Friday, December 4, 2009

Microblogging and Social Networking

Microblogging and social networking have made easier the way to keep in touch with our students. For microblogging I see it as a great way to keep in touch with the students constantly, in order to remind them of due dates, tasks and important dates. This is also a great tool to practice writing in order to share ideas with other members. I believe that the drawback of microblogging in my context is that my students are under 13 years old so they cannot create accounts of this type of platforms, this also counts for social networking. However, it can be a great tool to keep in touch with my colleagues.

As for social networking tools, it is a great way to build communities that enhance the process of communication. This tool can also serve as microblogging in a way. The great aspect of social networking is that it allows you to be much more organized for managing the class. It s also a great way to know the students’ interest since in this tools they can join groups of their favorite bands, artists, or even politicians. One of my major concerns about net working tools is that they may work for publishing undesired photographs or comments that might lead to cyber-bullying.

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