Browsing Posts tagged social networking

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.

Scholastic wants young readers to connect with each other based on their favorite books at their site, You Are What You Read.

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.

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

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.

Social-media app foursquare presents several opportunities for learning, ranging from field trips to organized meetings to site-based research.

This article discusses the benefits of participating in international collaborative projects, in which two geographically distant classrooms connect via the internet. Includes resources for developing projects, advice and tips for novices, and suggestions for curriculum connections.

Tom Barrett has created a series of Google Presentations that can provide valuable insight into a wealth of possible technology tools for the classroom.

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

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.