This question did not give me any indication of what aspect of technology to target for my artefact.
This supported my personal observations and discussions with teachers and students.
This indicated that there was some understanding of what could be achieved by developing some social media components for teaching.
Of all the possibilities blogging seemed to be the most likely target social media to succeed in classrooms.
Teachers at my school are generally very disinterested in Twitter. Only two others that I am aware of have accounts.
This gave me confidence to proceed with my proposal for the artefact.
Like me, my colleagues use Facebook more for personal connection rather than professional. Interestingly our school has a very active Facebook following which the marketing review realised was well worth tapping into. Some teachers use closed Facebook groups through this medium, but many students are not comfortable sharing this space with their teachers.
The answers overall confirmed that Social Media was an appropriate focus for the artefact, and blogging was the best platform to emphasise.
The next phase was to consider the best platform to use for artefact creation – a time consuming and frustrating process! Products evaluated are presented here.
Here is the artefact.