Social media in education has been growing for years and continues to make a positive outcome for both teachers and students. Teachers have developed personal learning networks, sometimes referred to as PLNs, to transform professional development opportunities. Through Twitter, Pinterest, and others, teachers routinely learn new and effective teaching techniques from their peers.
As you interact more with social media, you leave more and more digital footprints. This is not necessarily a bad thing and can actually be used to positively promote you as a teaching professional. And, the concept of a digital footprint is an important discussion to have with students as well. With smart usage, social media can not only be a great tool for learning, but can be a constructive way to highlight your expertise. Check out the tips below.
More and more parents are googling their kid’s teachers and more and more school districts search online before they hire. As you post an image to Instagram or like a post on Facebook, keep this in mind. Just remember, “If you wouldn’t put it on a postcard and mail it, then don’t post it!” This is good advice for both teachers and students who are using social media.
What tips do you have for either teachers or students?