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Trying a new approach to presentations

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I have decided to get away from the traditional Power Point presentation that I have been inflicting on my students in Chemistry 1. I am going to give a visual approach a try through an application called mind42. Here's my first published mind map. I want to actually use this resource to assist my students in making connections between concepts as well as to turn their informal study into an active learning… Continue

Added by Nathan Crawford on May 4, 2010 at 10:15pm — No Comments

What is my Masters in Education Worth?

Well, being a member of NEA, I of course get countless e-mails about news going on in the education world in America. This morning one article in particular caught my eye, "SC creating Adjunct teaching certification." I read the short summary and decided to browse through the article.



In general, the state of SC State Board of Education has approved a new adjunct teaching certificate that would allow anyone to work as part-time teachers until completely certified. This certificate… Continue

Added by Kristina Bieschke-Baker on April 29, 2010 at 10:44am — No Comments

Art Contest for Students with Special Needs THIS WEEK

MangoMon is celebrating the launch of their newly redesigned website with an art contest! If you know students who love to draw, this is the contest for them! Expressing ideas through art is a great way to enhance creativity. That's why we want to see how creative your students can be! Submit any artwork from your students for a chance for them to win some great prizes.



The contest is free to…

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Added by Amanda Kenuam on April 26, 2010 at 10:25am — No Comments

Managing Complex Change

If educators plan to transform their schools into institutions that
promote 21st century learning skills, systemic change must occur. This
sort of change will require not only significant resources, but the
type of transformation we are looking for will require highly effective
leadership– leadership that fosters meaningful change. MORE...

Added by Shawn Roner on April 12, 2010 at 11:44pm — No Comments

Do We Trust Our Classroom Teachers?


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Added by Amanda Kenuam on April 8, 2010 at 11:13am — No Comments

The Antithesis of Flash Mobs - How Professional Learning Communities Are Changing Education

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If you live in the United States, you've undoubtedly heard in the media recently about the phenomena of flash mobs. As a resident of the greater Philadelphia area, flash mobs are in the news regularly as teens in the city have already vandalized houses and businesses by organizing the events on Facebook and other social media. Not only is it criminal, it is incredibly easy for law enforcement to track these…

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Added by Thomas J. West on April 3, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Seizing Daily Opportunities

I want to thank Philly-Teacher's blog (http://philly-teacher.blogspot.com/), for helping to inspire this post. In her last blog, she asked for a list on what you like about Education. I love posts which focus on the positive aspects of our job because, as we all know already, it is so easy to get sucked into the vortex of all the problems in education, political bashing and daily complaints.



Educators have the BEST jobs in the world! By BEST I don't mean easiest, most supported, or… Continue

Added by Irene Farmer on March 19, 2010 at 11:06pm — No Comments

Caught Up in The Energy of It All

My principal was showing a fellow PLN member from another state around our school at the request of the High School principal of our district. This teacher is relocating to our area and the High School principal thought it would be a great idea to introduce him to the faculty of our district.


Once it was explained to my principal how we all knew each other via our PLN on Twitter, she got interested. A conversation began in the hallway outside of my classroom and…
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Added by Irene Farmer on March 14, 2010 at 9:35am — No Comments

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

Teachmeet – CPD for the 21st Century

A growing CPD opportunity is spreading across the globe. It has gained momentum through twitter as users advertise meetings for educators in towns and cities around the world.…



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Added by Michael Shepherd on March 8, 2010 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Second Life - Three articles worth reading

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Added by Paul Simbeck-Hampson on February 27, 2010 at 11:39am — 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

The Return of The One Comment Project



In July of 2009, I launched The One Comment A Day Project. My mission was to promote new bloggers and bring comments to existing blogs. Initially, The One Comment A Day Project burst on to the scene with the celerity of a gazelle, however, it soon became another faded project. The members of the ning remained, however, the collaborative dialogue that…

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Added by Andrew Marcinek on February 12, 2010 at 9:57am — No Comments

Rethinking School 101: Seven Ideas to Inspire Conversation

I am regularly amazed at the effect that Twitter can have on my thinking. Actually, not so much Twitter itself, but rather the links, shared by others, that I click through on. Today I came across an article by Maria Lorena Lehman at the web site SensingArchitecture.com titled… Continue

Added by Greg Thompson on February 1, 2010 at 4:36pm — 1 Comment

Five Apps for Busy Educators

Staying organized during a hectic school year is certainly a difficult task. With hundreds of e-mails, phone messages, parent conferences, and meetings, staying organized can seem impossible. To help, I’ve put together a short list of helpful apps I use to stay on top of things. MORE...

Added by Shawn Roner on January 23, 2010 at 5:59pm — 1 Comment

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

Literacy and Education 15 January 2010, FON University, Skopje “Crossing the Bridges of Literacy” MaRA conference

Literacy and Education

15 January 2010, FON University, Skopje

“Crossing the Bridges of Literacy” MaRA conference

PRESS CONFERENCE

Friday January 15, 11.30am at FON in Skopje

The 21st century skills, development of teaching instruction, adult education, student achievement, critical thinking, media literacy, reading, writing, are just a few examples of the literacy concepts that are having a massive impact on the way we teach and learn nowadays. But where are the… Continue

Added by Anica Petkoska on January 9, 2010 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Ending techno-criticism in education?

What must schools look and be like in order to take advantage of laptop computers and other technology? Here's how my colleague Alan Bain and I are thinking about that question: "The End of Techno-Critique: The Naked Truth about 1:1 Laptop Initiatives and Educational Change" http://bit.ly/4F8B5Z

Added by Mark E. Weston Ph.D. on December 29, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Student Teaching and Learning Group

The Teaching and Learning Group



At Hawes Side we have worked for many years to develop student voice. One of the most important groups I meet with regularly is our T&L Group. This is made up of a group of children in Y6 (10 and 11 year olds). One day a week we have lunch together and share our thoughts on a range of topics that we feel will ultimately help us become better learners.



Our research recently has featured on the qualities of an effective learner. The first… Continue

Added by Michael Shepherd on December 22, 2009 at 10:13am — No Comments

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