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  • Nowra NSW
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Michael Reading is now friends with Jennie Snyder, Jaime Vandergrift and Sandra Trach
Nov 14, 2012
Elizabeth Heck commented on Michael Reading's blog post How Teachers Can Use Twitter to Maximise Their Professional Learning
"Great post! I love learning through Twitter. It has been a sensational resource!"
Jun 22, 2011
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Jun 18, 2011
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Jun 18, 2011
Michael Reading's blog post was featured

How Teachers Can Use Twitter to Maximise Their Professional Learning

Have you looked at Twitter and wondered what all the fuss is about?  Over the last few months I have been showing teachers how to use twitter to build their PLN (Professional Learning Network).  Whilst doing this I have found that teachers generally have the same concerns:They feel overwhelmed with the potential information overload?They are wondering how to filter out all the ‘noise’ and get…See More
Jun 18, 2011
Shawn Blankenship commented on Michael Reading's blog post How Teachers Can Use Twitter to Maximise Their Professional Learning
"Excellent post and very informative.  I recently created a twitter account and I can't wait to put your tips into action.  Thanks for answering many of my questions, Shawn"
Jun 17, 2011
Shawn Blankenship liked Michael Reading's blog post How Teachers Can Use Twitter to Maximise Their Professional Learning
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Jun 17, 2011
Michael Reading replied to Chris McEnroe's discussion Virtual Faculty Meeting
"I would use Google moderator it is a part of the Google apps found under your account.  It is the easiest way to add questions and have people vote and comment on them."
Jun 17, 2011
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How Teachers Can Use Twitter to Maximise Their Professional Learning

Have you looked at Twitter and wondered what all the fuss is about?  Over the last few months I have been showing teachers how to use twitter to build their PLN (Professional Learning Network).  Whilst doing this I have found that teachers generally have the same concerns:They feel overwhelmed with the potential information overload?They are wondering how to filter out all the ‘noise’ and get…See More
Jun 17, 2011
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May 30, 2011

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How Teachers Can Use Twitter to Maximise Their Professional Learning

Posted on June 17, 2011 at 3:14am 2 Comments

Have you looked at Twitter and wondered what all the fuss is about?  Over the last few months I have been showing teachers how to use twitter to build their PLN (Professional Learning Network).  Whilst doing this I have found that teachers generally have the same concerns:

  • They feel overwhelmed with the potential information overload?
  • They are…
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Teresa Conley commented on Thomas Whitby's blog post Eliminate Tech from the Education Discussion
"Interesting Tom. I agree. Computers, smart phones, tablets, notebooks, and the like should be used the same way that we used pens, paper, rulers, protractors,  encyclopedias, and dictionaries. Kids are growing up knowing technology so we should…"
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Getting the same technology for students in specialized classrooms as the gen. ed. classrooms

Hello everyone! I have been in Special Education for more than 34 years.I am currently a retiree who has returned to the classroom and am teaching a high school Autism class. In all my time I have seen many things change, both as a teacher and as an administrator. But the one thing that hasn't changed is equal access to technology and other materials that are given to the general education classrooms. When it comes to deciding what to spend the budget on, we may start out with a "wishlist" but…See More
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Teresa Conley joined Child's Work's group
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Special Education

A group based on Special Education needs. Where teachers, parents, and caregivers can share and distribute information for the classroom and beyond. See More
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Equity between schools in the same district

An interesting theme came up while I was interviewing a principal friend of mine. She was discussing how she has begun to feel defeated because  of the new requirement our state has that all students will take the state assessments on line. She was saying that this will simply murder their school performance. Her student population is close to being 100% poverty, there is no parental support at all at home, and they only get computer time in school  a couple times a week due to too few…See More
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Visual Arts Teachers

This is a group for Visual Arts educators everywhere to get together and share resources.See More
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Narelle Nadia Kliendanze joined Ben Wyatt's group
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Web 2.0 / Emerging Technology

With the emergence of social media and emerging technology how do know what type of technology to use in the classroom. This group will provide a discussion area for best practices when using this type of technology in education.See More
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Narelle Nadia Kliendanze commented on Jenny Gilbert's group Australian Educators
"Hi everyone, my name is Narelle Kliendanze.  I come from the North Coast of New South Wales and have been teaching in Inverell, north-west NSW for the past 13 years. My position is that of Visual Arts/Photography teacher at a Secondary…"
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