Dr. Sarah’s favorite resources of the week (Dec. 4-10, 2011)

Here are my favorite resources of the week, curated from my Twitter account.

Social Media

7 Social media tips for the company Christmas party – by John Balitis and Carrie Pixler-Ryerson, for Inside Tucson Business

Social media policy essential in the workplace – by Anna Cairo

Apple’s social media policy leaked by Emily Nicholls

A social media policy pearl by Andrea Di Maio

8 Ways To Avoid Social Media Culture Clash by Debra Donston-Miller

What Boards Should Know About Social Media by Erika L. Del Giudice and Dorri C. McWhorter

Social Media Policy Essentials by Ray Silva

After Facebook rant, Manatee County suspends deputy for three days by Alison Morrow

Apple Fires Employee Over Facebook Rants by Margaret Rock

Quebec Minor Hockey League Social Media Policy – QMHL

UFC Reaps the risks and rewards of social media – by Chad Dundas, ESPN

Literacy and Essential Skills

Take time to learn together on Family Literacy Day by Community Content

Technology and teaching children to read: What does the research say? from NEIR TEC

No place in class for digital illiterates – The Guardian

Margaret Atwood says Twitter, internet boost literacy – CBC News

Tips to Make Reading Fun – in Lake Mary Health and Wellness

National Literacy Trust highlights book-free millions – by Judith Burns, BBC News

Paper or electronic? Reading to children important no matter the medium – by Roni Reino

Financial Education pays off in adult life – by Sharon Singleton

Technology and E-learning

How to convert your Powerpoint into an E-learning course – Rapid E-Learning

Google Forms for Educators – ISU Workforce Training

Top 10 iPhone Apps of 2011 – by eGichomo

Digital literacy resources – Government of South Australia

Languages and Multilingualism

How to market to foreign language speakers – by Christian Arno

“Pleasure reading” key to second language learning – Victoria University of Wellington

Effective Learning / Metacognition

Effective learning and teaching – Science for All Americans Online

5 Training “Must Knows” – by Sarah Bohnenkamp

Education News

India offers English stepping stone to east Asian students – The Guardian

Canada: a failing grade on aboriginal education – by Gerry St. Germain And Lillian Dyck, The Leader-Post

The rise of flexi-schooling – by Jeevan Vasagar

When an adult took standardized tests forced on kids – by Valerie Strauss

Related posts:

Dr. Sarah’s favorite resources of the week (Nov. 20 to 26, 2011)

Dr. Sarah’s favorite resources of the week (Nov. 13 to 19, 2011)


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Sarah Elaine Eaton is a faculty member in the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Canada.

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