Teaching in a Socially Networked Classroom
Today's students are always plugged in and ready to learn—so why not take advantage of this trend inside the classroom?
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The possibilities for social media tools in the classroom are vast. In
the hands of the right teacher, they can be used to engage students in
creative ways, encourage collaboration and inspire discussion among even
A Case for Social Media in Schools
A year after seventh grade teacher Elizabeth Delmatoff started a pilot
social media program in her Portland, Oregon classroom, 20% of students
school-wide were completing extra assignments for no credit, grades had
gone up more than 50%, and chronic absenteeism was reduced by more than a
third. For the first time in its history, the school met its adequate yearly progress goal
Using social media to foster student collaboration, learning
A Chicago-area English teacher is using social media to
help interest his high-school students in literature and reading. Chuck
Moore uses PBworks and edmodo, which both offer free social networks for
students to collaborate and discuss assignments. Moore's students use
the Internet to further their understanding of books and social
networking to discuss books online. "It's like what they're used to
doing when they socialize with each other," Moore said. The SouthtownStar (Chicago)
A free social networking platform for teachers & students
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