Right now we have thousands of teachers thinking out loud for a wide-open audience every day. Personal blogs, multi-author blogs, microblogs, online publications, conferences and webinars tweeted and live-blogged, and even Twitter chats have turned Teacherworld, for those inclined to put themselves out there, into a vast buzzing hive of perspectives shared in the moment.
All Blog Posts With social media Tag or Category
June 01, 2013
May 30, 2013
When did we lose sight of the idea that sometimes kids really are just kids, who need to learn from their mistakes in schools without being arrested? Schools are supposed to be places where kids learn, where excellent mistakes lead to Aha! moments and not to chafed wrists and rap sheets.
May 19, 2013
Like lots of educators--maybe even most educators--I'm trying to see how this all fits together, the digital and the human. I used to think it was a matter of balance, but I've come to think that it's actually an individualized three-dimensional jigsaw puzzle, with pieces to be fitted together in a certain order to achieve some desired effect.
May 08, 2013
A University of Pennsylvania program will attempt to give education startups access to university researchers and support to help their businesses grow.
April 22, 2013
The number of teachers and principals using a variety of online tools for professional development has jumped significantly, according to a new survey.
April 14, 2013
The students took off in a media environment and are partially misusing it while most of us lag behind and don't really have a good sense of how to use the media properly at all. Understanding the role social media plays in the lives of our students, and seizing the opportunity for teaching ethical behavior is imperative for today's leaders. If we don't take advantage of any opportunity to teach how to behave virtuously and offer the opportunity for practice, we are missing the boat.
April 03, 2013
School leaders must recognize that relying only on traditional communication tools will lead to frustration on the part of today's voting public. People expect to communicate digitally, interactively and with immediacy.
April 03, 2013
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Facebook are staging a pair of "hackathons" this months aimed at producing new ideas in college access, social learning and other areas.
April 03, 2013
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Facebook are inviting developers to build prototypes for apps supporting college attendance, social learning, and out-of-school study.
April 02, 2013
The evolution of "tech support" to curriculum and program experts to influential thought leaders is, to me one of the cooler developments in the world of school administration in the last couple of decades. That so many tech folks are now leaders in our schools is yet another, somewhat unexpected, manifestation of the power of technology in education.