Education has embraced twitter as a professional learning website, but when a teacher brings social media into the classroom many questions and concerns are brought to his/her attention. April Hoffman, Amy Klassen and I made a video on how a parent might feel when a teacher brings twitter into the classroom.
We have to remember that as teachers we are informed on the new and latest technology out there. Many parents may have concerns about using this technology (aka social media) in the classroom, considering most parents may not have used social media during their own classroom experiences. The best advice that I can give is to keep an open mind about the parent’s concerns. This may mean that you have to educate the parent alongside the student.