Social Networking in Class room Education

In India, laptops are banned in school. And access to social networking sites from school computers is denied. But as technology progresses, the internet can be put to use at schools, in very interesting and effective ways. Here are some ways to integrate social networking into the classroom:
Building a community space:
Forming a virtual community space has never been easier. A couple of clicks and voila! Your classroom has a URL. Facebook pages and groups are convenient options. You could create a page, invite all your fellow students or classmates and share the information away! Not all comfortable with Facebook? Google is among the many competent options too.
It’s homework time!
Every day, students use tonnes of paper for schoolwork. We carry heavy loads of books and notebooks to school. And teachers too, must accept a pile of notebooks to read their students single-page essays. Why invite so much trouble? Teachers could announce their homework on the class webpage and students in turn, could type the homework and upload it to the site, email it to the teacher or share it on Google Docs! There’s a perk to this tech, typed homework helps keep plagiarism in control. Now the teachers can also simply ctrl+C, ctrl+V into the Google search bar to check for authenticity.
Virtual Discussions:
Didn’t have enough time to conduct that discussion in class? Say hello to Facebook discussion, group chat or Google+ hangouts. Teachers can initiate discussions and let students participate in them.

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