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$10,000 Twitter Giveaway For Teachers From Skype Santa

If you’re a teacher fond of using technology in the classroom – or if you know one – you’ll want to check out this give-away.

“Skype Santa” is giving away $10,000 in Microsoft products to the teacher who tweets the most creative contest entry!

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Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest – How Teachers Use Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

The massive growth in social media over the past decade or so has been hugely influential on almost every industry, and the teaching profession is certainly no exception – channels such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have quickly become very popular in the classroom.

Indeed, some 45 percent of K-12 (kindergarten through twelfth grade) teachers update a social networking site for work purposes – almost two-thirds (65 percent) have used YouTube to upload videos and eight percent use Twitter for professional tasks.

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Can Twitter Get You Better Grades? This Professor Thinks So [STUDY]

A new study from Michigan State University suggests that Twitter can be a fantastic learning tool – so if your professor tells you to put away your smartphone, you can show her these findings.
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How Are Educational Institutions Using Social Media? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that 80 percent of U.S. educational institutions are now using Twitter, with more than four in ten (43 percent) saying they’ve had on- and offline success with the micro-blogging network?

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Twitter Education Forum Seeks To Crowdsource Answers And Kickstart Interest

NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin is hosting a live radio broadcast and Twitter Education Forum on October 10.

Why? ”Education has always played a key role in the American dream of advancement and opportunity. But, to this point, the issue has not been a major topic of discussion in this election season.”

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