Archive for May, 2014

social media

 

 

It’s OK to use social media in school!

There, I said it.  It is a part of our student’s lives and we must embrace it in our schools.

We must change our mindsets of what we think schools are about.  We are no longer the only source of knowledge for our students.  They have access to information 24 hours a day if they want it.    Students today have access to so much more than what most of us had growing up, so we must look at our toolbox for teaching and learning and be ready to embrace the use of social media and other digital learning tools or we run the risk of making our schools obsolete.

It is now time to accept this and make sure that we provide a positive teaching and learning environment that includes the use of social media.

Here are links to two articles that really do a great job of analyzing the use of social media in education.  They give real examples of how teachers and administrators are harnessing the power of social media to create better learning environments and making schools relevant for our students today.

The Barriers To Using Social Media In Education (Part 1 of 2)

How To Use Social Media In Education (Part 2 of 2)

 

What are your thoughts on the use of social media in schools?  Are you for it or against it?  Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.