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19 to Follow for #ISTE19 #NotatISTE

It is time for my annual list of Twitter accounts you should be following in advance of the largest #edtech conference all year! {See Also: #ISTE18 List, #ISTE17 List, #ISTE15 List, #ISTE14 List} #ISTE19 or #NotatISTE this year ~ you… Continue Reading →

I Created A Blog Challenge & You Can Too!

I have always liked a good blog challenge. As someone who has not always enjoyed writing, a good prompt has always comforted me. I wrote about Blog Challenges for Educators long before I ever dared to consider hosting my own…. Continue Reading →

18 to Follow for #ISTE18

As you prepare for the annual biggest conference in your professional learning with me at ISTE make sure you are following these educators into the #ISTE18 Conference in Chicago, IL. Follow these 18 educators as you prepare for #ISTE18 #NotatISTE… Continue Reading →

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 edu-sort of way…. 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 →

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