A discussion of Media Smarts survey that examined the role of networked technologies in young Canadian’s lives
Tag / Digital Citizenship
Way back in January I started a list of trending educational topics I wanted to write about. My thinking at the time was that many of terms have a sort of cool cachet about them, a buzz that attracts people, but it was hard to say why. They were sort of like paper lanterns that […]
Lists of ‘rules’ for online behaviour reinforce the misconception that online and real life is different. We must help students understand that social media, texting, etc. are public spaces and the same rules that apply in other public spaces also apply there.
Social media gives us a window into students’ thoughts, attitudes and emotions about teachers and schools. What do we do with that? Do we ‘shoot the messenger’ and try to suppress those views? Or do we take advantage of it and ask the harder questions?