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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.

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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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A Facebook Status Can Be a Starting Point for Hesitant Writers

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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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Tools for Professional Learning: Curate, Share, Connect

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Technology at Home: Developing the Social Self

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Digital Youth Portrait: Dana

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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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Reinventing Education One Tweet at a Time

Educators at 140Edu in New York discuss the power of the real-time Internet to make lasting change in education.

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Rethinking COPPA in the Age of Social Media

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act was put in place in 1998; journalist Audrey Watters suggests that it could be time for a review.

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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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Summer PD: New Social Studies Collective Enables the Synergy and Power of Collaboration

A group of social studies educators are building a collaborative collective using a variety of online technologies. All are invited.

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Trendspotting at ISTE11

Blogger Suzie Boss spots trends at the ISTE conference this year.

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Digital Youth Portrait: Virginia
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Digital Youth Portrait: Virginia

Living in a small town in rural Georgia doesn't keep this 14-year-old from connecting with the global village.

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Ning: A Social Network for Adults

Ning, primarily geared toward adults, is more a place to create social networks rather than a social network in itself. Lots of social-networking groups are being built at Ning, which describes itself as "the only online service where you can create,...

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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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Why Wikis Still Matter

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

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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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Beyond Twitter and Google+: Staying Focused on Real Connection

Instead of focusing solely on social media, connected educators should stay tuned into their classrooms, meet other educators face to face, and model real-world engagement.

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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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