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ERIC Number: EJ819138
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
"I Gave up MySpace for Lent": New Teachers and Social Networking Sites
Kist, William
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v52 n3 p245-247 Nov 2008
This Digital Literacies column describes the dilemma many new teachers feel as their uses of social networking sites pose conflicts with institutional cautions regarding educators' participation in these kinds of online activities. Pre-service teachers discuss the challenges of marrying their own out-of-school literacies to mandated professional literacies. Reactions to mandates regarding social networking sites run the gamut from defiance to, in a few cases, compliance with outright bans on participation in social networking sites. (Contains 3 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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