It is a very well known fact that I am nothing if not a massive Disney nut! I love everything about Disney and the Pixar branch of the studios is no exception. From their shorts to their full-length features, there is a wonderful lesson to be learned. Pixar's short film "For The Birds" teaches viewers … Continue reading Pixar’s Lesson on Bullying: It’s For The Birds
Last week I introduced my all new blog series and in the introductory entry I talked about the pros and cons of introducing social networking to the educational environment. The series continues, looking at each network and it's uses in the classroom! Facebook, for all its flaws, is still on top when it comes to … Continue reading Social Networking in the Classroom: Facebook
With more and more schools moving towards having a 1:2:1 environment, educators are trying to find the best ways into incorporate popular social networking sites into the educational environment. This entry marks the first in a weekly series to give teachers some ideas on how these web sites can be used in the classroom. Today, … Continue reading Social Networking in the Classroom: An Introduction
I stumbled across a poll this morning that asked this very question. It wasn't the poll itself that piqued my interest but the comments that followed. The issue seems to be a hot button topic among parents and students and some of the posts really had me surprised! Students that said "no, cell phones shouldn't … Continue reading Should Cell Phones Be Allowed In Schools?
One of the biggest things I caution my audiences about is how much information we give away without even thinking about it. Some people are amazed to find out that even the simplest status update or tweet can reveal so much more than we even intended. In my programs I give an example of how … Continue reading How Much Information is Too Much Information? Take a Look!