Social Media and Education
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.