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#TLAP Passions Examined

Recently I read Teach Like a Pirate: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator (affiliate link) by Dave Burgess. The parts of TLAP which stuck for me, which have me thinking about the future… Continue Reading →

The Selfie you MUST take Before Leaving #ISTE2015

Consider the selfie sticks hoisted, capturing images of you at the “Rocky Steps,” with Moby in the Exhibition Hall, in Love Park, with your Twitter friends you are finally meeting In Real Life. What purpose are these selfies achieving? Do… Continue Reading →

Check Your Skills

It is easy when you are a teacher, an expert, surrounded by other experts we defer to each other as writers of the grade level newsletter or calculators of recent fundraiser and feel smart amongst each other. Very smart. And… Continue Reading →

How to Schedule a Conference

If you are lucky enough to attend educational conferences you know they are as much an experience as anything else. The comradery, the openness with which teachers learn from each other is inspiring! So how do you approach such an… Continue Reading →

ORAGNIZATION Hacks: Teacher Efficiency

The good news is that there are more resources than ever with which to teach! The not-so-good news is how are you supposed to keep track of all of this? In an online world how is a teacher supposed to organize… Continue Reading →

Don’t Hide Your Light Under a Bushel

Everyone has Something to Share The expansion of social media is meaningful. People want to share with each other and people want others to share with them. Whatever your topic, if you are sharing digitally you may as well share… Continue Reading →

Twitter Basics for Teachers

What does a Teacher Need to Know about Twitter? Twitter is by educators and offers a peer-to-peer, grassroots professional learning opportunity never before experienced by educators. Twitter is called micro-blogging because it limits messages to 140 characters at a time. Twitter can be… Continue Reading →

Teachers: How to #EdChat

Why Are Teachers Using Twitter? It is safe to say no other social media has been co-opted into education like Twitter.  A recent post by one of the founders of #EdChat, @Tom Whitby, sums the relationship between Twitter and educators nicely:… Continue Reading →

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