Social networking is not an activity done solely out of school anymore... It is very much a part of our daily lives. More Americans get their news online than newspapers, television, or radio now. We use to write letters, then emails came along. Now we Skype or IM instead of email. I remember the day I realized as a classroom teacher that I didn't need to print anything! It was so freeing. No more copying or grading papers... I built collaborative learning spaces, instantaneous online quizzes, and digital projects based on performance standards and skills.
If our students interface with each other through digital forums, social media, and online communities, then why are schools not tapping into this interest. The ability to capitalize on this engagement is right at your fingertips. Reach out and grab onto SMT... Welcome to the revolution, we've been waiting for you.
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