Welcome to EdSoMe!
Social media represents a new way to educate students and provide critical 21st century skills via tools that are free or cheap. The biggest challenge is to think differently about connecting with and inspiring students. EdSoMe was created as a result of The Portland Project, a social media strategy and implementation in a 92% free and reduced school in the Northern Portland, OR area. The results and more are documented in the EdSoMe blog.
Focused on academic achievement, student engagement, and attendance, the project was responsible for helping George Middle School reach new levels of student interest and engagement. They even met their AYP in attendance for the first time since it was implemented as part of the No Child Left Behind program.
Some of the more interesting interesting results of the project are in the areas of:
- student behavior
- critical thinking
- individualized instruction
- student social interaction
- school communications
EdSoMe has been covered by some of the biggest news agencies around. Click the links below to learn about us on:
Mashable – The Case for Social Media in Schools
Times of India – Why you should get your kids to start blogging
Middle Ground Magazine – Grabbing Students with Social Media
Oregon Education Association – How Social Media Transformed Our School Community
Social media is here as the next stop on the journey of communication transformation. Utilizing it to spark students’ passion for learning is easy and very effective. Join us on the journey. Check out our blog. Join our Facebook Page. Start thinking differently!
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The educational world needs to create a new conversation for students and staff. Educational organizations need to Get Social!