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November 15, 2010

Can Twitter Improve Student Engagement?

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

That 'Book' Is Mine, Says Facebook

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

Putting Teachers at the Center of the Tech Classroom

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

A Facebook Thank You, From Students to Teachers

Students long out of school track down former teachers on Facebook to share their thanks.

June 04, 2010

What Happened to All the Teacher Bloggers?

Epiphany in Baltimore has become so frustrated with his school that he's having a hard time blogging about it anymore: I'm at a point now where I'm increasingly feeling like I can't write about the issues facing an urban high school teacher in Baltimore City, where it seems more and more like "get...

May 20, 2010

Bringing Kids to Togetherville

A new social network called "Togetherville" aims to be the web-safe version of Facebook for students ages 10 and under.

May 17, 2010

Teacher Blogs Get Some Love

Congratulations to Teacher blogger Tamara Fisher! Her blog, Unwrapping the Gifted, made the "Top 50 Blogs for Teachers" list compiled by Rasmussen College. Teacher's Blogboard—although now defunct—also made the list. (It's been replaced by Teaching Now, the blog you are currently re...

May 14, 2010

Social Media Revolution - Must Share Video

There is no question that social media has changed the way we communicate - both as organizations and as individuals. Social media tools and platforms give us the opportunity  to engage in ongoing "conversations" and extend our community far beyond anything we could have ever imagi...

May 04, 2010

Free the Nings!

The social networking service Ning—which hosts many thriving teacher groups—created a great deal of angst last month when it announced that is moving to a subscriptions-only model. The details on the pricing scheme are still being worked out, but the New York Times' Bits blog is now report...

December 17, 2009

Modeling the Use of Social Networking Tools: Where do you stand?

Cross posted on Creative Tension I would love to hear more about how school leaders are using today's tools as modelers in a digital-age learning culture. As a school leader, where do you stand on the following? On Blogging Are you blogging on your school's website? If so, who is your audien...

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