Category Archives: Communication

Storify and storytelling

In my paper about educational technology, I mentioned Storify as a great classroom tool. After watching the president’s speech last night, I decided to create a story of my own and pulled in various news items, images, and even tweets. … Continue reading

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Technology in the 21st century classroom

One of the major issues facing education is how technology can be used in the classroom in a way that is effective to teaching, learning, and assessment. The National Education Technology Plan was created by the Department of Education in … Continue reading

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The (Digital) Natives are Restless

Technology is often underused in education where most often the Power Point presentation is considered to be the epitome of high-tech. For some reason, seasoned educators scoff at social media and other digital tools as effective ways of reaching out … Continue reading

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Social Media Policy

Social Media Policy for School Districts Though it’s become obvious that more students are spending time online, shockingly few school districts have anything even closely resembling a social media policy.  Even fewer schools take into consideration the behavior of the … Continue reading

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Born Digital pt. 2

ALA Tech Source tweeted my video today!  Thanks, Ariel, for bringing it to my attention.

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Community

One month, in 2007, the New York Times ran two stories about going online. The first article attempts to placate parent fears about the dangers of going online, but just a few weeks later, the same paper reports that more teens are … Continue reading

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Hyperlinked and hyperlocal

Last week, I talked about how a library needs to be more transparent since today’s users instinctively distrust any attempt at secrecy. This week’s readings about the hyperlinked organization emphasizes just how much transparency is required in order for organizations … Continue reading

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