Sunday, 19 February 2012

Social Media - Tools for Schools or the Latest Cultural Bad Boy?

James Careless looks at the role of social media in the classroom and reflects that many still regard it with the same distaste as the older generation did when rock and roll came along.
The NZ Curriculum entreats us to contribute and collaborate - and what better way than using the platforms provided by the whole range of social media.
It's part of my everyday life now so I can see the benefits.  Most of my professional reading comes by way of my laptop or cell phone.  Yet many I work with are still not engaged.  It's certainly where my own children are and want to be.  How should I as an educator, harness this with my students?  Should I at all?  How can I not?