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April 16, 2012

School Counselor Facebook Guide Released

"Facebook for School Counselors" aims to help those in the guidance office make sense of the platform and its on-campus impact.

April 13, 2012

ACLU Backs Students Accused of Cyberbullying Teachers

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 12, 2012

Facebook Unveils College-Only 'Groups for Schools'

The effort will allow students to create exclusive communities based on college- and university-issued email addresses.

April 10, 2012

Impact of Now-Defunct U.S. Ed-Tech Program Noted

The State Educational Technology Directors Association highlights innovative programs funded by the now-defunct federal Enhancing Education Through Technology program.

April 09, 2012

EdTechResearcher Blog Joins edweek.org

Justin Reich aims to bridge the gap between ed-tech researchers and teachers using technology in their classrooms.

March 26, 2012

Social Media Director Hired at LAUSD Among First in K-12

Stephanie Abrams, a former TV reporter for CBS in Los Angeles, will head the district's increased forray into Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube interaction.

March 13, 2012

TED-Ed Creates Educational YouTube Video Library

Salman Khan's speech at a conference last year perhaps inspired the YouTube idea.

March 10, 2012

Social Media and the Youth 'Culture of Fear'

The Internet doesn't increase bullying, Danah Boyd argues, attitudes toward it increases the fear and misunderstanding about what teens are exposed to.

March 05, 2012

Pinterested in Education

Prominent Edublogger Alexander Russo, somewhat reluctantly, has jumped on the Pinterest bandwagon, creating a pinboard called "Hot for Education 2012." (Why am I not surprised to see our tireless teacher-blogger Larry Ferlazzo up there?) Pinterest, if you're not familiar with it, is the latest soc...

February 28, 2012

Twitter for 1st Graders?

The Chicago Tribune has a story on the apparently growing use of Twitter in 1st grade classrooms. According the article, some early-grades teachers have their students using the micro-blogging tool, as well as other kid-friendly blogging programs, to do things like send daily updates to parents or s...

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