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Tinley Park teacher uses social media as learning tool

November 29, 2010

This is an excellent article about one teacher’s strategy to get his students reading.

Chuck Moore, an English teacher at Tinley Park High School, uses edmodo.com in the classroom as an interactive reading guide for students.

 

“I have a growing concern for my books, because a good book is a tattered book,” Chuck Moore, a Tinley Park High School English teacher said. “A neglected book is a brand new book, and I’ve noticed that the longer I teach, the more my books come back to me in pretty good condition.”

Moore faces a challenge that many educators are probably familiar with: How to keep increasingly tech-savvy students interested in actual books. His solution? To incorporate elements of social media into his lesson plan. More…

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