If we truly believed these mission statements we • show students how to edit their privacy settings and use groups in Facebook instead of banning online social networks because they’re ‘dangerous’ and/or ‘frivolous’ • teach students to understand and contribute to the online information commons rather than ‘just saying no’ to Wikipedia • put a robust digital learning device into every student’s hands (or let them bring and use their own) instead of pretending that we live in a pencil notebook paper and ring binder worldClick here for the complete list from Scott McLeod’s Big Think Blog
Some questions for you:Why is it important for administrators to usesocial media?What impact will it have on their school?What impact will it have on the teachers?What impact will it have on students?
Why do we need to embrace Social Media? “To promote student learning through the use of mobile learning devices and social media in instruction that further prepares students to be active, constructive participants in the highly connected world in which they already live and will soon work.." (From NASSP Position Statement on Using Mobile and Social Technologies in school) 2011
Why do we need to embrace Social Media? "Students in the 21st century should have experience with and develop skills around technological tools used in the classroom and the world around them. Through this they will learn about technology and learn through technology. In addition, they must be able to select the most appropriate tools to address particular needs." From NCTEs Framework for 21st Century Curriculum and Assessment 2007
Why do we need to embrace Social Media? “Just as media and technology are integrated in school and life in the twenty-first century, skills related to media use (both critical analysis and production of media) are integrated throughout the standards.." (From Common Core State Standards) 2011
How mySocial Media connections impacted BHS The School That Launched 1,000 iPads - Google Doc