The last few years have seen a whole host of social approaches and technologies enter the classroom. Whilst the likes of Khan Academy and the MOOC platforms have led the way, there have also been a wave of smaller, but no less innovative, projects. For instance, the likes of Smart Kapp and Socrative are offering up a couple of tools for making the mobiles that most students carry with them better learning tools.
Schools are becoming places were kids are connected to the internet the minute they step in the classroom. With so many people and devices accessing the internet it's important for schools to have the proper security protocols in place to protect their students.
Social media is a well-solidified and very mainstream part of our everyday lives, both personal and business. What used to be the domain of teens and geeks is now home to grandma, cousin Eddie, your pharmacy and favorite restaurant, and your children's school. It's this last entry that becomes a little disturbing in some situations, and it needs to change.
This post was written by guest blogger Susan M. Bearden for SchneiderB.com At a recent Independent Schools conference, I was talking about social media with a Head of School (not my own) who said dismissively, “Oh, we outsource all our social media.” I didn’t say anything, but inside I just cringed...