• Educators interested in using social media to enrich learning will enjoy these ideas for using social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Skype in the classroom from Online Universities. The post includes real examples of educators using social media in their classrooms. Here are some ideas for K-12 classrooms.
    • Make literature real. Have students create a Facebook page for a character from literature you are studying like this class did.
    • Follow famous people. Many famous people are on Twitter.
    • Twitter treasure hunt. Use GPS treasure hunting to send students in search of educational clues as one teacher did. (Skip to number 22 in the slide show.)
    • Learn probability. This elementary teacher uses Twitter to teach the concept of probability.
    • Study geography. Use a combination of Twitter and Google Earth to help teach geography-based lessons. This teacher used his network of Twitter followers to create an interactive lesson for his young students.
    • Connect with other classrooms. Collaborate with another classroom
    • Field trips. Use Skype to bring the field trip into the classroom
    • Conference with parents. Stay connected with parents through social media
    • Geocaching is an outdoor activity in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers (called “geocaches” or “caches”) anywhere in the world. A typical cache is a small waterproof container usually a tupperware container containing a logbook. Many innovative educators are using it as an effective learning tool. To learn more, visit http://www.geocaching.com/

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