Is your status defining you?

In Chapter 3, Qualman mentions that social media allows individuals to take real time inventories of their lives and assess what they’re doing day to day. Simply looking over a history of status updates, tweets, etc., can possibly paint a picture of not only how you’re living your life, but what impressions you are imparting […]

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One.Day.Without.Technology…Really?

You knew it was coming. I’ve been talking about it in class for some time. The time has come, and we’re going to see who can take this challenge and run with it. One day without technology. Can you do it? We’re going over the assignment details in class, but for now, I would love […]

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Be More Heroic

To go along with our other discussion regarding a school’s decision to monitor student social media usage in an effort to curb cyber bullying, a non-profit has implemented a different approach. You can read about it here, but the trailer is worth the watch as well.   What are your thoughts on this approach? Better […]

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Student Tracking. One School’s Solution to Cyberbullying.

As we’re discussing various issues revolving around proper social media usage and just how far parental involvement should go, we also need to address another issue. Cyber bullying. It’s a term, and phenomenon that has arisen strictly as a result of the internet. You may have been a victim or known someone who was, or […]

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Parents and Social Media. Clueless?

Chapter 2 discusses the idea of preventive behavior in both the business world as well as personal life. The idea of parental involvement and awareness with regard to their children’s social media usage is not new. However, just how involved should parents be in their child’s social media “world?” Can there be too much involvement? […]

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Employers & Social Media.

Take a look at the infographic below. It’s no secret that employers are using social media to track and/or monitor potential employees. In the past, this generally was interpreted as ensuring that you don’t post anything that may be harmful to your professional (or personal) lives online. Now, having a social media presence can be […]

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Get Better Grades By Using…Social Media?

Take a look at the infographic below (courtesy of http://mastersineducation.org/ – Obtained from Infographics Archive). Carefully look at each leading and comparative statistic. Comment on this post and tell me whether you agree with this based on your experience as a student. Why or why not? Is there (or could there be) bias in this argument)? […]

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Remembering 9/11.

12 years ago today, our country bore witness to one of the most catastrophic attacks on domestic soil. As time passes, so does the memory for some. Others, it’s as fresh in their minds as if it happened yesterday. It’s important that we do not forget those lost in these attacks, and remember to be […]

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Minimalism in Typography

Minimalism is a term you will hear used in this classroom quite often. It has always been a part of the design world, but with the advent of mobile and responsive design, it’s taking off as a hot trend right now. Doing more with less has designers coming up with all sort of variations on […]

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Introduce Yourself!

By now, you should all have created a blog and hopefully chosen a theme or style that you like. I would like you to take the time to introduce yourselves and give me a little insight as to what your expectations are for the class. To give you a little more structure and guidance, I’ve […]

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