Of the 100 largest school districts in the country, about 86 of them are using Edmodo -- sometimes referred to as the Facebook of education -- in some official way. In this article, David F. Carr, editor of InformationWeek Education, writes about how educators are using the social media tool, including to upload lesson plans and to hold online class discussions. "It's probably the best resource a teacher could have," said Renee Setser, instructional technology coordinator for the Manor, Texas, school district.

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