If you aren't familiar with Common Sense Media, you should be! It is a wonderful site full of excellent information for parents and teachers to help keep kids safe on the Internet as well as reviews of books, apps, movies, and more. Their most recent article about the myths and truths of Internet safety is very helpful for parents (and teachers) to help us from becoming too anxious about having kids use the Internet. Please check it out today - short article!
It has been entirely too long since I have posted here! Today is a special day on the World Wide Web and a good time for me to get back on my blog. Great video below and be sure to say Happy Birthday to the Internet wherever you socially post - think of all that you do on the Internet these days!
Social Media....you know what it is, but do you use it? Why, yes, you say? Most of us use social media for just that - socializing online! But there are many other ways that you could be using social media to connect with your students. I don't want you to think that you should use Facebook and friend all your students - hey, I have my limits and that wouldn't be wise. What you can do is use some of the vast array of social media sites to have a professional account that you could use with students only or professionally.
I ran across this great infographic that shares many ways you can use social media in the classroom. I am not a big fan of using Facebook with students, but there is another site called Edmodo that has a similar look and feel as Facebook.
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OK - I know you have plenty to do on a Saturday besides learning about technology in the classroom. However, there is a great summit happening online this weekend! If you have plans already, you will be able to access the recordings at a later time. Here's the info:
"...the worldwide 2012 Social Learning Summit, a one-day virtual conference being held as a partnership of Classroom 2.0 and the Discovery Educator Network, on Saturday, April 21st, 2012, from 9:00am - 3:00pm US Eastern Time. This is a free event, with a focus on inclusion and participation. All sessions will be publicly available to attend through the online Blackboard Collaborate platform, and every session will be recorded and made available immediately following the conference."
Susan B. Theiling
As a computer science teacher, I find many cool new things in the way of educational technology. This is where I share what I've found.