Atwood in the Twittersphere

I was told I needed “followers.” These were people who would sign on to receive my messages, or “tweets,” whatever those might turn out to be. I hummed a few bars from “Mockingbird Hill”–Tra-la-la, twittly-deedee–and sacrificed some of my hair at the crossroads, invoking Hermes the Communicator. He duly appeared in the form of media guru McLean Greaves, who loosed his carrier pigeons to four of his hundreds of Twitterbuddies;…

Seton Hill University trending on Twitter for several hours

Here’s just a sampling… zecool À la Seton Hill University, chaque étudiant aura son iPad http://is.gd/b7hcR (via @willrich45) afujimura たまんないですね! RT @Techmeme: And so it begins… Seton Hill University to give all students an iPad (@stevensande / TUAW) http://techme.me/=MFZ 24 minutes ago from EchofonIndritMaraku (Giusto per sottolineare quanto qui siamo indietro) Un iPad in regalo per i nuovi studenti del Seton Hill University http://bit.ly/d8m4WU about 1 hour ago from web  cw_hh…

iPads for EVERYONE at Seton Hill

I can finally post about this. Seton Hill University will give a new Apple iPad to every full-time student in fall 2010. http://www.setonhill.edu/ipad/The word went out on the SHU campus about an important announcement. The room was packed. A familiar face appeared on stage. The wire-rimmed spectacles on the dancers were a nice touch, as they celebrated the death of the textbook. I’m hoping to hear details about faculty access…

Increasing Number Of Parents Opting To Have Children School-Homed

In addition to providing better supervision and overall direction, school-homing has become popular among mothers and fathers who just want to be less involved in the day-to-day lives of their children. “Parents are finding creative ways to make this increasingly common child-rearing track work,” Miller said. “Whether it’s over-relying on after-school programs and extracurricular activities, or simply gross neglect, school-homing is becoming a widely accepted method of bringing children up.”…

Mass. hysteria over New York Times execs' bonuses

Someone tell me why this industry deserves to survive. Those paydays that New York Times Co. Chairman Arthur Sulzberger and President Janet Robinson received last year are once again coming back to haunt them. The Boston Newspaper Guild, which absorbed more than $10 million in pay and benefit cuts to members last year in order to save The Boston Globe, has lashed out at the Sulzberger and Robinson 2009 bonuses…

At Schools, Playtime Is Over

RECESS is no longer child’s play. Schools around the country, concerned about bullying and arguments over the use of the equipment, are increasingly hiring “recess coaches” to oversee students’ free time. [...] For children in past eras, participating in the culture of childhood was a socializing process. They learned to settle their own quarrels, to make and break their own rules, and to respect the rights of others. They learned…