Yes, I teach a class on the use of social media for educators. And yes, I feel like a total poser when it comes to using social media with young people, aka “kids”. So here I am, baring my neck, and asking for help for my #udsnf12 class.
As an experiment, I’d like to ask my super-awesome personal learning network if they have examples of:
1) Links to policies restricting access to certain web 2.0 sites in school districts;
2) Examples of how these policies help/hinder student learning;
3) Workarounds or safe tools used in K12 (mobile tools too);
4) Educators who were able to convince school districts to unlock access to certain services for pedagogical reasons;
5) Practices and case studies related to the use of web 2.0 tools in K12.
Thanks in advance! Did I tell you how awesome you guys are? I’ll see some of you at Educon in January, for sure!
- I had a quick chat in Google Hangouts with Darren Cannell, and he provided this link about the terms and conditions for the virtual high school he works for. http://www.scs.sk.ca/cyber/Admissions.html
- Glen Egbert on Twitter suggested the two following links relater to Twitter in K8. http://www.essentialschools.org/resources/451 and http://langwitches.org/blog/2011/08/27/guide-to-twitter-in-the-k-8-classroom/
- Found this tweet from Jess Gartner: http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2012/10/what-to-do-if-your-school-bans-a-useful-website/
- Stacy Kotch-Jester bookmarked this post on the digital safety debate: http://www.ikeepsafe.org/educational-issues/social-media-in-the-classroom-the-digital-safety-debate-part-1-of-3/
- I also remembered this debate related to Missouri teachers being banned from friending students on Facebook. http://www.zdnet.com/blog/facebook/missouri-teachers-fight-to-be-facebook-friends-with-students/2875