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Careful what you tweet: Police, schools tap social media to track behavior

A teenager who claimed "sarcasm" after talking on Facebook about shooting up a kindergarten spent months in jail this year for making a "terroristic threat." Over the summer, Instagram photos of guns and money led to New York City’s largest gun bust ever. A mom's Facebook photo of her baby with a bong led to her 2010 arrest.

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Facebook and Md. schools partner to combat bullying

Facebook and Maryland's school systems will pilot an initiative next year that should help make it easier to have offensive or hurtful language on the social media site taken down.

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The Emergence of District Social Media Managers

While hiring dedicated social media managers is commonplace in the private sector, it’s rarely seen in school districts.
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School District Creates Social Media Network

Officials look to bolster communications with residents using Facebook, Twitter, and other forms of digital communications. The Wayne (N.J.) Public School District has created a social media network to enhance communication and information sharing with the community.

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Five Ways to Turn PD Into "Personal Transformation"

How can we shift our view of learning in a more meaningful way?

Will Google+ Be the Answer for Safe Social Networking?

The jury is still out on whether or not Google+ will be right for K12 public schools.

Some Worry Missouri Social Media Law Went Too Far

As districts across the country debate the boundaries of social media in the class room, Missouri took an unprecedented step by passing the first statewide law banning teachers from individual communication with their students on social networks.

The Social Media Dilemma

While some districts are making the most of popular social networks, others are not choosing the "Like" button.

Navigating the Landmines of Technology Misuse

These steps will help your district protect students and staff without infringing on their rights.

Social Networking as a Tool for Student and Teacher Learning

Online social networking includes much more than Facebook and Twitter. It is any online use of technology to connect people, enable them to collaborate with each other, and form virtual communities.

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