The American Federation of Teachers offers a ton of professional tools for educators on the Web at http://www.aft.org/yourwork/tools4teachers/. For example, you will find listed there upcoming offerings in the AFT series of free Webinars on professional issues. These are high-quality learning opportunities that can help you in your work.
Next up in this series, on September 22 from 2 to 3 PM Central Time, will be: “What Every Educator Should Know About Internet Privacy.” In this Webinar, Daniel Solove will discuss the challenges schools must face with Internet privacy: social media, cyberbullying, sexting and searching electronic devices. Through a series of concrete examples, Professor Solove will explain how various privacy problems can be addressed and prevented. What should educators know about new online technologies? What must they know about the law? What can they do to help educate students about the perils and pitfalls of the digital world? How can they better handle incidents involving cyberbullying and sexting? Register online at http://www.aft.org/yourwork/tools4teachers/bullying/webinars.cfm.
(Daniel Solove is the John Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School and the founder of TeachPrivacy, a company that helps schools handle privacy issues.)