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How Young is Too Young for Kids to Start Social Networking?

How Young is Too Young for Kids to Start Social Networking?

| March 24, 2011 | 7 Comments

What’s the appropriate age to start logging onto social networking sites? According to the Terms of Service for Facebook, at least, the answer is 13. But that doesn’t stop thousands of younger children from signing up. According to Facebook’s chief privacy adviser Mozelle Thompson, Facebook removes about 20,000 users a day who are underage. That […]

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Do Social Networking Sites Work for Learning?

Do Social Networking Sites Work for Learning?

| November 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

“Our mission is to make the world one big study group,” says Phil Hill, chief executive of OpenStudy, a social-learning site that started as a project of Emory University and Georgia Tech. The quote is in a recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, which lists up-and-coming sites that combine social networking and learning. […]

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What Does the Public Know About You?

What Does the Public Know About You?

| November 26, 2010 | 2 Comments

Earlier this year, Katie Stansberry conducted an experiment in the social media class she teaches at the University of Oregon. Here’s her first-person account. Every term I struggle with a conversation I have with my students at the start of the class. Because I teach about social media, I have a frank discussion with my […]

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11 Tips on Avoiding Social-Networking Gaffes

11 Tips on Avoiding Social-Networking Gaffes

| October 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

We can’t avoid dipping into social media any more than we can avoid Googling questions. But we can circumvent unfortunate and unintended consequences when it comes to navigating the social media world. ESchoolNews rounds up 11 ways for the education community to embrace the best of social media, and to tread carefully along the way. […]

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A New Facebook-Like Network for Teachers

A New Facebook-Like Network for Teachers

| September 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

I wanted to share this press release that just arrived in my inbox from State Schools Chief Jack O’Connell: New Online Forum for Teachers to Collaborate, Innovate, and Improve Student Achievement Web Tool will Help Teachers Close the Achievement Gap A new Web 2.0 tool designed to encourage teacher collaboration and innovation called Brokers of […]

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How to Help Kids Be Safe and Comfortable With Social Media

How to Help Kids Be Safe and Comfortable With Social Media

| September 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

“Shutting them off is wrong,” said Mandeep Dhillon, CEO and Co-Founder of Togetherville, a social network for kids, at the “Learning in a Digital Age” conference, referring to blocking kids from the Internet in order to keep them safe. “The more transparency we have, the easier we can engage them to help make them safe […]

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DOE: Use Social Networks to Find Best Digital Textbook Resources

DOE: Use Social Networks to Find Best Digital Textbook Resources

| September 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

When it comes to digital interactive textbooks, the “highest quality resources are important,” said the DOE’s Karen Cator. “We’re trying to use the power of the masses to push the best possible resources out there to bubble up.” “There are entire new ways of looking at textbook adoption,” she said. “It’s very important to find […]

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How to stop online bullying

How to stop online bullying

| August 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

Flickr: Hannahgal Bullying by text. As federal officials convene this week to find ways to prevent online bullying, parents can start taking action at home to help their kids take control of their digital worlds. A New York Times article today advises parents to closely monitor all the social networks they belong to and be […]

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