Social networking at schools, not a bad move

Social networking at schools, not a bad move

POSTED: Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 9:37am

UPDATED: Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 3:21pm

As technology increases and Internet access is available on everything from a computer to a smart tablet like an iPad and even on cell phones, it’s important that schools keep up with the technology and make a niche for themselves on the social networking sites.

“We’re definitely looking as a district, how we can use technology more to assist our students,” NISD spokeswoman Marty Prince said. “Technology and social networking and these kinds of things are becoming more prevalent.”

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They gave the Lindale ISD kindergarteners Kindles that will read to the children, so why should they learn to read? If the teachers do any less teaching, they might as well stay home.

So far it seems that all social networking is accomplishing is encouraging the herd mentality. What a shallow generation we are creating when everyone's identity is dependent on them being "liked" on facebook and "followed" on twitter. At least the old folks whose identities were dependent on their jobs were producing something!

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