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
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've been getting a lot of questions lately about some of the Apps that are growing in popularity among teenagers. One of the biggest has been SnapChat. SnapChat is a photo messaging system that allows users to send photos and videos to their contacts. Users set a limit of up to ten seconds for how … Continue reading What Parents Should Know About SnapChat
Last week I talked about how I'm already thinking about the fall and it's totally true on a number of levels! A lot of work goes into putting together not only educational programs but all the traveling that comes along with it! Now, I'm not workaholic, but I'm a realist- THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR IS … Continue reading It’s Never Too Soon To Plan!
Hello Summer! Time to Start Thinking About The Fall... If I ignore last week’s heat wave in Boston, I’m pretty excited that summer is here. With the weather finally under control kids and educators alike are counting down the days to freedom (some of you are already free but we’ve had an INSANE number of snow … Continue reading Hello Summer! Time to Start Thinking About The Fall…