Can social media work in schools? This is a conceptual problem, not a practical or prudential one

The problems associated with bringing social media into schools are neither practical or prudential ones. The problem–singular–is a conceptual one: Do we (still) conceive of schools as walled gardens or do we think they might be built on some other more open social structure that may benefit students and their communities? 

We need to answer that first. Building the rest is easy.

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