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Social Media and Ethics for Teachers Working Online.

Started by Catriona Pene 10 Sep 2012 7:39pm () Replies (9)

On the 12th Sep 2012, via Blackboard Collaborate Webinar, Nicky Kingston from the Teachers Council will be sharing a new website the Teacher's Council have created containing guidelines for teachers on ethical social media use and a range of resources including different scenarios for schools to explore. The webinar will provide educators with the chance to explore this new website and engage in discussion around the issues it raises.

You will be able to view a recording of the webinar here after the event, and Nicky will be available to answer your questions.


  • Karen Spencer (View all users posts) 08 Oct 2012 8:53am ()

    The New Zealand Teachers' Council site is now live!

    >>> http://www.teachersandsocialmedia.co.nz/

    As it states on the site:

    "The primary aim of this website is to promote discussion about the Code of Ethics for Registered Teachers/ Ngā Tikanga Matatika mō Ngā Pouako Kua Rēhitatia and its relationship with social media. The resources include:

    • guidelines to help teachers use social media safely and ethically
    • animated scenarios showing ethical dilemmas
    • presentation frameworks to help teachers unpack the issues and examine social media use in their own school/centre
    • positive case studies from teachers who have used social media successfully
    • links to other sites with useful information about social media including concepts such as digital citizenship, privacy and copyright
    • a social media map, describing different platforms and the characteristics of social media."

    Do pop in, browse and share with your staff:-)

  • Karen Spencer (View all users posts) 27 Sep 2012 8:30am ()

    Teachers and social media - NZTC


    The New Zealand Teachers Council is celebrating the launch of a new set of resources about teachers and social media!


    How we’re celebrating

    A reception to launch the resources during the ULearn Conference at 21 Bar, Sky City Auckland at 5pm on Thursday 11 October 2012. 



    Please contact us  [ulearnlaunch@teacherscouncil.govt.nz] by Tuesday 2 October and let us know if you would like to attend.  Numbers are limited so get in quickly to request a ticket.


    Want to find out more?

    The resources will be available online from Monday 8 October - www.teachersandsocialmedia.co.nz

  • anne robertson (View all users posts) 13 Sep 2012 8:49am ()

    Started looking at this yesterday evening at home after struggling with my school laptop to set up.  Need to check with IT Dep re set up for future webinars. Lots of food for thought. Thank you for an interesting session.

  • Catriona Pene (View all users posts) 12 Sep 2012 8:23pm ()

    Thanks to all the participants for your thoughtful discussion. I see this resource as a great springboard for staff to really think about how they use and conduct themselves when using social media. I look forward to more feedback once this website is up and running in early October. 

  • Annemarie Hyde (View all users posts) 12 Sep 2012 5:04pm ()

    Really looking forwad to sitting down with this later...I spent the session fighting with my smartnet server and java.  Hopefully have won the war.  Just that microphone issue to sus out.  Glad it went well - wish i'd been there!Frown

  • Karen Spencer (View all users posts) 12 Sep 2012 4:50pm ()

    screen shot NZTC video Fantastic webinar session today, with Nicky Kingston and Frances Lawrence, on the new resource from the NZ Teachers' Council that will support schools and teachers to use social media ethically.

    The session was well attended with fast and furious chat in the session and also in Twitter #ePLD.


    Key points we explored:

    • The over-arching vision is that social media offers amazing opportunities to connect, collaborate and share - and that we all need to make sensible decisions, in our capacity as educators, in that context.
    • The new section on the NZ Teachers' Council website has been informed by a reference group during 2012 and will be launched/go live at ULearn in October.
    • It will offer: Scenario videos and questions for discussion, guidance for teachers, and resources so teachers can run sessions in schools.
    • We explored two scenarios and discussed the pros and cons of the decisions the teachers made.
    • Everyone was impressed with the quality of them, and the range of questions provided. Comments included:

    "Bright and exciting...I think this is a fabulous resource - I am really looking forward to the reflections and discussions with the staff...great for linking the 'teaching' and the 'real' world"

    "I like that you have left the resources open ended because what is right for one school/community may not be what is right for another..."

    "Looking forward to planning some PD with our staff next term using the resources - important we have these conversations and perhaps co-create some guidelines for our place".

    "Perfect for Beyond the Classroom dimension in eLPF".

    Missed the session? Here's the recording.

    A huge thank you to Nicky Kingston and Frances Lawrence for facilitating the sesson and kindly sharing their resources with us.

    How might you use this resource in schools? What kinds of ethical dilemmas are teachers facing now?

  • Anne Kenneally  (View all users posts) 12 Sep 2012 4:32pm ()

    What a fabulous webinar!  I thoroughly enjoyed the session.  The learning scenarios and conversation starters look fabulous!  We spend so much time discussing scenarios and consequences and actions with our learners, I think it is great that we will now have the support and resources to do this at staff level.  I anticipate some rigorous discussion....

    Thanks so much!

  • Rebecca Ronald (View all users posts) 12 Sep 2012 4:32pm ()

    Thanks team, and the Teachers' Council 'teachers and social media' website looks like it'll be a useful tool for introducing both staff and students to issues around online interactions.


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