The Teacher's Guide to Social Media
Education is a two-way street — oftentimes, those who teach could stand to learn a few things as well. Social media, for one, is largely dominated by Generation Y. We invented it, we grew up with it and we know it like the back of our keyboard-ready hands. In some schools, tablets and social networks are becoming primary classroom tools. Even digitally versed teachers need to evolve with the language of their increasingly connected students. Don't sweat it. Are you an educator? 1. We've published plenty of horror stories about teachers who've posted NSFW content on their social profiles and have been summarily punished (see: the Aurora, Colo. teacher who tweeted half-naked photos of herself and joked about using drugs on school property). Whatever (legal things) you choose to do outside school is your business — just be sure to not give your colleagues (and students) a front-row seat. 2. GIF: Tumblr, HayleysSavedGIFs This applies to other professions, too. 3. Again, pretty obvious. 4. 5. 6.
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