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The Social Express

This software is designed to help children and young adults with learning challenges develop meaningful social relationships. With The Social Express, students use cartoon characters to learn how to think about and manage various social situations, such as understanding body language, working in groups, and initiating conversation.

Florida board approves use of social media by staff, students

The Flagler County School Board north of Daytona Beach, Fla., unanimously approved changes to the district’s technology policies, which now give students and employees a green light to use social networking sites, blogs, wikis, video-sharing, cloud services, and more.

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Tenn. BOE mulls limiting texts, emails between students, teachers

A stricter electronic communication policy that prohibits email and text communications between teachers and students that aren’t related to instructional or school activity issues will be considered by the Hawkins County Board of Education when it meets in regular session June. 4.

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For public schools, Twitter is no longer optional

Public schools are keenly aware of the power of the mainstream media; a critical television segment or a laudatory newspaper article will be talked about in the hallways for days. But the landscape has shifted, and school leaders must embrace a new, growing reality: social media has become the source for breaking news.

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Teach students good digital citizenship

During my eight years as a teacher and education consultant, I have seen an acceleration in the digital shift in education. When I began in 2005 at age 23, it was at the beginning of Web 2.0. My students weren’t yet posting status updates on Facebook; nor were they tweeting, sharing videos or bringing smartphones to class. Boy, were things about to change.

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The Demographics of Social Media Users — 2012

A late 2012 survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project shows that young adults are more likely than others to use major social media. At the same time, other groups are interested in different sites and services.

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Norwich (Conn.) Schools, Teachers Ratchet Up Online Presence

In a bid to further improve communication with families, the Norwich school district is rapidly expanding its presence on social media networks and other internet platforms.

"We want to open every door to positive involvement. Family partnerships are a component to achieving student success," Superintendent Abby Dolliver said. "Having updated and open communication with parents is another way to meet this goal."

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Enabling digital citizenship programs within your district’s network infrastructure

A District Administration Web Seminar Digest • Originally Presented on August 14, 2012

The Social Side of District Change

Relationships can play a key role in reform efforts.
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Wasting Time Is New Divide in Digital Era

In the 1990s, the term “digital divide” emerged to describe technology’s haves and have-nots. It inspired many efforts to get the latest computing tools into the hands of all Americans, particularly low-income families.

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