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Thomas Whitby's Blog – July 2012 Archive (3)

Defining Definitions for ASCD

This was originally posted in SmartBrief's SmartBlog on Education http://smartblogs.com/education

I was lucky to have scored an invitation to the ASCD Leader to Leader Conference. ASCD is a premier education organization that engages a membership of about 150,000 educators internationally. This particular conference…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on July 27, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Teachers Are Poor Consumers of Learning

There are only a few explanations that many educators offer up as reasons not to learn and use any technology as tools for learning. One of the most popular excuses, frequently cited by educators, is that there is not enough time to learn all of the stuff that is out there. It certainly is true that there are a huge number of things to learn out there that are linked to technology. When thought about as a complete package, it most definitely can be overwhelming, and I wholeheartedly agree…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on July 24, 2012 at 10:59am — No Comments

ISTE 2012 and the Importance of Educator Connections

I recently attended a complete immersion of education philosophy, education methods and pedagogy, technology tools for learning and connectedness with education thought leaders from around the world. All of this took place at one of our premier annual education conferences, ISTE 2012 in San Diego. Educators attend these conferences with their own focuses. They select the sessions they need from a smorgasbord of high-quality…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on July 8, 2012 at 7:38pm — No Comments

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