Thursday, May 5, 2011

Student PLN’s: Rules For Engagement

Student PLN’s: Rules For Engagement: "Technology creates a false sense of anonymity and students will often need guidance on proper online behavior. We cannot assume that just because they act appropriately in person that they will know how to respectfully engage with one another online. I know of teachers who are hesitant to use social networking tools because of their fear of inappropriate student behavior. As 21st century educators, I would suggest that it is our responsibility to use these tools in our classroom as a way to teach these skills. If we don’t teach them, who will? Students need an opportunity to practice appropriate behavior in a safe and secure environment and with proper guidance."

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