Articles: Social Media

3/22/2012

There is a catch phrase among educators on Twitter: Lurking and learning. It’s used to describe the first steps an administrator or educator new to Twitter should take. According to Tom Whitby, a retired English teacher turned education professor at St.

3/21/2012

On Feb. 23, Steven Anderson, instructional technologist for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County (N.C.) Schools, celebrated his three-year anniversary—on Twitter.

3/21/2012

It’s becoming clearer by the minute that, as Web technologies open more and more doors for learners, they also pose more and more challenges to traditional thinking about schools.

3/16/2012

While Facebook and Google+ are popular social networks for everyday life, dozens of other networks have been created to provide safe and effective social learning environments for K12 education. Social learning networks (SLNs) allow students to learn 21st-century skills.

2/20/2012

Let’s be honest. Flipping the classroom and using clickers and other new products can only have a modest impact on student achievement. Why?

1/27/2012

Many districts have blocked YouTube because it either served as a distraction or raised concerns over appropriate use. Its new portal, however, offers solutions to teachers.

1/26/2012

We haven’t seen this big a change in education in 500 years. Every learner with an Internet connection can build a personalized, global network of people and information.

12/20/2011

Clintondale (Mich.) Community Schools’ high school has turned the traditional school day upside-down by asking teachers to assign short video lectures as homework and have students do activities, participate in discussions and complete assignments in class, with their tea

11/22/2011

The transition from middle school to high school can often be daunting; however, students in Memphis City (Tenn.) Schools have found that Gaggle, which provides online learning tools, can help ease this changeover with its social media features.

9/30/2011

When Google+ was announced in late June, it began in a field trial to determine its place in social networking.

9/1/2011

As districts across the country debate the boundaries of social media in the class room, Missouri took an unprecedented step by passing the first statewide law banning teachers from individual communication with their students on social networks.

7/1/2011
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To the more than 600 million members of Facebook and the expanding legions of Twitter users, you can add a growing number of schools and districts.

7/1/2011

Some technology experts, including Will Richardson, a well-known social media blogger, say that social media has some value right now, but it's just a first step.

6/1/2011

Among the many challenges facing district leaders, student safety can be particularly difficult as new technologies allow for instant and constant communication.

5/1/2011

Online social networking includes much more than Facebook and Twitter. It is any online use of technology to connect people, enable them to collaborate with each other, and form virtual communities, says the Young Adult Library Services Association.

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