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Which social networking sites should parents be worried about? #edchat #ptchat

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If you had to warn parents about nefarious sites, which would you include? I know this is an evolving list as sites rise and fall in popularity monthly, if not daily. I also realize every social networking tool can be used for positive and negative communications. Here’s what I’d share with parents today:

After School https://afterschoolapp.com
Ask.fm ttps://ask.fm
Backstabbr http://www.backstabbr.com
Houseparty https://joinhouse.party
Instagram http://instagram.com
Kik https://www.kik.com
Musical.ly https://musical.ly
Omegle https://www.omegle.com
Reddit https://www.reddit.com
Snapchat https://www.snapchat.com
Whisper https://whisper.sh
Yik Yak https://www.yikyak.com
YouTube http://youtube.com

I located this (1-year old) article from Common Sense Media which is great:
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/16-apps-and-websites-kids-are-heading-to-after-facebook

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Slides from “Our Blogs, Ourselves” at the inaugural #SpringBlogFest

Dr. Nellie Deutsch (@nelliemuller) is busier than I am. That’s saying a lot. She invited me to present at the inaugural Spring Blog Festival that she co-organized with Sylvia Guinan (@ESLbrain) and Shelly Sanchez Terrell (@ShellTerrell). I titled my presentation Our Blogs, Ourselves, because I’m a child of the 70s and a sucker for a pun.

Curation is a 21st Century skill, and I have been curating my digital presence for years. I encourage people all the time to claim their virtual real estate even if they won’t be using it actively. My goal for this session is to share how and why I gather archival evidence of my professional endeavors and classroom projects in a digital portfolio and offer some tips to get started. Also, in the spirit of using social media socially, I will suggest ways to build and optimize a Personalized Learning Network (PLN).

The Spring Blog Festival will all be held online on WizIQ. The link for my session is here: http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/1680258-sbf-our-blogs-ourselves

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