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Using Twitter in Higher Education

  Politicians are increasingly using social media to engage with their constituents, and it has been said that President Obama skillfully used social media, particularly Twitter, to engage younger voters and win both of his presidential elections.  As such, it is important when teaching about policy to ensure that students know how to skillfully navigate […]

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Finding An Online School: The University Level Social Media Revolution

Social media has already revolutionized the college campus. Social media is far more than a slick website, to aid students in finding an online school, it includes all of the various forms of connection made possible by the internet, often with a heavy dose of user created material. Today, social media has grown so important, […]

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11 Olympic Resources to Bring the Games to Your Classroom

Here is a collection of links to resources for bringing the Winter Olympics into your classroom. Twitter hashtags: #Olympics, #Vancouver, #WinterOlympics, #Vancouver2010, #OlympicGames, OG2010, #WinterGames Olympic dot org, the official website of the Olympic movement. Videos, looks ahead, looks behind, peeks into the workings of the IOC. This link connects to the Vancouver porthole. Resources […]

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Social Media Sparks School Policy Debate

Districts take different approaches to keep students safe and provide access to online learning tools.

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In your best Steve Tyler: “Tweeeeeeet E-Moe-Shun”

One hundred forty characters, times 100 people, times 10 posts per day, and multiplied by the number of pages on the internet (at least 7), equals Unlimited Possibilities for professional development at best and mundane hyperactivity bordering on incoherence at worst.  Twitter can be both and neither. The truth is, on the surface, Twitter sounds […]

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