EASTON, PA—Social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook have become a part of everyday life for most people—including educators—who recognize social media as a great way to celebrate student success, promote school goals, and communicate with other education professionals.
To paraphrase Wikipedia, social media “are computer-mediated technologies that allow individuals, companies, governments, and organizations to view, create and share information, ideas and interests via virtual communities and networks.”
First In Math Coordinator Nancy Kane (@Kane19Kane) believes it is that, and more. “Social media is one way educators can instantly connect with all of us at First In Math,” says Kane. “When we see a post on one of the First In Math® or 24® Game social media accounts about what a student, class or school has accomplished, it is really exciting, and we love to share their good news.”
Suntex President and FIM creator Robert Sun (@RobertSun24) employs social media to monitor what teachers and other educators around the globe are thinking and doing, in real-time. In addition to social media channels, Sun has allowed his perspectives on education to be published in leading media outlets, such as The Huffington Post, National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics Newsletter, eSchool News and The London Economic. Follow Sun’s Huffington Post articles
“We are excited to use tools such as Twitter and Facebook to communicate ideas and exchange information that may help and benefit our audience, because we feel it is extremely important to get teachers, parents and students talking about math,” says FIM Implementation Specialist Monica Patel (@AboutImpact).
Patel says that her desire to share ideas is strong but a busy schedule often interferes—making the spontaneity of social media a perfect solution. “If you have news or a math-related topic you’d like to discuss, it takes just a moment to get that conversation started.”
Follow First In Math® on Twitter: @FirstInMath
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