Should Teachers Use Social Media Anonymously?

TWEETING FROM THE SHADOWS: Should teachers use social media anonymously? That's the question posed by TeacherToolkit blogger Ross Morrison McGill, a UK teacher who touches upon new challenges facing teachers in a world of digital footprints, when schools are using social media to recruit new teachers. Amongst reasons for social media anonymity, McGill argues that it encourages teachers "to expose poor practice" and "to discuss issues such as poor line-management and decisions that have been made by colleagues and schools that are bordering on bullying or constructive dismissal." However, McGill also offers reasons against anonymity, as well as suggestions for how teachers can create a professional account for tweeting about teaching.

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