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August 01, 2011

Teacher-Student 'Friending' Outlawed

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

Cases Uphold Students' Right to Mock Teachers on Facebook

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 teachers—one they h...

June 15, 2011

Is It OK 4 Students 2 Use Text-Speak?

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

Teacher Suspended Over Facebook Post (Round Two)

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

Are Teachers Being Cyberbullied, Too?

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

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...

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