“Social Media Is Changing the Way We Live and Learn”

November 3, 2011 by bgaskins · 4 Comments · 21st Century, 21st century classroom

I am reading What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technology and Social Media. I am thrilled with the work of the entire contributor’s so far. Great work guys!

My keepers come from the first Interlude titled “Social Media Is Changing the Way We Live and Learn” written Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach.

  1.  We must have trust in our PLN. We have to be willing to share our ideas openly and honestly. We must be willing to take risk. (McLeod, 2011, p. 69)
  2. “Today’s children are growing up in a new culture of privacy, where they go about their lives aware that they have an audience.” (McLeod, 2011, p. 70) They are more comfortable to openness and honesty and sharing with much more transparency than any generation of people.  It is part of the 21st century culture. (McLeod, 2011, p. 70)
  3. Four stages of mastering the connected world:

a.       Sharing- key to the network.  Sharing leads to connecting and network building.

b.      Cooperating- done through sharing of ideas and resources. It is about connections and relationship building.

c.       Collaboration- building something together that leads to outcomes that affect society for the greater good. We share our gifts, talents, knowledge, and skills for the common good.

d.      Collective action- working toward positive global change. We are part of something bigger that will change society for the better. (McLeod, 2011, pp. 70-71)

4.      “But first we must be willing to understand and own the tools and shifts ourselves: you cannot give away what you do not own. “ (McLeod, 2011, p. 72)

 

Bibliography

 

McLeod, S. a. (2011). What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technology and Social Media. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

 

 

 

 

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