership
digital leadership has emerged as a key distinguishing factor among applicants for select college admissions, scholarship grants, internships and employer recruitment.
2 Billion Reasons to Embrace Facebook For College and Career Readiness
Maybe it’s time to take another look at Facebook and re-imagine it for what it can do to advance your college and career readiness programs.
Harvard’s Decision to Revoke College Admissions is All About Character
Colleges want to enroll good citizens and social media is a window into character.
Helicopter Parents and Online Reputation Management
To begin with, nothing on the Internet ever goes away. Paying for online reputation management is a superficial measure at best: it makes it harder to find inappropriate images, but not impossible and it does not address the real problem.
What Is Digital Literacy?
What is exactly the definition of Digital Literacy?
Abdicating Responsibility: The Sad State of Social Media Education
Handling social media misuse by way of student suspensions, parental lawsuits, finger-pointing and abdicating responsibility will not solve anything and will only serve to make matters worse.
How Do We Teach Students Digital 21st Century Skills?
Students and Their Teachers Need To Learn These 21st Century Skills: Digital Literacy, Proactive Digital Footprint Presence and Social Networking.
Assessing 3 Approaches to Social Media Education for Students
Recent media coverage of the significance of students’ social media presence in college admissions and career opportunities have helped to turn educator and parent attention to the market of possible solutions.
Social Media Training Required: Are Schools Listening?
Teenagers are taught how to drive safely and properly before they are allowed to navigate a car. Yet, parents and schools are not teaching young students how to smartly navigate social media, in a responsible and proactive manner.
Why Social Media Education is Now Mandatory for CTE Programs
High school students are bombarded with reminders about the growing importance of their social media presence and the image it conveys to others. When used properly, social media can positively impact college, graduate school, scholarship, internship and employment opportunities.
Social Media Prep for College and Career Readiness
Students are beginning to understand why social media college prep is now an important element of their college and career readiness programs.
Social Media Education for Students
Using discipline to regulate student social media activities without first delivering purposeful social media education only perpetuates the prevailing negative view of social media.
Putting Your Social Media to Work for College Admissions and Beyond
A digital portfolio of your work and activities is much more demonstrative of your capabilities for a college admissions officer than a standardized test.
5 Ways Students Can C.R.A.F.T. an Effective Social Media Presence
When used properly, social media can positively impact college, graduate school, scholarship, internship and employment opportunities. Telling students to be smart with their social media without providing proper guidance can be a frustrating exercise.