Julie Shankle

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Julie Shankle
Posted over 2 years ago
Should social media be taught in school?
I agree with Katie that social media should be utilized as a tool with students. It is far more a part of their world, and they must be taught to think critically with the use of social media just like anything else. Social media and the internet pose issues in finding reliable material and how we interact socially. Many online assignments that are integrated in traditional classrooms require students to learn etiquette in dealing with each other's work that is often forgotten in the vicious anonymity of the internet. While I do not necessarily advocate a Social Media 101 style course, having the basics integrated through other assignments with clear content objectives is perfectly reasonable--and frankly it is becoming necessity.