Monday, May 3, 2010

Think Outside the Ban! Empower Students to Use The Power of Social Media

I recently wrote about a Student Who Uses Facebook to Organize Massive High School Walkout to protest recent education cuts through a call to action on Facebook.

Now, less than a week later a NJ Principal Asks Parents To Ban Social Networking.

There are forward thinking principals who responded via interviews which you can hear here and read about here.

If you want to see my reaction visit the comments left on the article and leave your own.

1 comment:

  1. As a seventh grade middle school English teacher, I am acutely aware of the knowledge gap between me and my students when it comes to the speed and agility with which they navigate through Wikis, texting twitter, etc. As ed researcher Will Richardson wrote, "Today's schools are faced with a difficult dilemma that pits a student body that has grown up immersed in technology against a teaching faculty that is less facile with the tools of the trade." It is clear that we need more teacher-leaders for ed tech, as well as more intensive programs designed to help teachers hit the ground running. Any less and we would be doing our students a disservice. I was on a field trip recently