SOCIAL media has gained popularity and acceptance over the years as a source of information and a platform where organizations can interact with each other.
Today, it is commonly used in work, offices, and schools. It connects people, institutions, as a tool for research and improve learning management systems.
Classes in public schools will start in the second semester in October 2020. Those students who preferred Online Distance Learning modality (ODL) by now have undergone short course training or dry run on how and what platform will be used.
There is a need for teachers to capacitate neophyte users on some instructions and norms to guide them as they explore the internet and use of social media.
Teachers have a vital role in this age of internet and social media. Gone are the days when the teacher’s function is merely limited to his subject matter taught in the classroom.
With the influx of modern technology and the internet, the students of today are bombarded with a vast unimaginable amount of information, knowledge, and data from the information superhighway.
This amazing development is of big help to learners in their quest for knowledge. But it can also be detrimental without guidance and direction from teachers. There is a lurking danger behind this information if not properly examined and assessed.
The students must be taught how to analyze data and information, verify its source, and check its validity for not all information is right and accurate. Some data are fabricated, counterfeit, phony, and misleading.
The teacher must act as an intermediary agent to help students get the right information available through constant reminders and formal lectures.
The responsible and helpful attitudes of teachers play an important role in the education process of the millennial.