Of Mice, Men, and Instagram

Of Mice, Men, and Instagram
by Richard Kassissieh ·

How can middle school students begin to recognize complexity and empathize with characters in literature? In a conventional approach, a teacher … Continue reading »

Who Controls Your Social Media Content?

Who Controls Your Social Media Content?
by Richard Kassissieh ·

Social media websites offer a wonderful array of services and content, the likes of which we have not seen before. … Continue reading »

The Best Social Media Tool For the Classroom

The Best Social Media Tool For the Classroom
by Richard Kassissieh ·

What is the best social media tool for the classroom? Blog? Facebook? Wiki? Twitter? Chat? Surprise! It’s the discussion forum. … Continue reading »

Collectives Not Communities

Collectives Not Communities
by Richard Kassissieh ·

Viewing social networks as collectives rather than communities may help us make sense of their place in schools. How can … Continue reading »

What Should You Post On Facebook?

What Should You Post On Facebook?
by Richard Kassissieh ·

What should you post on your school’s Facebook page? According to a recent study, videos, photos, and links, in that … Continue reading »

Thinking Critically About Facebook Apps (a middle school workshop)

Thinking Critically About Facebook Apps (a middle school workshop)
by Richard Kassissieh ·

What are Facebook applications? How do companies use them to access your personal information? This workshop encourages middle school students to think critically about the social network sites they use. Continue reading »

Video: Tracking Your Success

Video: Tracking Your Success
by Richard Kassissieh ·

(On the topic of website video, here is a follow-up to Video Primer.) Is your video experiment working? Check your … Continue reading »