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Featured Blog Posts – June 2011 Archive (4)

I blame the Flipped Classroom.

A lot of things happened to me this year and when I started to analyze everything I realized that it is all the fault of the Flipped Classroom.



1.  My teaching style has radically changed.  No longer do I control my classroom, but give as much control as possible to my students.  I still guide the learning, but they control how and when it occurs.  I work harder than ever before and, but so do my students and they are learning more.…



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Added by Marc Seigel on June 24, 2011 at 9:46pm — 1 Comment

How Social Media made me a better Administrator

We Become what we think about all day long.....Ralph Waldo Emerson


How it All Started:


My journey into the social media world all started back in November of 2010.  In my first year as an administrator I was off to an Assistant Principal's conference to network and learn about…
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Added by Bill Burkhead on June 24, 2011 at 8:13pm — No Comments

Not Your Father’s EDU Conference

With a premiere Technology-in-Education Conference, ISTE11, coming in a matter of days, I find myself comparing the Education conferences of old to the social media-influenced Education conferences of today. There is a world of differences, but, unfortunately, many of these differences have yet to be discovered by educators who have failed to recognize the juggernaut of social media. For many years I was a board member of NYSCATE, an educational technology…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on June 19, 2011 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

How Teachers Can Use Twitter to Maximise Their Professional Learning

Have you looked at Twitter and wondered what all the fuss is about?  Over the last few months I have been showing teachers how to use twitter to build their PLN (Professional Learning Network).  Whilst doing this I have found that teachers generally have the same concerns:

  • They feel overwhelmed with the potential information overload?
  • They are…
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Added by Michael Reading on June 17, 2011 at 3:14am — 2 Comments

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