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.
Branding is key. Telling our stories is critical! Why should we allow people to create their own perceptions, which could be rooted in misinformation, based on word of mouth or what is published in the local paper?
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.