Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Social Media: The Upside

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Internet Safety

Despite the bad reputation it has been getting in the media, social media does have educational value.

Fast Company says that social media gives students the opportunity to build a personal brand early in life. They can connect with people who have similar interests, express creativity and even hone writing and photography skills. Admissions offices and hiring managers alike admit to checking out students’ social media presence and favoring those students with many followers and valuable content because it shows an entrepreneurial spirit and leadership skills.

In its Technology Integration blog, Edutopia referred teachers to the following social media resources:

How are your classroom teachers using social media? Join the social media discussion and post to our Facebook page or tweet us at @PSWORKS.

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