Today in the Courier Journal, Toni Konz wrote a great article about the use of social media in education. I think she represented the Jefferson County Public School district well. I am proud that the district has taken such a progressive stance towards the new social web and what it can do for our students.
JCPS has almost 100,000 students. The decision to unblock twitter is a huge risk. Someone must see some real educational value to it. If you teach in a district where these tools are blocked you might consider using this article as a reference.