Archive for September 2012

Is Your School Friendly to Social Media? Confirm or Deny

Is Your School Friendly to Social Media? Confirm or Deny
It is not easy for most parents to keep up with their tweens and teens when it comes to maneuvering their way around technology and social media.  (see my blog on Social Media Week)   These kids have a huge advantage over parents in that they have been exposed to technology of some sort from toddlerhood!  ... Read more »

Dear Oprah, I Have an Idea For You

Dear Oprah,   I Have an Idea For You
  After reading an article on the 100 Most Powerful Women, watching parts of NBC’s Education Nation summit, I caught a piece of the newscast that said Oprah Winfrey was in town hosting fundraisers.   All these snippets of news stories came together in what I think might be a valuable idea for Oprah and her... Read more »

Skeptical About Social Media? Get Over It - Social Media Week is Here!

Skeptical About Social Media?  Get Over It - Social Media Week is Here!
            I was one of the skeptics. I didn’t understand the potential or growing pervasiveness of social media. I admit I am still “late to the party” when it comes to social media, but I am trying. Even though I am blogging on ChicagoNow, LinkedIn, on Facebook, putting out occasional... Read more »
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Help Your Kindergartener Learn to Read

Help Your Kindergartener Learn to Read
People of a certain age might remember “milk and cookies” and even “nap time” as part of their kindergarten experience.   Today’s kindergarten has come a very long way!  Expectations are much higher than in the past.  This is the year children learn to read. These expectations have been ratcheted up even more with the recent... Read more »

Why I Didn't Write About the CTU Strike...

Chicago Public School teachers are on strike. There hasn’t been a strike in 25 years. This is national news…everyone is blogging about it. (even fellow ChicagoNow comedic bloggers, “Lists that Actually Matter”) What kind of education blogger sits this one out? The number of issues and angles to a potential story are overwhelming—maybe I am... Read more »
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