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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.

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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Tweeting the Read-Aloud: Engaging and Motivating Readers

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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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Taking Charge: 5 Key Strategies for DIY PD

Educators create their own professional development opportunities with the many resources available via social media, bringing their admins on board with this new model.

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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.

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Edutopia's Top 10 for 2014

By the numbers, our community was all about tips and strategies in 2014, even as members' thoughtful, passionate conversations exploded across our social media channels.

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Engaging Your School Community Through Social Media

A school leader shares his strategies for connecting his community via the school website, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, WeChat, and staff blogs.

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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.

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Resources From Connected Educator Month 2014

Explore Edutopia's guide to websites, events, tools, and other resources from Connected Educator Month.

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20 Tidbits for New Teachers

From wikis to blogs to social media in the classroom, blogger and educator Lisa Dabbs shares twenty great ideas for new teachers.

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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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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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Five-Minute Film Festival: Teaching Digital Citizenship

VideoAmy explores the topic of digital citizenship with this playlist of videos on the importance of online safety, manners, privacy, and responsibility.

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How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School

Get the seven steps (and a roundup of valuable resources) you need to help bring social media in your classroom.

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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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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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