In looking through my google reader this morning, I came across the following blog posting: How youths are using social media from J.D. Lasica. It includes a link to a report for “National School Boards Association: Creating and Connecting//Research and Guidelines on Online Social — and Educational — Networking.” BTW: I found my way here from Steve […]Read more "Youth and Social Media"
As a follow-up to my post Local School Board Blocks Social Networking Sites, Bill Belsey was kind enough to send me a media release for his new website….Here is the link to the PDF….Bill Belsey – bullyingcourse.com media release. Dean OwenRead more "More on Bullying"
A front page article in the Red Deer Advocate, ‘Teachers Facing Cyber Attacks’ tells how the Red Deer Public School Board blocks myspace, facebook and other social networking sites in an attempt to fight cyber bullying of both students and teachers. According to Ron Eberts, assistant superintendent for information technology services, “The No. 1 reason […]Read more "Local School Board Blocks Social Networking Sites"
In this article from PC-World.ca, Don Tapscott talks about the ‘new’ classroom. Mr. Tapscott is the author of Wikinomics where he describes the changes in business and the workplace as a result of collaboration and sharing of ideas versus top-down, command and control environments which are elements of the traditional workplace. Schools, just like businesses […]Read more "Back to School – Will Your Classroom be Wiki’d?"
Museums – small or large – local or global can make use of web 2.0. Blogging and podcasting are ideally suited to aid a museum in it’s objectives of marketing and education. Large museums have ‘virtual’ exhibits, but many smaller museums have been faced with challenges in getting their message and collections out on the […]Read more "Museums and Web 2.0"
Podcast Academy just posted an episode featuring Zachary Pogue from Duke University on their podcasting and digital teaching initiatives. Known as the Duke Digital Initiative or DDI, this is a hybrid digital teaching model. For all the educators out there, check out the DDI. In answer to the concern of workload issues, Duke makes use of […]Read more "The Duke Digital Initiative"
Today I met with some instructors from two local Colleges. Our host was Eric Rajah from Advanced Systems here in Red Deer. Eric is also the Director for the non-profit charity group A Better World. Eric provided lunch . . . Thanks Eric. Not exactly a Lunch 2.0 as defined by Terry Chay , in his blog posting […]Read more "Podcasting and Blogging in Education"