Putting Social Media to Work For Your District

WHEN PREPOSITIONS MAKE A DIFFERENCE: Social media can often be overwhelming for districts to tackle, with policies to be created, cyberbullies to monitor and scores of potential liability issues at stake. But there’s a difference between social media IN schools and social media FOR schools, according to blogger and former teacher Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano. While enforcing safe social media use in schools is certainly a challenge, it shouldn’t stop educators from sharing their stories. Tolisano offers a litany of ideas and examples of safe ways that schools can share classroom activities, goals and initiatives with parents and the local community.

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