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Teachers and schools are attempting to leverage the engaging qualities of social media for use in the classroom and beyond.
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Social Networking with Our Students -- considering digital identity, privacy and authenticity.
Welcome to the social media revolution. An 11-year-old can ask the Prime Minister about education policy in the time it would take to lick a stamp. ''It's fun because you get to tell the world what you've learned,'' Campbell says.
Social media tools like Facebook, Myspace, Instagram, Google+ and Flickr are potentially exciting learning and teaching tools that can help teachers and students make connections to ideas, skills and concepts in a 21st-century learning environment. However, social media are getting a bad rap in education. Some students use the tools in ways that pit their First Amendment rights against their responsibilities as students in brick-and-mortar schools.
How to use Facebook as a classroom resource rather than a gimmick.
Kids under 13 aren't allowed to join adult networks like Facebook, but here are 4 benefits to joining kid-friendly social networks.
The question remains for many educators: Are you social with your students? How about with parents? Looking at social from that perspective places an entire new lens on how people look at (and should look at) social networking.
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To understand how social media, an almost integral part of our current culture, can benefit K-12 schools and districts, we asked eSchool News readers: “Name one way you use social networking in your school/district.
Social, Professional and Academic Networking: Ready for School?
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Social Media for learning, teaching and researching
Social media is not the enemy. In fact, it can be a valuable asset in the classroom, argues Tom Barrett
A growing number of kids at increasingly younger ages are engaging in online social networking today--a development that is leading to a surge of news stories, media attention, and economic investment.
Social media is fast becoming as ubiquitous as the air we breathe. In recent months, many schools and districts around the country have taken steps to create social media policies and guidelines for their students and staff
While socializing virtually can make it harder for students to make deep connections with one another, new studies suggest that situations like video-chats or avatar environments can lead to more natural engagement.
ASCD 2012 Presentation - topic was creating and crafting social media policies for schools and districts.
Teachers can use social media to meet students on their own turf and provide an engaging avenue to learning. In this post, we'll take a look at using social networks and microblogging platforms. Let's jump in and take a look at several lesson ideas.
The debates about schools and social media are a subject of great public and policy interests. In reality, the debate has been shaped by one key fact: the almost universal decision by school administrators to block social media. Because social media is such a big part of many students social lives, cultural identities, and informal learning networks schools actually find themselves grappling with social media everyday but often from a defensive posture—reacting to student disputes that play out over social media or policing rather than engaging student’s social media behaviors.
Get the seven steps (and a roundup of valuable resources) you need to help bring social media in your classroom.
Social media may have started out as a fun way to connect with friends, but it has evolved to become a powerful tool for education and business.
This article lists several different Social Media resources and suggestions regarding how they can be used in the classroom. These resources could be used to support the Digital Technologies processes and production skills strand of the proposed Technologies learning area of the Australian Curriculum. There resources can be applied to the sub-strands, 'Creating and interacting online' and, 'Managing and analysing data". Different resources are suited to different year levels.