Well, my wife and daughter went to see Grandma and Grandpa. I have had a chance to do some catching up. It is amazing that working full time, taking a class, and most importantly being a new Dad…I barely have time to check facebook!
Enough of my complaining….my little girl is precious and 4 weeks old today!
I found a book in our library the other day, Go Tweet Yourself. I picked it up and skimmed it a little. It is a funny parody of social media. You can find more information at http://www.gotweetyourselfbook.com/. It is worth a little laugh.
I do find some truth in the humor. I sometimes think sometimes we get caught up in sharing every little detail about our lives. I am pretty sure no one really cares what I had for breakfast this morning, but I posted something about it a couple of weeks ago (mostly because my wife lost the bet about the gender of our child, and now she makes me breakfast every Saturday!). It makes me do a little thinking as I am developing my personal learning network (PLN).
As educators, we need to be cautious about our postings: potential employers, parents, students, and colleagues are looking. However, that doesn’t mean we cannot get on social media. We can use it to our advantage. I used to be one of those educators who was caught up in all the bad of social media, and felt educators should never friend students. But I came across this blog post on http://dangerouslyirrelevant.org/, and it hit me. We need to be able to friend students, but make sure there are some boundaries. http://dangerouslyirrelevant.org/2012/09/an-interesting-solution-to-the-friending-students-on-facebook-dilemma.html#comments.
I wonder what my colleagues think…enjoy the day!