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Twitter Chats Unhinged: Rejuvenating the Purpose

Twitter Chats of the Past Twitter chats have become one of the most popular edu-tools and catalysts for change in education. Professional networks, curated resources, realtime information, professional growth are power packed into 140 characters of learning. These events bring like-minded educators from all over the world to share and receive resources pertaining to a variety of educational topics. […]

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Twitter Chats Unhinged: Formats to Support Differentiation

In an effort to move beyond the traditional format (Q1, Q2, A1, A2) of Twitter Chats, I’d like to highlight a varied approach to Twitter chats.  I challenge you, as a Twitter chat host, to try something different…something that meets the purpose of your chat…to use a format that promotes a differentiated approach to the […]

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Sharing 2.0: Collaborative Blogging

The following article is the second in a series of collaborative efforts by the K-12 Blogging Team of Dean J. Fusto, Tiawana Giles, and Anthony Poullard. Click here to see more information about the team.  Collaborative Blogging: Process and Design Traditionally, blogging is characterized as a solo journey of sharing ideas and interacting with others in a space without […]

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Twitter Learning – #TweetGrowth

Twitter is a great resource for professional learning. But similar to anything that I want to learn, if I do not have transfer goals to bring life and meaning to information, I will never truly learn it. My Twitter Growth Challenge: to reflect on this month’s top 5 likes a/o retweets (and tweets) from Twitter! As always, I am excited […]

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Fast Friends through #APChat

It all started with a Tweet. And after #APChat last week, three unknown humans came together to collaboratively develop and share our thoughts to effect greater change in the world around us. The Japanese proverb is true: three heads are better than one. In this case, I am excited to partner with two of those heads: Dean Fusto […]

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School Administrator – Digital Leadership Challenge

My recent blog post about the administrator’s classroom sparked a desire to challenge myself “to SAMR” my role as a school administrator. How can I model my growth as an administrator? In what ways can digital tools positively and effectively impact my role? To answer these essential questions, I created the school administrator’s digital leadership challenge. I look […]

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Twitter Learning – #TweetGrowth

Twitter is a great resource for professional learning. But similar to anything that I want to learn, if I do not have transfer goals to bring life and meaning to information, I will never truly learn it. My Twitter Growth Challenge: to reflect on this month’s top 5 favorites a/o retweets from Twitter! As always, I am excited about […]

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“Retweets” and “Favorites”: Why?

Have you ever paused to think about why you retweet 140 characters on Twitter? Why do you choose a tweet to favorite? What does a retweet really mean? Does this reaction to the tweet benefit you or your professional learning network? Maybe both…but nevertheless, it’s important identify and understand why we make this digital response. There are several reasons why others […]

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Educators: Digital Hygienists

I usually go to the dentist office twice per year. I am always greeted by my favorite dental hygienist – Asha. She does a great job of connecting with others – always taking the time to update me on her last six months and asking questions about what I have been up to as well. While we catch up, […]

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#VirtualTeam

I miss the days when the same group of core teachers taught the same group of students. These students would rotate between the core teachers’ classrooms. Once a day, the teachers would meet to discuss curriculum and interdisciplinary lesson design, but more importantly, these educators would have healthy conversations about their group of learners. Since […]

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