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Social Media Check

Thanks to a tweet from @trustsocmedia this week, I found out about the  The Doc Zone  feature titled Facebook Follies   . Although I was not able to view the CBC broadcast, the title did capture my interest. Today, I took the time watch the online version of  Facebook Follies .

In my view, the production was very well done.  The realities, cautions, benefits and highlights of using Facebook, and social media tools in general, are all explored through real situations. To me, this speaks to the reasons why students need to be educated through authentic experiences about the use of social media tools, digital citizenship and managing your online profile/digital footprint.

Your online actions live forever. I applaud educators who are making efforts to embrace social media tools, leverage their power , teach and model ethical and responsible use.


ECOO 2011 Reflections

One thing really struck me about this ECOO 2011 — energy. There is a genuine energy in Ontario teachers for change in teaching practice. There is a synergy building in the province, and it was certainly great to be part of the learning.

A few personal highlights:

  • @snbeach & @willrich45 – great keynotes – motivating: be a change agent
  • Trending @dougpete – super group effort
  • Finally got to meet @shannoninottawa F2F – must continue the building school admin capacity discussion
  • Insightful talk by @gcouros
  • Presented my first pecha kucha – wonderful experience
  • Interesting discussions at the OSAPAC booth
  • The OCT: use Social Media tools but don’t put yourself at risk, maintain professional boundaries
  • Connected with new educators, new learning opportunities
  • Noon hour discussion topics – removing barriers, great thinking
  • Chatting with WRDSB Futures Forum Project teachers — next steps, thinking BIG
  • Pleased to have a good turn out for my Facebook in the Classroom session
  • Explored new staff development resources at the PLP booth.

ECOO 2011 was a great conference and wonderful learning opportunity. Thank you to the planners and organizers — take a bow!!! This conference was certainly an opportunity to be WRDSB Proud. WRDSB had a strong contingent attending the conference to learn and share. WRDSB presenters were well received on the wide variety of topics presented – go team!

Related Resources

ECOO 2011 Twitter feed
Twitter bio update challenge #changegame


Thank you Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

Thank you for sharing your vision, energy, leadership and innovative spirit. You have taught many and made a difference.

Your legacy will live forever.