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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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    Apr 11 2012: Hi Alex. Thanks for your response. I started my staff using twitter during staff meetings and other prof learning sessions. You need to create a # tag for the group. We have one for this year # staidans2012. Whenever we learn something staff are encouraged to tweet using the #tag eg. It might look something like this.....

    #staidans2012. Great learning today. Teachers collaborating to plan challenged based learning for term two. Lots of good ideas shared.

    I would do a similar thing with students. The tweets can be saved as a search for future reference thus providing a learning log.

    Many of my teachers set up blogs for their students to share learning.

    Hope this helps you. Let me know if I can assist further

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