Positive Stories

  • Class blogging

    "Parents like to see what their child has been doing at school, and students feel proud of their work".

    Rebecca Ronald
    Mercury Bay Area School
  • Communication and collaboration in learning

    "Facebook is an extension of our classroom; therefore the same rules as in class are relevant here."

    Tracey Thomas
    Northcote College Art Department
  • Creating an online space for work and ideas

    "Interaction in the online world provides access to learning opportunities that would never be possible in an ordinary physical setting"

    Amiria Robinson
  • Engaging through Facebook

    "My students loved to know that I was working for them"

    Alexandra Smith
    Papatoetoe High School - Physical Education
  • Facebook groups for teaching

    "There were a number of ethical issues to consider when using a social media space such as Facebook. Firstly, did I want to connect with my students on a primarily social site?"

    Claire Amos - Director of e-learning
    Epsom Girls Grammar School
  • Making submissions to Parliament

    "During a unit on social sciences my class made a video submission to a Parliamentary select committee inquiry on digital learning."

    Stephanie Thompson
    Tawa Intermediate
  • Social media and my classroom

    “Social media has shaped and changed a million aspects of my professional journey, ensuring that my pedagogy, approach and classroom can never be the same again.”

    Kimberley Rivett
    Point View School
  • Using Facebook as a student communication platform

    "The positive outcome for me was having an effective, safe and real time communication and information transfer platform"

    Carl Gibbons

  • Learners

    Teachers have a professional obligation to develop and maintain professional relationships with learners based on the best interests of those learners.

  • Parents/Guardians and Family/Whānau

    Social media provides a great opportunity to collaborate and communicate with parents and whānau.

  • Society

    Teachers who model good social media use will grow learners who apply positive, respectful values in their interactions on social media platforms.

  • The Profession

    As a member of the profession you should seek and respond to opportunities to share knowledge and discuss concerns.