Category Archives : Social Media


Bringing Down Classroom & School Walls With Technology

Episode 005: Bringing Down Walls With Technology  Josh Stumpenhorst 2012 Illinois Teacher of the Year Twitter: @stumpteacher On the program this week, Teachers of the Year Radio welcomes Josh Stumpenhorst, a junior high Language Arts and Social Science teacher from Lincoln Junior High School in Naperville, IL, who is the 2012 Illinois Teacher of the Year. In […]


ASCC 03: High School Biology Students Capture Breath-Taking Microscope Images With Smartphone Cameras

This third featured post in A Series of Classroom Connections comes to us from the high school biology classroom of Liz Michaels at Grosse Pointe North High School.  In my high school Biology, Physiology and Microbiology classes, it is expected that all students have the ability to use a microscope and analyze what is being observed underneath it. Never before have […]


ASCC 02: How Social Media Can Fuel Learning In the Classroom

This second featured post in A Series of Classroom Connections comes to us from the middle school life skills classroom of Taylor Barczyk at Brownell Middle School. When tapping into the life of a middle school students, it is apparent that they are constantly on their mobile devices. Parents, teachers, and others regularly wonder, “what are they doing?” They […]


Summer Personal Development Opportunities Through @BAMRadioNetwork

 This guest post comes from the talented Laura Fleming (@NMHS_lms) and is cross-posted on her World’s of Learning blog. Laura has graciously created a digital badging opportunity for educators who’d like to engage in some great radio-based professional learning regularly over the summer. Summer Learning Opportunities From BAM! Radio Network Shows For many educators, summer is the […]


Share Your School Spirit With Ford Driving Skills for Life on Instagram

I was selected for this sponsored post by Hay There Social Media.  All opinions expressed here are my own. How Students Can Participate In the Instagram Campaign Capture school spirit images with a mobile phone camera Share your school spirit with Ford Driving Skills for Life (@FordDSFL) on Instagram Show your school spirit on Instagram during Local […]


The Social Media 411 For Parents, Educators, & Students [GUIDE] 5

There are numerous websites and mobile apps that allow users to create an account, share content, and connect with others. ‘Social network’ is the broad category to which these services belong. While the most well known of the social networks is likely Facebook, teens have been slowly making an exodus away from Facebook as more […]


"Peak" A Boo!

Recently, I wrote a tweet to my students as they were working on building their cardboard boats for their upcoming project. In the tweet I encouraged students to send a photo of their boat construction to give our class Twitter group a “sneak peak” of what they had created. Not realizing the careless blunder of […]