Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Schools and Social Media

Educators worldwide recognise the needs for students to be active participants in the highly connected world in which we live.  The use of social and mobile technologies to communicate, connect, collaborate and learn are now a standard part of the lives of our community.  However, schools are grappling with how to balance this with the concerns from the school and its community over possible issues around online bullying, security and distraction of students in using this media.

A few resources for our schools to help utilise social media effectively:

 Available from the Learning Exchange Library.

Communicating and Connecting with Social Media,
by William M Ferriter, Jason Ramsden, Eric Sheninger
Bloomington IN: Solution Tree Press, 2011

Blogs, Wikis, Podcast and other powerful Web tools for classrooms.
by Will Richardson, California: Corwin press, 2006

Web based resources

Using Mobile and Social Technologies in Schools, NASSP

Tweet Smarter:

Top 10 Social Media Tips For Teachers:

3 principals promote learning with mobile devices and social media

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