Best of SNO

Think before you ‘Gram’

Think before you ‘Gram’

By Gabbie Gresge, Lyons Township HS, LaGrange, Ill.

June 12, 2014

Posting pictures of life events threatens teens’ ability to live in the moment. Rather than live through a smartphone screen, ignore the craving to post pictures and simply enjoy life as it comes.

Tweet calling an administrator ‘Public Enemy #1’ gets Kansas student suspended

Tweet calling an administrator ‘Public Enemy #1’ gets Kansas student suspended

By Kenneth Palmer and Becca Moran

March 17, 2014

Choruses of angry shouts echoed from the student section during the Feb. 18 home basketball game against Shawnee Mission South. But what was supposed to be a display of school spirit quickly raised questions about the First Amendment rights of students. Assistant Principal Keith Jones kicked out students...

Twitter takes a toll

Twitter takes a toll

By Bridget Cook, Shaker Heights HS, Shaker Heights, Ohio

March 10, 2014

I scrolled through Twitter one early morning before school, taking time to see what I’d missed online while I slept. Like most mornings, several CNN tweets were waiting for me from the early hours in the morning. This was one of them: “Students reported killed in terror attack on Nigerian boa...

Teachers tread lightly on Twitter

Teachers tread lightly on Twitter

By Savannah Whitmer, Lovejoy HS, Lucas, Texas

February 12, 2014

The era of instant sharing isn’t the private realm of students anymore as everyone, including teachers, can express themselves instantly using Twitter, Instagram, Vine, and Pinterest. “I always like to joke that I have a Twitter because that’s where I do my best work,” teacher Mike Motsne...

Spreading the Word: Teachers use new forms of communication to remind, inform students

Spreading the Word: Teachers use new forms of communication to remind, inform students

By Meredith Strickland, Blue Valley HS, Stillwell, Kan.

December 18, 2013

It’s a typical Sunday night, and you’re finishing up the homework you procrastinated on all weekend long. Your phone rings, and you read the message — it’s a text from your English Language Arts teacher reminding you about a quiz tomorrow. However, your teacher isn’t directly texting...