NSW Teachers Can Now Tweet Their Students

Good news everyone! NSW public school teachers can now get their social networking skills on, with the NSW government lifting a ban on teachers using sites like Twitter and Facebook at work.

The move is meant to give teachers a greater understanding of the technologies used by the kids of today so they can educate students properly about the perils of social media. Well, that and the fact that things like sharing a video on YouTube to a class could actually be useful in an educational context.

But the fact teachers now can use the technology in the classroom doesn't mean they can spend their days playing Farmville instead of teaching kids - a new social media policy document tells teachers not to let personal use of the Internet interfere with their work performance.

[ABC]