Sunday, May 24, 2009

Examining Social Software in Teacher Education

The editorial, Examining Social Software in Teacher Education, while discussing the use of social networking softwares, indicates that research is needed on how to utilize these technologies for teaching, learning, and social networking while keeping students safe. Students utilize many of these social networking innovations and oftentimes are more saavy than the teachers. As we struggle to stay up to date, or even to try to catch up, students forge ahead. While it is often frustrating to not be able to access various sites at school, perhaps it provides educators a window of time to find ways to safely utilize the technology that is available, teach young people appropriate use of sites, particularly in regard to pictures, vulgarity, and other inappropriate postings. We have to move faster in this area than we are going!

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