and Other Ways to Use Social Media
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Every principal has heard stories abut the misuses of social media in school: teens sharing inappropriate photos online, under-the-desk instant messaging, cyberbullying. We’ve heard fellow principals com- plain that the increase of tools like blogs and social
bookmarking in teens’ lives complicates things: School leaders
must now decide which tools to give students access to and
which to bar from schools. However, if we principals look
beyond isolated incidents, we will discover how using social
media thoughtfully can increase student learning and help us
reach out to our communities.
Social media tools can be
a principal’s best friend.