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January 15, 2010

The Value of Integrating Social Media into Education

Dean Long, of LAUS, only needs two minutes to perfectly explain how every educator should be thinking about social media.

And if your life is too busy for a two minute interlude, here are the highlights:
  • Use SM (Social Media) to cultivate a community around the activities already being done on campus
  • Support student bloggers
  • Let students be the producers of the school's content
  • Give students the capacity to think and reflect around their experiences
  • Schools benefit by showcasing what they do to a larger audience
  • Using SM will cultivate a larger community
  • Reflective learning is nothing new, the new challenge is translating the goal into a digital era


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