Learning Social

Leverage the power of social networking for learning.

What is social media?

Social media refers to the means of interactions among people in which they create, share, and exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks.
How interactive is your class? Homework? Parent Communication?
What area would you like to spice up?
What qualifies as social media?


Twitter is having a epic impact on the education profession! Teachers who have been bit by the Twitter bug are using it to share resources, participate in weekly chats, and build their personal learning network. Students are communicating with authors, state representatives, and other students.

Lesson Ideas for Twitter:

Additional Twitter Training Resources:

The Honest to Goodness Beginner's Guide to Twitter for Teachers
Twitter Video for Teachers

Twitter Accessory Links

URL Shortner - Tiny URL

Showing off Tweets- Visible Tweets

Organizing Hashtags with Hoot Suite

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Instagram is a fast, fun way to share your life in pictures with family and friends. Instagram allows you to share pictures, videos, add captions, and include hashtags.

Lesson Ideas:

Blogs, Skype, Vine, Facebook

Blogs in Elementary Education
Skype in Education
Vine in Education
Facebook in Education


Skype is a free program that allows users to make free face and voice calls over the internet.

What do I need to get started?