What’s Next? We’re Getting Back to Work Online
Educators have been warning for years that social media could cause a crisis in the future of education.
But with all the buzz around digital learning, what do you think about the long-term implications?
I’ve been talking to a lot of educators about the challenges that social networks could pose to their teaching and learning.
They all want us to keep our hands off of them.
That is, they say, unless we take a step back and see the potential dangers.
It’s easy to forget that a lot is at stake in the online world.
What we’re seeing today, as we head into the year, is a lot that we never saw before.
The biggest issue right now is a shift in how we communicate with our students and teachers.
The most common question is, what does it mean to be an online learner?
How can we teach them to work more collaboratively?
And that is an issue that is so critical to the future success of the American workforce.
But we need to recognize that not all digital learning is created equal.
There are also things that we can do to help students succeed.
It is time to make sure that we’re doing everything we can to help them learn better.
I’m excited to be speaking with you today.
I want to begin with a simple question: What is a social network?
A social network is an online social network that connects students and their teachers.
Social networks can help us connect students with teachers, who may be in a remote area, to students from out of town.
They can help students from remote locations to learn about a different school, to share their work, and to find information about what’s happening in their school district.
They provide a forum where students can share their thoughts, experiences, and frustrations with teachers.
Many students and parents are looking for ways to help each other connect with their teachers, and they can do so by using social media.
But many of the best online learning opportunities are also those that have been built by professionals.
The best online education experiences have been developed by educators themselves.
We’ve seen the tremendous benefit of online learning through technology.
We have seen the potential of online instruction.
We’re seeing the benefits of the internet.
But most importantly, we have seen how the internet has changed education and education innovation.
We saw the impact that online education can have on our schools and on our nation.
But the internet, like any technology, can be abused and misused.
That’s why we need all the tools we can muster to ensure that we stay safe online.
There is no such thing as a perfect social network, but we need the best possible online learning platforms, and the best opportunities for learning and learning success.
We also need to make it clear that the internet is here to stay.
The internet is the best platform for learning in our country.
We can use it to help teach the world how to teach.
We need to use it as a platform for social change and social justice.
That includes social media, as well.
I know that many educators have struggled with this question.
They’ve struggled to figure out what they should do.
They may have seen some of the negative effects of social media and have lost their jobs or gone on strike.
What do you want to tell them?
I’m asking you a simple, honest question.
We should be able to find a safe and secure place online.
But, you know, the question is not “what should I do?” the question isn’t “what will I learn from social media?” the only question is “will I learn.”
You need to have a strong understanding of what is going on in your school.
That will allow you to learn and be a better teacher.
You need strong online literacy skills.
You also need strong leadership skills.
And you need a sense of urgency to make the right decisions.
But what is most important, the real question, is this: Is the future really in your classroom?
I want you to have the confidence to make that decision.
I have some very strong, very strong friends in the teaching profession who have lost jobs, who have been kicked out of their jobs.
Some of them are teachers.
I don’t have any personal stories to share.
But I have to tell you what I’ve seen.
I see teachers who are overwhelmed.
They are so overwhelmed that they have to call in sick or go on vacation.
They don’t know what to do.
And there are teachers who have left their classrooms because they can’t handle the pressure.
They have to get up early to go to work, even if they can barely walk to the front door.
There have been teachers who cannot handle their kids and the stress that comes with teaching them.
I am speaking with a lot about social media today.
But in terms of the real-world challenges that our students are facing right now, the challenges are real.
We are dealing with a wave of terrorism, cyberattacks, cyber