Social Media

10/7/2013

10/7/2013

A teenager who claimed "sarcasm" after talking on Facebook about shooting up a kindergarten spent months in jail this year for making a "terroristic threat." Over the summer, Instagram photos of guns and money led to New York City’s largest gun bust ever. A mom's Facebook photo of her baby with a bong led to her 2010 arrest.

9/25/2013

9/25/2013
A new survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project sheds light on three major aspects of how location fits into digital life: for directions, to share a location with friends and family, and see where friends and family are.
9/25/2013
The Flagler County School Board north of Daytona Beach, Fla., unanimously approved changes to the district’s technology policies, which now give students and employees a green light to use social networking sites, blogs, wikis, video-sharing, cloud services, and more.

9/18/2013

9/18/2013
Geo Listening has been contracted by the Glendale USD in north Los Angeles to monitor social media activities of the district's middle and high schoolers. They will be looking for subjects related to depression, despair, online bullying, hate speech, or other words or phrases that may indicate health issues or possible violation of school codes of conduct.

9/16/2013

9/16/2013
A suburban Los Angeles school district is now looking at the public postings on social media by middle and high school students, searching for possible violence, drug use, bullying, truancy and suicidal threats.

9/12/2013

9/12/2013
Glendale Unified School District has hired Geo Listening to monitor about 13,000 middle school and high school students, according to the Glendale News-Press.

9/11/2013

9/11/2013
This list contains 40 different tools that can be used to help create connected online communities. From blogs to webinars to comments to surveys, communities small and large can be created to keep teachers and administrators in touch with each other about cutting-edge issues in engaged learning.
9/11/2013
With Facebook and other social media barred in Virginia's Chesterfield Public Schools, Adam Seldow, chief of technology for the district, says so many teachers got hooked on Edmodo that its use is going districtwide.

9/4/2013

9/4/2013
This year, students at Isle of Wight schools in Virginia are finding that their access to games, social media, and instant messaging is more restricted, while teachers are getting more training on how to use digital technology in class.
9/4/2013
With the need for safe and appropriate use of the internet—and specifically social networking sites—being front and center in recent weeks, it is essential that schools find interesting and engaging ways in which to deliver what can be repetitive but vital information to students of all ages.

8/30/2013

8/30/2013
The social media sites of all 13,000 students in Glendale, Calif.'s middle and high schools are being monitored. School officials hired a company called Geo Listening to track students' online posts daily with the goal to intervene when students discuss suicide, bullying, violence, or substance abuse.

8/29/2013

8/29/2013
Some 13,000 middle and high school students in the Glendale Unified School District who post publicly on sites such as Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Facebook will be affected by the policy, according to the district.

7/31/2013

7/31/2013
School districts are trying to craft social media policies that prevent misuse, but don't interfere with free speech or educational benefits as the reach of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and texting continues to expand.

7/22/2013

7/22/2013
Portage Township District officials are revising policies to deal with changes in technology, such as allowing the use of electronic devices, including cellphones and tablets, within the classrooms for educational purposes.

7/3/2013

7/3/2013
The New Media Consortium opened enrollment for its free, online mini-course, “Applications of Social Media for STEMx Teaching,” which will take place on Facebook. The NMC is the first known education organization to offer a course that takes place exclusively on a Facebook community page.

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