Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Social Media Articles-3

editorial: Examining Social Software in Teacher Education

This article is timely in that the two previous articles discussed were related to the students and the underlining question was how do current administrators, teachers and support staff use social media effectively? This article delves into how future teachers are educated to use the very technology they are using to promote learning and teaching in their future occupations. Pointing out the role of social software as an environment that supports scaffolding in learning, active participation of the student, an environment to publish artifacts of their learning and lastly a virtual learning community is really what this course is all about. This article helps one understand how we can use social media in our profession and guide students away from "poor decision making" in posting photos in sites such facebook.

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