Using social media to engage in global conversations can open up our worlds and the worlds of our students.
All Blog Posts With social networking Tag or Category
November 25, 2012
November 06, 2012
In a post on Edutopia, New Jersey high school teachers Jonathan Olson and Sarah Gross review the success they've had in creating Twitter dialogues for students and teachers (and parents) throughout the presidential campaign.
November 04, 2012
Those people posting negative comments on Facebook were negative before Facebook ever started. Facebook just allowed them the venue to spew negativity. What has happened to common sense? Has Facebook and Twitter created a negative tone in society? Or was there a portion of society that was already ...
November 01, 2012
Educators say the Internet and digital tools are helping improve students' research habits, but hurting their attention spans, according to two surveys.
August 14, 2012
August 09, 2012
Computer scientists at the University of Wisconsin say their program can automatically spot 15,000 tweets a day that show signs of bullying.
August 02, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education has declared that August is Connected Educator Month, a "celebration," as the website says, that is part of the Office of Educational Technology's Connected Educators initiative to support online professional learning. During the next four weeks, the department will ...
June 11, 2012
A new NCAA rule that goes into effect June 15 opens the door for Division I and II men's college basketball coaches to text high school athletes.
April 13, 2012
In a post I wrote yesterday, a blogger offered 12 cons for using social media in schools, one of which was the risk of cyberbullying. One thing her post didn't mention is that cyberbullying can be difficult to pin down--so there's an accompanying "con" that schools have to navigate the murky waters of online speech.
April 10, 2012
The State Educational Technology Directors Association highlights innovative programs funded by the now-defunct federal Enhancing Education Through Technology program.