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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.

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20 Top Pinterest Tips

Pinterest is an educator's dream come true because of its many options for curating and sharing ideas, displaying student work, and building a PLN.

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Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources, and Ideas

Social media can provide great tools for education. Yet, many teachers remain reluctant to use them. Matt Davis has gathered some of the best resources to help teachers use social media with their students.

Creating a Dynamic Facebook Page for Your School

Facebook is a place where schools can take charge of their image. Check out these suggestions for building a page for your school.

8 Tips to Create a Twitter-Driven School Culture

Administrators can create a more connected school culture by modeling Twitter use and encouraging staff to work, play, and learn through the medium.

Social Media in Education: Resource Toolkit

This collection of blogs, articles, and videos aims to help educators deploy social-media tools to develop professionally, connect with parents and communities, and engage students in 21st-century learning.

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Digital Citizenship Week: 6 Resources for Educators

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Parent Communication Toolbox

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A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom

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The Power of a School Library Hashtag

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What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship

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Digital Citizenship Week: 6 Resources for Educators

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Nichole Pinkard on Digital Literacy (Big Thinkers Series)
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Nichole Pinkard on Digital Literacy (Big Thinkers Series)

The founder of Chicago's pioneering Digital Youth Network (DYN) describes how the organization empowers young people with critical digital literacy skills that make them academically and professionally competitive.

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How Educators and Schools Can Make the Most of Google Hangouts

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz gives us the basic on how educators and schools can make the most of Google Hangouts.

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Technology at Home: Developing the Social Self

Media theorist Douglas Rushkoff encourages parents of tweens to let their children's social selves develop through reasonable limits on their digital access.

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Digital Tools to Connect Local Schools

Technology integration specialist Amanda Paquette offers a selection of web tools to help students share and collaborate with other classrooms in their building or district.

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Kicking A Digital Addiction: What Happens When Students Must Unplug

Author and educator Bill Smoot challenged his students to spend an entire weekend unplugged -- no cell phones, TV, radio, Internet -- and confront head-on their relationship with technology.

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How to Use Twitter to Grow Your PLN

Edutopia's Betty Ray on how to get started using Twitter to expand your personal learning network.

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5-Minute Film Festival: Twitter in Education

Twitter has become a powerful tool for teaching and learning. VideoAmy offers up a playlist of videos that will help you learn to use the social platform for networking, sharing resources, and more.

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Amplifying Student Voice Through Digital Literacy

For students to grow into their digital voices, they must understand the value of personal communication and projecting their own work on the global stage.

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Taking Charge: 5 Key Strategies for DIY PD

Educators create their own professional development opportunities with the many resources available via social media, bringing their admins on board with this new model.

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MOOCing It: 10 Tips for Creating Compelling Video Content

Edutopia blogger and science evangelist Ainissa Ramirez delivers ten pointers to help you avoid repeating her mistakes as you create compelling, enduring video content for your MOOC.

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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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How to Break Down Barriers to Starting PLCs

Here are the five most common obstacles to starting professional learning communities -- and how to address them.

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Reading in Summer Gives You Somewhere to Go

Combine the traditional escape and enrichment of summer reading with social media resources for sharing discoveries with like-minded educators and readers.

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Teaching Tolerance: Meet the Teacher Who Started Gay-Straight Alliances

Teacher Bob Parlin launched the first gay-straight alliance in a public school. Today, this national network provides a powerful dose of social and emotional learning for students of every orientation.

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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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