Sexting and School Law from Jeremy Brueck on Vimeo.

“Sexting” (sex + texting) is the act of sending sexually provocative or explicit photos electronically, most often between mobile devices such as cell phones. While college age young students are most likely the largest demographic to engage in “sexting”, teens between the ages of 13 -18 may be the fastest growing demographic. This rather recent emergence of sexting by adolescents has caught most school administrators off guard, and across the country, school boards and their legal counsel are scrambling to craft appropriate policy responses.

Recently, I had the opportunity to talk with Ohio-based attorney Gregg C. Single, Esq. from Pepple & Waggoner, Ltd. Attorneys at Law about the sexting phenomena and how it impacts students, parents, teachers and administrators.

Mr. Single presently focuses his practice on general school law representation. Mr. Single is a member of the American Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, Cuyahoga County Bar Association, Cleveland Bar Association, and the Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys.

Pepple & Waggoner Ltd., is a Cleveland based law firm which handles a broad assortment of school law matters for Ohio’s school boards.

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Today an email landed in my Inbox from the good folks at eTech Ohio that I thought I should share. “Free PD to Go from eTech Ohio,” was the advertisement in the Subject line of the communication. Formerly Ohio SchoolNet, eTech Ohio is the organization that serves as the main hub of all things educational technology in Ohio. From the eTech About Us page:

As a state agency, eTech Ohio is dedicated to enhancing learning by developing programs and using best practices to serve learning organizations while acquiring, integrating and sustaining educational technology.

It is our mission to provide the leadership and support that promotes access to and use of all forms of educational technology needed to advance the education and accelerate the learning of the citizens of Ohio.

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This just in…how would you like to earn a FREE doctorate from Harvard University? Sound too good to be true? Well, it’s not. News of a tuition-free doctoral program in educational leadership spread quickly over Twitter this morning around 11:00 A.M. EST following this tweet.

Harvard tweet

Here’s some more information on the programs from the official Harvard news release:

Harvard University today announced the launch of a new, practice-based doctoral program to prepare graduates for senior leadership roles in school districts, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector.

The new tuition-free Doctor of Education Leadership Program (Ed.L.D.) will be taught by faculty from the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), the Harvard Business School (HBS), and the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS). The program offers an unprecedented approach to preparing leaders equipped to transform the American education system in order to enable all students to succeed in a 21st-century world. The three-year program will begin in August 2010 and initially enroll 25 students per year.

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One of the first YouTube videos that really caught my attention from an educational perspective was “Did You Know?” I remember the first time I viewed it, about 2 years ago, how moved I was by its message. It made such an impact that I began to show the video prior to any conference presentation I gave. All of the facts and figures presented in the original version were mind boggling to me and I felt it was my duty to share them with other educators around Ohio. I still have the first version of the video I saw bookmarked as part of a YouTube playlist.

Since that time, the video has gone under several revisions. Today, both Dr. Scott McLeod and Karl Fisch, the original creators of the Did You Know? series, sent out links to the most recent version over their Twitter feeds. While the graphics, music and facts have evolved into a more polished piece, the message is still fairly consistent with the original. I’d recommend that all educators take the time to view not only Did You Know? 4.0, but also the original version, in order to understand the real impact of the information age and globalization.

Did You Know; Shift Happens

Did You Know? 4.0

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