I like the snowflake analogy it is a great way of explaining the unique PLN's that we each develop.It is important that we teach this PLN development not only to our colleagues but also our students. I have had the experience of…"
"Thanks Jamie - the students seemed to take a great deal away with them in the process. I really enjoyed the challenges that it brought to their level. It caused them to up their game quite a bit and they were really engaged in the process."
"No worries I am available if you wish to make use of me. You did not have a section for nation on your firm I teach in Northern Alberta Canada. It sounds like a really great project. Good luck I look forward to hearing how you make out with the…"
"I have had a number of experiences in the last year or so that have left me feeling very connected. However, it was not until I found out the power of twitter as a professional tool that I have truly made the jump to feeling connected to fellow…"
"Interesting Tom. I agree. Computers, smart phones, tablets, notebooks, and the like should be used the same way that we used pens, paper, rulers, protractors, encyclopedias, and dictionaries. Kids are growing up knowing technology so we should…"
Hello everyone! I have been in Special Education for more than 34 years.I am currently a retiree who has returned to the classroom and am teaching a high school Autism class. In all my time I have seen many things change, both as a teacher and as an administrator. But the one thing that hasn't changed is equal access to technology and other materials that are given to the general education classrooms. When it comes to deciding what to spend the budget on, we may start out with a "wishlist" but…See More
An interesting theme came up while I was interviewing a principal friend of mine. She was discussing how she has begun to feel defeated because of the new requirement our state has that all students will take the state assessments on line. She was saying that this will simply murder their school performance. Her student population is close to being 100% poverty, there is no parental support at all at home, and they only get computer time in school a couple times a week due to too few…See More
With the emergence of social media and emerging technology how do know what type of technology to use in the classroom. This group will provide a discussion area for best practices when using this type of technology in education.See More
"Hi everyone, my name is Narelle Kliendanze. I come from the North Coast of New South Wales and have been teaching in Inverell, north-west NSW for the past 13 years. My position is that of Visual Arts/Photography teacher at a Secondary…"