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Social Media Week conferences are taking place simultaneously in multiple cities around the world. The aim of each event is to advance the use and understanding of social media. Not using social media in your school or for your professional-development? Here's some great resources to get you started! :: Article: How to Use Social-Networking Technology for Learning :: Article: "Media Literacy: Collaborating to Create Media-Savvy Young People" :: Article: "Students Evolve from Consumers to Critics and Creators" :: Free PDF: A New Resource for New Media in the Classroom :: Videos: How to Use New-Media Tools in Your Classroom :: Video: Learning World Affairs Through Digital Media :: Video: Digital Media Empower Youth :: Video: Media Smarts: Kids Learn How to Navigate the Multimedia World :: Video Big Thinkers: Henry Jenkins on New Media and Implications for Learning and Teaching :: Video: Big Thinkers: Mimi Ito on Learning with New Media :: Here's a great discussion on "Social Media in Schools." :: Join the "Professional Development/Personal Learning Network" group and start networking. :: Check out our Digital Generation Project: The Digital Generation Project tells their stories so that educators and parents can understand how kids learn, communicate, and socialize in very different ways than any previous generation. And please do make Edutopia a part of your Personal Learning Network (PLN) by following Edutopia on Twitter, becoming a fan on Facebook, or subscribing to our YouTube channel. Happy Social Media Week!