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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.

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.


Motivating the Unmotivated

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Social Media: Making Connections Through Twitter

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Motivating the Unmotivated

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Social Media: Making Connections Through Twitter

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Social Media in STEM: Project Based Teams

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Just Get Out There

Blogger Andrew Marcinek reminds us to put aside excuses and take a risk or two.

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Help Students Use Social Media to Empower, Not Just Connect

Andrew Marcinek on using social media to empower students as thinkers, learners, and collaborators.

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Five Books That Have Influenced My Teaching

Computer teacher and blogger Mary Beth Hertz recommends some of her favorite books for some holiday reading.

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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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Anti-Social Media: Educators and Parents Take on Cyberbullying for "Spirit Day"

On this Spirit Day Edutopia's Ken Ellis suggests that social media is becoming a bit too anti-social.

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How to Help Students Use Social Media Effectively

Blogger Andrew Marcinek shares three tips to how to help students use social media more effectively

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Interview 2.0: Using Social Media to Prepare Students for the Workplace

Post wisely and you can take advantage of your (permanent) digital footprint.

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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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A Tech Prophet Predicts

Teaching social media will revolutionize the world of learning.

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The Ultimate School Reform

MacArthur education grants will shift focus to digital learning.


Social Media Can Be Your Ally

Remind, Twitter, and Instagram are just a few of the kid-friendly tools that teachers can use to enhance student learning within and beyond the classroom.

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#EduElection: Tweet Through the Election

Teachers Michelle Lampinen, Jon Olsen and Sarah Gross describe how they enabled over 100 students to discuss the Presidential debates live on Twitter. Taking the concept further, they have launched #EduElection for students and educators to discuss the...

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The Educator's Village: Creative Commons for Classroom Lessons

Blogger Andy Marcinek and fellow teacher Michael Milton describe the thinking that led to The Educator's Village, a new hub for sharing and exchanging lessons among education professionals.

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Global Language Education: Learning the Lingo

A sampling of schools that take foreign language teaching to task.

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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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