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What is Social Media?

What is social media? Merriam-Webster define social media as "forms of electronic communication (as Web sites for social networking and microblogging) through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content (as videos)."

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Social Media in Schools

Project Overview

Students use social media sites everyday outside of school to communicate and share ideas; yet often times schools ban their use during the school day. How can these social media tools be integrated effectively and responsibly to support 21st century learning?


You will be researching a social media tool from the perspectives of various stakeholders to decide the fate of social media in your school.  At the conclusion of your research, you will be compiling your findings into a presentation.  You will be sharing your presentation with the school board in an attempt to persuade them.

Kate Wellner

Kate Wellner