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April 2012 Blog Posts (30)

English Speaking Life Coach needed

We are very exacting in our standards for quality education and it is our goal to be the premier education brand in China within the next 5 years. 



We currently create our own branded educational flashcards, game cards, flash games, tshirts, e-books, digital lesson content and more. 



Are you the one? How daring are you?

Hello friends, we look forward to meeting you here in Shenzhen.…

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Added by sylphya xu on April 30, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Teacher as Facilitator: A 21st Century Perspective

It all starts with a question


As an administrator, my professional development/learning goals are driven by asking - what can I do to…
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Added by Bill Burkhead on April 29, 2012 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Collaborative tool with easy of functionality….Google Docs

One of my concerns in the use of technology in the classroom over the last five years is the collaborative nature of online tools and easy of functionality between the teacher and student using these tools. As far as collaborative tools go for education, Google Docs has proven to be one of the best, I have ever used. My students and I have made it an indispensable part of the AP World and European History classes. Many of my students are now using it in their other upper level and Dual…

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Added by Orlando Falvo on April 28, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Left Foot, Right Foot…Breathe:The Dance of a New Teacher and a Mentor

Photo via Jessica Smith @NCAAJessic

Last week, I was deeply touched by the news that Pat Summit, the all-time winningest coach in NCAA basketball history, is stepping down as the head coach of the  …

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Added by Lisa Michelle Dabbs on April 27, 2012 at 6:02pm — 1 Comment

Tech Tools To Support Writing Instruction!





Mixbook - Create Beautiful Photo Books and Scrapbooks! | Learn About Mixbook Photo Books | Create your own Photo Book

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Added by Ary Aranguiz on April 23, 2012 at 8:28pm — No Comments

Graduating with a torn map to the life we should want, but don't....



This poem is a tribute to Sir Ken Robinson's, The Element- and its essential insights about the importance of nurturing students passions-



Lines                                                                                                            By Lori Polachek

Cutting one’s own offspring’s

umbilical cord is a challenge,

even for someone as powerful

as the…

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Added by Lori Polachek on April 23, 2012 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Partnering with students..to design 21st century education models

We are in a challenging transition period. It is becoming increasingly clear that the industrial educational model is ill-equipped to develop the skills and competencies our students will need, and it is insufficient to engage our digital learners.

And yet, we are struggling to find the formula or model that will move our education from where it is to where it needs to be. Many of us are not sufficiently literate in technology to fully appreciate the full…

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Added by Lori Polachek on April 23, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

What Are You Teaching Today? Poetry That Inspires!

Reading poetry is inspirational! And teaching it can be even more so. If you haven't thought about using poetry in your daily work with students, I really want you to re-think that whole idea today.

April's theme of National Poetry Month can be a great way to kick-start the use of poetry in your classroom. I'm keeping this book on my desk in April: …

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Added by Lisa Michelle Dabbs on April 20, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Non-Fiction Text Structures

Check out my newest blog post on integrating Non-Fiction Text Structures into your reading and writing instruction! Many freebies and resources are included!

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Kristin

Added by Kristin Jordan on April 19, 2012 at 4:40pm — No Comments

What if School Was More Like Twitter?

Great thoughts on the use of Twitter for your PLN

http://tomwhitby.wordpress.com/2012/04/17/what-if-school-was-more-like-twitter/

At our ManACE Technology Information Night, a presenter talked about how Twitter has become his most important source of valuable information regarding his journey of becoming a teacher in a one-to-one environment.

Added by Phil Taylor on April 19, 2012 at 6:54am — No Comments

Twitter Ethics 101

Twitter Ethics 101

"Who you are speaks so loudly I can't hear what you are saying"
Ralph Waldo Emerson…
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Added by Bill Burkhead on April 18, 2012 at 10:55pm — No Comments

Encouragement for Teachers New to Technology

Encouragement for Teachers New to Technology

This blog is for those of you who are just starting to get excited about the new technology you are beginning to access, but at the same time, are overwhelmed.  It's actually a message of hope so please keep reading!  It has a happy ending.



For the past two or three years I have been trying to do the "technology thing."  I'm trying to be the tech savvy educator who is keeping up with all that is becoming available to us as educators.… Continue

Added by Irene Farmer on April 17, 2012 at 4:59pm — 1 Comment

Content knowledge and digital literacy



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Added by Benjamin Darr on April 17, 2012 at 2:52pm — No Comments

What If School Was More Like Twitter?

Every educator knows what their school is like, but few really understand what Twitter is like. The Twitter experience, like school, is different for everyone. One’s contribution to the effort in either of these endeavors has a great deal to do with producing the outcomes. Simply put, the more you put in, the more you get out. That at least is the theory.

I am fortunate to have a very large base of educators that I follow on Twitter and an even larger number of educators follow me.…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on April 17, 2012 at 10:51am — No Comments

What teacher can do to techno-fy their classrooms.

It is always difficult to figure out what way to integrate technology and how to use these new tools in ways that make sense. http://blend2learn.org/2012/04/14/a-day-in-the-life/.

this link describes some of the strategies the teachers I work with are using. I would love any thoughts or feedback.

Added by Kiera Chase on April 15, 2012 at 5:16pm — No Comments

Technology Teacher or Teacher?

For years I served on the board of directors of The New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education, a group known to most as NYSCATE. One thing that I always had a problem with while working with NYSCATE was the name of that group. The name gave the perception to teachers that this was a group for computer teachers. It is actually a wonderful, professional group that supports technology for all educators in any subject areas. As any honest politician worth his/her…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on April 11, 2012 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Twitter, teaching and what is learned

Twitter is a funny animal. Many school districts block its use due to the serious risks that it poses. However, if your district is willing to give it a try, Twitter is really worth using. There are important skills students can learn from using Twitter in…

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Added by Benjamin Darr on April 10, 2012 at 4:14pm — No Comments

21st Century Education

Education has gone beyond the four walls of the classroom.  IT has taken over and has even made teaching and learning easier for us all.  Perhaps, many educators are yet to explore the internet to see we have.  I'll implore all to tap into this opportunity. Get the gists everyday.

Added by Durojaye Idowu Olusola on April 10, 2012 at 10:25am — No Comments

Aspergers Syndrome

Does anyone know anyone with Aspergers Syndrome?  Just wondering if a relationship is a feasible thing.  Want to know more from an educators standpoint.

Added by tina marie gilliams on April 6, 2012 at 11:28pm — No Comments

Smart-Briefing and Zite-Seeing

There are few questions that I get from teachers about social media, or sources that I haven’t gotten in some form before over the last three or four years. Two similar questions that I get with frequency are: How do you know all that stuff? And where do you get the time to get all this stuff? My immediate response is that Twitter is my guide to relevant education sources. Those educators who are “unconnected” should know that many “connected educators” consider Twitter an indispensable…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on April 6, 2012 at 1:13pm — No Comments

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