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Beating Cyberbullying

Started Mar 25, 2013 0 Replies

'A bold new approach is harnessing the power of the bystander to put an end to cyberbullying.One in ten Australian students has been cyberbullied, and tragically there have been cyberbullying related…Continue

Tags: strategies for cyberbullying, coping with cyberbullying, cyberbullying

Stanton University investigates "Does Facebook Make you Happy or Sad?"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Effie Fotaki Apr 13, 2013. 3 Replies

Last week, I posted about the negative aspects of Facebook that can impact on the more vulnerable and sensitive children in classrooms.  I feel vindicated by this post on "…Continue

Tags: social media, Facebook, emotions

Save Google Reader

Started Mar 13, 2013 0 Replies

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I'm still afraid of Facebook.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sandra E. Thompson Mar 10, 2013. 4 Replies

I've always wanted to ask a tech savvy audience if I have an irrational fear of Facebook.  I actively discourage the young people I know not to have a personal Facebook account.  I've always felt…Continue

Tags: tools for cyberbullying, net safety, Facebook

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Effie Fotaki replied to Sandra E. Thompson's discussion Stanton University investigates "Does Facebook Make you Happy or Sad?"
"I agree with all you say Sandra, I find it staggering how addictive Facebook is and although in the beginning of the academic year I put restrictions on Facebook use (its use is not banned by the college I work for) I had to back down as if I insist…"
Apr 13, 2013
Jodi McMaster liked Sandra E. Thompson's discussion Beating Cyberbullying
Mar 26, 2013
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Beating Cyberbullying

'A bold new approach is harnessing the power of the bystander to put an end to cyberbullying.One in ten Australian students has been cyberbullied, and tragically there have been cyberbullying related suicides.Two school programs are helping students recognise and deal with cyberbullying by focusing on the role bystanders can play in shutting it down'Beating CyberbullyingSee More
Mar 25, 2013
Sandra E. Thompson replied to Sandra E. Thompson's discussion Stanton University investigates "Does Facebook Make you Happy or Sad?"
"Hi Willard, I totally agree with you that 'deeper conversation' about the use of social media is required in the classroom.  To develop your thought of a subjective questionnaire, I was thinking along the lines of a 'personal…"
Mar 20, 2013
Willard M. Sistare replied to Sandra E. Thompson's discussion Stanton University investigates "Does Facebook Make you Happy or Sad?"
"Perhaps the route to take would be to help young people become more clear about their use of Facebook (and other social media tools) by providing a subjective questionnaire which directs them toward deeper conversation about use and dependence.…"
Mar 18, 2013
Sandra E. Thompson posted a discussion

Stanton University investigates "Does Facebook Make you Happy or Sad?"

Last week, I posted about the negative aspects of Facebook that can impact on the more vulnerable and sensitive children in classrooms.  I feel vindicated by this post on "Edudemic", a website with serious academic credentials.  A study of university students reveals that Facebook makes them feel 'inadequate'.If Facebook can make young adults feel inadequate, should it be sanctioned in the classroom by teachers of young children?  There are…See More
Mar 15, 2013
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Mar 14, 2013
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Save Google Reader

Google will decommission Reader on 1 July.  I just signed this petition, "Google: Please Don't Kill Google Reader!". Will you sign it too? Here's the link:…See More
Mar 13, 2013
Sandra E. Thompson liked Willard M. Sistare's discussion Book about Bullying
Mar 13, 2013
Sandra E. Thompson replied to Sandra E. Thompson's discussion I'm still afraid of Facebook.
"Thank you Eiren, I thought I was the only person in  the Universe who actively reviled against Facebook :)   I purposely left my initial comment open to any reaction.  Just to pick up on an earlier comment about educational tools and…"
Mar 10, 2013
Eiren Thomas replied to Sandra E. Thompson's discussion I'm still afraid of Facebook.
"Hi Sandra, I too was quite afraid to use facebook and other forms of social media and internet contact.  However, I currently have an open facebook page which is somewhat daunting considering that I work in a school environment.  I thought…"
Mar 10, 2013
Sandra E. Thompson replied to Sandra E. Thompson's discussion I'm still afraid of Facebook.
"Thanks for your thoughts, Kathy and for not howling me down :)"
Mar 8, 2013
Katy Scott replied to Sandra E. Thompson's discussion I'm still afraid of Facebook.
"I have to disagree. In the end, social networks are a TOOL. Like all tools, they can be used well or they can be abused. A kid can stab another kid with a pencil, but that doesn't mean we should take all the pencils out of school. Social…"
Mar 7, 2013
Sandra E. Thompson posted a discussion

I'm still afraid of Facebook.

I've always wanted to ask a tech savvy audience if I have an irrational fear of Facebook.  I actively discourage the young people I know not to have a personal Facebook account.  I've always felt that the concept was open to abuse and predatory.  See More
Mar 6, 2013
Sandra E. Thompson replied to Steve Hargadon's discussion Introductions
"Hi Megan, As a student teacher, you may be interested in Google's library of lesson plans including history/ social sciences.  I've previously posted about this Google innovation into education and received positive feedback from…"
Jan 24, 2013
Sandra E. Thompson replied to Jo Cuming's discussion Which technologies are most effective in the classroom? And how do they promote equality and diversity?
"Hi Jo,  I've previously posted about the website edudemic that focuses on the latest trends in education technology and web tools for  teachers.      "We’re always trying to figure out the best…"
Jan 16, 2013

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Library Technician currently working on biographical research and annotations for the online catalogue of Royal Geographical Society of South Australia.

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