Why can't we be friends?
There has been a lot of discussion in the wake of the new law in Missouri which bans teachers from "exclusiveâ€ť interaction between teachers and students on Facebook both positive and negative. (Click here for video.) Does Google+ make it easier for us to keep our social lives separate from our professional lives by allowing us to create circles? How will these laws be enforced, will all teachersâ€™ online social accounts be scrutinized? I would like to get my students to do some critical thinking about these issues. I am interested in gathering all stakeholders' perspectives â€“ students, parents, teachers and concerned citizens to help them create some viable solutions. Is this law necessary?