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Social Media Tools in School

From eSchoolNews (free registration may be required) - ten ways schools are using social media tools effectively.


Added by Sarita Pillai on October 26, 2011 at 9:32am — 2 Comments

Skype in the Classroom - New Global Community for Educators

Skype has launched a global community for educators called Skype in the classroom. The free service connects teachers from around the world to allow them to communicate, collaborate on projects, draw expertise from one another, and share learning materials and best practices. It also serves as a launchpad for connecting students with their peers in classrooms across the planet using Skype video.  You can read more in this week's issue…


Added by Sarita Pillai on March 31, 2011 at 11:00am — 6 Comments

Social media tools turn things around for a middle school

Interesting article in the October 2010 issue of  Middle Ground. An urban middle school with huge challenges and great programs still hadn't figured out how to touch that desire-to-learn nerve in their kids."Grabbing Students with Social…


Added by Mary Henton on January 25, 2011 at 2:58pm — No Comments

The "All" Digital Classroom

A laptop initiative in a Wisconsin school district has teachers using digital media instead of text books in their classrooms. Other states (including Maine) have tried similar programs, and while results vary opinions on the issue are always mixed. Some educators say the change allows for more flexibility in the curriculum and helps schools cut costs, but others are concerned about how an all-digital classroom will affect student learning.


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Added by Sarita Pillai on January 18, 2011 at 10:54am — 3 Comments

Improving Student Learning with iPod Technology

The iREAD -- I Record Educational Audio Digitally -- program showcases how teachers and schools are using iPod applications to boost achievement and excite students about reading, writing, and math. It's now a nationwide program used in more than 100 K-8 classrooms. Interesting to think about how this might apply to science and other content areas.…


Added by Sarita Pillai on May 20, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Facebook as an Organizational Tool for Students and Teachers?

An interesting article from Edutopia on the role of social media in education. http://www.edutopia.org/social-media-education-examples-facebook.

Added by Sarita Pillai on May 12, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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