Get off MySpace

Should schools have rules that disallow teachers the use social sites?

School officials in Scituate are proposing to direct teachers and staff about appropriate use of social-networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace, raising questions about whether school systems should interfere with employees’ personal activities.

3 Responses to “Get off MySpace”

  1. Scot Colford
    April 16, 2007 at 9:09 am #

    Glad to hear this news via your blog, Steven. Kind of embarrassing that it’s happening in Massachusetts, but I’m not surprised. I’ve been seeing lots of this kind of “How do we control the unpredictable personal, human voices of our staff?” going on in several organizations in our state. I’d just like to point them all the fearful folks to chapter 6 of The Cluetrain Manifesto — “EZ Answers”.

  2. Brad Spry
    April 16, 2007 at 11:19 am #

    Good for these teachers who are pushing the communications envelope. MySpace, Facebooks, etc. are obviously excellent for to reaching students. I can almost see a teacher telling students to check MySpace for their homework assignment ;-)

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