Showing posts from June, 2010

Social Networks & Education

Social Media is such a big business, education cannot ignore it. Echo Chamber You select what you want to read about it You make critical decisions on what you want to experience Your stream of blogs and microblogs The forums you want to be in You select the information based on who you trust How students gain information How adults and youth gain information and use information is different Teens (54%) get news from social media More and more adults get news from social media, however, many feel this is a problem and are concerned by the mix of news that people see each day. Teachers use social media to get new teaching ideas, find resources, stay on top of trends and news and connect with other educators Cybersafety is a major concern facing schools Teachers & schools need a social media strategy Strategies to increase learning engagement Strategies for inclusion Strategies for co-creation Strategies to protect student and teacher identity Social media is an ecosystem It changes