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When it comes to social media in the classroom, there are three main concerns: How can we use students’ interest in social media to engage them as learners? How can we help students to understand their digital footprints? And finally, how can we as teachers leverage social media to connect with other educators and grow as professionals? Below, you’ll find resources exploring all three strands. We welcome you to comment, share and explore!

Pros and Cons to Social Media in the Classroom
Should We “Like” Social Media in the Classroom?
Weighing the pros and cons.

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Social Media and Creativity
Using Social Media to Boost Creativity
Five ways to inspire young artists.

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Instagram in the Classroom
10 Ways to Use Instagram in the Classroom
See how you can use this photo-sharing site to engage students.
 
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LEGOs and YouTube: Making Learning Meaningful With Social Media
Making Meaning With Social Media
How sharing work online can take learning to the next step.
 
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Getting to Know One Another With Social Media
7 Social Media Icebreakers
Get to know one another with these social media-inspired activities.

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Ideas for Using Social Media on Pinterest
Social Media on Pinterest
We’ve saved some of our favorite ideas for teaching with social media from around the Web.
 
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Using Social Media to Reach Students’ Parents
5 Ways to Engage Parents Online
Social media makes it easy to connect with students’ families.

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Preventing Online Friendship Troubles
Teaching Kids to Be Nice Online
These smart tips can help you reduce online friendship troubles.
 
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Interacting With Students on Facebook
Should You “Friend” Your Students?
Our teacher community weighs in.
 
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Is LinkedIn Right for Educators?
Should Teachers Join LinkedIn?
What educators can expect from the professional networking site.
 
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10 Best Online Teacher Communities
The Best Online Teacher Communities
Our favorite sites for connecting with other educators.
 
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5 New Social Media Tools for Teachers
5 New Social Media Tools Worth Exploring
There are new social media tools every day—but these ones stand above the rest.
 
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