This week I had the pleasure of working with Hyomin to discuss the use of technology in the classroom. Our topic was parent permission for the use of social media in the classroom, mainly Twitter. We decided to make a text conversation between a teacher (Ms.Anderson) who would like Twitter in her classroom and a parent (Sharon Smith- Amy’s mom) how does not understand or agree with social media at her child’s age. Coming from a house hold in which I did not get Facebook until I was 13 and Instagram until 17, I understand where both the teacher and mother are coming from. Let me know what you think.
Here is a sample newsletter that would be sent home with the students to describe Twitter in the classroom.
These would just be some of the resources that would be shared with the parents and students…
4 thoughts on “Social Media Permission”
You brought up some great points in this blog post/text messages. I really liked how the “teacher” offered to not put students full names or pictures on Twitter in order to not get as much exposure. Another idea could be to have the students Twitter accounts set to private – depending on what they are going to be using Twitter for in the class. This was very informative!
Thanks for this Alexa, I did not even know it was possible to make a twitter account private
You both brought up some amazing points! I like how you brought up digital etiquette and the importance of cyber safety! Also LOVED how you provided a sample newsletter that goes home to each of your students!
I really liked that you provided an example of a newsletter that would go home with your students! The way that this situation was handled was done very professionally and in a way that neither party would be upset at the end of it! Keep up the good work!