Educational and social networks provide unlimited opportunities for teachers, students and parents to communicate with anyone, anywhere in the world through text, video, pictures and audio.
Students use these networks to communicate, learn, play, discover and entertain themselves. How do teachers use these networks?
Teachers use educational and social networks to complement, expand their teaching and engage students in meaningful learning Two of the most popular and interesting networks are Global Classroom and FaceBook
Internet in changing education.Educational and social networks represent valuable tools for educators to create engaging lessons and prepare students to succeed in a digital era.
Educational and social networks are impacting the way education is delivered, from a teacher-centered context to a student-centered context: Students can post newsletters, writeessaysand compositions, introduce writing prompts, post homework, model the solution of word problems, start online discussions, provide links to other educational sites, post biographies, news, events, and information on historic places, post discoveries, do collaborative publishing and describe projects.
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