Spotlight on Social Media in the Classroom

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On Social Media in the Classroom

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The Education Week Spotlight on Social Media in the Classroom is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • 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

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American students are teaming up online with classrooms around the world to learn valuable lessons about current events, economic trends, and cultural norms.
February 1, 2012 – Education Week

In the age of Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter, some schools instead turn to social networks designed specifically for education.
June 15, 2011 – Education Week

The guidelines recommend prohibiting students and teachers from being "friends" on popular social-networking sites such as Facebook.
May 9, 2012 – Education Week

With the availability of user-friendly home cameras and desktop publishing, thousands are posting videos and websites dedicated to science.
April 6, 2011 – Education Week

Bill Ferriter discusses several ways that teachers can use Twitter in classrooms to encourage reflection and conversation among their students.
December 13, 2011 – Teacher

Once an advocate for using social media applications and cell phones in class, this English teacher has changed his stance on the kinds of technology teachers should incorporate into their instruction.
May 30, 2012 – Teacher

Virtual book clubs can help engage students in independent reading by giving them opportunities to stay connected beyond the classroom, says Ryan Kinser.
September 20, 2011 – Teacher

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