The recent banning of Facebook friendships between teachers and students in Missouri has raised questions about the pros and cons of using social media to engage students. But in an article for Mashable, Dan Klamm writes that the new law "shouldn't discourage the opportunities presented by social me...
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August 18, 2011
August 01, 2011
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon recently signed a bill that prohibits teachers and students from "friending" each other on Facebook. KSPR, an ABC affiliate in Springfield, Mo., reports that Senate Bill 54 forbids any kind of social networking activity between teachers and students in which they might ex...
June 20, 2011
Time.com legal columnist Adam Cohen, pointing to a couple recent court decisions, advises educators to take the high road when it comes to derisive or mocking postings by students on social-networking sites. Students, he says, have a constitutional right to make fun of their teachersone they h...
June 15, 2011
U.S. News and World Report has a story on students using text-message and social-media shorthand in their academic writing--including in essays for college applications.
April 06, 2011
Another teacher has garnered national attention as well as a suspension for posting a comment about her students on her Facebook page.
January 12, 2011
The National Association of Headteachers in the United Kingdom says it is receiving an increasing number of calls from its members saying they are being defamed by parents on social networking sites.
November 15, 2010
Food for thought: College students who used twitter, both inside and outside of the classroom, performed better in school than their non-twitternig peers, according to a study. The twittering students not only had higher grade-point averages but scored better on a student-engagement survey designed ...
August 26, 2010
Facebook is suing a yet-to-be-launched social network called Teachbook over the use of the suffix "book" in their name.
July 20, 2010
A new study by the College Board and the National Writing Project links teachers' classroom use of Web 2.0 tools with improving students' writing skills.
July 16, 2010
Students long out of school track down former teachers on Facebook to share their thanks.