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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.

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.

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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8 Tips to Create a Twitter-Driven School Culture

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Creating a Dynamic Facebook Page for Your School

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Beyond Twitter and Google+: Staying Focused on Real Connection

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8 Tips to Create a Twitter-Driven School Culture

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Teachers Shake Up Shakespeare with Digital Media

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Transparency: Bullying Redefined and Identified

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The Digital Lives of Teens: What Time Is It? Now!

In the latest installment of his Digital Lives of Teens series, blogger Matt Levinson considers the problem of translating the teenage urgency of 'always on' into the mindfulness of 'being present.'

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Social Media Savvy? Four Tips to Help You Get Started

Edutopia blogger Lisa Dabbs provides another helpful, encouraging guide to developing your social media savvy.

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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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The Digital Lives of Teens: Mobile is Now

Principal and blogger Matt Levinson admits that mobile phones have become a central feature of teenage life, urging parents and educators to acknowledge and help shape this experiment in anarchy.

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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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The Digital Lives of Teens: Code Switching

Principal, author and blogger Matt Levinson looks at the linguistic phenomenon of code switching and how to help teens find the balance between digital communications and appropriate classroom interactions.

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Google Hangouts as Edtech: Connecting, Sharing and Learning

Edutopia blogger Andrew Marcinek makes a case for Google Hangouts as an emerging medium for connecting, sharing and learning.

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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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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 videos from...

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School-Wide Twitter Chats

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

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The 4 Components of a DIY Professional-Development Toolkit

Guest blogger Dave Guymon, an online middle school teacher, provides an overview of how Twitter, blogs, Edcamps and Google Hangouts are becoming the backbone of DIY professional development in the 21st century educational ecosystem.

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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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Do-It-Yourself Virtual Professional Development: Taking Ownership of Your Learning

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns, advocating that teachers take ownership of their professional development, suggests seven online strategies to help, including Google Hangouts, video tutorials, and sane ways to embrace the information-rich Twitter experience.

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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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