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Rethinking Policies Concerning Mobile Technologies and Social Media

Publication: T.H.E. Journal
Date: April 12, 2012

Summary: The policy report "Making Progress: Rethinking State and School District Policies Concerning Mobile Technologies and Social Media," was released by a dozen education associations and advocacy groups. The report illuminates the issues that need to be considered in order to help bring policy in line with the needs of education and realities of technological world in which students live.

 

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Many young people are already active digital consumers, but school is often the place where they learn to be critical, reflective, and powerful digital citizens. But to do that, students and teachers need to be able to read, write, search, and collaborate with broad access to wide range of Web 2.0 tools," said National Writing Project National Programs and Site Development Director Elyse Eidman-Aadahl.


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Read 'Banning Is Not the Answer' to Mobile and Social Tools in Schools in T.H.E. Journal.

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