The AgeTeachers lack power to punish cyber bulliesThe AgeWith cyber bullying and sexting on the rise, government school principals are concerned that when students use home-based social media tools to vilify or harass classmates, teachers lack the...
Created through collaboration by members of Partnership for 21st Century Skills and the talented folks at FableVision, Above & Beyond is a story about what is possible when communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity take center stage in schools and transform learning opportunities for all kids....
Social media in the classroom can be used to cater to students' diverse needs, and also to introduce students to the labour market they will encounter in their future lives. Social media can improve communications between staff and parents, and create online spaces for use by particular sections of the school community. Teachers can also use the social media in many ways for their own professional development. Within a school's online space students can be shielded from unwanted aspects of the social media, but it is also important that both students and staff know how to operate safely on their own in the wider web environment.
Online privacy... it's an issue we are all, or least should be, very concerned about. But I don't think most of us realize just how much information we give away every single day.
We're online all the time... or so it seems. We all search to our heart's content. We make purchases online, do our banking online, many of us for all intents and purposes live... online...
Via Martin Gysler
A national poll by the nonprofit Common Sense Media reveals that a wide majority of parents believe that it is just as important for their children to know digital media skills as traditional learning skills, but remain wary about the role social...
Web 2.0 ushered in a new world of social media and web applications that facilitate participatory information sharing and collaboration. What followed was a myriad of web-based tools, applications, and platforms, most famously Facebook and Twitter, that allowed people to easily update, share, and access news and information in real time.
The connections within our social graph allow both brands and consumers the opportunity to leverage on the relationships between individuals to offer a richer online experience. At the same time, these tools changed the way people create and consumed media; suddenly everyone could become a media outlet, able to easily create, edit, and share information not just with their online connections but with literally anyone in the digital space.
The access to so much information almost instantaneously has led to information overload; most of the time, users are unable to ascertain validity and more often than not, there is a severe lack of both relevance and a personal context.... [read full article http://j.mp/oOcLtV]
Via Giuseppe Mauriello
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