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Social Media: An Essential Tool for K-12 Classrooms

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January 29, 2014 By: Lisa Nielsen

Jan 29

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Join me this evening at 4pm Eastern Time and hear me discuss why social media is an essential tool for K-12 classrooms.

While there are some educators who feel the best advice when it comes to social media is to stay away, I disagree. In fact, I tell teachers that if they’re not preparing students to use social media effectively, they're not doing their job.

Why?

Because, the role of today’s educator is to prepare students to thrive in the world in which they live. In today’s world, if you want to run a business, run for office, or change the way things are run where you live, play, or work, you must be savvy in the use of social media. If we do not ensure our kids are equipped to do so responsibly and effectively, we are robbing them of the real and relevant education they deserve.

In tonight’s webinar, I share how educators are using social media such as Facebook and Twitter both as powerful tools for professional development as well as how to use them as a vehicle for student learning.

I’ll share how one teacher uses Facebook with first graders to strengthen the home school connection, and how another uses Twitter with second graders to increase tourism in their community. You’ll also discover how schools are using social media to share the stories of their classroom with the world and even use it as tool to increase enrollment.  


I hope you’ll join me today to get some great ideas on how to use social media for teaching and learning in your school or district.

Details:
Topic: Social Media: An Essential Tool for K-12 Classrooms
When: Wednesday, January 29, 2014- 4pm / Eastern Time
Community URL: www.edweb.net/digitalcitizenship

The webinar will be recorded and archived in the community after the event.

Lisa Nielsen writes for and speaks to audiences across the globe about learning innovatively and is frequently covered by local and national media for her views on “Passion (not data) Driven Learning,” "Thinking Outside the Ban" to harness the power of technology for learning, and using the power of social media to provide a voice to educators and students. Ms. Nielsen has worked for more than a decade in various capacities to support learning in real and innovative ways that will prepare students for success. In addition to her award-winning blog, The Innovative Educator, Ms. Nielsen’s writing is featured in places such as Huffington Post, Tech & Learning, ISTE Connects, ASCD Wholechild, MindShift, Leading & Learning, The Unplugged Mom, and is the author the book Teaching Generation Text.

 

Disclaimer: The information shared here is strictly that of the author and does not reflect the opinions or endorsement of her employer.

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