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February 14, 2014

Online Chat: Helping Teachers Make Wise Use of Technology

Join Education Week on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 2 p.m. ET, for an online chat about innovative approaches for training teachers how to use technology more effectively.

February 11, 2014

Could a Cybercivility Task Force Tackle Tacky Selfies?

While a Maryland district plans to form a Cybercivility Task Force to address inappropriate online postings, the role of schools in addressing such behavior is largely uncharted territory.

February 03, 2014

School Leaders Use Twitter to Spread Information, Engage Students

More school leaders turn to the social media venue as a form of both formal communication about district news and informal communication with students.

January 28, 2014

Blogging to Become a Better Teacher

A blogging educator says that keeping a blog can help teachers reflect, discuss methods that work best and ones that need improvement, and vent their stress and anxiety.

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.

January 14, 2014

Are You a Credible Technology Leader?

We do not need our leaders to be our best users of technology, but they should know enough to safely use some of it and enthusiastically encourage and lead their teachers to use much of it.

December 23, 2013

On AIDS Tweets, Snow Days, and Teaching That Words Have Consequences

When adults make mistakes on social media, they can become powerful examples for classroom discussions about the consequences of online speech.

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 06, 2013

Report Explores How Technology Is, and Isn't, Aiding in College Searches

A review of websites and mobile apps designed to help students in the college application process shows low-income students don't benefit as much from the technology and limitations in the approach.

December 05, 2013

Q&A: Why School Leaders Should Embrace Social Networking

Eric Sheninger, the principal of New Milford High School in New Jersey, is known for his innovative use of social networking in education. His new book for education leaders on the topic, "Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times," comes out Jan. 14.

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