The Benefits and Risks of Social Networking for Educators

Rae Pica with Jen Hegna, Fran Simon, M.Ed., Deborah Stewart, M.Ed.

Social networking has opened up a whole new world of possibilities for educators. New teaching tools, new connections with peers, and new resources are just a few of the benefits. On the downside, misuse occurs and the consequences can be significant. This segment gives practical tips on how educators can make the best of sites like Facebook, Twitter, and BAM Street, and best practices and policies to keep you out of trouble.

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May 8, 2009
Episode Guests
Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. , blogger of Teach Preschool, with over 20 years experience in the field of early childhood education as a teacher, director, curriculum writer, music director, and consultant. Jen Hegna is the Director of Information and Learning Technologies for Byron Public Schools in Byron, MN. She is very passionate about the effective use of technology as a learning and teaching tool. Fran Simon, M.Ed, is Chief Engagement Officer Engagement Strategies High Touch, High Tech, High Impact Business Solutions for Non-Profit Organizations and Small Businesses.
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