Facebook for parents (and teachers)

March 3, 2011

The Parents’ Guide to Facebook by Anne Collier and Larry Magid provides valuable advice for to parents, whether they themselves use Facebook or not. The guide has numerous screenshots and pieces of practical advice written in clear, concise language.

MyFootprints: What online tracks are your students leaving?

July 29, 2010

We all leave behind a trail of digital footprints when we use technology, whether it is from searching with Google or logging into a social network. MyFootprints helps students understand that what they are doing today with technology might have ramifications tomorrow.

Save money (and your hard drive) with Avast's free anti-virus software

June 11, 2010

Avast’s free anti-virus software is one of the best options available out there. Long preferred by users who want basic protection without the resource hogging that most anti-virus suites invariably entail, Avast covers all the basics and runs smoothly in the background.

Three guidelines for safe social networking

June 8, 2009

BY BILL FERRIS Whenever a new social networking tool shows up, a horror story of someone getting into trouble for abusing it follows shortly thereafter. A teacher in Scotland got into trouble recently for writing about her students on Twitter, … Continued

Help stop cyber pressure: Thats Not Cool

March 11, 2009

A new site from the AdCouncil is designed to help communicate with teens about the problems associated with “Cyber pressure.” Times are certainly different for teens now than they have ever been before, thanks to technology being as accessible and … Continued

Web filters from a student's perspective

February 6, 2009

As educators, it is our responsibility to provide our students with the tools necessary to be successful, not only in our classroom, but in life. As a technology integration specialist, I believe part of this responsibility we have is to … Continued