Social Media Guidlines
social media used in instructional activities.
Is social Media good to use in Instructional Activities?
A Twitter “channel.”
The Twitter micro blogging service, with its 140-character limit, is a good choice for teachers who want to deliver short bursts of information to students or help them practice concise writing.
Examine Your School Culture Before deciding on what Social Media To use.
Make sure material is "Classroom/Kid" Friendly
Pen Pals In the classroom DONTS
1. Don’t become class pen pals with someone who you
cannot verify is a teacher in a school. There are many
predators out there who will happily become pen pals
with your class and even create phony personas to
gain personal information about students. Always be
cautious and use your intuition. If something does not
seem quite right, trust your instincts and decline the
invitation to become pen pals.
2. Don’t give out your students’ full names or other
personal information. Make sure that students do not
give out this information either. If there are children in
class with the same first name, use the first initial of
their last name to distinguish them. Home addresses
should also never be given out. While this project is
a fun way to connect and get students excited about
learning, you need to be vigilant about their safety.
3. Don’t post students’ pictures on your class website. It
may be tempting to post pictures of your students or
their pen pals on your class blog or photo site, but by
putting children’s pictures online, you expose them
to risks that you may not be aware of. If you want to
exchange pictures with the other class, be sure that
the other teacher is in agreement about not posting