Social Networking in the Classroom: Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go is everywhere and what better time than summer to launch the biggest gaming app in history? Kids, young and old, are getting out of the house and exploring their world in a whole new way.  An entire generation of students that have become so comfortable sitting at home interacting with the world through … Continue reading Social Networking in the Classroom: Pokémon Go

Teaching Internet Safety: It Takes A Village

There's a quiet debate taking place in the hallways of schools across the country - no - around the world. Who is responsible for teaching kids about Internet Safety? I've travelled to hundreds of schools around North America and I've had this conversation regularly with school administrators, counselors, parents and even students. It would seem … Continue reading Teaching Internet Safety: It Takes A Village

School Counselors Rule The World; or, Lessons Learned at ASCA 2014

It has been almost two weeks since I attended the American School Counselor Association's National Conference in my new hometown of Orlando, FL and I must admit I'm still on cloud 9 from the experience. In the six years that I have been working as a speaker I have only attended 3 conferences as an … Continue reading School Counselors Rule The World; or, Lessons Learned at ASCA 2014

Social Networking in the Classroom: Talking to Students about Sexting

The issue of sexting is starting to come around again big time and causing a lot of problems for schools. Problems arose when 10 students, aged 14 to 18, at Walpole High School in Massachusetts found themselves being questioned by police regarding illicit messages being sent around the school. One important piece of information to … Continue reading Social Networking in the Classroom: Talking to Students about Sexting

Social Networking in the Classroom: Blogging, Part 1

A few weeks ago I introduced my new series "Social Networking in the Classroom" and the response has been inspiring! In the introduction to the series, I weighed the pros and cons of integrating social networking in the classroom. In the following weeks I discussed Facebook followed by Twitter. This week's topic? Blogging! This week's … Continue reading Social Networking in the Classroom: Blogging, Part 1

Social Networking in the Classroom: Twitter

Over the past two week's I've been introducing ideas for how to integrate social networking in the classroom. This week we'll continue the discussion with the micro-blogging site- Twitter! When it comes to social networks, Twitter is probably one of the least complex. Created and launched in 2006, Twitter is a micro-blogging site that allows … Continue reading Social Networking in the Classroom: Twitter