The Question Everyone Asks Me? Who to Follow?…Answered
Mar28

The Question Everyone Asks Me? Who to Follow?…Answered

  On this Friday, which is reserved for Friday Follow or #FF on Twitter, I want to say thank you to my PLN for making me a better educator. For those of you not familiar with a PLN, let me explain. In simple terms, a Personal Learning Network (PLN) is a network of people you [...]

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Leading the New Literacies: Digital, Media & Global
Mar17

Leading the New Literacies: Digital, Media & Global

This blog comes from a session by Heidi Hayes Jacobs at ASCD conference March 15th, 2014. She is the source of this blog and all the words are hers - just typed and worded for effect by me. Personal Note: Heidi Hayes Jacobs is a  hero of mine. Her work with the curriculum has fueled a passion in [...]

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Blogging and Commenting with Linda Yollis
Nov08

Blogging and Commenting with Linda Yollis

Do not miss this EduSlam! Since the day I signed up for my Twitter account, Linda Yollis has been one of my favorite follows. Thanks to Twitter,  living in southern California and our Google Certified Teacher network,  I now proudly (and with a hint of name-dropping) call her a friend. This is a great honor [...]

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How To Tackle Digital Citizenship at Your School
Sep06

How To Tackle Digital Citizenship at Your School

This article was originally published on Edudemic on August 19th. Digital citizenship is not a one time discussion. It is an ongoing process that needs to be taught to all grade levels and to all stakeholders. The problem is that things are changing so rapidly that it is difficult for everyone to keep up to [...]

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Digital Literacy in the Classroom? There is a TED Talk for that!
May26

Digital Literacy in the Classroom? There is a TED Talk for that!

My Personal Favorite - TED Talk - Eli Pariser: Beware Online "Filter Bubbles"   As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there's a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a "filter bubble" and don't get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our [...]

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Friends Don’t Let Friends Use Word Art
Apr01

Friends Don’t Let Friends Use Word Art

The good news is...the moment I have been waiting a decade for has finally arrived. No, I am not getting married...but in my world this is a close second. The moment has come where technology integration is taking over, and classrooms around the nation are being  given engagement tools (i.e. iPads and Chromebooks) and teachers are [...]

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