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Propose #edchat Questions here!

Started by Shelly Terrell. Last reply by Stormy Hunter Aug 5. 55 Replies

We've been hunting down topics to cover for future #edchat discussions! Please help us out by proposing questions you'd like to see investigated! We'll add them to the twtpoll! We can't do this…Continue

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Edchat Twitter List

Started by Shelly Terrell. Last reply by Miss Velasco Mar 11. 102 Replies

Hello everyone! I started an #edchat Twitter list so people could add the followers to their network & make it easier for some to follow the #edchat conversations. I'll tweet this for people to…Continue

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TED Talks with your students?

Started by Benjamin Levy Nov 8, 2013. 0 Replies

Curious to hear how others are using TED Talks in their classroom. Just stumbled upon this gem that Rhonda Mitchell from Trinity delivered to her class. eduCanon was used to embed questions into the…Continue

Tags: TED, edtech, classroom, flipped

Book review

Started by Jenny Aston Jun 11, 2011. 0 Replies

Hi, I am new at this so hope that this is the correct way to make contact. I would like some {about 10} elementary school teacherse to review the 2 books that my company publishes and send comments…Continue

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Comment by Andy B. Peterson on October 14, 2013 at 7:50pm

Hungry Teacher as created another great lesson!! Check out 'Mathionary'. Teaching mathematics with a Dictionary? It can be done. Mathematical Domains: The Number System, Measurement and Data Topics: fractions, percents, decimals, graphing, measurement Grade Level(s): Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth Duration: Approximately 1-2 hours

Again if you haven't tried 'The Frankenstein Project', give it a shot. My students loved this lesson. I can't wait to see what HT has in store for us next. Our school is also using the Dan Meyer 'Taco Truck' lesson to teach...

Comment by 7mrsjames on February 27, 2012 at 6:33am

Hello fellow educators!  

If you could spare a few minutes for our Food technology class- we are studying the changes in Food habits over the last 200 yrs of Australian history. If u have a google account could you please sign in, select edit and add the staple food from your country?  Easy to use -follow directions in map to LHS.  We have had a terrific response so far!

Collaborative google map- staple foods

Comment by Dan Gillmor on November 8, 2011 at 2:24pm


Thanks for the link - with what I currently know and the video that you linked I think I can make sense of the process.

It is a video that I will be forwarding to my principal as it may be a good thing to look at as a staff - I will also be sending out the link/invite to this site to the staff as a whole.

Thanks again

Comment by Thomas Whitby on November 7, 2011 at 9:02pm


There are a number of tutorials on this site to help you out. The Main Page has lists of educators to follow on Twitter. This video also on this site will be most helpful,

Comment by Dan Gillmor on November 7, 2011 at 8:31pm

Ok, here goes,

Hello all. Just thought I would say hi. I am new here.... very new.... I came to this entire website based on my fascination with the posts that were being made by Tom Whitby. However, I must admit that while I am facinated by the use of twitter technology and I agree with Tom when he posted, or at least I am pretty sure that it was he that said , there is no teaching someone to tweet - simply start doing it. I passed this on to my students who started. I have had a twitter account for over a year and I must confess that I am still not sure how this hash tag thing is supposed to work. I tried watching a video on the subject on the Edublog site Teacher Reboot Camp but the link was dead. Can someone please send me some very basic instructions on how to participate in this particular group.

Thanks for your time and patience in reading this post :)

Comment by Rossel Mulaire on April 6, 2011 at 11:37am

Good morning.....calling all teachers, students, colleagues, etc...

I sincerely apologize if any of you are receiving this message more than once. We are trying to reach as many teachers/students as possible around the world. It's possible that you're a member of more than one of the groups I have joined. My apologies!

My name is Rossel Mulaire. I am a Canadian teacher who has been living and working in Monterrey, Mexico since 2004. For the past two years, I have been teaching 8th and 9th grade Social Studies/World History. My other responsibilities include being our school's Model United Nation's advisor and Social Studies Department Head. I have taught many different grade levels (first through tenth grades), in Canada, South Korea, and Mexico.

I recently started a little project on Twitter with my 8th and 9th graders, tweeting daily about historical facts and events, sort of like a "this day in history". We are wondering if you'd be able to give out our twitter address to students and teachers. Not only wherever you find yourselves now, but anywhere else you may have contacts. We see this as a great way to teach and appreciate history, bit by bit, one small step at a time. We are trying to use technology to reach more students, and to open dialogue with students and teachers around the world.

If you are in a position to help us, please do so by JOINING US ON TWITTER and by sending our twitter address to students and colleagues, past and present. Ask them to follow our many daily tweets. At the moment, we are tweeting about historical events and facts from around the world. We'd love to see students commenting on our tweets, and also, by adding to our project by posting historical content from their respected countries.

We are hoping to hear from teachers and students from all  parts of the world! The students are keeping a record of the various countries following us! Please help out by following us. The more people (students, teachers, family members, etc) we have following us, the more excited the students get. This excitement then becomes a motivator to continue! Help us make learning about history a little more interesting!

Our  twitter address is:

Please feel free to contact me anytime. I'd be happy to answer any questions or doubt you may have.

Rossel Mulaire

Colegio Euroamericano,

8th and 9th grade Social Studies teacher

Social Studies Department Head and Model United Nations Advisor

Comment by Steve Bollar on February 23, 2011 at 8:44pm
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Comment by Samir Fatani on March 6, 2010 at 2:01pm
#edchat is a good thing. I cant follow everything that is tweeted but I think it helps give us an idea
Comment by Tammy Jones on February 22, 2010 at 12:19pm
Please vote for my class to win $200. Visit the link below and type my name, Tammy Jones, into the search box and click on the vote button. Thanks!
Comment by Beatriz Lupiano on January 20, 2010 at 1:33pm
You're not alone! The only reason my brain doesnt' get to really hurt is because my computer's too slow for it! Yesterday the topic was very interesting and there were some really good ideas but I had to leave in the middle of it because my PC just couldn't handle it (see? I'm re.directing my frustration so the brain hurts less...)
Anyway, even with uptodate tech it's impossible to follow everything that goes on. I find it useful to go back to what was said later and discuss the most salient points (for me)

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