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Social Media can be a powerful learning tool, especially for the generation of students who live on mobile technology. We can fight it…or we can integrate it, but social media is NOT going away.  

Here are a few of my favorite articles on ‘social’ teaching and innovative ways of using new media with students in the classroom (because teachers “Gotta Catch ‘Em All!”):

Changing Our Views on Social Media for Learning – Steven Anderson

#PokemonGo, Being Observant, and Innovation – George Couros

Using Social Media to Tell Your Classroom’s Story – Terry Heick

New Teachers: Are You Using Periscope? #ntchat – Lisa Dabbs

Why I Want My Students Using Social Media  – Adam Schoenbart

Social Media for Administrators – George Couros

DON’T FORGET to feed your OWN Personal-Professional Learning Network! 

Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube: all offer wonderful, timely resources for both educators and parents…

TEN Tips for Becoming a Connected Educator – Elana Leoni 

6 Key Personal Learning Network Literacies Every Educator Needs – John Robinson

So You Have a Twitter Account. Now What? – Jennifer Gonzalez

#PLN image via @SylviaDuckworth