Davis, Vicki. “Social Media in Schools: The Tool We Should All Be Using to Improve Education.” Sept. 2015. Web 3 November 2015.
The following article explains the positive aspect of social media in schools. Davis describes how most parents are used to the older ways of communicating with the school system and do not realize that social media can be used to their advantage. Parents can share their thoughts and feelings or share school events online, this is helpful for busy, working parents. In the article Davis describes how parents can use social media as a tool to encourage the right things, such as, strong families, loving kids, and pursuing excellence. Social media gets the parents more involved in what is going on at school and in the article, research shows that parent involvement can make as much of a difference as 3/4 full grade point of a child’s GPA. I believe these are valid arguments of why social media may be used as a positive tool to stay involved with what your children are doing at school.
Coughlan,Sean. “Computers Do Not Improve Pupil Results, Says OEDC.” 15 Sept. 2015. Web 3 November 2015.
This article states that school technology has raised too many false hopes. It seems to be preparing students for a future that may not happen, or be less advanced than predicted. Research has shown that students who use tablets and computers very often tend to do worse than those who use them moderately. While most people argue that new technology and the presence of it in schools is beneficial, Coughlan states differently. Research in his article shows that higher achieving school systems have lower levels of computer usage in school. It seems to me that moderate use of technology may be beneficial but too much can be negative, and a huge distraction for students.
Sisk,Tammy and Stegman, Richard. “How to Teach Students to Build a Positive Online Identity.” 15 September 28. Web 4 November 2015.