Once again, into the maelstrom, via social media

September 15, 2009

BY NICK YINGLING If Friday’s post didn’t instill in you a healthy fear and respect for hurricanes, I don’t know what will. Okay, so maybe I’m inflating my writing skills, but I hope it was useful. I promise that this … Continued

Connect students through Dweeber

August 7, 2009

BY NICK YINGLING Calling someone a “dweeb” basically aims to call that person socially inept. Essentially, everyone is on a level playing field, so when I call other people names and put them down, I generally feel better about myself. … Continued

Ask the readers: Teaching with Twitter

July 31, 2009

BY BILL FERRIS I think Twitter is a hoot. It’s a good way to keep track of what other educators are up to. Also, I love a witty one-liner, and 140 characters is the perfect format for that. There are … Continued

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

Monday by the numbers

May 18, 2009

U-2 Spy Plane in Google Earth Nothing says Cold War quite like the U-2 spy plane incident. Free Technology for Teachers provides a link to a Google Earth file in which your students can find out fascinating facts about this … Continued

Monday by the numbers

May 4, 2009

10 High Fliers on Twitter Still struggling to figure out how to use microblogging app/distraction engine Twitter for educational purposes? The Chronicle of Higher Education lists 10 exemplary Twitterers from the edusphere. Follow these folks for insight and ideas on … Continued

Monday by the numbers

April 20, 2009

20 Kids * 20 Kites * 20 Minutes From the Big Wind Kite Factory in Hawaii, this link provides a complete rundown of instructions and supplies to get 20 of your students building kites and getting them in the air … Continued