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We've had several Edchat topics from Alfie Kohn's homework topic to differentiated instruction! Which was your favorite and why?

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Truth...which ever one is the last one I took part in. It is stimulating and engaging.
All of the Edchat topics are topical and important to discuss. It is hard to "differentiate" a real favorite as each is important and I love the interchange of ideas and opinions. We are at the beginning of a revolution that I hope will improve educational instruction and bring us into the 21st century with all of the wonderful tools available to educators. I only wish they had these tools when I taught. I am from the rexograph (I still have purple on my hands!), mimeograph, filmstrip, 16mm movies time. We later graduated to copy machines, Apple II's and later MACs. What I would have given for a SmartBoard, podcasting, etc.
I've got to agree with @hadleyjf that all the edchats are stimulating. Picking a favorite would be like picking which one of your children you love the most. Generally, regardless of the topic, we skew the conversation toward technology, but I didn't notice that tonight with differentiation. It's always interesting to see the range of beliefs represented during edchat and the wealth of resources and ideas. Occasionally I'm surprised by misinformation/disinformation or the naïveté of some participants. I can never keep up with the Twitter stream, but I love catching bits and pieces as they flow by and often end up talking to myself ("Absolutely!" "What?!?" "Are you kidding?" etc.) Edchat is just about the only activity I try to plan around so I can participate. Thank you, Tom, Shelly, and Steve, for getting this started and keeping it going.

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