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NCAA Football Coaches Red Flag Athletic Prospects' Use of Social Media

We have heard about employers perusing Facebook, Twitter and any social media sites available to see if their seemingly perfect new employee really does not have any skeletons hidden in his/her closet and we have certainly heard college admissions experts...

Teens Expelled for Twitter Posts That Reportedly Threatened Harm

I’ll never forget one of the scariest moments as a seventh grader. Word spread like wild fire about a graffiti message scrawled on a student’s desk that announced the next day all kids and teachers in the school would die....

14-Year-Old Student Sues Cyber Bullies for Libel

It’s a lawsuit that no middle school student should ever have to file – a charge that her classmates’ excessive cyberbullying and jesting libeled her on Facebook. But for 14-year-old Alex Boston, that is exactly what the Georgia student had...

Step Away from Beer Pong and Charge Up the Laptop. Finals are Here!

I may be far enough removed from college to know that the sight of a Class of 2012 T-shirt elicits the response “The Class of 2012, aww they are like babies!,” but I am certainly not that out of the...

Doing Damage Control to Your Online Rep

Attention college students – unfortunately that sad, sad time has come. There are officially a finite number of days left to grab a beer at your favorite bar, attend that themed frat party and haze some freshmen just to remind...

In Memory of those Lost in the Virginia Tech Shooting

While many college students around the country most likely spent this past Monday bogged down prepping for final exams and feverishly preparing for pending job interviews, those students at Virginia Tech had a far more daunting and emotional task to...

A New Major is in Town and its name is Social Media

If you are a college student about to embark on the daunting journeyof gainful employment (hopefully), you are probably busy day in day out scouring the job listings in search of your dream job – or at least one that...

Will Past Facebook Dalliances Hamper Your Entrepreneurial Path?

In my almost seven years as a Facebook user (disclaimer: a seven-year period marked by a typical number of Facebook status updates, picture stalkings and wall postings), I feel comfortable in contending that users often fall into one of four...

Administration's Response to Teacher's Facebook Posting Extremely Troubling

What started as an innocent joke between two co-workers on Facebook has resulted in the loss of two teaching jobs and the murmurs of others asking “Is nothing we do on social networking sites safe?” In past weeks, headlines have...

A Short and Tweet Message Results in Student's Expulsion

The question “Is that a First Amendment violation?” is certainly reverberating in the industry as of late as word has spread that an Indiana high school administration expelled a high school senior for cursing over Twitter…  wait for it, wait...

Twitter in the Classroom Improving Students' GPAs?

Here’s something for all you Twitter fanatics out there looking for the coolest new fact to tweet: Proper Twitter use in the classroom can actually bolster a student’s GPA and classroom engagement, when done correctly http://bit.ly/xtRaXS. (140 characters exactly --...

Is Anything Sacred on Social Networking Sites?

We all might think to ourselves “Boy I hope my dream school is not checking my Facebook page” during my application process or “I wonder if the company that I am interviewing with will overlook the pictures on Facebook of...

The Dangers of the Twitter, Facebook Streams

Perhaps one of the most frightening things about social media is how it so easily permits people to say terrible things about each other with the click of a button. From knocking someone’s outfit to debasing someone’s intellect to spreading...

A Teacher's Nude Facebook Pic Leak Exposes Internet Dangers

If you needed any more proof that perhaps it’s not a wonderful idea for students and teachers to be friends on Facebook, here it is; this week, a revered high school football coach and math and science teacher in the...

Facebook Timeline: Forced to Relive Our Past?

Most bullied kids can attest to the fact that it is harrowing enough to go through the experience the first time, so they certainly would not want to have to relive that pain. In fact, even kids who graduate high...

The Fight Against Cyberbullying: A Step in the Right Direction

When a student at Oswego High School in Illinois posted an online message about his teacher outside of school hours and from a private computer that stated, “I’m so angry I could kill,” school officials knew they had a...

BYOD, Steve Jobs Classes... What Can we Expect in 2012 in Schools?

I know what you are thinking: between all the holiday shopping, eating, revelry and milliseconds spent considering that you should make a New Year’s Resolution, why on Earth would you have had the time to think about what the tech...

What Should be on a College Student's New Year's Resolutions List

It's that wonderful time of year – the time in which we are supposed to put away the Hershey’s chocolate (and that flask), forgive a friend who wronged us a few months ago and figure out a way to...

Is Tech Making it Easier for the Letorneau's and Sanduskys Out There?

More than 10 years ago, the world stood aghast to learn that then 35-year-old Mary Kay Letorneau, a school teacher, was having sex with her 13-year-old student, Vili Fualaau. How could a teacher have taken advantage of such a vulnerable...

Facebook's Response to Cyberbullying: Is it Enough?

Facebook can be a lot of different things for different people – a platform to celebrate milestone achievements, a forum to help you keep in touch with long lost friends and, sadly, even a mechanism that facilitates cyberbullying. The past...

A Ways to Go...

Time is quickly running out for Connecticut schools to develop a safe school climate plan, something which Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy sanctioned this past summer. According to the General Assembly of Connecticut, “An Act Concerning the Strengthening of School Bullying...

Consulting the Expert: A Teacher's Thoughts on Social Media in the Classroom

In today’s 21st Century teaching model, it’s certainly a race to the top for teachers to come up with the latest technological innovations that can bring learning to students in a whole different light. After all, everyone wants to be...

Students: Say No to Cell Phones (Yup, You Read that Right)

Do you fall asleep with your cell phone next to your head and check for new messages anytime you wake up during the middle of the night? Is texting important in helping you connect with your old college roommate or...

Blackboard's Mobile Venture Gains Traction

When I was a student at Syracuse University, one of the neatest things to hit campus was Blackboard –a site that collocated information about your test scores, attendance and homework assignments for each class under one user-friendly interface. (Yes, I...

They are Watching You: Schools Place Cameras on Buses to Preclude Bullying

Do you recall the days of sitting on the school bus and standing by helplessly as some pompous older student stole your hard-earned lunch money? How about the time those two girls who you thought were your friends refused to...
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