Social Media

Budding Writers Benefit from Sharing Their Work Online

Budding Writers Benefit from Sharing Their Work Online

| April 23, 2012 | 11 Comments

“We just want these young writers to see how empowering it is to be able to share your ideas.”

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Facebook Groups for Schools Raises Concerns

Facebook Groups for Schools Raises Concerns

| April 18, 2012 | 1 Comment

Filckr:Birgerking By Katrina Schwartz The explosive growth of online social media sites specifically targeted at schools has compelled Facebook to edge its way back into the fertile ground of college campuses. Last week, the company announced a new feature available only to students and faculty with an active .edu email address, Groups for Schools. It’s […]

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Kony 2012: Viral Video Prompts a Teachable Moment

Kony 2012: Viral Video Prompts a Teachable Moment

| March 16, 2012 | 7 Comments

By Matt Levinson Over the past weeks, schools across the country have had the chance to witness the lightning speed with which viral videos can travel around the globe, particularly when young people are involved. The trigger in this instance: Invisible Children, a 30-minute video highlighting the horrors of child abduction and other atrocities perpetrated […]

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How Tweens Use Digital Media to Develop Their Identities

How Tweens Use Digital Media to Develop Their Identities

| February 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Flickr: JuliaKoz The following are excerpts from from “Kids Closer Up: Playing, Learning, and Growing with Digital Media” by Lori Takeuchi, International Journal of Learning and Media, Spring 2011, Vol. 3, No. 2, Pages 37-59. To protect the children’s identities, all names are pseudonyms, and location details have been altered. Read the first post in […]

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A Look Inside the Digital Lives of Tweens

A Look Inside the Digital Lives of Tweens

| February 28, 2012 | 2 Comments

Getty The following are excerpts from from “Kids Closer Up: Playing, Learning, and Growing with Digital Media” by Lori Takeuchi, International Journal of Learning and Media, Spring 2011, Vol. 3, No. 2, Pages 37-59. To protect the children’s identities, all names are pseudonyms, and location details have been altered. While large-scale surveys have documented the […]

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College Students Embrace Meme Madness

College Students Embrace Meme Madness

| February 15, 2012 | 2 Comments

By Dan Reimold College memes are suddenly invading the Facebook streams of students at schools throughout the U.S., Canada, and parts of Europe. As The Cherwell, Oxford University’s student newspaper, explains, the meme is “an idea or behavior that spreads through a culture by imitation. Internet memes follow this principle, humorous images are copied and […]

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Students Want Social Media in Schools

Students Want Social Media in Schools

| January 2, 2012 | 25 Comments

In its Policy Priorities report, Can Social Media and School Policies be “Friends,” ASCD provides a state-of-the union on social media use in schools. How administrators and educators deal with federal regulations, defining what’s legal, parsing out school responsibilities and weighing them against the benefits of using social media to engage and communicate with students […]

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Kids Online: the Risks and the Realities

Kids Online: the Risks and the Realities

| December 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

TB The Internet seems like another member of the family sometimes. It lives in our home and follows us wherever we go, it vies for our attention, and it entertains us. The habits we fall into around our online lives has a profound effect on our family relationships, especially when it comes to parents and […]

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A Case for Using Social Media with Learning

A Case for Using Social Media with Learning

| October 21, 2011 | 7 Comments

No institution is more skeptical about the benefits of social media than education. But there are few institutions that have more to gain.

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Grockit and Facebook: the Friendship Blooms

Grockit and Facebook: the Friendship Blooms

| September 22, 2011 | 3 Comments

On the heels of Monday’s story about a new Facebook app called Hoot.me that focuses students on lessons at hand, and away from distractions, here’s some news from Grockit in the same realm: Facebook’s developer conference, Grockit, a social learning company, announced a new integration with Facebook that will make it even easier for students […]

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