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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.

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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

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.

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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Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom

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100+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media

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How Do I Get a PLN?

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How Do I Get a PLN?

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The Path to Digital Citizenship

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Online Pressures and Unhappy Children

Given the stresses associated with social media, parents must self-educate on what their teens are using, monitor when necessary, and maintain an ongoing dialogue.

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EduColor: Having the Deeper Conversations Online

Jose Vilson of EduColor, a movement and platform for educational equity and justice, discusses strategies for elevating the voices of public school advocates of color.

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Reboot: 5 Resources for Teacher Inspiration

Whether snacking on TED-Ed videos, reading with purpose, checking into a smile backchannel, or chuckling at hashtags and memes, you're never far from relief and inspiration.

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Edutopia Community: The Triumph of Small Victories

We asked the Edutopia community about their small victories in the classroom, and this is what they shared. 

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Voxer Versatility: New Ways to Communicate

Teachers are using Voxer in their classrooms, schools, and PLNs to share meaningful feedback, expand authentic communication, hold back-channel conversations, and connect across boundaries.

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Creating Your District's Digital Hub

Understand the available platforms, document uploading options, and social media uses when considering how your district's digital hub will look and who will have access.

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Resources From Connected Educator Month 2015

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

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5-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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Digital Citizenship Week: 6 Resources for Educators

Digital Citizenship Week is October 16-22, and it's the perfect time to talk about online responsibility and safety. Explore some of the best resources to bring digital citizenship into the classroom.

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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.

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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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Reboot: 5 Resources for Teacher Inspiration

Whether snacking on TED-Ed videos, reading with purpose, checking into a smile backchannel, or chuckling at hashtags and memes, you're never far from relief and inspiration.

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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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10 Big Ideas for Better Classrooms: Striving to Improve Public Education

Successful examples of key elements in improving public education, including Project-Based Learning, Technology Integration, Integrated Studies, Comprehensive Assessment, and Emotional Intelligence.

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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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