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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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Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom

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Reboot: 5 Resources for Teacher Inspiration

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Online Pressures and Unhappy Children

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EduColor: Having the Deeper Conversations Online

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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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Report from EduBloggerCon at ISTE11: Trends and Tools

News from this year includes student-centered narratives, open-source digital learning toolkits, flipped classrooms and more.

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Resources for Growing Your Professional Learning Network

Get ideas and tips for creating connections and developing a network.

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The Ratzel Room Daily: Encouraging Kids to Think About Science in the Real World

An interview with Marsha Ratzel, middle school earth science and social studies teacher who shares some innovative ideas for integrating Paper.li and Twitter to teach critical thinking and information literacy.

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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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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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Digital Youth Portrait: Dana

A nine-year-old aspiring singer revels in Webkinz and games and helps develop tech-design ideas with a cohort of peers and adult researchers.

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Feedback: A Smart Investment

The business of educating entrepreneurs.

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Reflecting for Change, From Journaling to Blogging

By journaling about your challenges and triumphs, you grow as a teacher. By blogging about them, you affirm, inspire, and help others grow.

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The Digital Lives of Teens: Revolutionary "Bliss"?

Principal and blogger Matt Levinson reflects on the viral video of a high school student ranting at his teacher, considering both its sudden popularity and larger implications of its angry message.

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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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