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4 Reasons Why Social Media Should be Taught in Our School Systems

4 Reasons Why Social Media Should be Taught in Our School Systems | Social Networking in Middle School | Scoop.it
I might be a little biased, okay A LOT biased, but I want to give you the 4 reasons why I think that teaching social media to our children in schools is not only necessary, but critical.
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This can be used as research and reference to examine reasons behind using social media in the classroom for all the nay sayers.

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SocialEdCon: What the Heck Do We Do with Social Media?

SocialEdCon: What the Heck Do We Do with Social Media? | Social Networking in Middle School | Scoop.it
Blogger Betty Ray covers the discussions at SocialEdCon about social media and finds that positive changes in student behavior happen when schools and parents embrace, rather than ban, social media.
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This article begins with the fact that you can't keep kids from posting on "twitter" by just blocking the website at school. So, why not get ahead of the game and make it a positive learning experience. Very good, informative, read.

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How Educators and Schools Can Make the Most of Google Hangouts

How Educators and Schools Can Make the Most of Google Hangouts | Social Networking in Middle School | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz gives us the basic on how educators and schools can make the most of Google Hangouts.
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This article explains what Google Hangouts are and how to use them. Also includes how to use them with younger students. Something I would have never thought of.

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Education key to using social media

Education key to using social media | Social Networking in Middle School | Scoop.it
Schools must be at the forefront of teaching children how to use modern methods of communication responsibly, says Frances Ross
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Great RECENT article on the keys to using social media in education. I like that it starts off with that there is no way around using social media and its the schools responsibility to teach students the rights and wrongs of social media.

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Trending Reasons to Teach Social Media in Schools - Getting Smart by Adam Renfro - edchat, Edmodo, elemchat, social media, students, stuvoice

Trending Reasons to Teach Social Media in Schools - Getting Smart by Adam Renfro - edchat, Edmodo, elemchat, social media, students, stuvoice | Social Networking in Middle School | Scoop.it
Before kids wreck LinkedIn with their adolescent online social behaviors, let’s see if we can deliver some outstanding digital citizens to this medium.
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Being on top of trends in education is important and this article gives "trending" reasons to teach with social media in the classroom. Great insight to our ever changing student body and social media goes right a long with them.

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4 Tips for Integrating Social Media Into the Classroom

4 Tips for Integrating Social Media Into the Classroom | Social Networking in Middle School | Scoop.it
A former local newspaper reporter, Tanveer is a student at the Medill School of Journalism learning all things digital and entrepreneurial. He also writes about political figure...
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Another great article on tips for integrating social media into the classroom. This article doesn't list useful social medias, but instead gives tips on what to do before finding the networks to use.

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Using Social Media In The Classroom For Real-World Learning

Using Social Media In The Classroom For Real-World Learning | Social Networking in Middle School | Scoop.it

ThisUsing Social Media In The Classroom For Real-World Learning

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This article discusses how social media can engage student's learning and increase their interest. Teacher integration, as well as student creative integration, is displayed and laid out for different usage in the classroom.

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Social Networking Can be a Vital Classroom Tool - Concordia University - Portland Online

Social Networking Can be a Vital Classroom Tool - Concordia University - Portland Online | Social Networking in Middle School | Scoop.it
Teachers across the nation are increasingly taking advantage of students’ social media savvy and are working it into the classroom curriculum.
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This article from Concordia University gives resources for social media in the classroom that most wouldn't think to use. They are not your typical Youtube or Twitter, but SchoolTube and Twiducate. Something new to look into for sure.

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How Teachers Can Use Social Media in the Classroom

How Teachers Can Use Social Media in the Classroom | Social Networking in Middle School | Scoop.it
Your students are posting personal updates and Tweeting anyway, so why not incorporate these tools into their schoolwork? Read on for tips to help you do it.
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This article isn't just like the other "how to use social media in the classroom" articles. It starts off with setting a good example for students, and I feel like that is super important that sometimes we overlook.

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The Teacher's Guide To Using YouTube In The Classroom - Edudemic

YouTube is more than just a cute cat video site. It's matured into one of the biggest resources for educational content ever.
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This edudemic article on using Youtube in the classroom gives quick links to different ways to use Youtube. Its an informative piece that references effectiveness of Youtube rather than just using it for videos.

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50 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom

50 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom | Social Networking in Middle School | Scoop.it
The 50 tips and projects provide you and your students with 50 ways to incorporate Twitter into important and lasting lessons.
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Quick tips for using Twitter in the classroom. This resources isn't as wordy as other articles, so it is good for a quick guide or reference.

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The Teacher's Guide To Twitter - Edudemic

The Teacher's Guide To Twitter - Edudemic | Social Networking in Middle School | Scoop.it

TeachersThis teacher's guide to Twitter is designed for anyone ready to use the service or already old hat. Whatever your skill level, this should help!

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Great tips on using Twitter for teachers! So many cool and new ideas! Also includes hashtags for teachers to follow who are unsure of what to follow and how to use Twitter all together. 

