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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

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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.

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.

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Social Media & Students' Communication Skills

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Motivating the Unmotivated

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Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom

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Motivating the Unmotivated

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Social Media & Students' Communication Skills

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Too Much Technology and Not Enough Learning?

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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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Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom

English teacher and connected educator Michelle Lampinen shows how weekly blogging assignments can transform a high school classroom into a community of enthusiastic writers.

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Do the Right Thing: Managing the Digital Lives of Teens

Principal and blogger Matt Levinson suggests that, as monitoring kids' online activity becomes increasingly difficult, schools and parents need to partner more actively in encouraging responsible online behavior.

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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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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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Nichole Pinkard on Digital Literacy (Big Thinkers Series)
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Nichole Pinkard on Digital Literacy (Big Thinkers Series)

The founder of Chicago's pioneering Digital Youth Network (DYN) describes how the organization empowers young people with critical digital literacy skills that make them academically and professionally competitive.

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SocialEdCon: What the Heck Do We Do with Social Media?

Blogger Betty Ray covers the discussions at SocialEdCon about social media and finds that positive changes in student behavior happen when schools and parents embrace, rather than ban, social media.

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5 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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Start Your Teaching Blog: Resources, Advice, and Examples

Thinking of starting a teacher blog? Blogger Matt Davis has collected guides and sources of inspiration to help you get started, including examples and advice from experienced bloggers.

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Mimi Ito on Learning in Social Media Spaces (Big Thinkers Series)
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Mimi Ito on Learning in Social Media Spaces (Big Thinkers Series)

Mimi Ito, an expert in young people's use of digital media, shares her research on informal learning in online communities, where students can build technology skills, learn media literacy, and create and share their work.

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#Satchat: A Great Way for Administrators to Connect

Middle school vice principal Brad Currie explains the origins of the #Satchat group on Twitter, and describes how school administrators can benefit from expanding their Personal Learning Network.

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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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