Designers of the new pilot social network say its intentions are to facilitate education and nothing more.
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December 19, 2011
December 14, 2011
Siobhan Curious posts an e-mail from a fellow English teacher who, try as she might, is having a difficult time stomaching all the poor usage and grammer on Facebook and other social-networking sites.
November 22, 2011
This will be my last writeup on NCTE. Overall, I have to say it was an impressive conference, especially content-wise (the logistics were a bit hectic for me, but perhaps that's to be expected with about 7,000 attendees and 50 concurrent sessions during each time slot). On Friday, three high school...
November 08, 2011
Arne Duncan has had ed-tech in his crosshairs this week, appearing at the launch of one long-awaited digital initiative Monday before putting another in Microsoft's control Tuesday.
August 18, 2011
The recent banning of Facebook friendships between teachers and students in Missouri has raised questions about the pros and cons of using social media to engage students. But in an article for Mashable, Dan Klamm writes that the new law "shouldn't discourage the opportunities presented by social me...
August 06, 2011
A recently passed Missouri law that restricts social networking relationships between teachers and students making local and national headlines.
August 01, 2011
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 27, 2011
Principals here at the ISTE conference agreed that effective digital leaders need not be technology geeks, only willing learners.
June 20, 2011
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 teachersone they h...
June 15, 2011
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.