TTT#371 Social Media in Schools? Paige Woodard, Jo Paraiso and her students: Bassam Taleb, Katia Navidad, Jorge Espinoza 11.6.13
On this episode of TTT we discuss social media in education with several high school students. We are joined by:
- Paige Woodard @paige_woodard http://paigeawoodard.wordpress.com Paige Woodard
- Johanna Paraiso https://sites.google.com/site/paraisoenglishclass/ and three of her students at Fremont High School in Oakland, California http://youthvoices.net/Fremont
Johanna Paraiso bassam taleb Katia Navidad jorge espinoza
Paige is on a mission, and we learn a lot by when Joanna’s students who are working on http://youthvoices.net join her in this conversation.
Here’s what Paige wrote recently on Shane Haggerty’s blog http://publicassemblypr.com/2013/10/31/what-i-learned-one-students-mission/:
Changing the education system is difficult, but tangible.
For the past three months I have focused on integrating social media into the education system and, surprisingly, have found countless administrators, teachers, and social media gurus alike that are passionate about assisting me in my mission.
My social media education mission began with a simple Twitter account and blog on WordPress, yet my ultimate goal is to film a DVD to sell to school administrators that will explain why social media is beneficial in the classroom and how it can be incorporated into the curriculum.
Paige also writes (in an email):
I am really interested in students’ responsibility on social media and why they should monitor what they share, as college admissions and future employers alike research you on social media before accepting you into their college/university or allow you to represent their business.
I am also advocating for social media usage in the classroom because it exposes students to countless opportunities unavailable to them in their school district. As an example, without the use of social media and networking, I would not have made a presentation to Howard Rheingold’s class at Stanford University.
I am happy to brainstorm any other ideas as well.
Want more? Here’s Howard Rheingold’s interview with Paige and and her teacher, Don Wettrick, “Freedom, Autonomy, and Digital Media at an Indiana High School” http://dmlcentral.net/blog/howard-rheingold/freedom-autonomy-and-digital-media-indiana-high-school
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