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Sterling Spencer

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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 20 2012: I have fully integrated Facebook into my classes. It is a really dynamic tool. Students use it in really interesting ways in and out of the classroom. If you want to know more I have a blog post on it with samples. Please let me know.
    • Apr 20 2012: what is your blog on integration of facebook into the classroom. I do not have a facebook account yet - any suggestions on that too would be welcomed

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