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In fact, nearly all of the most hyped developments on the Web in the past few years have been tools for augmenting social connection…
This is why it is frustrating when there is talk that the use of technology and social media sites actually disconnects our students, when in my own experience, I have found the opposite. The more I have connected through our staff and student blogs, the more I have learned about them and what is happening in the classroom.
As educators, we need to continue to find safe and effective ways for our students to have the opportunity to participate in this human network.
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If relationships are the foundation of our schools, and technology helps to create and enhance these, it is hard to contest that social media should not be more apparent in our learning environments.