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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.

School-Wide Twitter Chats

New Zealand schools explore the learning potential of social media with weekly education-based Twitter chats for students.

Find Your Digital Space

For teachers staking out their digital space, the first three steps are determining the right platform, developing your brand, and finding the confidence to share.

Social Media in Education: Resource Roundup

This collection of blogs, articles, and videos from Edutopia aims to help teachers deploy social media tools in the classroom to engage students in 21st-century learning.

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Reading in Summer Gives You Somewhere to Go

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Using Twitter with Teachers in Back to School Training

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School-Wide Twitter Chats

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Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom

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School-Wide Twitter Chats

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DIY Professional Development: Resource Roundup

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Connection (and Moderation) in the Twitterverse

Guest blogger Cathy Higgins, Technology Director for the ConVal School District in New Hampshire, shares how Twitter - in moderation - has helped her become a more connected educator.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Vine and Instagram Video in the Classroom

Can seconds-long Vine and Instagram videos be used as teaching tools? According to a number of educators online, the answer is a resounding yes! To help educators utilize Vine in class, VideoAmy has pulled together some of the best resources and...

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MOOCing It: 10 Tips for Creating Compelling Video Content

Edutopia blogger and science evangelist Ainissa Ramirez delivers ten pointers to help you avoid repeating her mistakes as you create compelling, enduring video content for your MOOC.

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Building Community at Edutopia: Organizing and Aggregating

Samer Rabadi, Edutopia's new Online Community Manager, continues to preview our site's forthcoming improvements, this time with a look at Topic Pages.

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Building Community at Edutopia: New Tools Coming Soon!

Samer Rabadi, Edutopia's new Online Community Manager, gives a heads up about some new tools that will make us a more connected and effective community.

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Five Tips for Taking Advantage of Twitter Over the Summer

Elana Leoni, Edutopia's Director of Social Media Strategy and Marketing, provides us with five summertime tips for taking advantage of Twitter as a professional learning network in preparation for the new school year.

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Who Will Organize All of This Data?

A YouTube star explains the role of education in a new cultural order

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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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Teaching with Google+

Blogger Terry Heick unravels the mysteries of Google+ and suggests how this emerging social media tool can become a valuable teaching aid.

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21st-Century PLNs for School Leaders

George Couros, school district administrator, encourages social media newbies to expand their PLNs for their own professional development, as well as for the benefit of their students.

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Introducing Social Media to Elementary Students

Beth Holland, communication coordinator and instructor at EdTech Teacher, gives three age-appropriate examples of introducing social media to children in the lower elementary grades.

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Frictionless Formative Assessment with Social Media

Reference librarian and guest blogger Paige Alfonzo cites EMS (experience sampling study) as a foundation for using social media as a formative assessment tool for students who already live in that world.

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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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