Magazine article Technology & Learning

25 Social Networks & Media Sites for Education

Magazine article Technology & Learning

25 Social Networks & Media Sites for Education

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Since I last posted on social networks over a year ago, a number of new ones have been introduced that can be a huge benefit to education. Following is an updated list of my favorite networks for education that target technology literacy. For links to these sites go to

* This list is in alphabetical order.

1.30HANDS LEARNING -The 30hands Learning Community is an excellent cloud-based solution for educators looking to collaborate with others, track or manage students, schedule events, and more.

2. BRAINLY--A fun social network where students post questions and other students from around the world post answers.

3. CLASSHOOK--A great place to find educational videos and clips with a feature that allows teachers to "skip" inappropriate content.

4. CLASSLOOM--Students and educators can share and view resources on this fun social network that works on any mobile device.

5. CLASSROOM 2.0--Created by Steve Hargadon and used by thousands of educators on a daily basis, this site changed the way I viewed education and ignited my passion for edtech and Web 2.0.

6. EDMODO--One of the most popular social media sites/communities. Educators are using Edmodo to connect with peers, students, and parents, find resources, and more in a safe educational environment.

7. THE EDUCATOR'S PLN -Built by Thomas Whitby, this is one of the most popular social networks for educational discussions and forums.

8. EDUCATORSCONNECT--A nice social network for educators to share resources and teaching practices, build friendships, and more.

9. EDUDEMIC--This online community, magazine, and social network has lots of information on technology, education, and integration.

10. EDUTOPIA--Avery popular organization created by the George Lucas Educational Foundation.

11. EDWEB--A great place to connect and share ideas, as well as for professional development.

12. FACEBOOK--, Nuff said!

13. GOOGLE PLUS--While this highly publicized social network by Google is still in its early release, there are a lot of features that make this an attractive option for education, such as hangouts, the impressive group video chat, and circles, which enables users to control posts with privacy settings. …

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