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How One Tweet Changed A Teacher's View of Social Media

I've always firmly believed that life presents you with the perfect people, resources, opportunities and teachers at precisely the right moment. What I didn't know was how lightning fast this realization becomes once you become involved in social media.


When I ventured to create a Twitter account just over 3 weeks ago, I probably held the same exact thoughts that many teachers who aren't using social media currently hold:


Why should I…
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Added by Irene Farmer on March 11, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

How can your Students Benefit from Black History Month



The world that we live in is changing every day. With the passing of each day the United States is becoming more diverse. Black History

month presents educators with an opportunity to share the

accomplishments of the Black community. Did you know that there are

African Americans who are making history every day? Inviting people

from your city or local community to speak with your class can be a

great way to enlighten students about their accomplishments.… Continue

Added by Dr. Stephen Jones on February 19, 2010 at 11:21am — No Comments

Educating all students well: What could make it happen?

Shift Happens: Four crazy ideas that might burst the modern education paradigm.

originally published in Education Week: October 26, 2007 http://bit.ly/5agGRP



Evidence suggests that our modern education paradigm, which does a terrific job of educating some students to high levels of learning, may be incapable of educating all students to equally high levels. Moreover, its inability to silence critics, support normal practice, and educate all the… Continue

Added by Mark E. Weston Ph.D. on January 10, 2010 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Edchat Wordle from 12/1/09

I have yet to have the chance to participate in an Edchat discussion on Twitter, however I have spent some time looking over a few of the transcripts. I think this is a great tool/forum and look forward to participating in the near future. After looking over the transcript this evening, I decided to copy the text and create a Wordle (subtracting date, time, usernames, and other things like "RT", "@", and "#edchat")...it was easier than it might sound.



I thought it was neat to see the… Continue

Added by Kurt Schollin on December 1, 2009 at 11:59pm — No Comments

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