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Why You Don't Need an Employee Social Media Policy

Scott McLeod, director of innovation for Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency 8 in Iowa, takes a look at social media policies that have worked and those that haven't, and concludes we may be trying too hard.

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Three Essential Shifts in Learning

An eighth-grader teaches a course on 21st-century schools.

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The Social Media Phenomenon Encroaching Into the Classroom

Educators are finding a new way to organize and collaborate resources for transition to the Common Core, curriculum mapping, and classroom activities.

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.

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Toughest Bullying Law in the Country to Take Effect This Fall

New Jersey's tough bullying law with require schools to develop safety teams, investigate complaints and set a deadline for resolving issues.

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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.