NetGens and Social Media: Educating Teacher Candidates
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Furr, P., McFerrin, K., Horton, S. & Williams, D. (2010). NetGens and Social Media: Educating Teacher Candidates. In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2010 (pp. 1747-1751). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE) 2010
San Diego, CA, USA
March 29, 2010
David Gibson & Bernie Dodge
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Using social networks to communicate has become the norm for typical teacher candidates ages 18-24. Such communication has both positive and negative consequences. Instant communication and sense of community are positives, whereas sexting, cyber bullying, online, predators, invasion of privacy, and plagiarizing are negatives. Neglecting to include lessons on the individual and social consequences of technologies can leave a void in teacher education. Why? It matters because how teacher candidates as students use Internet technologies and the habits and values formed will influence their use of and dispositions toward technology as education professionals.
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