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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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Real-World Tasks in the ELA Classroom: Goodreads

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Reflecting for Change, From Journaling to Blogging

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Reflecting for Change, From Journaling to Blogging

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Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom

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What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship

Ideas on how to guide students to the knowledge and experience they need to act responsibly online.

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Protecting Student Privacy on Social Media

A primer for ensuring that students’ personal information remains confidential on social media.

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An Academic Use for Social Media

You can leverage micro-writing—tweets, Instagram posts, and the like—to help students improve their communication and writing skills.

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Social Media Posts as Exemplars

Text messages and Instagram captions can be valuable samples for teaching tone, writing conventions, and levels of formality.

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Using Emojis to Teach Critical Reading Skills

Use kids’ expertise with emojis to help them analyze texts more effectively.

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Motivating the Unmotivated

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...

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The Power of a School Library Hashtag

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.

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Motivating the Unmotivated

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...

880 238,091 views
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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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100+ 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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What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship

Ideas on how to guide students to the knowledge and experience they need to act responsibly online.

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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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Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup

Check out Edutopia's collection of articles, videos, and other resources on internet safety, cyberbullying, digital responsibility, and media and digital literacy.

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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 get started.

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