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For more information about teachers and their digital identities, explore the following resources.

Tips and Guidelines for Teachers

If you need advice or suggestions to guide your use of technology and social media as a teacher, the following resources should help.

Canada

This blog, created by a principal from Alberta, often addresses social media and the use of technology by teachers. All of his past blog posts are available to browse, but here are a few of the most relevant entries to start with:

  • "Using Social Media" is on pg. 9.
  • Professionally Speaking: The Magazine of the Ontario College of Teachers, March 2017
  • "The Potential Pitfalls of Social Media" is on page 52
  • Professionally Speaking: The Magazine of the Ontario College of Teachers, September 2015
  • "CBC Ombudsman Addresses Members" is on pg. 62.



United States


School District Social Media and Technology Policies

Below are just a few of the policies implemented by schools districts across Canada to guide teachers use of technology and social media. Familiarizing yourself with these policies will give you an idea of the types of expectations school districts have for their employees.

BC


Canada


Teacher Discipline Summaries

  • Teacher discipline summaries are available from the BC Teacher Regulation Branch through their Searchable Discipline Database. To find summaries specific to teachers' use of social media, open the Discipline Database and under "Choose Topic," select "Inappropriate use of social media."


Teaching Tools and Lesson Plans

Do you want to teach your students about safely and effectively using social media? These resources can help:

  • This is a great resource for teachers and their students with information about cyberbullying prevention, emotional support, and getting content removed from the internet.

Hashtags

Here are a few of the most popular hashtags for teachers: