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Social Media and the Future of Education
An exploration of how social media can be used in education
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100 Ways To Use Twitter In Education, By Degree Of Difficulty | Edudemic

100 Ways To Use Twitter In Education, By Degree Of Difficulty | Edudemic | Social Media and the Future of Education | Scoop.it

Twitter may have started off as a fun social media site for keeping up with friends and sharing updates about daily life, but it’s become much more than that for many users over the past few years as the site has evolved and grown.

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A Parent's Guide to Twitter and Education

A Parent's Guide to Twitter and Education | Social Media and the Future of Education | Scoop.it
Joe Mazza (@Joe_Mazza on Twitter) is principal of Knapp Elementary in Lansdale, PA, a school where 20 languages are spoken at home.
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Guess How Many Top 25 Business Schools Don’t Teach Social Media/Business - Forbes

Guess How Many Top 25 Business Schools Don’t Teach Social Media/Business - Forbes | Social Media and the Future of Education | Scoop.it
The University prepares the student for the world. The business school prepares her for the workplace.
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Students applaud flexible learning environments at education summit

Students applaud flexible learning environments at education summit | Social Media and the Future of Education | Scoop.it
Today's summit featured more than two dozen sessions and featured speeches by a number of state officials and education experts, including Lt. Gov.
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Social Media Surpassing Media Outlets as Primary News Sources Based on Schools.com Infographic

Social Media Surpassing Media Outlets as Primary News Sources Based on Schools.com Infographic | Social Media and the Future of Education | Scoop.it
Social media platforms are gaining ground on traditional outlets such as television and newspapers as a top source for breaking news.
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Social Media for Education? It’s Actually a Good Idea

Social Media for Education? It’s Actually a Good Idea | Social Media and the Future of Education | Scoop.it
Before you start discussing how social media in the classroom will be too much of a distraction for students, you have to think outside the box and realize that social media actually has plenty of benefits to offer schools, students and educators.
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Senate panel OKs social media protections for students, workers

Senate panel OKs social media protections for students, workers | Social Media and the Future of Education | Scoop.it
A state Senate committee Thursday approved a bill that would bar public and private colleges from asking students for access to their personal social media accounts.
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Facebook, Social Media Friends and Everyone Else

Facebook, Social Media Friends and Everyone Else | Social Media and the Future of Education | Scoop.it
There is a widening gap in my face-to-face world between those sharing life on Facebook and those who do not.
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28 Creative Ideas for Teaching with Twitter

28 Creative Ideas for Teaching with Twitter | Social Media and the Future of Education | Scoop.it

Enterprising educators are using Twitter in creative ways, to engage students inside and outside of class, to stay on top of education news, and keep in touch with peers and students.

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MediaShift Idea Lab . Pay Walls and Social Media Could Shift the Public Agenda | PBS

MediaShift Idea Lab . Pay Walls and Social Media Could Shift the Public Agenda | PBS | Social Media and the Future of Education | Scoop.it

If conversations around digital journalism have been dominated by anything in the first quarter of 2012, it's probably been about subscriptions, also known as pay walls. Walls are going up at the L.A. Times and Gannett papers, and getting higher at The New York Times. And the editor of The Guardian asked his readers, "What would you give the Guardian? Money, time or data?"

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Los Angeles District Hires First Social-Media Director

Los Angeles District Hires First Social-Media Director | Social Media and the Future of Education | Scoop.it
The new position may be the first in the country dedicated solely to building and overseeing a district’s social-media efforts, observers said.
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7 Ways to Find Great People to Follow on Twitter | MyBeak Social Media

7 Ways to Find Great People to Follow on Twitter | MyBeak Social Media | Social Media and the Future of Education | Scoop.it
Is your Twitter timeline filled with the same boring tweets every day? If you don’t know where to look for new and interesting tweeters, you might be stuck with an ordinary feed.
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Social Media Guidelines

Steven Anderson (@ web20classroom on Twitter) is a District Instructional Technologist/Independent Educational Consultant with the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools in Winston-Salem, NC.
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Video Games in the Classroom? Social Media and Education

Video Games in the Classroom? Social Media and Education | Social Media and the Future of Education | Scoop.it
A Brookings panel explored how to harness the potential of new technologies while analyzing challenges and benefits, both practical and fiscal.
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Preventing social media fatigue: live chat

Preventing social media fatigue: live chat | Social Media and the Future of Education | Scoop.it
Most universities are using social media in one way or another but are they doing so effectively or could more than action eventually lead to fatigue?
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How Blogs, Social Media, and Video Games Improve Education

How Blogs, Social Media, and Video Games Improve Education | Social Media and the Future of Education | Scoop.it
Darrell West examines how new technologies such as blogs, social media, and video games improve education, and how schools and universities are using these tools to help students learn.
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How Your Social Media Profile Could Make Or Break Your Next Job Opportunity - Forbes

How Your Social Media Profile Could Make Or Break Your Next Job Opportunity - Forbes | Social Media and the Future of Education | Scoop.it
Interviewing for a new job? Better start managing your social media persona or it could ruin your chances for getting the position.
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Facebook adds 'Groups for Schools' for college students, staff, faculty

Facebook adds 'Groups for Schools' for college students, staff, faculty | Social Media and the Future of Education | Scoop.it
After several years of rapid growth among teenagers, adults and even businesses, social media powerhouse Facebook is returning to its roots in a sense with new features exclusively for college students, staff and faculty.
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Social media widens bullies' reach  | ajc.com

Social media widens bullies' reach  | ajc.com | Social Media and the Future of Education | Scoop.it
As a kindergartner, Melani Carter endured a school bus bully, a pushy fifth grader who muscled her out of her seat day after day.
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Capitol Alert: Social media protections for job, college applicants advances - sacbee.com

Capitol Alert: Social media protections for job, college applicants advances - sacbee.com | Social Media and the Future of Education | Scoop.it
A Senate committee gave the green light today to legislation that would block public and private universities and employers from seeking access to applicants' social media accounts. Senate Bill 1349,...
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Education confronts Facebook friending quandary

Education confronts Facebook friending quandary | Social Media and the Future of Education | Scoop.it
The social network is regarded as beneficial to education, but when teachers and students become friends, problems can ensue...
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What College Presidents Can Gain From Tweeting

What College Presidents Can Gain From Tweeting | Social Media and the Future of Education | Scoop.it
College presidents who make their forays into social media can serve to further personalize their institutions through online engagement and foster connection with a vast digital audience interested in the workings of an educational institution.
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New Facebook Effort Targets Educating School Counselors

New Facebook Effort Targets Educating School Counselors | Social Media and the Future of Education | Scoop.it
A new guide strives to help counselors better understand Facebook .
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Everloop to Demonstrate Its Award-Winning Kids Social Media Platform at Education Innovation Summit 2012

Everloop to Demonstrate Its Award-Winning Kids Social Media Platform at Education Innovation Summit 2012 | Social Media and the Future of Education | Scoop.it
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