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.

Instructifeature: Building and maintaining an online professional community

January 18, 2011

Many schools have moved away from one-time workshops and toward the more sustained approach of professional learning communities. But finding the time for all PLC members to collaborate can be difficult. This article offers suggestions for using online tools to make PLCs run more smoothly and effectively.

Is Del.icio.us going away?

December 17, 2010

Yahoo! has stated that social-bookmarking service Del.icio.us is not shutting down, but will be sold, according to TechCrunch.

Set up a safe, sane social media policy for your school

December 9, 2010

Being proactive in setting a social media policy for your school sets clear expectations, making it less likely that you or someone you work with will write something embarrassing or inflammatory online.

Build a social network with BuddyPress

October 26, 2010

With BuddyPress, a plugin for the WordPress blogging platform, you can create your own social networking site for your school or classroom.

Get involved with Voices on the Gulf

September 13, 2010

Voices on the Gulf, a new social networking site, seeks to find a way to unite students and classrooms from all over to learn more about the Gulf oil spill, and the progress of recovery efforts in the Gulf Coast region.