SOCIAL NETWORKING: OVERVIEW
Today’s students are living in a high tech world where social networking plays a key role in communication. As teachers, we recognize the tremendous influence social networking is having on our students’ lives. While we might choose to leave social networking issues at the classroom door, more and more teachers are finding that social networking is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore these days.
As teachers we need to consider a variety of possible ideas and strategies that would allow us to integrate social networking into the curriculum for the purpose of both engaging student attention and facilitating learning. This section provides some sample lessons to help you get started in brainstorming some of the things you might do to address social networking and issues it presents in your classroom. For those who might still be feeling uncomfortable with this entire subject, we encourage you to check out the basic tutorials included in this section.