For those who don't use social media, #1 will reign supreme. If you're not already on the social media train, 2014 will be the year to hop on. If you've already been riding the train, check out #2-6 to see what the trends are expected to be!
STUDENT VS. SCHOOL DISTRICT: Here’s two edtech cases for Judge Judy. A New Jersey student is suing the Sterling High School District after being disciplined for a rude tweet about her principal. In nearby Pennsylvania, a student is suing his school district after he was suspended for a Facebook post
Basically, those who Tweet should do so well & worthy. The world IS Watching. So are your future employers or your boss! Or like your principal or your superintendent.
You SHOULD share and share some more ideas, tips, lessons, successess of your students, community good news, & positive messages.
In your Tweets/Blog/FB/Instagram
Don't bash your students, your employer, your school or district, don't curse, dwell on negativity, and really - shouldn't have to say this but don't Tweet about drinking or partying - In fact, for staff or teacher parties off site, maybe we should say "let's enjoy this party responsibly & "not record it"** Or maybe we shouldn't be still going to parties that get that crazy that it's an issue? ;-) j/k
As in all things, educators should be like Caesar's wife - above suspicion or reproach. -BUT that does NOT mean you can't be fun or have a personality! Just be professional.
Delete any late night Tweets! Hey, I bet this would make a good blog post. Hmmmmm brekkie first!
**suggested by @theartguy after he thought my original idea of collecting all the cell phones & cameras was a wee bit controlling or draconian - whatevs! LOL
I spent most of last weekend hanging around hundreds of teenage girls who, like me, were trailing around an up-and-coming teen heartthrob who got his big break on social media. I was there for a story, they for selfies, but while we sat cross-legged ...
Where teens are and where they are not on Social Media.
This Jimmy Kimmel-inspired video, which features teachers at Los Alamitos High School in California reading tweets their students allegedly posted about them, would be brutal to watch if it weren't so amazing.