A Minute With | Illinois -On social media in schools -Vanna Pianfetti | Innovations in e-Learning | Scoop.it

"The likelihood of finding social media as a mainstream resource in the classroom these days is not very high, for two reasons: Educators don’t know how best to use the tools, and most school districts are blocking Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and other social media so they can’t be accessed at schools. Primarily, this is the result of uncertainty about what information can be found on these sites and the need to protect students."

 

Vanna says .."What I want to see is not that we’re restricting their use, but we’re looking at ways of providing professional development opportunities to our teachers and how they should be using media. Address the hidden concerns – determine the sites that our students are visiting and figure out how we can use this to better understand our students’ needs and how to help them or inspire them." Read more