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Social Media

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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Technology at Home: Developing the Social Self

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Tools for Professional Learning: Curate, Share, Connect

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Media and Digital Literacy: Resources for Parents

Young people are immersed in technology in ways previous generations could not have imagined. Common Sense Media has compiled this list of resources for parents seeking advice and information about how to help their children explore smartly and stay...

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Helping New Teachers Beat the Back-to-School Jitters with Twitter

Edutopia blogger and education consultant Lisa Michelle Dabbs highlights some of the most helpful tweets from New Teacher Chat, an online discussion on Twitter between educators at different career levels.

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Join the Big Conversation of Learning 2.0

Edutopia blogger Suzie Boss takes a look at some of the highlights of the Learning 2.0 virtual conference, which kicks off this week.

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Tee Up the New School Year with Tips from Connected Educators

Blogger Suzie Boss highlights educators and administrators who are connecting and collaborating online.

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Connected Educators: #140edu

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz samples the tweets from the #140edu Conference to give us a flavor of what being a connected educator is really all about.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Pinterest for Teaching and Learning

How are teachers using the fastest-growing social network to enhance teaching and learning and share resources? VideoAmy's collection of videos explores Pinterest.

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#Satchat: A Great Way for Administrators to Connect

Middle school vice principal Brad Currie explains the origins of the #Satchat group on Twitter, and describes how school administrators can benefit from expanding their Personal Learning Network.

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The Gamification of Education: What School Can Learn from Video Games

Terrell Heick of TeachThought.com leads a guided tour through the evolution of gaming and hints at how students can customize their own educational experience.

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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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The Digital Lives of Teens: What Time Is It? Now!

In the latest installment of his Digital Lives of Teens series, blogger Matt Levinson considers the problem of translating the teenage urgency of 'always on' into the mindfulness of 'being present.'

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Do the Right Thing: Managing the Digital Lives of Teens

Principal and blogger Matt Levinson suggests that, as monitoring kids' online activity becomes increasingly difficult, schools and parents need to partner more actively in encouraging responsible online behavior.

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Collaborative Online Continuing Education: Professional Development Through Learning Communities

Technology enables educators to meet remotely to experience growth as teachers.

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The Digital Lives of Teens: Mobile is Now

Principal and blogger Matt Levinson admits that mobile phones have become a central feature of teenage life, urging parents and educators to acknowledge and help shape this experiment in anarchy.

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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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