Episode Thirty Eight

Social Media and Education

Sep 18th

Social Media and Education

by Bev

Perhaps the greatest impact with social media is in education. On the one hand, it expands students' horizons to communicate on a global level. On the other hand, to get a "good job" txt from a teacher is just not the same as a pat on the shoulder and a personal smile. Our ways of communicating certainly are changing, and changing rapidly. I wonder if kids in the future will understand simple across the table dialogue as I watch them exiting schools not talking to others but instead talking in keystrokes on their phones. Is getting a "Happy Birthday" txt the same as having someone call or getting a handwritten card in the mail? As with everything, extremes are never good. My hope is that both the advantages of social media and its ills find a reasoned future.

Sep 18th

Judy says...

Judge Judy says...we may be losing a little of our humanity when we depend on technology and social media to connect with others.

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