Edutopia partners with Facebook to release guidelines for integrating social media into schools

US News reports that in collaboration with Facebook, non-profit Edutopia has released a guide that states how teachers and students should behave whole using social media.  The guide, called “How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School,” was released during teacher appreciation week and includes examples from various schools, such as Minnesota‘s Minnetonka Public Schools social media policy, which explains how teachers should protect confidential information, ensure the safety of students online, and more.

“Without having a plan and a focus on how you’re going to go about incorporating social media, you’re potentially going to find that you’re not able to reap the benefits,”says Cindy Johanson, executive director of The George Lucas Educational Foundation, which produces Edutopia.

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