I saw a terrific post earlier day by John Spencer that made me think about how we use and/or ban social media in our schools. I think social media policy is one area in which we need reform. So many schools are eager to completely ban social media because it is EVIL! Yet, we expect students to know how to navigate the waters of Facebook, Twitter, and the like when we have not taught them how to properly use these tools. Banning these tools is not the correct mindset. Let’s bring these sites into the classroom and teach students how to use them properly.
Be sure to visit John’s site for a cool infographic that basically sums up the above.