YouTube for Schools!

January 29, 2012

Although there are lots of educational videos on YouTube, there are also many videos that aren’t appropriate for students—which is why many schools block access to YouTube from their networks. To solve this problem, YouTube has created a special section for schools, filled with age-appropriate educational content.

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Think before you tweet!

January 22, 2012

“Emma Sullivan just became the new Ferris Bueller.” That was the astute observation of a writer for Roll Call, one of countless lauds  to the 18-year-old Kansas student who refused to apologize to Gov. Sam Brownback for sending a rude tweet about him to her followers.

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PE and the iPad

January 15, 2012

There’s more to tablet computers than meets the eye, and kids love using them. In Honolulu, Hawaii kids are doing logrolls, somersaults and other physical education feats in a more mindful and skilled manner, thanks to their iPads. I know, you thought that using an iPad or laptop was a completely sedentary activity. Think Again! […]

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3 Tips for Social Media for the New Year

January 8, 2012

Social media is filled with nuance and opportunity, and most of us do not even begin to take advantage of all it has to offer. Here are three ideas to increase your benefit from social media. Now’s the time, if you don’t do anything but Facebook (and some of you aren’t even really doing that) […]

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Happy New Year!

January 1, 2012

Christmas wrappings are thrown away or composted. The lights are fading or gone. And already the newness of gifted technology received is beginning to lose its luster. I wonder why it is that human beings are never satisfied with what they have. It definitely drives capitalism, provides for endless creative endeavors, and as George Carlin […]

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