Est. time: 13 min
Today's students are deeply engaged in electronic forms of communication for their daily interactions with friends, family and their larger social networks. As educators, we have turned to email, websites, blogs, and social media tools to communicate with similar groups. Whereas these forms of communication are dynamic, mobile, and quickly reach their audience through technologies that have become an integral part of our online lives, they may, in many circumstances, not meet the public and professional standards of communication with students that we set for ourselves. In this tutorial, you will learn: Protecting the students, staff and the school district; Raising awareness of acceptable ways to use electronic communication tools when communicating with students; and Raising awareness of the positive and negative outcomes that may result in using these tools with students.