An educational blog for teachers and students.

Computers
Posted on April 17, 2014 by Jaime Vandergrift
shed your fear of social media

Communication is without question the cornerstone to any successful classroom or school community. The tools that have been used over time have transitioned slowly from handwritten or photocopied notes to email. As our stakeholders have embraced new technologies, we have had to also consider the value of using digital tools for communication. I'll give you a look into my experience with social media and how you can shed your social media fears and embrace communication on your students' terms.

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Computers
Posted on April 11, 2014 by Amanda Dykes
Blog

The second part of my "Educators Get Connected" series focuses on blogs.  In the late nineties, the word "blog" was coined as a shortened version of the words "web" and "log."  People can use blogs as a kind of diary or journal.  Educators have found their place in the blog world.  Find out more in this blog post. 

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Computers
Posted on April 3, 2014 by Dawn Klintworth
birthday boy surprise

The connections and immediacy of social media can be powerful.  In this case, social media made a huge difference in the life of a child.  I was scrolling through my personal Facebook news feed when I saw this story - it brought tears to my eyes.  When I reached out to the teacher for the full story, I was overwhelmed by the simplicity of the request, the enormity of the response and the impact of the generosity.  This is what happened. 

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Computers
Posted on April 1, 2014 by Amanda Dykes
Educators get connected: Twitter

We live in a society that is changing rapidly.  In the past if we wanted to learn about something, we read a book.  If we wanted to communicate with someone, we called them from a landline phone or wrote them a letter.  Our peers and friends were people we met and saw face to face.  With the internet, mobile phones and tablets, most of the above is obsolete.  Add social media to the mix and the world is a smaller place.  We can safely say that social media has become a mainstay in today’s society.  It is how many get news, communicate and most importantly, learn.  How does social media change the way educators learn?

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Computers
Posted on March 25, 2014 by Alan Haskvitz
digital footprint

Students get caught up in the excitement of seeing their name or image on the screen and forget this isn't just a passing fad; but it's forever. With technology altering the way we teach and students learn, we must look at what a digital footprint is and how students can limit it.

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