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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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21st Century Yellow Journalism

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Motivating the Unmotivated

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Start Your Teaching Blog: Resources, Advice, and Examples

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3D for PD: Second Life Gets a Second Chance

University of Oregon researcher and media specialist Alina Padilla-Miller offers Second Life a second chance, this time as a distance learning platform for professional development.

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The Educator's Village: Creative Commons for Classroom Lessons

Blogger Andy Marcinek and fellow teacher Michael Milton describe the thinking that led to The Educator's Village, a new hub for sharing and exchanging lessons among education professionals.

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12 Reasons to Get Your School District Tweeting This Summer

Blogger and elementary principal Joe Mazza suggests (at least) 12 reasons why it's essential for school districts to open a Twitter account and start tweeting

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How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School - Introduction to the School Community

Produced in collaboration with Facebook.

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

Produced in collaboration with Facebook.

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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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Collaborative Online Continuing Education: Professional Development Through Learning Communities

Technology enables educators to meet remotely to experience growth as teachers.

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Makerspace Stories and Social Media: Leveraging the Learning

By assigning students a one-minute, social-media-friendly video reflecting on their makerspace experience, you encourage them to bring their learning into the world where they live.

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4 Ways to Tap Into Teens and Technology Leadership

Bring teens into their potential as tech leaders by providing them with resources and opportunities, helping them focus, and authentically engaging them.

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Transparency: Bullying Redefined and Identified

While bullying may be too big a problem to actually solve, a new tone of transparency can make it easier to recognize and avoid.

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Reading in Summer Gives You Somewhere to Go

Combine the traditional escape and enrichment of summer reading with social media resources for sharing discoveries with like-minded educators and readers.

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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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The Connected Science Teacher

Edutopia blogger and STEM group facilitator Eric Brunsell shares some of his favorite online communities of, by and for science teachers.

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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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