Social Media Soup: Savor the Flavor
June 27, 2013 03:59 pm
It’s Thursday, which means it’s time to talk digital learning! Today’s post comes from Joquetta Johnson, a library media specialist in Baltimore County Public Schools.
As a self-proclaimed Social Media Butterfly, I welcome every opportunity to share my passion and knowledge of using social media as a vehicle for teaching and learning. As an avid user and advocate for social media, in November of last school year, I had the pleasure of teaching the first social media in-service course in my school district. I am still amazed at the number of educators and administrators who view social media tools like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube as evil villains or monsters in a scary movie. Some run… Some hide…. Some brave souls even try to fight “The Twitter” and other social media protagonists. Instead of being fearful and combative, educators and administrators need to embrace and form an alliance with social media and in order to facilitate student engagement and academic success.
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