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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.

10 Takeaways From Teens on Digital Media

When asked about living on social media, teens seek parental guidance while dreading embarrassment, crave closeness while preserving individuality, and try balancing pressure and silliness.

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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What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship

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Engaging Your School Community Through Social Media

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Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup

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Engaging Your School Community Through Social Media

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10 Takeaways From Teens on Digital Media

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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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The Digital Lives of Teens: The Internet Never Takes a Rest

Principal and blogger Matt Levinson looks at the ubiquitous nature of social media and its impact on the lives and identities of teens.

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The Path to Digital Citizenship

Edutopia blogger Andrew Marcinek looks at the ethical and practical sides of digital citizenship, and suggests a mindful path for teaching the necessary skills in the elementary grades.

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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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Teaching Tolerance: Meet the Teacher Who Started Gay-Straight Alliances

Teacher Bob Parlin launched the first gay-straight alliance in a public school. Today, this national network provides a powerful dose of social and emotional learning for students of every orientation.

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How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School - Research Phase

Produced in collaboration with Facebook.

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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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How Do I Get a PLN?

Guest blogger Tom Whitby, a 40-year veteran of the teaching profession and an extremely connected educator, offers some basic, practical wisdom about what a PLN is and how to get one.

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Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup

Check out Edutopia's collection of articles, videos, and other resources on internet safety, cyberbullying, digital responsibility, and media and digital literacy.

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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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