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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Social Media

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

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.

Technology SAMR Model for Administrators - Part 2: Community Interaction

Through the SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition) model of technology, school communities can function more easily in supporting students and keeping parents informed.

School-Wide Twitter Chats

New Zealand schools explore the learning potential of social media with weekly education-based Twitter chats for students.

Find Your Digital Space

For teachers staking out their digital space, the first three steps are determining the right platform, developing your brand, and finding the confidence to share.

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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8 Tips to Create a Twitter-Driven School Culture

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Parent Communication Toolbox

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Creating a Dynamic Facebook Page for Your School

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8 Tips to Create a Twitter-Driven School Culture

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Creating a Dynamic Facebook Page for Your School

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How Educators and Schools Can Make the Most of Google Hangouts

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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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On Twitter: To Follow or Not to Follow

Blogger Nick Provenzano offers his three basic rules for keeping teacher-student Twitter communications reasonable and appropriate.

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Blended Learning: Adding Asynchronous Discussions to Your F2F Classrooms

Blogger Eric Brunsell explores research suggesting that an added an online dimension can make classroom discussion more comfortable, and productive, for everyone.

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Think Before You Click: Internet Safety Tips for Parents

Blogger Matt Levinson guides parents through educating their children about the online world, where clicks have consequences.

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Students and Parents Debrief on Their First Social Media Summer Program

Principal and Edutopia blogger Joe Mazza shares the success of Summer Knappmodo, a.k.a. Knapp Elementary's summer program on Edmodo.

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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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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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The New Edutopia!

Samer Rabadi, Edutopia's Online Community Manager, announces the rollout of an improved, more user-friendly Edutopia and, with the help of a short video, explains what the new features are and how you can benefit from them.

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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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