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Noelene Callaghan

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Social Media in Schools

Posted on 25 September, 2012 at 6:55

A plethora of research and blogs exist out there claiming to inform educators of the latest tools and technologies that are best to use in the classroom. however, the vast majority fail to explain why or how its implementation actually increases participation rates, literacy or numeracy levels.

It is recognised that girls use Social Networking SItes more than boys, however, is this simply because girls need to 'socialise' with their peers or is it because boys are simply playing onoine games with each other? And when will gaming (traditional and online) be recognised as a form of social media?

New data is emerging daily about new research techniques that educators are using to prove that these tools are essential, however, almost all is still conducted internationally and in tertiary education. My goal, is to find its use within an Australian context and within secondary schools!

 

Categories: 2012, Education, Social Networking Sites