Monthly archive December, 2011

Mentoring Monday: Download free handbooks for educators who want to use Facebook and Twitter in their professional work

[slideshow] by Julie Dodd JEA Mentor Committee co-chair Here are two gifts that Santa may not have included in your stocking — handbooks for educators for using social media. Amber Coggin, a technology teacher in Mobile, Ala.,  has written two handbooks — one on using Facebook and one on using Twitter — that are targeted...

Free to Tweet contest on Dec. 15 offers $5,000 scholarships for student tweets on value of First Amendment

Can you speak to the value of the First Amendment in less than 140 characters? On Dec. 15, the Knight Foundation is sponsoring Free to Tweet, encouraging everyone to tweet about the value of the First Amendment by sending a tweet with the hashtag — #freetotweet. That day is National Bill of Rights Day and...

Mentoring Monday: Creating a song as a fun way to end the Minneapolis Mentor Forum

The JEA Mentor Forums are designed to encourage group discussion and sharing of mentoring challenges and strategies. Each forum is different — with a different combination of mentors attending and with different activities. The Minneapolis Mentor Forum ended on a high note — literally. The mentors divided into two teams. Each team was to be...