SMC Fall Tour 2010: Social Media + Family, A Dad's Perspective

As Social Media enters more corners of our everyday lives, the need for improving our general media literacy is increasingly important. While we have discussed the impact of Social Media on the organization and marketing in particular extensively, we feel the time has come to explore the role of Social Media in the family. We […]

If you could pick one 1 person to follow on Twitter for 30 days, who would it be and why?

With millions of tweets coming at us every month, we posed this question, If you could follow only one person on Twitter for 30 days, who would it be and why? Our community had some great responses and their favorites were people of influence, thought leadership and overall, people who share something of value with their followers. […]

21st Century Literacies, Part 1 of 2

Earlier this summer I sat down with Howard Rheingold to talk about his ideas for 21st Century Literacies. The result is a two part video. This is the first part wherein he discusses whether all this tech stuff is any good for us, the new digital divides between those who know how to use this […]

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Join #CitizenGulf Benefits Across the Country on Wednesday, August 25th

Are you apart of Citizen Gulf 2010? This week marks the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, CitizenGulf’s National Day of Action, promoted by Gulf Coast Benefit, is hosting evens around the country to raise funds for the fishing families affected by the BP oil spill and ultimately, provide educational resources to create a more sustainable […]

Official Chapter Program: Conference Call Notes from August 11, 2010

On August 11th, Social Media Club Founders – Chris Heuer and Kristie Wells – hosted a conference call to answer questions around the newly launched Official Chapter Program and discuss the overall vision and strategy for Social Media Club going forward. The conference call is just under 58 minutes and you can listen to it […]

#SMCEDU Chat: Brainstorming the SMCEDU Online Curriculum

Social Media Club Education Connection (aka #SMCEDU) is a national initiative whose goal is to unite educators, students, and professionals to further the development of social media curriculum in our schools, enabling a wider network of learning and workforce preparedness. #SMCEDU is a part of Social Media Club, a nonprofit organization that is working to […]

#SMCEDU Chat: Privacy is complicated

Social Media Club Education Connection (aka #SMCEDU) is a national initiative whose goal is to unite educators, students, and professionals to further the development of social media curriculum in our schools, enabling a wider network of learning and workforce preparedness. #SMCEDU is a part of Social Media Club, a nonprofit organization that is working to […]

The Science Leadership Academy: A new school approach to learning

Last Friday, I had the opportunity to visit the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, PA, a high school that was created in conjunction with The Franklin Institute. Those of you that watched the recent #140 Conference in New York might be familiar with the school’s principal, Chris Lehmann, as he delivered an inspirational vision of […]

#SMCEDU Chat: Integrating social media into the classroom

Social Media Club Education Connection (aka #SMCEDU) is a national initiative whose goal is to unite educators, students, and professionals to further the development of social media curriculum in our schools, enabling a wider network of learning and workforce preparedness. #SMCEDU is a part of Social Media Club, a nonprofit organization that is working to […]

#SMCEDU Chat: Can social media change the culture of education?

Social Media Club Education Connection (aka #SMCEDU) is a national initiative whose goal is to unite educators, students, and professionals to further the development of social media curriculum in our schools, enabling a wider network of learning and workforce preparedness. #SMCEDU is a part of Social Media Club, a nonprofit organization that is working to […]