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Maggie Horne
Reply to Technology
Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:26
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Tracy, this is something that I constantly battle over in my head. Our society revolves around technology and all students should know how to use it, social media included. So much of our students' lives revolve around social media and students can be socially outcast or left behind if that is something that they don't know how to use. In one of the articles I read, they discussed using Twitter as a way to motivate students to write in a way that was not overwhelming because of its 140 character limit. I think it is important to teach students to use such sites as a tool, but instructing students on how to properly use this technology is key. In the article, a boy became upset because he Tweeted about his crush on one of his peers and everyone saw it. His teachers used this as a building block to teach that everything you put on the internet is permanent and how students must be mindful of what they post. These lessons, as well as anything else regarding internet safety, should be taught prior to utilizing these technologies.

  • Re: technology - Tracy Nicole Cornacchio, Wed Jun 17 11:03
    Now that you say that I do remember reading about students using technology such as a computer to socially communicate with others via social networking. The only worry I have about that is that I... more
    • Reply to Technology - Maggie Horne, Fri Jun 19 11:26
    • RE: Tracy's Question - Jordan Seagraves, Wed Jun 17 11:14
      You pose a very important question. I think there could be many answers to your questions. One way is to monitor students while they do their work. If they are writing emails to their e-pal, then... more
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