Social Media = Learning?

Not so fast. Fun infographic from Edudemic shows how social media is integrated in the lives of kids ages 12-17. But – social media is not so integrated into their education.

Students like Social Media

How much do students like social media?

The full blog post and the infographic talk a bit about why schools don’t use social media: concerns about bullying, cheating, distraction, etc.

These are all valid concerns. But, I’m betting these things all go on anyway – with or without the technology/social media. Aren’t we better off teaching kids using these tools and thus teaching them appropriate boundaries and uses?

Or, should we continue along this road of ignoring the big elephant in the room, and thus not showing kids how to deal with its implications?


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