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Social Media in the Classroom

Posted by Francis O' Toole on November 5, 2012

Education WeekStudents are using more than just Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube in the classroom. Many new social media and networking sites are designed specifically for schools. This free Spotlight examines the wide range of social media platforms and explores how educators are integrating these tools into instruction.

The Education Week Spotlight on Social Media in the Classroom is a collection of articles hand-picked by the editors for their insights on several aspects of social media in education.

•Building connections with classrooms abroad using social media
•Identifying smart and safe social networking practices tailored for K-12 schools
•Creating social media and networking guidelines at the district-level
•Turning to online communities to find resources in science education
•Using Twitter as part of classroom instruction
•Creating virtual book clubs to encourage and develop reading
You get  seven articles  in a downloadable PDF. Click here …

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