Monday, September 12, 2011

More schools embrace social media in the classroom, courtesy of ASCD Smart Brief

 While the controversy rages on, one school district decides to use social media for part of their classroom instruction.  The following article, outlines a variety of student and teacher uses.  Take a look and see what might apply to your classrooms. 




 
More schools embrace social media in the classroom
  • More New Jersey teachers are seeing the academic benefits of social media, using it as part of classroom instruction. The Freehold Regional High School District has its own Twitter account, and several teachers use the tool to post class assignments, communicate with students about their work or encourage more concise writing. "This technology makes it so much easier for teachers to engage students. ... It's taking the school out into the real world," curriculum administrator Jeff Moore said. Asbury Park Press (Neptune-Asbury Park, N.J.) (8/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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