Despite what you decide to do about smartphone use at school, it’s time for K-12 schools to start thinking about adding social media training for students. Some school districts already have mandatory classes based on approved curriculums and there are lots of great resources out there to help put something together.
From Richard Byrne - If you can get students blogging early in the year, you can build momentum for the rest of the school year. Here are five things that you could have students blog about in the first week of school.
States in the Southeast suspend K-12 students at the highest rates in the country, according to new data released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Education...Suspended students are less likely to graduate on time and they are more likely to repeat a grade and enter the juvenile justice system, data show.
From Richard Byrne - Here are some more good tools that students can use to analyze their own writing.
When a gardening project went awry, they discovered a naturally occurring bacteria in soil called Diazotroph. The girls determined that the bacteria could be used to speed up the the germination process of certain crops, like barley and oats, by 50 percent, potentially helping fulfill the rising demand for food worldwide.
Pretty good story about how a social media savvy teenager can break news.
Looking at classes from the inside with teachers shadowing students
From Richard Byrne - How to register students via GMail for third-party accounts without an e-mail account.
From Kathy Cassidy - As the Internet becomes an increasingly important part of all of our lives, children are spending more time online as well. And they are doing this largely without any guidance about what is responsible or appropriate online.
Good resources from Larry Ferlazzo regarding students evaluating their teachers.
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