Teachers and parents concerned about social media in school might have a look at "10 Ways Facebook Strengthens the Student-Teacher Connection", by New York City educator Lisa Nielsen. She wrote this blog post after attending the just-held education conference Educon in Philadelphia. She'd heard a panel of students who, she writes, "shared the importance of, 'teachers relating to them as people, … [Read more...] about A teacher on Facebook at school
Parents, you’re not just focusing on FB, right?
It's great that parents are getting the message that they can monitor their kids on Facebook by joining it, but they also need to remember that Facebook isn't the all of teen online socializing (even though it's in the news a lot!). It's just the big social utility that aggregates basically "everybody" in teens' real-world school and social lives. But there's plenty more social activity happening … [Read more...] about Parents, you’re not just focusing on FB, right?