Social Networking and Digital Communica5ons Christopher Wells Director of IT Policies and Communica5ons Informa5on Management Division GwinneA County Public Schools christopher_wells@gwinneA.k12.ga.us
Teaching & DigitalCommunication Christopher Wells
PostingStupid Stuff Gets YouUnemployed! Christopher Wells
Who IS this guy? • GCPS in 2001 • AUPs • Wikipedia • CIPA and FERPA
Teaching • Dynamic • Intense • Public • Expecta5ons
Teachers areNOT the public! • Code of ethics • Student protec5on • Teacher protec5on • Mandatory repor5ng
Ethics• Social norms • Explicit vs. Tacit • YOU are the group
Example: Code of Ethics• Professional Standards Commission, Standard 10: Professional Conduct • An educator shall demonstrate conduct that follows generally recognized professional standards and preserves the dignity and integrity of the teaching profession.
Facebook Status• Lindsay (worker) and Brian (boss) – Lindsay: OMG I HATE MY JOB!! My boss is … always making me do stuﬀ just to p**s me oﬀ!! – Brian: Hi Lindsay, I guess you forgot about adding me on here? Firstly, dont ﬂaAer yourself…. and lastly, you also seem to have forgoAen that you have two weeks leb on your six-‐month trial period. Dont bother coming in tomorrow. Ill pop your P45 in the post and you can come in whenever you like to pick up any stuﬀ youve leb here. And yes, Im serious.
How Important IS Your Privacy, Anyway?• Facebook default sefngs over 5me • Source: hAp://maAmckeon.com/facebook-‐privacy/ • MaA McKeon -‐ developer with the Visual Communica5on Lab at IBM Researchs Center for Social Sobware
GOOD Emails, as opposed to BAD Emails • Audience clearly iden5ﬁed (To:, CC:, BCC:) • Message is short • Message is clear • Ac5on or feedback is iden5ﬁed
Components of Ineﬀec5ve Email • Poorly deﬁned subject • Disorganized content • Missing cri5cal informa5on • Unclear ac5on or request • Content is too wordy, long and diﬃcult to read (which includes bad grammar)
MANAGE YOUR FACE!!!!Pos5ng / Privacy / Professionalism / Friending
Smart habits are easy,Stupid decisionsare searchable.
Show ‘n Tell!• GwinneA County Public Schools Resources (gwinneA.k12.ga.us/gcps-‐imdweb01.nsf) • Na5onal School Boards Associa5on: Technology & Learning Network (www.nsba.org/tln) • State of Georgia Resources (public.doe.k12.ga.us/sia_5tleiv.aspx?PageReq=SIABully)
Show ‘n Tell!• Clicking with Cau5on (hAp://www.nyc.gov/html/media/html/news/clickingwithcau5on.shtml) • GCPS “Parental Control Sobware” Video & Guide (www.gwinneA.k12.ga.us/gcps-‐mainweb01.nsf/pages/Makeadiﬀerence) • Resources from Illinois (www.illinoisaAorneygeneral.gov/cyberbullying/for_parents.html) • State of Idaho Parents Guide to Social Networking Websites: (www.ag.idaho.gov/publica5ons/ internetSafety/ParentsGuideToSocialNetworkingWebsites.pdf)
Ques5ons? Christopher WellsDirector of IT Policies and CommunicationsInformation Management DivisionGwinnett County Public Schoolschristopher_wells@gwinnett.k12.ga.us