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5 Twitter hashtags you should be searching

Social media remains a game-changer in education. Through platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, students are able to collaborate on projects or discussions about assignments. Educators connect with peers across their district, state, or, in many cases, across the world. This ability to stay connected has led to the development of professional learning networks, sometimes called professional learning communities, in which educators build networks of peers they admire, those they share common interests with, and those they hope to learn from. Much of this connecting occurs on Twitter. Many states have regular Twitter chats focusing on general education or highlighting specific education...

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10 ways to use social media to pass bond issues

As the fight to get voter approval for bonds becomes more challenging, school district leaders and their supporters are tapping into Facebook, Twitter, and other forms of social…

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Schools begin teaching kids to cope with life online

Like many kids her age, Bloomingdale High senior Tranae Robinson has dozens of social media applications at her fingertips and routinely logs into at least seven of them…

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16 educators new teachers should follow on Twitter

It’s no secret that new teachers need lots of support, and these days, teachers often find support online and through social media. In fact, following just a few…

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Teachers and social media: trekking on treacherous terrain

Social media has pros and cons when the classroom is involved When news broke last month that Newark teacher Krista Hodges used Twitter to express her desire to…

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5 important K-12 conversations on Twitter

See what K-12 professionals are saying on Twitter about some of the most pressing education and ed-tech issues.…

Suggestions from readers ranged from elementary math apps to assessment apps for teachers.

5 apps to keep parents and teachers connected

As we prepare for a new school year, many parents would like to know how they can better connect and stay in touch with teachers. Maintaining open channels of…

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App of the Week: Kids solve alphabet puzzles, learn phonics

This pre-k app is designed to teach your little sprout basic ABC phonics and letters.…

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App of the Week: Follow that shark!

OCEARCH's Global Shark Tracker lets you observe the navigational pattern of sharks that have been tagged with satellite tracking technology.…

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App of the Week: Browse the Earth’s visual history

What did Earth’s continents and oceans look like 250 million years ago, or even 1 billion years ago? What do we know about the climate back when our…

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6 ways to leverage social media in school

Though some educators are hesitant to embrace it, social media has taken education by storm. All it takes is one look online to see the proof: educators have…

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