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A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom

A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom | Social Networking in Middle School | Scoop.it
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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Great tips on how to use social media in the classroom effectively and keep the "socializing" out of it.

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Social Media at the Elementary School

Social Media at the Elementary School | Social Networking in Middle School | Scoop.it
This week I received the book 'Social Media at the Elementary School' in my inbox, from Remco Pijpers.  The book is in Dutch (Sociale Media op de Basisscho
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Again, another elementary resource for using social media but I believe that it will benefit the classroom teacher that have fresh young faces in middle school that are unsure of their abilities.

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Introducing Social Media to Elementary Students

Introducing Social Media to Elementary Students | Social Networking in Middle School | Scoop.it
Beth Holland, communication coordinator and instructor at EdTech Teacher, gives three age-appropriate examples of introducing social media to children in the lower elementary grades.
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Yes, this article is about elementary students but I feel that it is very important to know what students should know before they come to middle school. This is very resourceful.

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Classroom Guide: Top Ten Tips for Teaching with New Media

Classroom Guide: Top Ten Tips for Teaching with New Media | Social Networking in Middle School | Scoop.it
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This resource gives ways of using new medias in the classroom since it is so easy to get behind on times just when you think you are pulling ahead.

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How Social Media Is Being Used In Education - Edudemic

How Social Media Is Being Used In Education - Edudemic | Social Networking in Middle School | Scoop.it
Recently, the Babson Survey Research Group and Pearson conducted a survey of nearly 8,000 faculty members in higher education to find out more about how faculty are using social media.
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Researched information on how social media is being used in education. Also gives a great graphic on learning environments and today's technology.

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Ten ways schools are using social media effectively | eSchool News

Ten ways schools are using social media effectively | eSchool News | Social Networking in Middle School | Scoop.it
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. Or, if you can't/don't currently use social networking, how would you like to?”
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Unlike other articles in this curation, this article focuses on ways schools can effectively use social media. It ranges from teacher use to student use, which both need a strong emphasis to work effectively.

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5 Steps to Implementing Social Media in the Classroom | Compass Learning Navigator

5 Steps to Implementing Social Media in the Classroom | Compass Learning Navigator | Social Networking in Middle School | Scoop.it
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This article is relevant in the fact that it actually discusses proper methods of implementing social media into the classroom. Instead of listing resources to use, this article describes steps to take before finding and using the social media resources.

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ERIC - Integrating Social Media into the Classroom Curriculum, About Campus, 2013

|Over the past decade, social media and technology have become prevalent in the day-to-day life of many college and university students. From Skype to Twitter to Facebook, these modes of social media are often used as tools to keep in touch with friends and family, socialize, and share personal opinions. Considering that such a high percentage of students are spending time on social networking sites, college faculty and administrators may benefit from integrating social media into their curriculum to serve as a useful tool to enhance student learning. Social media provides educators with the exciting new opportunity to connect with students in a manner that continues to provoke thought and discussion outside of the classroom setting. The use of social media encourages students to interact with one another and may increase engagement and interest in the course content. The majority of student perceptions regarding the use of social media in the classroom are positive. Likewise, many
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This peer reviewed article identifies the benefits of using social media in the classroom and the positive outcomes that can arise from students being connected to their peers and the outside world.

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Social Media Made Simple

Social Media Made Simple | Social Networking in Middle School | Scoop.it
Strategies to help you bring new media into your classroom quickly and effectively. (Plus 10 good sites to use.)
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This article gives insight to how using social media can lead to students becoming more involved in learning rather than having to sit through lectures. It also includes resources for Edmodo and cell phone use in the classroom.

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Steps for successful classroom social media use | eSchool News | eSchool News

Steps for successful classroom social media use | eSchool News | eSchool News | Social Networking in Middle School | Scoop.it
Social media has huge potential in the classroom, because students can connect with peers across the globe--but it must be used correctly.
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This article is written with the understanding that social media isn't new, but the way it is used in education is evolving and becomes new everyday. The article gives steps to successful use of social media in the classroom and connect with people around the world.

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Teaching With YouTube: 197 Digital Channels For Learning

Teaching With YouTube: 197 Digital Channels For Learning | Social Networking in Middle School | Scoop.it
Teaching With YouTube: 197 Digital Channels For Learning
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I never think of Youtube as a form of social media or networking, but it completely is. It is a network that I feel like can be commonly overlooked besides something other than searching random videos. This article lists countless channels on Youtube for learning and gives descriptions to each.

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How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School

How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School | Social Networking in Middle School | Scoop.it
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Resource to use for schools that don't already have social media guidelines. Can be used on a small scale in the classroom or on a larger scale for whole school or districts.

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7 Ways Teachers Use Social Media in the Classroom

7 Ways Teachers Use Social Media in the Classroom | Social Networking in Middle School | Scoop.it
How are teachers infusing social media into their everyday lessons? Here are some examples and ideas for how to best engage students.
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Ideas on how to incorporate social media in the classroom

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