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
After my post about SnapChat, I've had a number of parents e-mailing and asking about other Apps and Social Media. Inspired, I'm now making answering these questions a regular series on the blog. These entries will be posted on Fridays. Have something you're wondering about? Send me a message and I'll do my best to … Continue reading What Parents Should Know About Instagram
One of the last things I talk about with my student audiences during my presentation is the idea that jokes and sarcasm don't translate very well into the online world. When I make a joke in person- you can see my face, hear the tone of my voice and you have a pretty good idea … Continue reading How ‘Just Kidding’ Doesn’t Cut It in the Online World
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
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
Imagine for a moment: you’re on stage in front of thousands of people. Hot lights are shining down on you. Around three million people around the world are watching you on their televisions. Put yourself in that position. You’re in it to win it. Put yourself there. Now answer a random question read to you … Continue reading The Bullying of Marissa Powell (Miss Utah)
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!