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Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2011
In this article, the author discusses how social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter have become an important tool for schools and universities. Facebook says it has more than 800 million active users worldwide; Twitter says a billion messages--"tweets"--are sent on its site each week. With such a prominent place in today's…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Internet, Social Networks, Computer Uses in Education
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2010
For the generation of people whose classroom memories consist of chalk squeaking on a blackboard, weather-beaten textbooks and a ready supply of sharpened No. 2 pencils, the resources available to students in many 21st-century American schools may seem unfamiliar, even amazing. Computer networks with access to the Internet--wired or wireless--have…
Descriptors: Technology Planning, Textbooks, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology