Social Media is an incredible resource for education. Educators can learn, share, connect and more with educators from around the world. They can collaborate and communicate with students, parents, and colleagues. There are many different social media networks, and lots of ways to use them.
Social media has been embraced by many educators, but many other educators, administrators and parents are concerned about using social media with students. Edutopia has a great article by Vicki Davis entitled "A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom" that goes over these concerns, myths about social media in education and some great tips and examples for using social media. It's a must read.
Here are some other great resources for learning more about social media in education:
Social Media in Education - connect, share, learn, communicate and more
Social Media Cheat Sheets - free tips and more for social media sites