The Pearson Centre for Policy and Learning has spent the past few months considering the question, Tweeting for Teachers: how can social media support teacher professional development?, working with teachers, social media experts and others to try to understand this issue, and how teachers can harness a valuable resource to develop their skills.
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Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out: Kids Living and Learning with New Media, a collaborative effort by members of the Digital Youth Project, provides a deeply grounded and nuanced description of today’s digital youth culture and participation with new media.
Scott McLeod and Chris Lehmann are the editors of What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media. “Facebook, Twitter, Google . . . today’s tech-savvy students are always plugged in. However, all too often their teachers and administrators aren’t experienced in the use of these familiar digital tools. If schools are to prepare students for the future, administrators and educators must harness the power of digital technologies and social media”.