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Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram as learning tools? Discover innovative ideas for using social-media tools in the classroom and for professional development.

Social Media in Education: Resource Roundup

This collection of blogs, articles, and videos from Edutopia aims to help teachers deploy social media tools in the classroom to engage students in 21st-century learning.

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Reading in Summer Gives You Somewhere to Go

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Using Twitter with Teachers in Back to School Training

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Find Your Digital Space

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School-Wide Twitter Chats

Blog posted Thu, 07/10/2014 - 14:54
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Reading in Summer Gives You Somewhere to Go

Blog posted Thu, 06/26/2014 - 11:54
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12 Reasons to Get Your School District Tweeting This Summer

Blog posted Tue, 05/08/2012 - 15:10
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How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School

Get the seven steps (and a roundup of valuable resources) you need to help bring social media in your classroom.

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Kids and Tech: Failure Might Be The Best Option

Matt Levinson talks about the kid tech underground, two unfortunate cases of social media abuse, and the early ethical lessons that are possible when schools and parents work together.

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Beyond the Teachers' Lounge: The Emerging Connection Gap

Blogger Mary Beth Hertz reflects on the growing digital divide between the educators who are tapped into the global community and the educators who are not.

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A Parent's Guide to Twitter and Education

Principal and Parent Teacher Chat moderator Joe Mazza explains the benefits for parents and educators alike to participate on Twitter.

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Social Media Guidelines

Being involved in social media allows adults, teens and kids connect with each other, learn with each other and grow together.

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Connecting School and Home: 360-Degree Communication

School administrator and author Matt Levinson provides a startup kit for the parents of future middle schoolers, and digital citizens.

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Writing with Ethos, Logos and Pathos in 21st Century Authentic Texts

Blogger Todd Finley pits Aristotle's approach to learning against the strategies of Internet communications, with amusing, surprising and educational results.

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Facilitating Social and Emotional Skills Through Tech

Teacher and facilitator Joan Young reports on an inspired discussion from ISTE12 about the hidden and explicit benefits of using technology in social and emotional learning.

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Google+: The Dark Side of the Circle

Google's social network is built on the idea of social stratification. How does this translate to the classroom?

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Got a Sub? Team Teach with Twitter

There's nothing like teaching face-to-face, but even if you can't be there, tweeting is free and easy.

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Big Thinkers: Henry Jenkins on New Media and Implications for Learning and Teaching
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Big Thinkers: Henry Jenkins on New Media and Implications for Learning and Teaching

The USC media professor describes the role of digital media in cultural transformation.

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How to Talk About Life Online

Tips for teachers to help students be safe on the Internet.

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Engaging Students with Technology over the Summer

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz suggests a number of ways that tech-savvy teachers can keep their students engaged in academic thinking over summer vacation.

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How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School - Introduction to the School Community

Produced in collaboration with Facebook.

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How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School

Schools and districts around the country are starting to put social media policies and guidelines in place to support this learning. Review the seven steps -- and a roundup of valuable resources -- to help safely bring social media into your school or...

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