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Two Cents in Twitter Chats, Priceless Results!



As I have become more actively involved in the education world online, joining Twitter, participating in chats like #edchat, #engchat, meeting like-minded colleagues who share my passion for education and technology, I have realized all is not lost in education reform. Twitter chats like #edchat and others are instrumental in creating the impetus we need to once and for all effect change for the better. While the physical world struggles to provide…
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Added by Ary Aranguiz on September 21, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Celebrate Teachers Today and Every Day

Great teachers are invaluable, yet too often their tireless work goes unnoticed or worse, unappreciated. While teacher appreciation week is in May, why wait to recognize the incredible work of our educators? These individuals dedicate their lives to developing the next generation. They come in early to…

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Added by Rebecca Howard on September 19, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Resources K_12

My website has resources for K-12.  They are listed by subject and grade level.

www.ehabernig.wikispaces.com

Added by Elaine Habernig on May 30, 2012 at 1:44pm — No Comments

Entertaining Gifted Students I

If you want to entertain gifted students for, literally, hours, try the following two sites.

Wordle.net can be used in so many ways. My students type vocabulary word lists, write poems, and create character trait posters.

Piclits.com is absolutely AWESOME. It is a wonderful site for reluctant writers. My students amazed me with the poetry they created on…

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Added by Jennifer Berryhill Carroll on May 21, 2012 at 10:00am — 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

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

Content knowledge and digital literacy



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

Space for learning

One of the great things about word processors is the ability to manipulate documents in any way you see fit. Whichever program you use, you should be aware of the importance of blank space. Emptiness is not the same thing as "nothing". If you're purposeful about the way you use emptiness, it will work to promote learning in…

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Added by Benjamin Darr on March 28, 2012 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Let’s Honor the Contributions of Women who Teach! #iwd

Thursday was International Women’s Day! A time to honor Women Around the World!

Annually on March 8th, thousands of events are held throughout the world to bring to the forefront what women have accomplished in all the diverse fields and passions and celebrate those achievements. The web was rich with information about Global and local activities that will connect women from all around the…

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Added by Lisa Michelle Dabbs on March 10, 2012 at 11:21am — No Comments

Classroom communications and the computer

We're in the communications business. We need to get our lesson across to kids, let our administrators know how well we're doing in the classroom and help parents understand how to help their child succeed in academia. As in all other communication fields, there are 4 primary ways we get information across. Each of these is important and each can be improved by technology.…

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Added by Benjamin Darr on February 28, 2012 at 9:15am — No Comments

Teachers of robots so students can learn more

As teachers we are charged with increasing the amount of knowledge in the world. We work with our students whatever their age to help them gain skills and information. Most of us, though (myself included) are in the business of spreading information rather than generating new knowledge. Now, what if you knew you could aid researchers by playing online games? What if, just by goofing around on the internet, you could add to the knowledge pool in addition to passing it on to students? Well,…

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Added by Benjamin Darr on February 23, 2012 at 10:27pm — No Comments

10 Reasons to have a Reading Fund Raiser

Can you imagine every student at your school or in your organization improving raeding reading skills? The Launchpad Company is starting a nationwide campaign to make a difference in how students enjoy reading.  The company helps students by providing reading level using Lexile scores.  A Lexile score is a measure of a student’s reading ability.  The student gets to select two books that get them excited about reading  each month.  Right know too many students are getting books that are not…

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Added by Dr. Stephen Jones on February 18, 2012 at 5:31pm — No Comments

All Kids Can SUCCEED-BE the "1"



There has been much debate in education on who is ultimately responsible for a child's learning.  In a perfect world the parents would be the child's first teachers.  They would then work closely with…
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Added by Bill Burkhead on February 11, 2012 at 9:14pm — 3 Comments

10 Ways to Increase Reading Scores

Has the growth and technology decreased reading scores? Are students reading less? This is a big topic of discussion in many education circles. Everyday students are on computers, Ipads, Kindles and other devices. Students are getting information much faster and they are very enticed by three dimensional images. In spite of all of this technology it is still important to read. Learning to read feeds students brains and it challenges them to grow intellectually and emotionally. Students…

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Added by Dr. Stephen Jones on February 11, 2012 at 6:05pm — No Comments

Digital reading and 'riting in education

Reading and writing used to be much simpler. We would get some sort of sharp stick (a pen or pencil) and scratch at paper until the marks we made could be interpreted by someone else. Well, our writing has evolved somewhat and along with it, so has our reading. Nowhere is this change more evident than in the home of reading, 'riting and 'rithmetic... academia.

Lets start by looking at our writing tools. Lets start off with PDF's. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, PDF's are…

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Added by Benjamin Darr on February 10, 2012 at 9:58pm — No Comments

Critical thinking and internet research

Critical thinking has always been tied to the search for answers. In the past, this search involved speaking to respected leaders and reading authoritative books. Now of course, we type in a few key words into our favorite search engine and hope to find the answers. For students, this is often a haphazard affair. It is important, however that they understand how to critically search for good information. I developed a search guide for students to address this issue after I was inspired by…

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Added by Benjamin Darr on January 29, 2012 at 11:04pm — No Comments

External memory

Today I had so much to do I barely had time to stop for lunch. The day started with a long list and then I started to get emails requesting technology help and teaching opportunities.  Without a list, I would have been sunk. I just cannot keep all the information that I need inside my skull. Physical notes are fine, but with the tools Google provides me, I don't even bother.…

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Added by Benjamin Darr on January 26, 2012 at 11:48pm — 1 Comment

Teachers Resist High-Tech Push in Idaho Schools

httphttp://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/04/technology/idaho-teachers-fight-a-reliance-on-computers.html?_r=2&smid=tw-nytimes&seid=auto://

"Last year, the state legislature overwhelmingly passed a law that requires all high school…

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Added by uriel1816 on January 4, 2012 at 6:06pm — 2 Comments

What I learned from Kids Today

One of the most enjoyable parts of my job as an administrator is visiting classes.  Today I was so impressed with what I saw and learned, that I wrote a note to the class.  I share that note below.





Ms. Babcock’s first period class:
I wanted to thank you all for teaching me…
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Added by Bill Burkhead on December 16, 2011 at 7:13pm — No Comments

2011 Edublogs Awards: #ntchat made the shortlist! #eddies11

The 2011 Edublogs Awards Shortlist

I am excited to share some fun information with all of you and it’s in reference to the 2011 Edublog Awards! This is an annual event highlighting the best in the Edublogosphere and Twitterverse.…

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Added by Lisa Michelle Dabbs on December 11, 2011 at 12:43pm — No Comments

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