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Two Cents in Twitter Chats, Priceless Results!



As I have become more actively involved in the education world online, joining Twitter, participating in chats like #edchat, #engchat, meeting like-minded colleagues who share my passion for education and technology, I have realized all is not lost in education reform. Twitter chats like #edchat and others are instrumental in creating the impetus we need to once and for all effect change for the better. While the physical world struggles to provide…
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Added by Ary Aranguiz on September 21, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Celebrate Teachers Today and Every Day

Great teachers are invaluable, yet too often their tireless work goes unnoticed or worse, unappreciated. While teacher appreciation week is in May, why wait to recognize the incredible work of our educators? These individuals dedicate their lives to developing the next generation. They come in early to…

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Added by Rebecca Howard on September 19, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Educational idolatry and other misguided Priorities

Facts About Packaging



Pacing up and down

the dairy aisle, searching
for Weight Watchers Yogurt-
I had all but given up,
despite the 5 pounds I gained
last week in Vermont.
Packaging is shorthand-
 “fyi” has been joined
by  “lol”, and “KFC”,
and the…
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Added by Lori Polachek on August 11, 2012 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Blog Challenge: How can counter-conditioning be used to reduce test anxiety?

Dear Readers,
This is my first blog challenge! Your ideas can be formal or informal, for online or face-to-face instruction, for a real testing situation or an imaginary one.  Think like an entrepreneur for the educational market.  For example, I love Wired magazine’s competition, “Found”, where they ask what the world will look like in future.  (See wired.com/magazine/found to see the future of wrist watches.) You can 1) add your ideas as comments…
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Added by Sandra Annette Rogers on July 22, 2012 at 11:38am — No Comments

Imagine Making Learning a Lifelong Adventure

    

     Hello, welcome to blogging with Kathy.  I am new to this so please give me the opportunity to grow and learn with you.



     I want to write about things that I am passionate about, but that list is very long. So my blogs will…

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Added by Kathy Miller on July 13, 2012 at 4:09pm — 3 Comments

“Mr. Watson...come here...I want to see you!” or, communication in the 21st century homeschool world

I just got off the phone after speaking with a doctor in California whom I have never spoken to before. Before we said goodbye, he said “Nice to meet you.” It struck me as a slightly strange way to say goodbye after speaking on the phone. Did I indeed “meet“ him? Just what does “meeting” mean in this context? A quick search shows the first definition of "meet" to be "To come upon by chance or arrangement." (1)



A few weeks ago, I wrote about a conference in California on education…

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Added by Yosef Resnick on July 12, 2012 at 10:21am — No Comments

Using an iPad as a Graphics Table

This title is really the case study for a wider topic on Remote Apps.

For me this is one of the most exciting (tech) influences on mobile learning ... the interconnectivity between devices.

I have two folders on my iPad [Remote1 and Remote2] which are full of Apps that enable connectivity between the iPad and other devices ... and that connectivity can be both ways.

See the two screen shots below.…



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Added by Shamblesguru on June 24, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments

Teaching With Style …

Part of my responsibilities at my first teaching assignment (36 years ago!!) was to be in charge of the “High School Bowl” quiz team.  The team was made up of four students who competed against two other teams, answering various questions about the sciences, history, English, math and the arts.  I remember being quite intimidated at first with the visual art questions.  Various pictures would be presented to the team members from famous artists, and the…

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Added by Fred Donelson on June 21, 2012 at 11:56pm — 2 Comments

In Memoriam Ray Bradbury (August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012)







A few years ago, I had one of the most challenging groups of students and parents I had ever worked with in my entire teaching career. I must confess that Ray Bradbury helped me…
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Added by Ary Aranguiz on June 7, 2012 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Shamblesguru's iPad : The Blog



I have an iPad2 and a New iPad ... and a very happy nephew who has inherited my iPad1.

This Blog is designed to share the…

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Added by Shamblesguru on May 7, 2012 at 12:21pm — No Comments

eBook: "An Educator's iPad" ... published

eBook: "An Educator's iPad" ... published on Amazon and Apple iTunes.


