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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 30 2012: I think it boils down to how the younger generation feels about technology. If Tech continues to become more intertwined in all our lives, I don't think we would have any choice but to change the way and the channels in which we teach. This includes even children and teenage students.
    Thank you for your time.

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