Useful links: students and teachers networking, .gov sites, Dreamweaver tip

when teachers and students connect outside school at apophenia asks What do you think is the best advice for other teachers when it comes to interacting with students on social network sites? She said,

Digital technologies collapse social contexts all the time. The key to figuring out boundaries in a digital era is not to try to revert to space. The key is to focus on people, roles, relationships, and expectations. A teacher’s role in relation to a student should not end at the classroom door. When a teacher runs into a student at a local cafe, they are still that student’s teacher. When a teacher runs into a student online, they are still that student’s teacher. Because of the meaning of a teacher-student relationship, that should never be relaxed; the role of teacher should always be salient (except when the teacher also happens to be the parent which is when things get very murky very fast).

Leave your comments at apophenia.

Jim Thatcher continues his series examining the accessibility of Obama administration web sites with a look at Accessibiliity of MakingHomeAffordable.gov and Accessibility of Data.gov.

A Forgotten Productivity Tip: Dreamweaver CS4 from Greg Rewls is a good tip.

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  1. Hi! I found you through BlogHer and I see that you are on your way to BlogHer ’09, but would also like to meet up with people in your area. I’m not from New Mexico, but El Paso, Texas. Currently I am living in Mexico (yes, Old Mexico), but if you are hosting some kind of group in Albuequerque sometime, I would love to attend. I wanted so much to attend BlogHer ’09, but I’ve got nursing twins (numbers 8 and 9) at home! Hopefully in 2010! I tried to figure out how to communicate with you on the BlogHer forum, but gave up and decided to leave a comment here. I hope to hear from you soon!
    Warmly,
    Jen (Mom2my9 @ 11th Heaven)

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