Foursquare – It’s a SM Holiday!

April 16, 2010  |  Social Media for Educators

Let’s face it.  It’s tough for us Boomers to wrap our heads around some of this social media stuff.  We come from an age when our parents scratched their heads over disco music, platform shoes and klackers.  “Kids today!” they used to sigh.  Now it’s our turn.  Are you ready?  All together now… “Kids today!!!”  The latest social networking craze is called “Foursquare”.  What???  Glad you asked… (More…)

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The iPad and Autism

April 12, 2010  |  Social Media for Educators

Every so often, a story comes out that makes you realize technology really doesn’t deserve the bad rap it seems to get from some Baby Boomers.  Case in point?  An eye-opening article in The Globe and Mail today about the way teachers are using iPads to reach out to children with Autism.  The  hot new technology is making the classroom less stressful and more fun for both the teachers and the students.  Experts say it’s revolutionizing the way we communicate with kids living with developmental disabilities.  (More…)

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Welcome to a Brave New World!

Welcome to a Brave New World!

Social Media is revolutionizing the world.  And make no mistake, it’s here to stay.Your kids know all about it.  They’re texting during class and Twittering at the dinner table.  The trouble is – you don’t have a clue. And that’s not a good feeling.

Cyberspace?  It’s a fabulous place.  But you need directions to navigate it SAFELY.

Like any good parent or teacher, you want to keep up with your kids and protect them, too. That’s why you need to be informed.

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Social Media in Plain English

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Twitter In Plain English

This video offers a drop-dead simple explanation of the revolution known as Twitter.

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