The drawbacks of social media are well-documented—like anonymous trolls posting negative comments just to spark controversy. However, said Jamie Knowles, Senior Manager of Educator Professional Learning Programs at Common Sense Media, social media also has the ability to help users share their stories and shed a positive light on their activities. In his presentation, “Educators and Social Media: Avoiding the Pitfalls,” Knowles discussed some challenges of using social media but also the positive ways schools are using it to educate and communicate with their families.
Students and parents are on social media all the time. It is time to join them, model for them, and reach them where they are spending their time. This webinar will define social media and explore a variety of tools that will allow you to communicate with others in your learning community and reach out to other learners or experts from around the world.