All Blog Posts Tagged 'social' (122)

Tips For Using Facebook with Students

Facebook just posted some useful tips for educators who use the popular social networking service to communicate with their students. They are pretty basic tips that are good reminders for any adults who work with kids as a teacher, scout master or youth pastor. And parents too.

Privacy is important, especially on social networking…


Added by Derek Baird on September 29, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The World Is My Interface

I changed the name of my Technology Supported Human-World Interaction blog to "The World is my Interface". It reflects the direction of my thoughts about interaction and pervasive computing. The first post includes links to related blog posts, as well as links to people who are doing research in this area.

Added by Lynn Marentette on September 19, 2009 at 11:26am — No Comments

Social Media Reading List! EXCELLENT Compendium of Adoption Persuasion!

I've been away a bit, laid low by a bad bad chest cold and back trouble, all at once, and I am immensely aware of my mortality. While I've been down, I've been delving into a really remarkable tome suggested to me by friend Cathy Walker of MUVErsLLC, Jump Point by Tom Hayes. I refuse to review it before I have finished the whole thing, but wow, why on earth did that book not cause the kind of stir rukussed up by The World is Flat, or Here Comes Everybody?… Continue

Added by Scott Merrick on September 8, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Is Technology Creating the "Dumbest Generation?"

I enjoyed Clive Thompson’s recent piece on the potential effect technology may have on student literacy. Like many campuses across the country, mine is embroiled in an interesting debate about whether or not today’s technology is making kids… well stupid. Enter stage right "The Dumbest Generation." According to the author, Mark Bauerlein, Web 2.0 technology is distracting our kids and drawing them into an intellectual state of mindless confusion and half-witted thinking. But, is Bauerlein’s… Continue

Added by Shawn Roner on September 1, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

A Lesson Guide for Constitution Day 2.0

Each year America celebrates Constitution Day on September 17. Since 2006, federal legislation mandates that all educational institutions receiving federal funds must hold an educational program on the Constitution commemorating the day.

Remix America ( has partnered with Constitutional Rights Foundation ( to bring you the Constitution Day Challenge--a creative way for elementary, middle and high school students to learn about and celebrate… Continue

Added by Erika Johansson on August 31, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Social Learning Buzz Masks Deeper Dimensions Mitigating the confusion surrounding “Social Learning”

Article by Frank Ganis. distributed via White paper by the Gilfus Education Group


It is our hope that by leveraging socially based technologies the education industry can shape a new educational technology paradigm that realizes the promises of true “Social Learning”.

By understanding its applications we can create a unique opportunity to improve student engagement, student retention, academic success and overall educational outcomes.

–… Continue

Added by Stephen Gilfus on August 14, 2009 at 1:14pm — No Comments

The Cheating Heart

Perhaps the most difficult problems facing educators is the staggering number of students who cheat in school. With the emergence of all sorts of exciting technologies– mobile technologies, social media technologies, etc. — teachers and administrators are finding it virtually impossible to effectively combat cheating. MORE...

Added by Shawn Roner on August 6, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Critical Thinking and Social Media Technology

With the emergence of social media technology in the classroom, teachers are finding innovative ways to promote student learning. As educators become more sophisticated in terms of utilizing Internet and mobile-based technologies to share information, they are taking advantage of new and exciting opportunities to improve their teaching practice. One particular area of interest to me is the way in which this sort of… Continue

Added by Shawn Roner on July 31, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Adventures in Web 2.0: Introducing Social Networking into My Teaching

I’ve shared a bit in previous posts about implementing a Ning to enhance the Internship Program at The International School of the Americas. It’s been a challenging and rewarding adventure. And this past spring I wrote an article about that journey, which has just come out in… Continue

Added by Honor Moorman on June 26, 2009 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

All About Me(TM)

On my flight back from Knoxville, Tennessee, I came across this article in the AA magazine. The title: Achieve Success by Building Your Personal Brand. You can read the full article here.

Stand Out

With so much white noise out there, it’s imperative you stay at the top of people's…

Added by John Costilla on June 24, 2009 at 1:06pm — No Comments

EduBloggerCon - I'll be attending! (jcostilla)

I'll be there... jcostilla

EduBloggerCon / Classroom 2.0 "LIVE in DC" 2009

Saturday, June 27, 2009 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Main Room 206!

This is an international… Continue

Added by John Costilla on June 24, 2009 at 1:05pm — No Comments

zooming 'round

Today's been quite a full day. I'm learning a LOT from the online Web 2.0 class. The journey to get assignments done takes me through miles of exploring, and I'm often side-tracked with the incidental learning that's going on. I am certain that's part of the design (because we have to explore so many sites), and it makes the whole learning process that much richer.

My find for the day: Jessica Clark's Public Media 2.0: Dynamic, Engaged… Continue

Added by Anne Bryan on June 16, 2009 at 7:05pm — No Comments

Wait No More

Gone are the days when we waited to read about the latest happenings on Yahoo, Google, ZDNet, or your other favorite news & search resource. You will tell your children and grandchildren..."remember when we had to wait to read about it online… Continue

Added by John Costilla on June 9, 2009 at 6:36am — No Comments and Professional Development

We are delighted that one of the primary ways that the edWeb is being adopted is as a tool to integrate Web 2.0 tools into professional development programs.

Mercer County, NJ is using the edWeb to connect all of their districts for teacher professional development. They have created a community for the PD Directors in each district and are posting their PD courses at each location so all teachers can participate in PD on an expanded county-wide basis.

The edWeb provides a… Continue

Added by Lisa Schmucki on May 25, 2009 at 6:00am — No Comments

Participatory Media Rights in Education Now!

Participatory Media Rights in Education Now!

I get sick to my stomach every time I hear of a school banning Twitter. I feel even worse for teachers and students who have never had the opportunity to use Twitter in the classroom.

I've spent the past week live blogging what I think are very successful uses of Twitter in class. I dare any administrator to visit my Twitter-enhanced Latin classes and then tell me social media has no place in a school building.

I wish… Continue

Added by Shelly Blake-Plock on May 13, 2009 at 9:51am — No Comments

Simply the Best?

I love this blog post response to a leading news publication that states the following:

You Call These The “Best”?


Added by John Costilla on April 24, 2009 at 7:14am — No Comments

Targeting the Right Social Media

Social media is all the buzz... but what is the right mix to meet your targets?

Be it education, consumer, community or commerce, we have all found our way to what is becoming more and more mainstream. Educators are utilizing social networks like Ning to setup school profiles and student projects to communities (… Continue

Added by John Costilla on April 23, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

Rethinking Current Events with Newsvine

If there is one thing students and teachers despise it's clutter. One way teachers create clutter is asking students to print out a current event. Students print out weekly current events, read and summarize it, have it graded and then throw it out. I found more current events lying on my floor or in my trash than any other classroom document. Cringing already teachers? Fear… Continue

Added by Andrew Marcinek on April 14, 2009 at 6:27pm — 1 Comment

Could it happen in schools?

Wow, today I went to a website, Skittles, of all things. (

Yes, the tasty rainbow candy that we all loved as kids. The ones that are the cause of all your children's dental visits.

Long story short, they did something totally disruptive. The got rid of their static, boring website and embraced the likes of Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and YouTube… Continue

Added by John Costilla on March 3, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Black History Month Lesson Plans

In honor Black History Month, the Knowledge Essentials team has created a series of free lesson plans on Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, School Desegregation and the Civil Rights Movement.

You can find these lesson plans and activity sheets, along with our entire repository of open educational resources, over on our Knowledge Essentials page on LearnHub!

Added by Amy James on February 9, 2009 at 3:00am — No Comments

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