I'd like to start by saying that between the ages of 14 to 18 a certain sense of impenetrable intelligence descends upon you, and you feel as though anyone over the age of, say, 24, has no freaking clue what they are talking about. I know the feeling, because I was your age once too. (Alert! Alert! She said a familiar "old person saying" Shut eyes immediately!)
|No secrets with Twitter. Good for teachers. |
Bad for students.
So, now we get to the whole point of this open letter. I guess it is just to remind both of us that we have to be careful what we put out on the Internet. Nothing shared in cyber-world is safe. For example, if the two girls who did the Twitter posts about my class read this, the elephant would enter the room. Do I care? Of course not. I already had a great time dropping heavy innuendo's during class that I'd seen their post. If you are in my class and picked up on some tension, you know to what I refer. The students probably already know, unless they let their minds wander, which is entirely possible.
Still, students, you teach me new things every day. As I mentioned before, there is much I don't know about the world. Even you can remind me there is always something to learn.
Beth - 1 (I learned!)
Twitter - 1 (Very informative!)
Unprotected Twitter Posts About Teachers - 1 (Poorly Planned, But Still Very Informative)