One of the hardest things to figure out from social media is whether or not something is real. And even more important, if what you find is accurate.
Most definitely, there are trusted sources of news and other information that we can turn to for facts and a variety of data. But in the world of internet, everyone has a voice and sometimes that collective voice is loud and overwhelming.
As a teacher, I have no idea how anything I do in my classroom compares with what happens in other teachers’ classrooms.
Why? Because in the social-media-cybersphere, everyone else has brilliant students doing amazing work with unlimited physical resources and enthusiastic support from everyone involved in the educational process.