What Schools Need to Know about Forums and Chatrooms

What Schools Need to Know about Forums and Chatrooms

The teenage years are periods of personal exploration, experimentation, and change. As such, teenage students frequently seek anonymous conversation online. According to The Routledge Companion to Digital Media and Children, anonymous online communication offers teens...
Teaching Students to Understand Their Digital Footprint

Teaching Students to Understand Their Digital Footprint

Technology is central in today’s classroom. In a special report, Education Week states that “[I]t might not be a tectonic shift yet, but the changes taking place in the K-12 tech landscape as a result of the coronavirus school closures are real and...
Using Online Resources to Teach Technology

Using Online Resources to Teach Technology

Most schools require teachers to integrate technology into their lesson plans. This ensures that students acquire the technological skills they need. When looking at these tools on the internet, teachers should consider how they can help students learn new material in...
Training and Monitoring Can Prevent Tragedy in Alabama Schools

Training and Monitoring Can Prevent Tragedy in Alabama Schools

Over half of adolescents and teens report that they have been bullied online. Perhaps more shockingly, the same number of teens admit that they themselves have bullied someone online. According to the Cyberbullying Research Center, over 80% of teens regularly use a...
A Positive Approach to School Discipline

A Positive Approach to School Discipline

Traditional models of school behavior management focus on responding to inappropriate student behavior. However, evidence shows this isn’t always effective. As a result, several schools have moved to a preventative model. Positive Behavioral Interventions &...
Increasing Student Learning with Multimedia Design in Schools

Increasing Student Learning with Multimedia Design in Schools

Schools encourage teachers to include technology in the classroom while engaging students through creative projects. Using multimedia design in the classroom provides students with skills for their future by integrating technology and creativity. Additionally, studies...
The Risks and Dangers of Anonymous Question Apps

The Risks and Dangers of Anonymous Question Apps

In 2009 and 2010, anonymous question-and-answer apps exploded in popularity. These apps, which target young users, include Spring.me, founded in 2009, and ASKfm, launched in 2010. Newer apps, such as NGL and Sendit, integrate with social media sites such as Snapchat...
Preventing Cyberbullying in Schools

Preventing Cyberbullying in Schools

Cyberbullying can be a tricky situation for administrators. It is every school’s duty to maintain a safe learning environment. This, of course, includes face-to-face learning in the classroom. However, schools are also responsible for maintaining a safe learning...
YouTube and Student Media Literacy

YouTube and Student Media Literacy

We all know that teens and tweens watch YouTube influencers, but how much influence do they really have? More than one might think. For example, Company magazine saw an 87% increase in traffic to their website after Zoella, a popular YouTuber, appeared on the cover....

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