September 20, 2021

Scenes from an Education Think Tank

Equitable access, personalized learning, and the role of social media were among the topics tackled at the Education Think Tank hosted by Dell. A diverse group of educators and community members active in social media assembled for the day-long event held in New York City.

Principal Eric Sheninger on Leadership 2.0

The principal of New Milford High School in Bergen County, Sheninger employs a full range of social media, from Twitter to Facebook, to foster “six pillars” of leadership, from professional development to communication, broadcasting in real time everything from sports scores to campus news across the entire school community.

Link: The Rise of the Zuckerverb: The New Language of Facebook

“When we started,” Zuckerberg explained, “the vocabulary was really limited. You could only express a small number of things, like who you were friends with. Then last year, when we introduced the Open Graph, we added nouns, so you could like anything that you wanted.”

Link: Meet Marshall McLuhan-Futurist via WNYC’s Fishko Files

The Global Village. Alienation. Connection. All were considered by McLuhan. What would he think of Facebook? Twitter? Google+?