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October 16, 2014

Parents Potentially Liable for Son's Fake Facebook Account, Georgia Court Rules

A state appeals court says parents of a 7th grader who created a fake Facebook account mocking a classmate are potentially liable for negligence.

October 15, 2014

Oculus Rift Virtual-Reality System Weighed by Higher Ed. Institutions

The educational possibilities of the Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset continue to garner attention, although the potential still far outpaces the reality.

September 15, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Salesforce.com Invests $5M in San Francisco Schools

Salesforce.com recently donated $5 million to the San Francisco Unified School District. This tech company has now donated $7.7 million to SFUSD the past two years in order create better access to STEM resources.

June 06, 2014

Dude! My Mom Joined Twitter!

Social networking is for people of all ages. My mom proved that to me this week when she joined Twitter. This is a bit about her connected journey.

March 17, 2014

Instagram Photos of Nude N.C. High School Students Prompt State Investigation

Investigators discovered the incident spread to as many as 13 counties involving 30 separate social media accounts featuring photos of students as young as 14.

March 11, 2014

Social Media Is Better Than You Think

There are many negative preconceived notions about social media, but it may be better than you think.

March 07, 2014

A Daughter's Facebook Post Costs an Educator $80,000

A Facebook post by the daughter of a Florida educator cost the father $80,000 out of a larger settlement of an employment discrimination suit against a private school.

January 15, 2014

Teachers Avoid Social Media Use for Classroom Learning, Survey Finds

Many teachers are using social networking in their personal lives, but not for teaching purposes because of concerns about negative repercussions, a new survey says.

December 15, 2013

Social Media: An Asset for Teachers and Leaders

The use of social media as a communication tool for educators is inevitable. The paramount value of using social media is the creation and maintenance of relationships. It is a communication accelerant that moves information between people faster than we have ever experienced and, in fewer words than we are used to using.

December 11, 2013

Computer Programming: A New Frontier

Tech giants like Google and Microsoft have issued a call for global government surveillance reform, marking quite publicly that we live in a world where technological advancement has accelerated passed our cultural capacity to regulate it. Fears of spying and data ownership have negatively affected K-12, but the advancement has also created new industries for career paths, and with them the need for new educational focus areas.

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