cher, a teacher trainer, and an education consultant. Above all I'm an innovator and educational entrepreneur. I used to be an academic, but I'm alright now ;)
Regarding the subject of this post title I invite you to see the article posted on my blog (too long to post here): averyeducational.blogspot.com
The title of the relevant posting there refers to something called PSHE - Personal, Social, Health and Economic education, which all pupils will have to do in all England's schools from 2011.
If you're interested in the role of Freirian critical consciousness in educational social networking (plus a dash of McLuhan and of Illich) you just might be interested.
Please get back to me with any thoughts, comments, questions or possible tie-ins.
My worry about merit pay is that it is likely to negatively affect collegiality, even destroy the fragile beginnings we've made in this area. That hasn't been much a part of the conversation on the Bridging Differences blog.
The emphasis should be on setting up support systems, professional learning communities, professional learning networks, positive leadership. That's the way to promote educators' growth.
Here are some conversations on Fireside Learning that go with the topic:
"Diane Ravitch on Bridging Differences: 'What's Wrong With Merit P...
"Professional social networks as a mentoring tool"
"Learning By Heart, Roland Barth"
"Leadership and Hope"
Please send some of your references for development of collegiality; together we can create an antidote to shortsighted, misguided, or destructive trends, and instead build up positive, growth-producing collaborations.…
ment against) and the conclusion. So for tonight revision, before you start it please read the instruction below step by step:
-Read the second paragraph of the essay’s body and the conclusion of the second argumentative essay on the topic of “Social Networks like Facebook have changed the way we socialize and communicate.
-After reading this parts of the essay and getting the clear picture of the ideas, ideas and information provided by the writers, now read, understand and answer the instructor’s guiding questions that will be posted in the group one by one and these questions will guide to revise the essay in terms of four important areas: 1-content of the essay, 2-unity of the text, 3- language (grammar and meaning) and 4- mechanisms.
Topic: Social Networks like Facebook have changed the way we socialize and communicate.
On the other hand, it has been argued that some people misuse these sites in an inappropriate way like creating fake accounts, posting abusive materials and so on , which is considered a form of threat and danger esp. to young users. However, this problem can be solved through the strict supervision and by warning the young users and make them aware of the dangers of these sites in order to be cautious and avoid problems in the future. Others will say that these sites influence the social lives of people in a negative way by making them unsocial in the real life as some use to spend hours in front of the computers screen and so excluding them self from the real world and also, affect their health in a bad way. But, I can say that through organizing time and learning self-control skills, this problem can be avoided as it has been proven that social net works enhance the communication skills if it is used wisely.
In a nutshell, social networks form an essential part in social interaction, education and the world of business , and in order to get the benefits of these sites, we have to use it wisely and cautiously.
rade," is all about what schools need to be in order to help children find their particular intelligence. I would love to hear everybody's reactions to his message are. They seem "spot on" to me (in keeping with the author's British origins).
What Robinson doesn't talk/write about much is the role of technology in education, but he can be forgiven that, I think, because it's one of many enablers in the many paths he describes of finding one's unique intelligence/gift. But when I mash up what he writes (particularly on pp. 116 & 117 in "Finding Your Tribe") with what I'm hearing from tech educators with the findings of Mimi Ito, et al, of the Digital Youth Project (see my coverage with links http://www.netfamilynews.org/2008/06/how-teens-use-social-network-sites.html), I get really excited about how powerful social media can be in and outside of school in enabling youth to find and be in their element. Would like others' thoughts on this.…
ress, location, email address, school name, phone number, date of birth, or real age.
-Ask children to only use gender-neutral screen names like Rocker41.
-On social networking sites, make sure they know only to talk to people they know in real life, restrict access to their profiles, and make use of available privacy settings.
-Never accept unsolicited email, files, photographs, videos or attachments from online strangers.
-Parents should Google their children to see if there are any negative references posted on the Internet.
-Understand the social networking sites children use by registering for your own account on MySpace, Facebook, Bebo etc.
-Tell kids to never share their passwords with anyone, not even friends.
-Ensure kids understand that what is published or said online today, may come back to haunt you in the future.
-Tell kids to not say things online that they would never say in person. Let them know Internet activities can be traced, located, and punished.
-Tell kids never to fill out questionnaires or surveys unless approved by parents.
-Let kids know that if they are being harassed online, it is imperative to notify their parents.
-Tell kids to notify a trusted adult if there is something online that makes them feel scared or uncomfortable.
-Keep the lines of communication open. If you're a parent, know what's going on in your child's social life.
-Insist that your school include an Internet Safety curriculum.
-Insist that your school has anti-cyberbullying regulations in place.…
rst introduction to social networking for professional interests and so far I am very excited by the countries, ideas, and resources represented!!
I wanted to share information about the National Network for Educational Renewal, and the newly launched Forum for Education and Democracy. The NNER represents several networks of schools, educators, journalists, policy makers and teachers with a passion for renewing the democratic purposes of schools.
Looking forward to learning more. Nadine…