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Social Networking and Digital footprints

Discussion in 'Computing and ICT' started by aimz3108, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. Im still really new to this site and the forums but thank you all for your comments so far.
    I just wondered what KS you teach this to? I like the idea of your mock facebook.
    What do others teach within ICT regarding social networking and digital footprints?
    Thank You
  2. Social Networking is the new enhanced way for students to communicate. Rather then kids being out on the streets socialising is it not 10 times better for them to be in a much more controlled and recorded environment whilst doing so?
    There is nothing wrong with teachers usinf social networking sites such as facebook, google plus, zogu, and the thousands of others. A relationship between a pupil and a teacher is a delicate one if teachers are able to build a more intimate relationship with kids it is in my opinion that kids will do much better at school.
    What teachers should be teaching at school is how social networking can be used responsibly in order to achieve the things that there students (Gradutes) are thriving to achieve. People mock Social Networking but prior to the year 1990, it is online media that has carried us forward at development speeds we would have never reached.
    refer (www.ZOGU.co.uk)

  3. madcat

    madcat Occasional commenter

    Isn't it interesting how the spammers seem to always conform to a simple set of rules.
    • new poster - check
    • Lazarus thread - check
    • lots of nonsense in post - check
    • includes web site - check
  4. tjra

    tjra Occasional commenter

    I've been open to the idea of social networking and have used a few classes as guinea pigs for it but 9 times out of 10 unfortunately it simply isn't used sensibly. The idea and what it COULD do is fantastic, but there are too many variables and some students will always find a way to balls it up.

    I've been suggesting to my SLT to make a twitter feed for the school (remind parents of parents evenings, inset days, school trips, exam dates, etc) - not sure how successful it will be but we'll see. We can but try.

    To the OP, do you mean do we teach them about social network sites and how to be secure on them (ie: E-Safety) or do you mean enhancing learning using social networking?

    Donbosco you did so well and your points were so valid then you ruined it all by trying to validate yourself with the mediocre boast of being a head of department at 28. Now you've just descended into petty name calling. I could almost see your point (I think it was something like "how can you be an IT teacher if you aren't willing to experiment with new technology" but maybe you forgot that?) but now you've blown that. Never mind eh?
  5. DEmsley

    DEmsley New commenter

    Well you would be wouldn't you, you're trying to flog a product that seems to have little purpose, no uptake and does just what linkedin does.
    So not successful then, Why do you think your product will be any different?

    You've tried to flog the product...
  6. tjra

    tjra Occasional commenter

    Eh? Was this aimed at me or are you mixing me up with another poster? I don't think I've tried to "flog" any products on here...

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