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ERIC Number: EJ824505
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1082-5754
Social Networking for the K-12 Set
Klein, Jim
Learning & Leading with Technology, v35 n5 p12-16 Feb 2008
Education technology leaders are ever seeking new ways to eliminate the traditional social and geographic boundaries that hinder communication and collaboration for both K-12 students and educators. Larger districts with geographically dispersed schools often find that innovative ideas for technology use and integration are balkanized into "islands" of inspired creativity, bound up within the borders of an individual site or department. On rare occasions, these ideas actually spread beyond their immediate sphere of influence, but often only after such an excessive period of time that the technology or idea is less relevant, innovative, timely or effective. California's Saugus Union School District sought a way to make all the latest social networking technologies available to their teachers and students in a cohesive platform. In this article, the author explains how the district went about providing the tools and resources their educators and students needed to better communicate, collaborate, learn, share, and grow, not only among themselves, but with the community at large. (Contains 6 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California