Social Media and Education

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Featured here are applications that bring out the best in your digital natives. These digital tools are created for sharing and learning.

Glogster Edu is an excellent way for students to share their work with digital media. Students create a digital poster that incorporates video, photos, music, graphic arts and text. Creativity is unfettered here. Imagination is the only limitation. A teacher can enroll up to 200 students with editable, secure usernames and passwords. The program is a free download.


Wordle is a creative way to display meaningful groups of words. Select them from a favorite blog or create a list. Use your graphic skills to choose fonts, colors and arrangements for a perfect word cloud presentation. Wordle is a free download.

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ToonDoon and Comic Life are novel ways for students to create meaning while having a great time. Both sites have great packages of tools that make designing and publishing graphic stories easy for students. The greatest limitation is their imagination. ToonDoo is free but offers a subscription for a social media version. Comic Life has a 30-day free trial. Current subscription cost is $19.95.

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