Careful what you tweet: Police, schools tap social media to track behavior

A teenager who claimed "sarcasm" after talking on Facebook about shooting up a kindergarten spent months in jail this year for making a "terroristic threat." Over the summer, Instagram photos of guns and money led to New York City’s largest gun bust ever. A mom's Facebook photo of her baby with a bong led to her 2010 arrest.

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Holy Trinity's Bearden Named Top Tweeter in Field

Tweets on school technology, classroom resources and social media have made Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy's Susan Bearden one of the top Twitter mavens in her field. The director of information technology was recently named one of the top 50 Chief Information Officers on Twitter in a Huffington Post technology blog. Her rank? No. 9.

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The Emergence of District Social Media Managers

While hiring dedicated social media managers is commonplace in the private sector, it’s rarely seen in school districts.
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School District Creates Social Media Network

Officials look to bolster communications with residents using Facebook, Twitter, and other forms of digital communications. The Wayne (N.J.) Public School District has created a social media network to enhance communication and information sharing with the community.

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Using Twitter to Expand Your PLN

On Feb. 23, Steven Anderson, instructional technologist for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County (N.C.) Schools, celebrated his three-year anniversary on Twitter. Anderson began exploring Twitter in 2009 as a way of finding people with similar interests, opposing views, and resources on integrating technology in the classroom to share with teachers and staff in his district of 57,000 students.

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Taking the Plunge

Learn how to start tweeting today.

Why All the Chatter About #EdChat?

How administrators can sift through the noise to find their voice on Twitter and refine their personal learning network.

The Social Media Dilemma

While some districts are making the most of popular social networks, others are not choosing the "Like" button.

Social Networking as a Tool for Student and Teacher Learning

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.