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LinkedIn: an underused K12 search tool?

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For a variety of reasons, filters included, social search tools are underused in schools. We usually encourage use of our subscription databases and share effective strategies for leveraging search engines like Google, but in my experience, Twitter, Scoop.it, Pinterest and other tools also offer rich opportunities for learning, discovery, sharing and searching. While LinkedIn is [...]

YouTube introduces face blurring technology

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The revolution is being televised.  All of them. A new Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism shared in its Journalism.org, described data that reveal that a complex, symbiotic relationship has developed between citizens and news organizations on YouTube, a relationship that comes close to the continuous journalistic “dialogue” many observers predicted would become [...]

Nate’s work on personal security

Don’t you love it when students engage in research that has authentic value and the potential to make a difference? Nate’s work has promise for use well beyond our little Springfield community. Last semester, I worked with him as he investigated hacking and computer security.  He wrote a thought-provoking paper.  The products that emerged from [...]

Protecting your reputation online: 4 things you need to know

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A few days back, Mashable shared this infographic on e-reputation management. The very same advice digital marketing firm KBSD offers adults can be applied to high school students. College admissions officers, internship supervisors, and first employers are likely looking at our students’ personal profiles and social networking images and content to discover both their positive [...]