My solution for using other social media tools in the classroom? We use Facebook, Twitter and student blogs in my classroom, all with the tremendous support of our school administrators and parents. The #1 reason? Trust. They trust that my students and I are making the right choices. But trust is a tough trait to come by in public education these days. Tune into MSNBC.com’s Education Nation for those thrilling reports (he says with sarcasm.)
There is another fabulous resource which supports technology in the classroom as well. In fact, its been around for awhile, yet it is receiving a face-lift. iTunes U. A slew of new resources for K-12 learning will include; Designing and Creating Digital Content, Using Technology and Devices in the Classroom, Applying Digital Content in Disciplines, Administration and Leadership, Assessment and Evaluation and much more. Visit the iTunes U site now for incredible resources.