This session will share what we’re learning about using social media in education through findings of a NSF-supported exploratory research grant. Researchers at the Center for Research on Learning, along with classroom teachers and students, have partnered together to explore the opportunities provided through social media (including Twitter, Facebook, Wordpress, Skype, Google docs, and Blackboard). While our focus has been to enhance the practice of scientific argumentation in high school Biology classes, findings can be generalized to teachers and students in all grade levels and content areas. In this session we’ll share how social media supports professional learning for teachers and academic learning for students. In addition, we’ll discuss what we’re learning about classrooms that use social media to foster academic interactions. Join this session to discuss implications for platform usage, digital citizenship, providing authentic learning experiences in classrooms, and more!