Ohio Teachers And Online Social Networking: Part 3

Graphic created by and courtesy of Ben Wildeboer.The CEA Blog has been trying to keep up with the flurry of online discussions centered around an Ohio Education Association (OEA) memo distributed in early October warning members to stay away from online social networking sites such as Facebook and Myspace. Blogger reactions were documented in Part 1 and Part 2, but bloggers continue to sound off on the memo. More after the jump.

Ben Wildeboer at Sustainably Digital writes in part:

It’s time for school officials to realize that social networking sites and other online collaboration tools (wikis, blogs, etc.) aren’t a fad that will soon fade away. Schools often seem so afraid of change; whenever something new comes along it’s banned or blocked before its merits can be determined.

Wesley Fryer agrees with Ben….

Rick over at LeaderTalk writes:

Huh? Is the education association led by people who are so out of touch they don’t even know what their newest and youngest members are up to? Or am I being naive, and this a reasonable attempt for the OEA to protect its members?

Illinois teacher-union President blogger PREA Prez weighs in on the issue, too.