... written for educators and parents who have an interest in mobile learning and especially the use of Apple’s iPad.

It is not a “how-to” manual but a resource for enabling more informed decisions regarding the use of…
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Added by Shamblesguru on March 22, 2012 at 7:40am — No Comments

Raising standards. What works!

22nd December 2011

This week having broken up from school for the Christmas break, I asked my Twitter Learning Community what it was that they felt most contributed to raising standards in their schools.

The following summarises their contributions for which I'm very grateful personally as we try to raise standards along with every school in the country.

 

@KingEdVIsport use Year 12 literacy leaders to work with younger students using the sport education…

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Added by andy mellor on December 22, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

What I learned from Kids Today

One of the most enjoyable parts of my job as an administrator is visiting classes.  Today I was so impressed with what I saw and learned, that I wrote a note to the class.  I share that note below.





Ms. Babcock’s first period class:
I wanted to thank you all for teaching me…
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Added by Bill Burkhead on December 16, 2011 at 7:13pm — No Comments

Globaldreamers International Award winning project for global collaboration

Twenty years ago I was looking for ways to interest my children in their English studies. After many courses and difficult work, I realized the value of the Internet as a way of spreading an educational message around the world. The process has led me to become a technology innovator and global leader in online collaborative learning projects. These projects now include thousands of children from more than 37countries worldwide.

"Global Dreamers" (…

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Added by Marsha Goren on December 1, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

Curation

Hi,

 

Probably most of you know about curation and curation tools, but for those who don't check out here please:

 

- http://www.scoop.it

 

My curations, most about Education: http://www.scoop.it/webwizard

 

You will, I am sure about it, find some very interesting stuff... Enjoy it...

 

Have a nice day and best…

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Added by Gust MEES on November 16, 2011 at 2:00am — No Comments

How Fake Facebook Profiles Support Reading Instruction and More!

Teaching author's perspective, author's purpose, tone and mood, characterization and other literary elements are some of the most difficult reading skills for students to untangle. Because of time constraints, teachers often ignore discussing an author's life experiences as part of front-loading a text to be read. I have always been a proponent of less is more, so I make the time to let kids learn aboout a writer's life before we read his/her book, and we…
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Added by Ary Aranguiz on October 8, 2011 at 2:26pm — No Comments

One Scoop or Two?

Building your own "sundae" of information is as delicious as a double scoop of chocolate ice cream with whipped cream and a cherry on top! Scoop.It is the banana split of bookmarking when browsing the web because you get to choose and garnish an information "sundae" with content you find deliciously interesting.  You can share your scoops of information with a community of readers on various social media, and on… Continue

Added by Ary Aranguiz on September 29, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

List Two-Tech Terms All Teachers Should Know

Are you ready for List Two of Tech Terms All Teachers Should Know? Well, ready or not here it is! Quiz is forthcoming!



My next post will feature one more tech tool that supports vocabulary instruction. I have used wordstash.com again to create List Two to maintain consistency with the way the lists look and can be accessed, but this other tech…
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Added by Ary Aranguiz on September 24, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Do You Speak-a My Language? Tech Terms All Teachers Should Know-List One Using Wordle.net&WordStash.com

In my last post I used the word “friended”.  After posting it, I thought what if some readers think I’ve made a huge grammatical blunder using “friend” as a verb. But then I thought, my readers don’t live under a rock. They must have heard this new techie vernacular. Which got me to thinking there’s so much tech talk out there, it’s difficult to keep up with it all.…

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Added by Ary Aranguiz on September 23, 2011 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Adios, Au Revoir, Auf Wiedersehen to Analog!

Now no offense to Lawrence Welk. I have fond childhood memories of watching the show on our analog TV with my grandfather. I remember the bubbles while the big band played, the pretty singers in the flowing pastel dresses, the young female Mexican singer, and the African-American tap dancer.  When I think of it now, Welk was ahead of the game in terms of multiculturalism. He featured minorities as regulars on his show when most shows in the 60s were not. Maybe…
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Added by Ary Aranguiz on September 12, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

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