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New law helps fight tech-based bullying

The face of a bully has changed over the years. Technology has come to replace the glaring student who pushes others down on the playground or the mean girl who uses word-of-mouth to spread her gossip. Smartphones and social media have opened an entirely new door for classroom bullies, who are no longer limited to the classroom. "A lot of these social media issues are occurring when students are not at school," said Southeastern School District Superintendent Rona Kaufmann. "And often times what happens through social media comes into the school in one way, shape or form, just because of the sheer amount...

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To curb cyberbullies, this district will monitor students’ social media

Student messages on social-media sites such as Twitter and Facebook are now being monitored by the Orange County school district as part of a new program to curb…

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LinkedIn spends $1 billion on education company to improve skill training

LinkedIn, one of the world's largest professional networks on the Internet with more than 300 million members worldwide, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to…

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Social media access challenges parents, educators

With smartphones and tablet and laptop computers now as common as pencils and notebooks in many classrooms, schools and parents alike are having to figure out how to…

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District policy change could ban selfies

Whether by design or not, a proposed Wake County school policy change could ban students from taking pictures of themselves and others in school. One of the revisions to…

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5 Twitter hashtags you should be searching

Social media remains a game-changer in education. Through platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, students are able to collaborate on projects or discussions about assignments. Educators connect with peers…

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10 ways to use social media to pass bond issues

As the fight to get voter approval for bonds becomes more challenging, school district leaders and their supporters are tapping into Facebook, Twitter, and other forms of social…

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Schools begin teaching kids to cope with life online

Like many kids her age, Bloomingdale High senior Tranae Robinson has dozens of social media applications at her fingertips and routinely logs into at least seven of them…

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16 educators new teachers should follow on Twitter

It’s no secret that new teachers need lots of support, and these days, teachers often find support online and through social media. In fact, following just a few…

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Teachers and social media: trekking on treacherous terrain

Social media has pros and cons when the classroom is involved When news broke last month that Newark teacher Krista Hodges used Twitter to express her desire to…

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5 important K-12 conversations on Twitter

See what K-12 professionals are saying on Twitter about some of the most pressing education and ed-tech issues.…

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