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How might teachers implement sites like Facebook, Twitter, or Youtube to engage students in their education?

Using today's social networking sites may be an excellent way to engage student in their education because students are already engaged in these sites. I could imagine a teacher taking video notes and then posting it to Youtube for the class.

The teacher may also make use of having a Twitter account. Instead of being forced to have all of the student's cell phone numbers, the students could just follow a teacher's classroom specific Twitter account. Using Twitter, the teacher could also post links to his/her Youtube videos.

This kind of thing could keep students thinking about school more.
What ways do you think teacher should implement social networking sites?

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    Mar 28 2012: I thinking teachers when going through their education or when they go off for training, should be taught on how to take advantage of social network learning. I hear so often that it's a great idea but it causes to much distractions and to that statement I say that this is an idea that will get bigger and if not taught or trained properly teachers in our school systems will fall behind. Now that I had my rant, here's my idea, Network learning: Student and School participation. Have classes create and monitor social network accounts, reward students that participate in sharing their thoughts and ideas on homework, projects, tests, quizzes. Keep in mind this is only an option for the student, I must agree that learning is done in the classroom unless we are talking about learning on an adult level, on an adult level social network learning should be required, encouraged and in practice today. Thank you for all of your time, I hope I didn't rant too much.

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