George Lucas Educational Foundation

Social Media

Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram as learning tools? Discover innovative ideas for using social-media tools in the classroom and for professional development.

  • School Leadership
    Tips for making the information schools share with students’ families more accessible for people of all abilities.
  • Digital Citizenship
    Ideas on how to guide students to the knowledge and experience they need to act responsibly online.
  • Social Media
    A primer for ensuring that students’ personal information remains confidential on social media.
  • Literacy
    You can leverage micro-writing—tweets, Instagram posts, and the like—to help students improve their communication and writing skills.
  • Literacy
    Text messages and Instagram captions can be valuable samples for teaching tone, writing conventions, and levels of formality.
  • Social Media
    Use kids’ expertise with emojis to help them analyze texts more effectively.
  • Student Engagement
    A group of elementary or middle school students are unruly, disrespectful, and underperforming academically and socially in the classroom. They do not appreciate the value of education. The teacher, despite good intentions and passion, is viewed as an adversarial or irrelevant authority figure. The students are unwilling to participate in tutoring or traditional mentoring programs. So what can be done?
  • School Libraries
    A hashtag can help you create a community within and around your school library, as well as help you widen your reach beyond the school.
  • Digital Citizenship
    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.
  • Maker Education
    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.