Tuesday, March 13, 2012

#edchat: Social Media

So I just finished up participating in #edchat, and what an experience.  There was a lot going on and a lot of topics being thrown out.  I found it distracting when people kept retweeting the same comments over and over. I also think it was distracting because there are just too many people on there with so many strong opinions.  It was good to see the pros of allowing social networks in schools, but no one really talked about the potential issues it can cause, and how much you are able to allow and monitor it.  I think that social media has a time and place and can be a good thing in classes, but not all the time and not for every project.  It should be an allowed resource for interest, but definitely in moderation.

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