Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Make Educational Use of Social Networking?

Do you have ideas about how social networking sites can be used for educational purposes? I read about a teacher that's using social networking to increase literacy.
Ninety-six percent of U.S. students ages 9 to 17 who have internet access use social-networking technology to connect with their peers, and one of their most common topics of discussion is education, according to a new survey. Yet most schools have stringent rules against nearly all forms of online social networking during the school day. In light of the survey's findings, school leaders should consider reexamining their policies and explore ways they could use social networking for educational purposes, its authors say.
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