Teachers seek professionally driven social networking

Facebook remains a popular social-networking site for teachers in their personal lives, but for professional uses, teachers increasingly seek social networks tailored for educators, a recent survey shows. More teachers say they are joining sites such as edWeb and Edmodo, which aim to provide secure spaces for teachers to facilitate student learning and grow professionally. "A lot of teachers are on Facebook as general-population consumers," said Jessie Arora, founder of Teacher Square. "[But] they aren't on Facebook with their teacher hats on."

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