All around the world, millions share the narratives of their lives in bite-sized language through SMS, status updates on Facebook, 140 character tweets, six second-videos, or memed images. These are our learning rituals in our digital society. Our students create, produce, direct, summarize, translate, and share stories outside of learning institutions daily.
The role of today’s educator is to prepare students to thrive in the world in which they live. In today’s world, if you want to run a business, run for office, or change the way things are run where you live, play, or work, you must be savvy in the use of social media.
Digital Citizenship Certified Educators and Schools have shown a significant commitment to teaching digital citizenship to students, staff, and families. Graphite Certified Educators have contributed high-quality teacher Field Notes on Graphite (Common Sense Media’s edtech ratings and reviews site) and have committed to sharing their technology integration expertise throughout 2014.
Social media is about building relationships. It gives those in the industry a chance to connect and build relationships with others in the industry, educators, and students. It also provides a platform for educators to share with one another and also share with the world the great work of their students!
edWeb community, EdTech Innovators, presented a wide-ranging May webinar, in which presenter, JD Ferries-Rowe discussed how he, as CIO of Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, Indianapolis, IN, brings together BYOT, hands-on PD, and flipped learning to help teachers create a mobile and dynamic classroom experience.
Are your students copyright confused? Do you often hear them asking, “Can I use that?” or pleading ignorance to plagiarism? Consuming and creating media is an important part of students’ lives.