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Digital Tools for 21st Century Content Area Classrooms

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Although most of us are new to using many of the social media venues available, especially in the classroom setting, we can see possibilities for how several social media venues can promote learning, including: Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Google+ Hangouts with Extras, Blogs, Diigo, Wikis,, we can see these benefits across our content areas for teaching and learning: 1) Online digital communication can be used to have conversations distantly, asynchronously and with access to experts. There is an authentic audience of known and unknown players who will respond in authentic ways. 2) Students may be more comfortable commenting or participating through the Internet, because other people feel more like peers. The distance can allow those who feel pressure speaking in class to participate.


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