Help students use social media effectively
| Oct 22, 2010
"In this world of instant communication our students have the opportunity to engage and share with a global audience," writes Andrew Marcinek in an article for Edutopia. "As educators, we cannot let this chance slip by."
Marcinek urges educators to emphasize the same high standards for writing and grammar for Twitter messages and blog posts as for more formal writing outlets. He argues that errors in writing dilute the message regardless of the medium. "As we reflect on how best to refine our students' 21st century skills we must not lose sight of the timeless skill of effective communication," Marcinek concludes. "Remind students of the power of digital media and how much their words can impact the lives of others."
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