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Take Control and Stop Cyber-Bullying

Bullying is an age-old problem that has plagued countless kids and ruined what could otherwise be a transformational school experience for them, replacing the love of learning with fear of humiliation. Though tactics may not have changed, the tools have, and technology is the most current smoking gun. But parents and kids are not powerless. … Continue reading Take Control and Stop Cyber-Bullying →

Teach.gov: Arne Duncan’s Call to Arms

We got a glimpse into Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s vision for the American public education system Monday during his conversation with journalists at Education Nation. Recruiting qualified educators, and supporting, elevating, and giving incentives to teachers are his top priorities. Anticipating that 1 million baby-boom generation teachers will be retiring in the next few … Continue reading Teach.gov: Arne Duncan’s Call to Arms →

Kids’ Websites Installed With Tracking Devices

By Katie Stansberry According to an article that appeared in Friday‚Äôs Wall Street Journal, popular Web sites aimed at children, including sites featuring educational games and hosting social networks for kids, install more tracking technologies on personal computers than the top Web sites geared toward adults. About 30% more to be exact. The 50 kid-oriented … Continue reading Kids’ Websites Installed With Tracking Devices →

How to Help Kids Be Safe and Comfortable With Social Media

“Shutting them off is wrong,” said Mandeep Dhillon, CEO and Co-Founder of Togetherville, a social network for kids, at the “Learning in a Digital Age” conference, referring to blocking kids from the Internet in order to keep them safe. “The more transparency we have, the easier we can engage them to help make them safe … Continue reading How to Help Kids Be Safe and Comfortable With Social Media →

The World Wide Web: Accessible to All Students

While it’s important to protect students from danger at school, some in the education community also recognize that giving them access to all the benefits of the web is just as integral to their education. Two interesting articles have come up in this vein. – The Racine Unified School District recently removed the firewalls that … Continue reading The World Wide Web: Accessible to All Students →

Should Tracking Devices Be Used with Students?

With recent news of preschool students being outfitted with tracking devices in Richmond, Calif., schoolbus riders being scanned on the bus in Chicago, and New Caanan public schools considering placing radio frequency strips on students, questions are surfacing about best practices, as well as broader cultural and safety implications. GPS tracking systems for kids have … Continue reading Should Tracking Devices Be Used with Students? →

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