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BFTP: Top 10 Social Media Competencies for Teachers 

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What are The Top Ten Social Learning and Educational Networking Competencies for K-12 Teachers?*

  1. Help students use educational networking tools to solve information problems and communicate digitally with experts, peers and instructors.
  2. Know the major Web 2.0 categories and tools that are useful in the K-12 setting. Know which tools are provided/supported by one's school.
  3. Use educational networking sites to communicate with teaching peers, students and parents.
  4. Navigate, evaluate and create professional content on networking sites.
  5. Use online networking to create, maintain and learn from a personal learning network - AND their students.
  6. Know the district networking guidelines, follow netiquette, conform to ethical standards and interact appropriately with others, especially students, online.
  7. Understand copyright, security and privacy issues on social media sites and share these understandings with students and professional colleagues.
  8. Understand the importance of identity and reputation management using social media and help students understand the long-term impact of personal information shared online.
  9. Create and follow a personal learning plan to stay informed about developing trends, tools and applications of social media.
  10. Participate in the formulation of school and district policies and guidelines related to educational networking and social learning.

 Et tu, readers? What should make your Top Ten list?

* This idea stolen from modeled after:

Top Ten (10) Social Media Competencies for Librarians (by Dean Giustini)

  1. Understand, explain and teach others about the main principles and trends of web 2.0 (and library 2.0)
  2. List major tools, categories and affordances of social networking sites
  3. Apply social media to solve information problems, and communicate digitally with users
  4. Use social networking sites for promotional, reference and instructional services in libraries
  5. Navigate, evaluate and create content on social networking sites
  6. Follow netiquette, conform to ethical standards and interact appropriately with others online
  7. Explain copyright, security and privacy issues on social media sites to colleagues and user communities
  8. Understand the importance of identity and reputation management using social media
  9. Explain related terminology such as collaboration 2.0, remix and open source
  10. Renew social media competencies, advocate for institutional strategies and policies and build evidence base in social media

 

Original post July 31, 2010.

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