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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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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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One Day in the Life: An Antidote to Insular Living

Chris Baer and his students share One Day in the Life with their peers across the globe.

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Why Wikis Still Matter

Blogger Audrey Watters examines the origins and current uses of the wiki platform for educators.

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Mentoring Matters. Will You Take Up the Challenge?

A teacher mentor posits that new teacher support is crucial to elevating the profession, and invites experienced teachers to use social media to get involved.

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Twenty Tips for Managing Project-Based Learning

In honor of Edutopia's 20th anniversary, blogger Andrew Miller provides twenty tips on how to manage PBL. Enjoy and please add your own!

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20 Tidbits for New Teachers

From wikis to blogs to social media in the classroom, blogger and educator Lisa Dabbs shares twenty great ideas for new teachers.

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Google+ and Privacy: Better for Educators?

Google touts its new social network as having better privacy controls than others, yet as Audrey Watters reports, they could be doing more.

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Why Wikis Still Matter

Blogger Audrey Watters examines the origins and current uses of the wiki platform for educators.

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Mentoring Matters. Will You Take Up the Challenge?

A teacher mentor posits that new teacher support is crucial to elevating the profession, and invites experienced teachers to use social media to get involved.

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Planning an edcamp Unconference: Doing All of the Little Things

Blogger Mary Beth Hertz wraps up her 4-part series on how to plan an educamp unconference.

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Help Parents Use Social Media to Stay Connected to the Classroom

Blogger Andrew Marcinek shares his favorite tech tips for engaging parents.

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Online Pressures and Unhappy Children

Given the stresses associated with social media, parents must self-educate on what their teens are using, monitor when necessary, and maintain an ongoing dialogue.

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10 Takeaways From Teens on Digital Media

When asked about living on social media, teens seek parental guidance while dreading embarrassment, crave closeness while preserving individuality, and try balancing pressure and silliness.

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Grant Funding with Social Media

Ed tech specialist Brian Dixon looks using social media to locate, manage, update, track, announce and implement grant funding.

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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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