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For example: Social media can hinder learning but also enhance education. This has a significant impact on k-12 learners because in the new age of cell phones and advancements in technology students are surely involved in social media. The following is guideline for teachers to follow in order to successfully transition into the age of overwhelming social media use, and without the student’s learning being suppressed. In fact social media can be a positive if handled correctly.


* Make social media purposeful and ensure students are clear about the "why."

* Match the type of social media with the learning outcomes for students.

* Help students learn about social media overstimulation and how to stay focused.

* Support student safety and decision-making by including discussions on digital footprints, cyber-bullying, and plagiarism.

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We believe that the best place to impose a solution would be in classroom, online or not. We then suggest to create school programs that can offer student choices. For example , choice for formative assessment tools, progress tracking and comprehensive testing. Applying the fundamentals of social media understanding and its effects on our society can help solve the problems that we are currently experiencing. Software programing will need to achieved and funded in order to make the most desirable finished product that is attractive to students.

Policy change needs to be implemented and kept. In an article written by Hannah E. Karpman and James Drisko they indicated the current policies in table 1 below.

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