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August 14, 2012

Is Connected Educator Month an 'Echo Chamber'?

On the new Smartblog on Education, Tom Whitby, contributing editor and former a high school English teacher, highlights a potential glitch with the Connected Educator Month idea: Almost by definition, most of the teachers who are aware of it are already, well, connected educators.

August 09, 2012

Ed-Tech Notebook: Twitter Bullying Scanner Debuts

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

Educators Making Summer Connections

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 ...

July 31, 2012

Connected Educator Month to Launch With Virtual Conference

Here's what you need to know for the three-day event featuring five keynote speakers and 11 panel discussions.

July 10, 2012

Critique of Khan Academy Goes Viral

A satirical video made by two math professors critiquing a Khan Academy video spurs a contest for future critiques of the famous educator.

June 26, 2012

Feds Plan 'Connected Educator Month'

The Department of Education hopes the new August observance is a small step in the right direction.

June 19, 2012

AFT Launches Online Content Repository

The $10 million effort is the latest in a growing field of groups trying to organize online conent in better ways.

June 11, 2012

NCAA Opens Door to Text Messaging for Recruiting

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.

June 08, 2012

Lawsuit Raises Concerns Over Students' Online Privacy Rights

According to the lawsuit, the app authors collected kids' names and other private information and sent it to a third party, violating federal online privacy law concerning children under 13.

April 20, 2012

Study: Cyberbullying Different From Physical Bullying

A new study suggests none of the three elements usually found in playground bullying are necessarily present in cyberbullying.

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