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Can Educators Ignore Social Media Any Longer?



This article shows some intriguing views on social media for educators. Can educators ignore social media? The question I would have, especially as a Social Studies educator. is why would you want to ignore social media? It has been reported that well over half of American adults get their news from social media.* If we, as educators, ignore social media, are we preparing our students with the skills needed later on in life?

A lingering general question hanging over the heads of all has been what effect does social media have on our society? That answer has never been so evident as it has been today as social media tools have been placed directly in the hands of the President of the United States, as well as foreign operatives. Social media is a very powerful tool that can have a lasting effect on what people do, and how they do it.

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Note: This article is an editorial, opinion-based. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily  reflect the views/opinions of Mr. B Ed Tech.

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