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Social Networks & Education

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Social Media is such a big business, education cannot ignore it.

Echo Chamber You select what you want to read about itYou make critical decisions on what you want to experienceYour stream of blogs and microblogsThe forums you want to be inYou select the information based on who you trustHow students gain information
How adults and youth gain information and use information is differentTeens (54%) get news from social mediaMore and more adults get news from social media, however, many feel this is a problem and are concerned by the mix of news that people see each day.Teachers use social media to get new teaching ideas, find resources, stay on top of trends and news and connect with other educatorsCybersafety is a major concern facing schools Teachers & schools need a social media strategyStrategies to increase learning engagementStrategies for inclusionStrategies for co-creationStrategies to protect student and teacher identitySocial media is an ecosystem
It changes rapidlyIt is compl…