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How To Teach Kids 'Digital Literacy'? Build A Private Social Network Playground For Them. - Forbes

How To Teach Kids 'Digital Literacy'? Build A Private Social Network Playground For Them. - Forbes | Social Media for Teachers | Scoop.it

The School at Columbia University built a private social network for its students, to give them a place to practice and experiment with social networking, without leaving a permanent trace on the Internet.

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Media Giants Raise Awareness of Bullying - High School Notes (usnews.com)

Organizations such as Facebook and Cartoon Network have launched a new anti-bullying campaign.
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Five Funky Flickr Tools for Teachers | The Whiteboard Blog

Here are five great websites that let you do creative things with Flickr photographs - great for use in the classroom on your interactive whiteboard.
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Can Online Tutoring Work as Well as Face-to-Face? | MindShift

Can Online Tutoring Work as Well as Face-to-Face? | MindShift | Social Media for Teachers | Scoop.it

One young online startup, TutorCloud, which just graduated from the Imagine K12 education start-up incubator this summer, is trying to provide an easy technological experience and offer quality tutors.

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Wikis in the Classroom: Three Ways to Increase Student Collaboration - Faculty Focus | Faculty Focus

I’ve long said that professors who want to explore teaching with technology should begin with a social media tool rather than a Learning Management System.
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Is Education Technology Doomed? - Edudemic

Is Education Technology Doomed? - Edudemic | Social Media for Teachers | Scoop.it

We should ask ourselves if things are moving too quickly to accommodate the variety of needs and learning environments of today’s students. Is there a middle ground between the simplicity of long ago and the powerful presence of technology in our schools today?

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Dispelling Myths About Blocked Websites in Schools | MindShift

Dispelling Myths About Blocked Websites in Schools | MindShift | Social Media for Teachers | Scoop.it

Here are six surprising rules that educators, administrators, parents and students might not know about website filtering in schools.

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Twenty Everyday Ways to Model Technology Use for Students | Edutopia

Twenty Everyday Ways to Model Technology Use for Students | Edutopia | Social Media for Teachers | Scoop.it
In honor of Edutopia's 20th anniversary, blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron shares 20 ways to share technology with students. Please add your own!
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Using Social Networking to Stay in Touch With Online Classmates - Distance Education.org

Use social networking sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and others, and you should be able to keep in touch with classmates and professors easily, which could help you find a job down the road.

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Teachers and Students Mark Banned Websites Awareness Day

Teachers and Students Mark Banned Websites Awareness Day | Social Media for Teachers | Scoop.it

Students, teachers and librarians across the United States are questioning whether schools should block Web sites.

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Digital Tattoo

Digital Tattoo | Social Media for Teachers | Scoop.it

This is a very useful site which teaches you about how you are perceived online and shows you what other people can find out about you. It also helps to show you how you can exploit this to create a positive impression.


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How Schools Slowly Embraced Social Media - Edudemic

How Schools Slowly Embraced Social Media - Edudemic | Social Media for Teachers | Scoop.it

Schools are often at the forefront of intellectual thought, but they have sometimes been known to lag behind the rest of society when it comes to learning and adopting new technologies. Such has certainly been the case with social media technologies.

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When Should We Introduce Social Media? « brianbennett.org/blog

When Should We Introduce Social Media? « brianbennett.org/blog | Social Media for Teachers | Scoop.it

Children will learn about social networking somewhere…why shouldn’t it be in school? That way, a responsible adult can help them work through things like their digital footprint, social etiquette, and the responsibilities associated with being a digital and global citizen.

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MediaShift . Using Facebook, Hoot.me as a Study Tool | PBS

MediaShift . Using Facebook, Hoot.me as a Study Tool | PBS | Social Media for Teachers | Scoop.it

The question is: how to leverage Facebook for learning purposes? There are a number of new tools that aim to blend social and studying aspects. One of them is Hoot.me a Facebook application that turns the social networking site into "study mode."

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YouTube Lets Schools Opt for Educational Videos | MindShift

YouTube Lets Schools Opt for Educational Videos | MindShift | Social Media for Teachers | Scoop.it

YouTube is rolling out a pilot a program with schools that will redirect all YouTube links to educational content on YouTube.com/education. In addition, comments will be disabled and related videos will only be educational, both of which are a source of anxiety around exposing kids to inappropriate content.

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What’s A Flipped Classroom? - Edudemic

What’s A Flipped Classroom? - Edudemic | Social Media for Teachers | Scoop.it

When you think of a classroom, what comes to mind? Students, teachers, lectures? There’s a new classroom style that’s growing in popularity where that lecture portion may be a bit less of the classroom experience. It’s called a Flipped Classroom.

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Teachers Teaching Teachers, on Twitter: Q. and A. on 'Edchats'

Teachers Teaching Teachers, on Twitter: Q. and A. on 'Edchats' | Social Media for Teachers | Scoop.it

Teachers are taking professional development into their own hands with Twitter "edchats." In this post we explain, and interview four hosts of some popular weekly chats.

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Pow! How Comics in the Classroom Can Combat Bullying | Edutopia

Pow! How Comics in the Classroom Can Combat Bullying | Edutopia | Social Media for Teachers | Scoop.it
Comic strips contests can be used as a tool for educating students about bullying.
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Google Hangouts: Now with Google Docs Integration, Now Even Better for Edu

Google Hangouts:  Now with Google Docs Integration, Now Even Better for Edu | Social Media for Teachers | Scoop.it

Google announced a number of updates to Google Plus this morning that do point to the great potential the site still could have for teaching and learning. Most notably, Google has made its Hangouts feature even more useful for communication and collaboration.

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How a kindergarten class uses Twitter to learn about the world - Parentcentral.ca

How a kindergarten class uses Twitter to learn about the world - Parentcentral.ca | Social Media for Teachers | Scoop.it

For Amy Murray, a kindergarten teacher at Calgary French & International School, Twitter has become a tool to help her young students learn.

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How Social Media can Enhance Schools as Professional Learning Communities

How Social Media can Enhance Schools as Professional Learning Communities | Social Media for Teachers | Scoop.it

A school which is a professional learning community focuses upon removing the walls between classrooms (metaphorically, in all cases, physically in some!), encouraging collaboration, dialogue, ready access to colleagues and an openness to challenge understandings and current ‘accepted’ knowledge.

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Twenty Tips for Developing Positive Relationships with Parents | Edutopia

Twenty Tips for Developing Positive Relationships with Parents | Edutopia | Social Media for Teachers | Scoop.it
Blogger Elena Aguilar share 20 tips to help teachers better connect with parents.
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The End of Facebook in my Class

The End of Facebook in my Class | Social Media for Teachers | Scoop.it
My class Facebook page is shutting down this week. I was told that the district does not support it and thus must close it down. I knew this might happen, it was a risk I took in trying something so unknown without permission.
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Twenty Tips for Managing Project-Based Learning | Edutopia

Twenty Tips for Managing Project-Based Learning | Edutopia | Social Media for Teachers | Scoop.it

There is no real silver bullet to get every single kid under the sun engaged in your classroom, but good teachers use all the strategies they can muster. That is what these tips are; strategies which can help you ensure that all students work towards amazing PBL projects and other assessments in your classroom.

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The iSchool initiative (Mobile Learning)

This is a short video showing a solution to our current education problems in America. If you want to learn more about the iSchool Initiative, go to our webs...
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