Sunday, February 26, 2012

How will Google's new privacy policy affect schools? Courtesy of ASCD Brief

  • The internet has offered many new learning opportunities for students and teachers alike.  However, the stumbling block for many has been the privacy issue.  Now Google, one of the most widely used services among educators, is changing its privacy policy.  Take a look and see.  -  Remember, google aps can be downloaded to your in school server and blocked from public viewing under the old policies!
    Google last month announced changes to its privacy practices, consolidated from 60 across all its sites to a single policy, set to take effect on March 1. Under its current policies, Google already allows data interaction between its Calendar, Docs and other features in the core suite of Apps for Education. However, questions remain about the effect the new policy will have on Apps for Education users, with the company's use of data among the top concerns. T.H.E. Journal (2/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

Thursday, February 16, 2012

How to integrate Google+ into the classroom - courtesy of ASCD smart brief

  • Finally a safe alternative for facebook!  - with some great ideas for classroom use!
    Education blogger Terrell Heick in this blog post offers suggestions for using Google+ with students in the classroom. The social media tool, which often is compared with Facebook, can be used as an avenue for two-way communication with students and as a tool for groups of students and teachers to manage and collaborate on projects, he writes. Edutopia.org/Terrell Heick's blog (2/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

Sunday, February 5, 2012

“20 Innovative Ways High Schools Are Using Twitter”


We at Bestcollegesonline.com recently came across your blog and were excited to share with you an article “20 Innovative Ways High Schools Are Using Twitter” was recently published on our blog at (http://www.bestcollegesonline.com/blog/2012/01/30/20-innovative-ways-high-schools-are-using-twitter/), and we hoped that you would be interested in featuring or mentioning it in one of your posts.

Either way, I hope you continue putting out great content through your blog. It has been a sincere pleasure to read.


Thanks for your time,


Tim Handorf