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Best Practices for Teachers Using Social Networks for Personal Use

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Examples for Acceptable Classroom Use:


Class Website 

  • a calendar of class events (including field trips, student birthdays, special events)
  • a copy of acceptable use policy;
  • a summary of what the students are learning and what is going on in the classroom;
  • the week's spelling or vocabulary list;
  • pictures of the students at work in the classroom;
  • hotlist of websites for students and their parents to visit;
  • place for parents to post questions and/or comments;
  • a list of upcoming deadlines;
  • assignment expectations and rubrics;
  • a summary of day' acctivities for absence students.

Class Projects

  • Blog about a place students are studying
  • Blog classroom discussions about literature
  • Use a blog to post class notes

TeachersFirst More Blog Ideas for the Classroom



  • adapting a document for a new audience
  • brainstorming
  • chronicle an ongoing event
  • class practice tests
  • class-produced exam study guide
  • classroom learning beyond the classroom
  • classroom websites
  • club activities
  • collaboration of notes
  • collective note-taking
  • computer program coding
  • concept introduction
  • content presentation
  • discussion questions
  • experiments
  • exploratory projects
  • favorite booklists
  • frequently asked questions
  • group collaboration on writing sentences
  • group presentation
  • group problem-solving
  • help-desk training
  • individual assessment projects
  • instructional design plan
  • interactive library research
  • lab report
  • lessons summaries
  • newsletter
  • open storytelling
  • organizing audience sessions for speech class
  • peer counseling
  • peer editing
  • peer tutor training
  • poem construction
  • posting web quests
  • presentation/paper/course development
  • problem-solving
  • procedural manuals
  • proofreading
  • role playing
  • scenarios - potential indicators
  • student papers
  • teacher collaborative on best practices  
  • teacher editing marks or corrections
  • teacher posts  
  • website design  
  • what if?

Examples of educational wikis




Comments (1)

David Ligon said

at 3:31 am on May 23, 2009

Guided appropriate use, backed up by monitoring and disciplinary sanctions for policy violations may allow Web 2.0 to succeed in the K-12 environment.

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