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January 2016 Blog Posts (8)

10 Writing Tools to Share with Your Students

Throughout our entire lives, we are required to write on a daily basis. Whether it’s everyday communication, writing essays, or taking tests, we rely on the written word to get our ideas, knowledge and messages across, and that’s why it’s important for us to constantly hone our writing…

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Added by Antonio Tooley on January 27, 2016 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Lean In

I  go to lots of PD days and learn new stuff all the time, but there are only so many bandwagons I can jump on.

When I'm sitting in a presentation, I'm all in. I buy whatever they're selling. It's only when I walk out and start thinking about the real world scenarios where I will use this. I often come up short somehow. I don't have the time, the support, the resources. I quit before I even begin.

What I've changed about my attitude is I've taken…

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Added by Eileen Lennon on January 19, 2016 at 3:43pm — No Comments

What's a PLN?

A PLN is a Personal Learning Network. It sounds very cool and it's an idea that is gaining ground. Because of all the social media sites that are available to teachers, you can find anyone that is a mentor or inspiration for you and what you do.

Since I'm the only technology teacher in my building, I don't get to talk to other tech teachers about the challenges I face in my school. It helps to talk to other teachers who face the same challenges.

So how…

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Added by Eileen Lennon on January 19, 2016 at 3:42pm — No Comments

EdCampNYC

EdCampNYC was a great event this past weekend. I woke up on Saturday wondering why I signed up for this, but after the day was over, I was glad I did. I feel like a phone that's been fully recharged. 
I catch up with friends and colleagues, I meet new friends and colleagues, and I learn from both. EdCamps attendees are the type of people that want to be the best at what they do so they therefore inspire each other along the way. They are good as some aspect of…
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Added by Eileen Lennon on January 19, 2016 at 3:42pm — 1 Comment

Euneos Finland invite you to join #erasmusplus ka1 #euneoscourses

NOW YOU HAVE AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN ALL ABOUT FINNISH Education and subscribe to http://bit.ly/EuneoscoursesNewsletter   also EDUCATION in ESTONIA Erasmus+ Course ‘Best Practices Benchmarking’ with Finnish and Estonian schools http://www.euneoscourses.eu/?p=147 .…

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Added by LucianeCurator on January 19, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

9 Famous Entrepreneurs Who Think That College Is Your Worst Enemy

Education gives us the power to choose our future endeavors, but deprives…

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Added by Marianna Velma on January 19, 2016 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

5 Amazing Tips for Students to Stay Healthy

When you are studying, it becomes important to stay healthy and fit. It has been researched that…

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Added by Alison Cerys on January 13, 2016 at 2:21am — 2 Comments

4 Ways to Get a Spick and Span Dorm

Dorms can be bland especially when all that you have is nothing but a generic desk, a bed and a bathroom like the ones in other rooms. Because of this, college students would rather prefer to be outside where there is more variety and color in their life.

Since there’s nothing else to do in summer but waste away in…

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Added by Amelie John on January 2, 2016 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

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