Every school has a different policy when it comes to social media. Some let teachers go all-in and have as many accounts as they like. Some don’t care. Most just don’t have the time.
So why not let the dedicated community of educators currently on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Edudemic create a crowdsourced social media policy that any school can adopt? It should be comprehensive but malleable to allow for different school districts to offer different levels of guidance. In other words, let’s build a framework social media policy for schools that don’t have one right now.
There are absolute geniuses on #edchat, the Tech in Education LinkedIn Group, and on Google+ right now. If just a few of those brilliant minds spent just a few minutes on crafting and refining a solid social media policy, we could have a terrific resource for all. Now, in the spirit of someone trying to urge a begrudging group of people right before the climactic battle scene in a movie… who’s with me?!
It’s more than just a document telling you what not to do online. It’s actually a helpful tool that shares best practices, offers advice on how to use certain web 2.0 tools, and more. It’s basically a one-stop-shop for teachers young and old. If you’re a teacher that uses social media (that’s pretty much every reader of Edudemic!), then you should know about social media policies. What better way than to help build one right here?