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Social Media in Schools

3 Reasons Why the School Principal Needs to Tweet

Mark W. Guay | Posted 02.05.2014 | Education
Mark W. Guay

It's time now for school districts to take the power and become their own media channel using all the free media channels out there to promote the positive-learning center school leaders know their school to be.

The Global Search For Education: Got Tech? IB Schools in a Virtual World

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

"Schools are the frontline of this new age, and it is incumbent on all of us to educate our young in how to move from being digital natives to digita...

4 Reasons Why Social Media Should be Taught in Our School Systems

Kim Garst | Posted 07.24.2013 | Technology
Kim Garst

I might be a little biased, okay A LOT biased, but I want to give you the 4 reasons why I think that teaching social media to our children in schools is not only necessary, but critical.

New York City Schools Hoping To Use Social Media In The Classroom

| Jill Barshay | Posted 03.20.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. Digital learning is one of those trendy education buzz phrases that means a lot of differe...

Teachers Gravitate To Social Networks Tailored To Educators

Education Week, Bethesda, Md. | Jason Tomassini | Posted 03.10.2013 | Education

Within the wide expanse of social networking, educators appear to be gravitating to more protected and exclusive spaces. While teachers often use suc...

Mom Sues Twitter Over Daughter's Half-Naked Photo

Posted 01.23.2014 | Education

The mother of an Oklahoma teen is suing Tulsa Public Schools, Twitter and others after a half-naked photo of her daughter was posted to the social net...

Ohio Teacher's Post-Election Facebook Rant Calls Out Jay-Z Fans, Communists, Muslims For Obama Reelection

Posted 11.09.2012 | Education

Emotions were strong on election day as millions turned to social media to share their thoughts. Among them was a Columbus, Ohio teacher whose post on...

Teacher In Post-Election Rant: 'Die, Oklahoma'

Posted 11.13.2012 | Education

An Oklahoma City high school science teacher and girls' volleyball coach is apologizing for an explosive, hate-filled rant he posted on Facebook Tuesd...

Kindergarten Teacher's Awful Facebook Posts Made Parents React Like This

Posted 01.14.2013 | Education

Memphis kindergarten teacher Tameka Gatewood is on unpaid suspension pending a hearing for comments she made about her students on Facebook, WMC-TV re...

Can Twitter Replace Traditional Teacher Professional Development?

| Posted 08.03.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Twitter and Facebook might soon replace traditional professional develo...

Arizona School Districts Required To Monitor Online Activity In Schools

Posted 07.02.2012 | Education

Beginning this week, school districts in Arizona are required to teach cyberbullying awareness and monitor online chats and social media in schools, i...

School District: Violent Facebook Comments Posted By Students 'Posed A True Threat'

Gregory Kristof | Posted 06.15.2012 | Education

In Indiana, three girls were expelled over Facebook comments in which they discussed killing fellow classmates using guns, box cutters and gasoline, W...

Benefits Of Social Media And Video Games In Classrooms

| Nick Pandolfo | Posted 04.30.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's Digital blog. Social media, video games, blogs and wikis are playing increasingly importa...

Middle School Girls Expelled Over Facebook Jokes 'To Kill' Peers

AP | CHARLES WILSON | Posted 04.26.2012 | Education

INDIANAPOLIS -- Three eighth-graders from northwest Indiana who say they were expelled after joking on Facebook about which of their classmates they w...

Student Expelled For Profane Tweet Thrust Into Free-Speech Debate

AP | CHARLES WILSON | Posted 04.03.2012 | Education

INDIANAPOLIS -- Austin Carroll was fighting insomnia when the Indiana teenager turned to Twitter for relief and casually dropped the F-word multiple t...

High School Senior Expelled For Tweeting Profanity

Posted 03.25.2012 | Education

An Indiana high school senior has been expelled for a Tweet he says was posted from home on his personal account. "One of my tweets was, f--- is on...

A Case For Why Social Media Belongs In The Classroom

| Jason Falls | Posted 02.07.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Education Nation's The Learning Curve blog. Social Media Explorer CEO Jason Falls writes. He is also a member of th...

Katherine Bindley

Missouri 'Facebook Law' Protecting Our Kids Or Limiting Learning?

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 10.03.2011 | Parents

If you're a parent, you've probably experienced a certain degree of fear at some point or another about your kids using the Internet. Maybe you peer o...