Sunday, March 22, 2015

Social Media Links

Should schools access students' social media accounts? States and school districts continue to grapple with how to best balance students' privacy with the desire to protect them from cyberbullying and other issues on social media. "There are 50 states and 50 ways to screw [this issue] up," said Luke Stedrak, an assistant professor of education at Seton Hall University. "There is no consensus, and the inconsistencies create problems for practitioners." Education Week (tiered subscription model) (2/18)

On 02/28/15, Mark Gura<> wrote:

Remember the old joke about the guy who goes to the doctor and says, "It hurts when I do this?" Yeah, don’t do this: This teacher was suspended over a Facebook post he wrote defending co-workers accused of sex with students on Los Angeles beach; This Pennsylvania district is considering new policies after possible inappropriate communications between teacher and student were brought to light; and this Connecticut teacher was arrested for inappropriate selfies. I could go either way with these sorts of stories. Has the technology created the opportunity for bad behavior or does bad behavior get exposed more easily because of the technology?–Kevin Hogan, Content Director
On 02/28/15, Mark Gura<> wrote:
Educator shares 20 top teaching ideas from Pinterest

Pinterest can be a powerful tool to use in schools and classrooms, according to Vicki Davis, an educator in Georgia. In this blog post, she offers 20 tips to help teachers make the most of the site, including making group and private boards, organizing videos, and sharing boards through other media. Media blog (2/23)

The Social Media Revolution 2015: Video

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