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Please Don’t Ruin Twitter

I watched that last election. I know how everything is suddenly different. Like when cars made horses obsolete. Like when radio and then television made printed books obsolete. But please don’t give up on, don’t ruin Twitter. Educators have been… Continue Reading →

Slow Chat Book Study

I just finished an interesting, new (to me) professional learning format. And I can’t wait to try my next book study in this slow chat format! ISTE’s Ed Tech Coaches Network hosted a Spring book study April 4 – May… Continue Reading →

How To: Twitter Challenge in your School/District

Do you want to jumpstart Twitter usage in your school or district? Have you considered holding a Twitter Challenge? Run your challenge any number of days, but a well-publicized Twitter Challenge should encourage educators who have been on the fence about Twitter to… Continue Reading →

Views Expressed are NOT Just My Own

I understand why some of my peers add the statement to their Twitter accounts, “views expressed are my own.” If your Twitter acct states: “views expressed are my own” I want to challenge you in a friendly… Click To Tweet… 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 →

Anticipating #ISTE2015

It takes me a while to get ready for an ISTE conference, the International Society for Technology in Education’s annual conference, and #ISTE2015 is like no exception. Last year the Atlanta conference was 50 miles away from our Georgia district and… Continue Reading →

#EdTech Tools for Any Teacher

Ishan of EdCoogle asked me a question the other day, on what I would recommend as three edtech tools for science teachers just starting in the classroom. Just Three #EdTech Tools If you limit me to just three tools they will be… Continue Reading →

Features of Successful Online Learning Environments

Features of Successful Online Learning Environments No matter whether examining your personal learning network, PLN, or a learning management system, LMS, the online learning environment probably has these features if it is successful. Consider the features of any successful online learning environment … Click To… Continue Reading →

Why is Blogging Important to Teaching and Learning? #EdBlogaDay

Blogging? How does it Relate to Teaching and Learning? Discussions @gcouros posted earlier this week The Power of a Good Lecture where he challenged the notion that ‘the person talking is doing all the learning.’ I happen to agree with him, allow me… Continue Reading →

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