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Friday, February 20th, 2009

Yesterday I participated in an information session for the Parents Association on the topic of “Growing Up Online: Understanding the Greatest Generation Gap Since Rock and Roll.”  Over the course of an hour, we discussed a number of issues related to raising children in the Digital Age, ranging from Internet filters to sexting, but social [...]

Growing Up Online

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

On Tuesday, the Frontline documentary “Growing Up Online” explored how the Internet is transforming the experience of childhood. Our students’ digital world, which Frontline described as being “largely hidden from parents and teachers,” is one that we must come to understand. While you can draw your own conclusions from the program, the issues of identity [...]

Get Connected: Social Networks–Ning

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

This post, the final of a three-part series about “getting connected” through social networks, will focus on what for many is THE social network: Ning. For those new to Ning and/or the concept of social networking, this short screencast provides a nice overview: Like Twitter and del.icio.us, Ning can connect you with other professionals and [...]