Social Media


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This page contains links for information on how to use social media effectively in the classroom, specially designed educational media tools and sites for information on social media.



Google in Education www.google.com/edu/teachers/ All the google tools to assist in education
FakeBook www.classtools.net/fb/home/page Use this to create a profile pages for educational purposes and study - consider a "Facebook" page for George Washington for example
Mighty Bell mightybell.com Don't worry if you can't use Facebook, create online groups for creative projects
Edmodo www.edmodo.com connect learners with resources
Kidblog kidblog.org easily create a class and import a whole class list with names and passwords

Social Media for Kids www.socialmediaforkids.com/ Teaching young people how to navigate the web in a safe manner.

Search Education www.google.com/insidesearch/searcheducation/ a tool to help teach students good searching skills

Froggy the Internet Wizard bookbuilder.cast.org/view.php?op=view&book=51461 A bookbuilder book for students to teach them about the Internet, possible dangers and cautions.
Anti-Cyberbullying for Parents bookbuilder.cast.org/view.php?op=view&book=68041 A bookbuilder resource for parents for monitoring responsible use for their children.


ScreenCast and Video Creation

Jing www.techsmith.com/jing.html Screenshots and screencasts - videos of your computer screen
Screencast-O-Matic www.screencast-o-matic.com/ Free online screen capture recording
ScreenR www.screenr.com/ Records directly from web page and videos play on Mac, PC and even iPhone.
GoView goview.com/goldwyn/spring/play?method=indexPage Screencapture that allows some editing
Overstream www.overstream.net/ Screencast videos that provide ability to add sub-titles

WeVideo www.wevideo.com/ Video Editing