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Informational Brief on Social Networking Policy

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INFORMATIONAL BRIEF ON SOCIAL NETWORKING IN EDUCATION

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Prepared in partnership between the New York Comprehensive Center and NYSED, this document briefly outlines the benefits and concerns associated with implementing educational networking in New York State schools and districts. Using evidence from case studies and academic research, it recommends that an educational networking pilot program could be implemented in select schools and districts. The pilot program could be strictly structured to maximize the benefits and minimize the risks of educational networking. Educational networking may be a tool to improve academic performance, engagement, and student leadership - and to address the principles of safe and responsible use of the Internet for teaching and learning.

Last Updated: May 24, 2011