Naked As a Jaybird: “The Snappening”

“Naked as a jaybird” is a saying I grew up with, and right now it keeps replaying in my head due to recent news events.  If you’ve been watching television or keeping up with world events via magazines or newspapers, you’ve already Continue reading Naked As a Jaybird: “The Snappening”

From the Editor’s Desk: “There’s No Such Thing as Free Lunch”

       The age-old phrase in the title of this article was coined at a time when saloons would give away lunch as an enticement for folks to buy their other “products.” In the age of the Internet, it’s usually phrased Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk: “There’s No Such Thing as Free Lunch”

Students+Parents+Schools=Better Digital Citizenship

As my niece negotiates the new world of 4th grade this year, I often think about the Internet’s pitfalls, especially social media, and worry about the future. Frankly, my sister and brother-in-law aren’t prepared for what she may experience, and Continue reading Students+Parents+Schools=Better Digital Citizenship

Here to Serve!

Greetings from the Office of Instructional Technology!  I hope that everyone’s year has gotten off to a great start.  It’s hard to believe that school has only been in session for a few weeks.  The school year has certainly been Continue reading Here to Serve!

Internet Safety, Video conferencing, iSchool and More …

Finally … Labor Day weekend … that point in the year where the “beginning of school” is over, and you’ve finally settled into a comfortable daily rhythm. Hopefully, that comfort means your thoughts are now turning towards technology integration, which Continue reading Internet Safety, Video conferencing, iSchool and More …

Internet Safety and the Classroom Teacher

Facebook…cyber bullying…privacy…predators…The list is long for the dangers that lurk out there on the Internet for both students and adults. If you’re a classroom teacher, chances are you haven’t thought too much about the topic when it comes to your Continue reading Internet Safety and the Classroom Teacher