social media

The Demographics of Social Media Users — 2012

A late 2012 survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project shows that young adults are more likely than others to use major social media. At the same time, other groups are interested in different sites and services.

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Why Should K12 CIOs and Tech Directors be on Twitter?

Huffington Post blogger Vala Afshar (@valaafshar) recently published a piece called "The 50 Most Social CIOs on Twitter (and 20 Rising Stars)." I was honored and surprised to be included on the list as #9 and pleased to see K12 CIOS @JDSCIO and @bengrey on the list, as well.

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Norwich (Conn.) Schools, Teachers Ratchet Up Online Presence

In a bid to further improve communication with families, the Norwich school district is rapidly expanding its presence on social media networks and other internet platforms.

"We want to open every door to positive involvement. Family partnerships are a component to achieving student success," Superintendent Abby Dolliver said. "Having updated and open communication with parents is another way to meet this goal."

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Social Networks for Teachers on the Rise Despite Concerns

Within the wide expanse of social networking, educators appear to be gravitating to more protected and exclusive spaces. While teachers often use such popular mainstream social networks as Facebook, they are more likely to seek out and return to less-established networks that offer the privacy, peer-to-peer connections, and resource sharing that meets their specific professional needs, according to a recent survey and interviews with educators.

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Fast Fact

Taking Technology to its Limit

The Princeton City (Ohio) School District leverages multiple computing tools and robust social media to engage students—and the community—in education.

Essential Collaboration, Web 2.0 and Social Learning Platforms For 21st Century Education

Using New Technology to Increase Student Engagement, Build Partnerships, and Drive Productivity

Tennessee school system cuts down on illegal activity with texting program

Blount County School District uses TipSoft for Education to collect incident reports from students

High School Internet Safety Course Seeks Safeguards for Teens

An annual Internet safety course taught by students for students at Shippensburg (Pa.) high school urges young people to think before they post on the web.

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Collaboration, Web 2.0 and Social Learning Platforms for 21st-Century Ed

This web seminar digest addresses the importance of social and collaborative learning technology and web 2.0 tools in providing a holistic, connected, social education for today’s students.

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