One of the schools I work with wanted to change that direction [of cutting off the Internet at the gate]. They knew that social media was a bigger part of their students’ lives, and that there were endless possibilities for personalizing their teachers’ professional development. And they knew it was important to teach students (and faculty) how to live in this age of hyperconnectivity. I partnered with their Technology Facilitator Sam Walker and Melissa Edwards, a fellow District Instructional Technologist, to create an environment that embraced the use of social networking and social media, but also taught students how to live in that world.
Full article: Social Media Guidelines | Edutopia.