Guest post by Computer Teacher & Tech Coordinator, Chris Casal | Cross posted at The Casal Operating System
Editor's note: Chris Casal is a member of the NYC DOE Social Media Advisory Team. His insights have helped inspire and guide teachers in the effective use of social media in the classroom. Here's how he does it.
I am often asked about how we use "social media" here at PS 10. It is a question that is both simple & easy to answer and one that is also complex and nuanced.
Here is how we use it at PS 10
I do not permit the use of any student's personal email or social media accounts. Anything we do in the lab, or in school, I stress needs to be done within the confines of the school/educational setting. If a student has a personal Twitter or Facebook account, that is between the student and their parents. They are not permitted to access or use those accounts during the school day.
I hope that brings some clarity to the use of "social media" within PS 10. Everything done with social media is done to help create a transparent learning environment, teach 21st century skills and proper use of related digital tools, and meet the needs of all learners through differentiation while also meeting CCSS.
Author's note: This post was originally written as a primer for parents on how the staff & students use various "social media" tools as part of the instructional day. It originally appeared on the PS10Tech blog