License to Drive, License to Learn. Promoting Policy for Safe and Innovative Social Networking Use Schools

  • Teresa S. Foulger Arizona State University
  • Ann D. Ewbank Arizona State University
  • Heather L. Carter Arizona State University
  • Pamela Reicks Washington Elementary School District
  • Sunshine Darby Dysart Unified School District

Abstract

This article advocates for the use of social networking tools as a way for teachers and students to enrich learning possibilities. While some school systems resist the use of social networking tools for learning purposes, others are moving forward with this idea. There is clearly a need for policy that will guide the decision-making and pedagogical orientations of school administrators and teachers. The authors suggest that policy surrounding the use of social networking tools such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram take into account two equally important objectives: innovation and safety. They propose that educational institutions create policies that empower learners to strengthen their communication skills, expand global perspectives, and create unlimited networking capacity.

Published
2013-06-02
How to Cite
FOULGER, Teresa S. et al. License to Drive, License to Learn. Promoting Policy for Safe and Innovative Social Networking Use Schools. LEARNing Landscapes, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 2, p. 97-107, june 2013. ISSN 1913-5688. Available at: <http://www.learninglandscapes.ca/index.php/learnland/article/view/License-to-Drive-License-to-Learn-Promoting-Policy-for-Safe-and-Innovative-Social-Networking-Use-Schools>. Date accessed: 22 apr. 2018.