Proven Programs in Education is a series of books that draws on the best of Better: Evidence-Based Education, a unique magazine that provides leadership teams in education with the information they need. The series includes four titles: Proven Programs in Literacy; Proven Programs in STEM; Proven Programs in Social Emotional Development; Proven Programs in Classroom Management and Assessment

The Proven Programs in Education series is about research-proven strategies and programs that can be applied in practice. The authors distill their work and research into succinct, easily-digestible articles highlighting the practical implications that teachers, principals, and administrators can use. Each article includes links to further reading and resources that allow readers to delve more deeply into particular issues.

Online Social Networking for Learning

Online Social Networking for Learning
Online social networking for learning

In just fifteen years, Internet connectivity in schools, homes, neighborhoods, and communities has become increasingly pervasive. Since the mid-1990s, the percentage of public schools connected to the Internet exploded from 35 percent to 100 percent. Public instructional classrooms with Internet access grew to 94 percent, up from 14 percent a decade earlier. Outside schools, about 62 percent of all U.S. households have Internet access—many of which are broadband. For U.S. families with children under eighteen, the percentage of Internet-connected households is even higher (70 percent to 80 percent by some estimates). Indeed, the vast majority of young people are going online from a variety of locations, mostly ...

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