UPDATE: Congratulations to Ashley Mucha, the winner of this Kindle giveaway! ----- Today, I was perusing the TeachBytes Facebook account and realized, "Holy crap, I have more than 1,000 followers!" What started out as a grad-school pastime has slowly become one of my most valued endeavors, and all of you are responsible for that! Your … Continue reading 1,000 Facebook Followers = Aditi Gives Away A Kindle!
Cyber safety is a big topic of discussion at my school right now, and in an effort to put some parents at ease a colleague and I presented to parents the variety of privacy options available to their students. In an effort to move past theoretical discussions into the nitty-gritty of social media, we presented … Continue reading Cyber Safety: Privacy Options for Social Media Sites
With the rise of social media, more and more teachers engage their students online with projects and assignments. Increasingly, I have seen fake accounts on Facebook and Twitter where students are posting on behalf of a literary character or historical figure. While these platforms are wonderful bases for project-based learning, the public social media realm … Continue reading Fakebook: Create Fake Facebook Profiles In Your Classroom
A classmate of mine posted this video in his new blog, Rowing Against the Current, and I thought it was fascinating and had to share it! This would be a great opening video for your class, or a warm-up writing activity, or simply just a filler to astound your students on how much goes on … Continue reading A Day in the Life of Social Media