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Educators Debate The Role Of Social Media In The Classroom

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Elizabeth Willner at Oklahoma City University explains that Facebook and other social media sites are calling on schools to develop policies specifically addressing social media. Elizabeth Willner at Oklahoma City University explains that Facebook and other social media sites are calling on schools to develop policies specifically addressing social media.
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Educators say social media sites are presenting new challenges in the classroom. With the evolution of communication and social media, some are questioning if these sites blur the line between students and teachers.

In the most recent case, a teacher's assistant began talking with three students on Facebook and within a few weeks the teacher allegedly began sending them nude pictures.

U.S. Marshals arrested Tiffany Huffman in Claremore on Thursday. She admits she knew what she was doing was wrong.

Court documents show Huffman admits she "enjoyed the attention she was receiving from the kids". Educators say this case is one example of why universities are focusing on explaining the importance of boundaries to future teachers.

Elizabeth Willner at Oklahoma City University explains that Facebook and other social media sites are calling on schools to develop policies specifically addressing social media. Universities like OCU are also training the next generation of teachers on how to handle this new form of interaction

Although educators believe social media can be a vital educational resource, most believe it's important to be friendly with students, not friends.

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