May 6, 2012
Digital Citizens, Edmodo, Facebook, Issues, Twitter
digital citizenship, digitalcitizenship, edmodo, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter
Last week I finished a survey from ISTE on my opinion about the role of schools in teaching digital citizenship. I believe it is not only the parents and schools share the responsibility to train their child on the safety and manage their conduct online. By coincidence, last week Edmodo released a poster (shown below) that lays out the expectations for online behavior.
As students form their online identities, they need to reflect on how are they viewed professionally. Of course, this may be the last thing on their mind when posting updates on Twitter or FB.
Anyway, it is highly recommended for (high school) students to get on LinkedIn and work on repairing their online presence that they created. This blog post illustrates how this can be done.
February 8, 2010
Internet, Twitter, Web 2.0
edchat, Twitter, twitter4educators
As I got in from my extended weekend, I picked up my THE Journal out of the mailbox this evening and briefly read through the Tweets for Teachers article. Decent read, but could not help to notice the advertisement of the hash tag ‘edchat’. I was delighted to see that this place got some noteworthy recognition on Twitter.
Further along the the article, it pointed out that many educators do not see the value of Twitter, but via #edchat allows intelligent dialogue around a designated educational topic which is usually voted on. Cannot forget to mention that in the article also mentioned #teachertuesday.
Twitter is just another vehicle of collaboration via web 2.0. Remember my fellow educators, let’s use it to our benefit, not our demise.
February 1, 2010
Digital Citizens, EdTech, Facebook, Internet, Online, Technology, Twitter, Virtual worlds, Web 2.0
digital, digitalnation, digitalreality, digital_nation, digital_reality, frontline, Technology, virtual, virtualworlds, virtual_worlds
if is not with oil, it seems that our world would not be the same without it being plugged in.
I will watch this show tomorrow to see how obsessed we have become with technology. Don’t get me wrong, I am a hawk when it comes to technology. However as I get older, I am starting to see both side of how we respect and abuse the things in our digitally connected world.
October 29, 2009
Online, PLN, Twitter, Web 2.0
PLN, Twitter, web2.0
This date is significant due to the following tweet:
Yes… Oprah is on Twitter and if you are not…. in the tech world, you are considered LAME or just late in the game, son. In the education world, many teachers still have issues in embracing Web2.0 technologies due to the pressures of self-conduct. If we cannot behave online with a unknown audience of hundrends or even thousands, how is it that we are expected to act behind closed doors with 70+ minds to mold on a daily basis? So get on board, act like you have some couth and build your personal learning network.
September 28, 2009
Facebook, PLN, Twitter, Web 2.0
Education, Educators, personallearningnetwork, PLN, teachers
Back in 1994 when I began my journey as a classroom teacher, there was once a time where there was a place called the teachers’ lounge. This was where slightly seasoned and ripened ol’ educators would congregate. In my new teacher training classes long ago, I was warned to stay outta these parts. However when I did pass through, I would always hear statements that started as “these kids…” or “you would not believe what <insert challenging student> did today…”
With the lack of such places in schools and due to the nature and convenience of technology we now have these places once again virtually on social networks; but with a massive audience vesus or two to three collegues.
Things that you could say to your close professional peers behind closed doors should not be said to 200+ followers or friends. So a note caution goes out to my fellow edtech posse that embrace web2.0 technologies. The teachers’ lounge is necessary for camaraderie, collaboration and stress decompression but it has no place in an online environment without reprocussions designated by your local school district. Need any examplars?
Please choose how you use your personal learning network (PLN) wisely…
March 30, 2009
Online, Twitter, Web 2.0
40404 is the magic number now…. I just had to verify my number with Twitter under DEVICE UPDATES. I just want to tweet. Not necessarily receive tweets on cell because it can be costly if you are not on an unlimited SMS plan. There is a way tho to restrict tweets and Amy has blogged a way to do that via RSS to text message service sites.
Since we are on the topic of Twitter…
My daughter shared this youtube clip with me that explains Twitter in an interesting way…