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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.

Tweeting the Read-Aloud: Engaging and Motivating Readers

Engage young readers by showing them the value of composing and sending tweets to authors whose books they've enjoyed during a read-aloud.

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.

Technology SAMR Model for Administrators - Part 2: Community Interaction

Through the SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition) model of technology, school communities can function more easily in supporting students and keeping parents informed.

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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50+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media

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Tweeting the Read-Aloud: Engaging and Motivating Readers

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Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom

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Using Social Media to Teach Visual Literacy in the 21st Century Classroom

Guest blogger Dave Guymon, an online middle school teacher and edtech Master's candidate, defines visual literacy and proposes using three popular social media modes - Instagram, Emoji and memes - to enhance students' academic fluency.

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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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A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom

Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis, in the first half of a pro-and-con discussion about social media in the classroom, positions it as a vital life skill and provides 12 positive examples of classroom use.

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PennGSE & #Satchat: An Open Conversation About Educator and School Leader Preparation Programs

Edutopia blogger Dr. Joe Mazza announces a February 15 open social media learning experience for anyone passionate about school leadership, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education in conjunction with #Satchat.

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10 Social Media Tips for Reaching World Language Learners

Guest blogger Sarah Wike Loyola, known for using authentic materials in her Spanish classes, explores ten ways that social media can engage a generation of students who prefer creative and collaborative learning over memorizing vocabulary lists.

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The Digital Lives of Teens: The School is the Neighborhood

In his latest post about the digital lives of teens, Edutopia blogger Matt Levinson discusses parents being shut out of their children's online world and how their school community is a place for solidarity and answers.

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Striking a Balance: Digital Tools and Distraction in School

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz considers the problem of digital distraction in school, the dividing line between mobile devices helping and harming student performance, and the good-sense policy of teaching self-management skills.

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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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50+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media

Social media can enhance differentiated instruction if the tools are selected with a careful eye on individual students' readiness, interests, and learning profiles.

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What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship

Teach your students about the "9 Key Ps" of digital citizenship as you help them acquire both proactive and experiential knowledge of the online world.

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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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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.

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Guest Blog: Making the Case for Social Media in Education

Guest blogger Steve Johnson makes the case for social media in education, the topic of March 9 #edchat

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Twittering, Not Frittering: Professional Development in 140 Characters

Members of the education community microblog about what they're doing.

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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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