This is a professional development blog for Nottingham Elementary. We'll be discussing books we have read as a group. Our discussions will be focused on gifted children.
My view on social media has only changed slightly. I already embrace Twitter professionally and see myself as a Crow/Owl (Kindle location 1599). I feel Twitter has strengthen my PLN as a teacher that was once unimaginable (Kindle location 1722).In the past, we have tried to use Facebook for a professional group for Language Arts but it did not work. While we had many followers, we just needed a strong leader to facilitate discussions.What has changed with me is the awe of how older students use social medias such as YouTube to get internships and scholarships (Kindle location 1514). I still believe though younger students (under 13 years old) should not use social media until they understand their own digital footprint.
I agree with Annie Mitchell's response on June 17th in that students under the age of 13 should not use social media because of their maturity or lack thereof. I love her response of " until they understand their own digital footprint." Wow! How powerful is that phrase both literally and visually.
My view of social media has not changed, but has been supported by Pure Genius. I did learn about Twitter lists (page 93-94). I still view 2nd graders as needing a gate keeper on social media, so I will post for our class using my account. We do look at Twitter for the latest information, such as unusual weather. This year my class knew (due to Twitter) about needing to shelter in place before the district notified the school! I have to filter when applicable. I also share some videos or info that is posted on FB, but of course, using my account.The students have loved Google Classroom and Edmodo and it's Learning because of the discussion threads. They use them after hours and during school. We have Skype'd with authors and professionals before, but have done so whole group. (Some students really responded, and others were bored.)@Annie...I see you as a Crow because Owls are followed back by fewer than ten people. Perhaps we are in between types?
Thank you Melanie. I will work hard to maintain my Crow status. You gave me insight that social media is not just Twitter and Facebook. Thank you for making me realize that students are academically social on Edomodo and Google Classroom. Great insight.
My view on social media has changed slightly after reading this book on social media. I learned that I am an Owl. Page 103. I realize that I need to embrace this digital learning and share as an educator to " help propel innovation." Page 102-103.I love his motto " Think before you post." That's something I will outline as part of our digital citizenship unit. I like how he uses social media as a tool for self discovery as a PLN and gain more information from more sources. Page 101.