A few weeks ago I had a big rant about teachers taking to social media to teach kids ‘a lesson.’
Today I was on twitter and spotted a similar photo and had a completely different reaction.
What I like about this photo
- The students are posing a question rather than a teacher.
- It’s a message of possibility of new technology for learning rather than fear and shaming one.
- There are chances for interaction with the users of this through hashtags as I am doing now with this blog post
- The students will no doubt learn discuss the implications of the reach of the photo which will enable them to construct their own understanding.
I’m still not a huge fan of the ‘please share this photo’ meme. I firm believer that good content will be shared. However it is refreshing to see social media being something to be used responsibly not to lecture children about.