Thursday, September 30, 2010

Twitter as a PLN Tool

I completely agree with what Scott is saying. I just recently got a twitter and I also thought it was pointless. Posting things on twitter when no one is following you isn' t the greatest thing to do if your trying to create a PLN. I am sure that as time passes and you begin to follow people with the same interests as you, you can talk to them through twitter. I think twitter can be beneficial for high school students in order to help them create their PLN. There are so many people on twitter that could be interested in the same things as you and are willing to share their thoughts and ideas, you just have to put yourself out there in order to get it started.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Regulating teachers tweets and facebook

In Bradenton, Florida the school board is considering regulating what teachers post on their twitter or facebook accounts. They decided to create this policy because last year a teacher posted how he hated his students and jobs. I think that this is a great idea. Most parents and teachers really focus on how the students online activity should be regulated and they worry about what they post. Not many people seem to think about regulating the teachers online activity, which is why this article interests me. I think that both students and teachers should be regulated online. I have never even thought about this until I saw this article.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Teens Online Lack Ethics

I think the internet can have a postive and negative effect on teens. Teens use facebook a lot. They have to be careful with what is posted on their facebook, because certain things could get them into trouble. Also, facebook or any other social media website can be very distracting. If a teen has to get on the computer to do homework or write a paper they will also go onto another website and the homework either doesnt get done or it takes twice as long. Social media websites are also good. They can help to further educate students. I definately think that teens need to be more careful with what they do on the internet.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Using a blog, twitter and facebook are all ways to start your personal learning network. The internet is full of information, so it is helpful in terms of creating a PLN. My two major interests are fashion and the medical field. Google reader makes it easy to look for blogs about both of these topics. I have subcribed to a few blogs about nursing and fashion. The nursing blogs give me information about all of the different types of nursing which can help me decide what I want to go to college for. The fashion blogs are updates on the latest fashions, designers and fashion shows going on around the world.

Monday, September 20, 2010

endangered animal blog

Thursday, September 16, 2010

"Principal bans facebook"

I think that facebook should not have been banned from this school. Facebook, along with other websites on the information are important for learning and comunication. Some people do misuse the internet at times but not everyone does. I think kids should be allowed to use facebook at school and teachers should just make sure they are using it for the right resons and not innapropriately.

Monday, September 13, 2010

5 Easy Steps For Students To Establish Their Personal Brand Using Social Networking

5 Easy Steps For Students To Establish Their Personal Brand Using Social Networking

I think that facebook can have both a postove and negative affect on people. Some people misuse facebook. They put their personal information and pictures on their facebook pages that anyone can see. It could affect them getting into a certain school or even getting a job. Facebook is good because it is a place for connecting. The internet is very effective. It is a tool used for learning and connecting with others.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Web 2.0 is an interesting class. I like this class because I enjoy working on the computer. I have made accounts for gmail, twitter and delicious so far. This class has shown me helpful websites on the internet.