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Williamson, Ronald – Education Partnerships, Inc., 2012
It's easy to dismiss social media as a fascination of young people but to do so minimizes one of the fastest growing trends in technology. The Pew Internet and American Life Project recently found that over 71% of teens have a Facebook profile and 75% of adults have one too. Social media tools have become the way for a school or business to…
Descriptors: Internet, Video Technology, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
Williamson, Ronald – Education Partnerships, Inc., 2012
Cyberbullying has emerged as one of the fastest growing issues faced by school leaders. It involves the use of technology to bully another person and can occur through the use of e-mail, instant messaging or texting, blogs, postings on websites, or through social media. The most common definition of cyberbullying is that it includes repeated,…
Descriptors: Aggression, Bullying, Internet, Web Sites
Williamson, Ronald – Education Partnerships, Inc., 2011
A "screenager" is a slang term used to describe teenagers who spend lots of time in front of digital screens (iPods, iPads, computers, other digital devices) (Webpodedia, 2011). The term is also used to describe the digital generation, students who are skilled at using technology to learn and communicate (Scherer, 2011). Given their comfort with…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Handheld Devices, Mass Media Use, Adolescent Attitudes
Williamson, Ronald – Education Partnerships, Inc., 2011
Every school district has policies and procedures for evaluating teachers that are shaped by state law and local collective bargaining agreements. As a result of No Child Left Behind and other accountability legislation many states modified requirements about the frequency of evaluation and now require the use of student achievement data as one…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Evaluation Methods, Collective Bargaining, Teacher Evaluation
Williamson, Ronald – Education Partnerships, Inc., 2010
Cyberbullying involves repeated and unwanted aggressive behavior using the Internet, cell phones or other digital devices and is used to hurt or embarrass another person. The National Crime Prevention Council found that 43% of teens had experienced some form of cyberbullying in the past year and that cyberbullying is most common among 15-16 year…
Descriptors: Evidence, School Personnel, Aggression, Crime