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Social Media Platforms Used as a Learning Tool & Interacting in NJ School

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For most already in the internet marketing field, the internet, social media & mobile devices were not around in school. Most media highlights articles about schools banning mobile devices and social media because they are viewed as a distraction and a problem.[URL="http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2011-07-24-schools-social-media_n.htm?csp=34news"] USA Today[/URL] featured an article today about one school who's principal is leading the way towards embracing social media and using it as a teaching tool in the process.

[I]The principal of New Milford (N.J.) High School has nearly 12,300 Twitter followers (his handle: @NMHS_Principal). He and his teachers use Facebook to communicate with students and parents, and students use it to plan events. In class, teachers routinely ask kids to power up their cellphones to respond to classroom polls and quizzes. Rather than ban cellphones, Sheninger calls them "mobile learning devices."
He replaced the school's "static, boring" website with what has become a heavily used Facebook page, and his teachers encourage students to research, write, edit, perform and publish their work online.[/I]

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