It is up to the educational leaders to set the tone that technology, social media, and overall connectedness should not be feared. Rather they must be incorporated into the curriculum so that the students become comfortable, proficient, and responsible with it. Since most teachers did not have the chance to experience it as students, they need to see their leaders and administrators using it in order to make the change.
source: Our Educational Leaders Must Get Aggressive With Technology in HuffPost
The author writes about the importance of leadership and modeling in terms of using social media. I believe this is true – and try to set an example in my own role(s) – previously as a school principal and now as a a teacher educator & researcher.