Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed legislature designed to give teenagers a little more control over their online personas.
September 2013 Archives
Experts say adults need to take a more active role to curb kids' abuse of social-media services.
In an amusing yet possibly telling article in Slate, Dahlia Lithwick describes the "inexorable decline of the American parent"--using her own failure to comprehend, well, much of anything while at back-to-school night for her son as her primary example.
In October, the White House will host "Champions of Change" in honor of Connected Educator Month. If you know a teacher who uses technology effectively in the classroom, nominate him or her for the award.
Recent attacks on teachers by parents have raised concerns and prompted calls for greater urgency around the issue.
"I'm so happy to live in a world in which I don't need to defend the educational benefits of turquoise water, wooden boats, chop sticks, clothes pins, and rocks," says Teacher Tom.
Due to Internet filtering at his school, esteemed educator Rafe Esquith could not access the webinar he was presenting from his classroom. What does this say about schools' use of technology and the lack of professionalism we grant teachers?
Ilana Garon wrote a book! "Why Do Only White People Get Abducted by Aliens?: Teaching Lessons from the Bronx" is a series of stories about her first few years as a public high school teacher.
Teachers are already thinking of ways to use Google Glass--taking students on virtual field trips, training students with autism to recognize emotions, and more.
If you're a high school teacher and find yourself with 35 minutes to fill, you might want to consider showing renowned German filmmaker Werner Herzog's new documentary about the dangers of texting and driving.
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory intends to budget $10 million for a pay bump for teachers currently enrolled in graduate degrees.
With a show of hands last night, Seattle teachers voted to approve a new two-year contract, ending the possibility of a strike and ensuring that students returned to school on time today.
Toni Morrison's oft-taught novel about young black girl's struggles with self-worth and identify in 1940s Ohio has become a flash point for opponents of the common standards because of its occasionally graphic content.