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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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Technology on the Learning Continuum

I had an ‘ah ha’ moment in my last few years of teaching as it relates to technology integration in the classroom. I realized the use of technology to support a teacher evaluation checklist was paralyzing as it relates to the educational purpose of technology. I began to think about how to repurpose the use […]

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Your SAMR is not My SAMR

We, as educators, are all at different levels of understanding technology integration. I found the visual below on the SAMR model that steps away from giving specific examples of Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition and instead highlights how the technology use will be improved/modified. Although it’s easy to have specified examples of what each one would look like, it’s […]

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