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Digital Teaching and Learning @PCHS │ January 30, 2017

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Online and Social Media Tips & Hints

The digital world is a fast-paced world that our students often navigate more fluidly than we do. How do we keep up with our students and what they’re exploring while protecting ourselves? Here are some ideas:

  • Join the conversation. Do you see your students online? Ask them about the sites and tools they use. Ask them what they share and why. Are they oversharing? Talk to them.
  • Set up a social media account for your class or program. Seek out our District and Building Guidelines regarding social media. Use it to promote your program. Share events and learning experiences with students and parents.
  • What about passwords? Create passwords that are at least 8 characters, contain at least one capital letter and one lower case letter, and contain a number. Occasionally change your passwords. There are apps and password generators to help with this. Try using a sentence for your password.
  • Check your privacy settings on your accounts. How public or private do you want to be? This can vary by site depending upon the purpose of that site.
  • THINK before you post! Is it True, Helpful, Inspiring, Necessary, or Kind?