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March 20, 2014

Using Hip-Hop as an Educational Tool

In 2010 associate professor Christopher Emdin started a weekly Twitter chat called #HipHopEd to discuss the intersection of hip-hop and education. It has become an international education movement.

January 28, 2014

Blogging to Become a Better Teacher

A blogging educator says that keeping a blog can help teachers reflect, discuss methods that work best and ones that need improvement, and vent their stress and anxiety.

September 25, 2013

Calif. Enacts Law to Help Kids Salvage Online Reputations

Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed legislature designed to give teenagers a little more control over their online personas.

August 19, 2013

Resource Watch: Pinterest and Reddit Launch Initiatives for Teachers

Two popular user-driven websites have launched campaigns aimed at getting teachers needed resources.

July 02, 2013

Crowdsourcing: The Teacher-Voice Solution?

Districts have recently employed crowdsourcing to solve major problems. Could it help teachers authentically add their voices to policy discussions, too?

September 20, 2012

N.C. Law Protects Teachers Against Cyberbullying

Students in North Carolina will now have to think twice before posting disparaging comments about their teachers on social media sites.

August 30, 2012

Why Digital Natives Need Help With Technology

While kids today have a seemingly innate facility with technology, they are quick to become impatient and discouraged when faced with complex tasks involving digital tools, according to the authors of an article in Scientific American.

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.

July 24, 2012

Software Co. CEO Has 'Zero Tolerance' for Poor Grammar

Last month, we highlighted a story on the reported decline of grammar skills in the workplace. Now we can add Kyle Wiens, CEO of the online-repair-manual company iFixit, to the list of executives who believe this is not merely an academic issue. In a fiery post for the Harvard Business Review, Wie...

July 18, 2012

Using Social Media to Facilitate Class Community

In Inside Higher Ed, Jonathan Golding, a psychology professor at the University of Kentucky, recounts a successful experiment in using a Facebook group page as a kind of community hub for one of his larger classes. Though skeptical at first, Golding says he was impressed by how enthusiastically his students took to the page and, without much prompting, began using it to exchange ideas and help one another in the course.

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