Hottest News on Social Media

How Can Teachers Utilize Social Media When They Go Back to School?

  • August 23rd, 2013 by SEM Contributor
Social media goes a lot further than socializing when teachers introduce the increasingly important skill of networking to the classroom. And, considering the world is quickly turning to all things digital, the sooner students learn about social networking, the better. Besides, an informed classroom is more likely to have a worthwhile and safe online experience. So, with a tech-savvy school… Read more

Which Colleges Are Getting Top Grades on Social Media?

  • August 5th, 2013 by SEM Contributor
Social media has huge influence in the lives of millions. No matter where people are, social networking isn’t far away. Laptops, mobile phones, and tablets are on the go – just like their owners. People can check in from anyplace at any time. Social media is just as mobile as any device or person today. Colleges realize this and many… Read more

Social Media and Selecting a College

  • April 22nd, 2013 by SEM Contributor
When you’re trying to choose a college for the coming fall, it’s easy to get frustrated. There’s just too much to consider. The faster you can narrow down the options, the sooner you can get things moving in the right direction. And one way to make this fast and easy for you is to use social media to help you… Read more

How Social Media Can Benefit Learning

  • March 19th, 2013 by SEM Contributor
There’s more to social media than lolcats and inane status updates. It often gets a bad rap as it’s the main blame for procrastination and distraction, however, if used correctly, it can provide the perfect space for learning. According to a recent study, students increased their engagement two-fold over a semester when asked to contribute to class discussions via Twitter… Read more

Undroppable: Social Media is Being Used for a Documentary

  • August 7th, 2012 by SEM Contributor
Too many American students are not realizing the value of their education and are dropping out of school. Though schools have constantly enlisted the help of motivational speakers and guidance counselors, and though the rest of the world has been witness to public service announcements, these tactics are no longer having the same effect. The structure of our world has… Read more

Teaching in a Digital Classroom

  • May 1st, 2012 by SEM Contributor
As time marches steadily forward and the technology around us continues to push its way more deeply into our lives, both personal and professional, the question of how to best educate our population is raised over and over again. With the shared understanding that, whether welcomed or not, high technology is currently making its place known in schools of all… Read more

How to Easily Set up a Social Media Course

  • February 1st, 2012 by Ann Smarty
If utilizing social media opportunities is a must for your business, you should never assume that the people you hire are already aware of how to best take advantage of it. Whether your focus is on well-known giants like Facebook and Twitter or smaller, lesser-known social media channels, the training you offer to your employees will play a large role… Read more

How Using Twitter Can Help College Students… No, Really!

  • October 24th, 2011 by Ann Smarty
It has happened to us all: we are meant to be working or studying or even sleeping, but instead we are surfing Twitter to find out what strangers think of the latest Lady Gaga album. Procrastination is a regular part of being human, and the Internet has provided an endless stream of distraction. Which is one of the main reasons… Read more