The Journey to Becoming an Author

A Principal's Reflections

My unexpected journey began with a decision to give Twitter a try in 2009. One day in 2010 I received a Twitter message from Bill Ferriter asking if I would be interested in co-authoring a book with him and Jason Ramsden titled Communicating and Connecting with Social Media.

Bringing Literature to Life in Open Sim

The CoolCatTeacher

Mary Howard on episode 293 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. On April 26, celebrate PowerofEcon on Twitter with Discovery Education, CME Group, and their Econ Essentials Program. Twitter: @mrshoward118.

Searching for the Ability to Think: Training our Kids to Go Past Google

The CoolCatTeacher

5 Ways to Teach Students to Think From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. In other words, they learned and built their own knowledge base. To expand their knowledge, they had to assemble a library and know how to find books in it.

How to Engage Students and Support Learning in Large Classes

Edsurge

It’s worth noting, though, that the courses that were large tended to emphasize knowledge-based material. Offering team-based, low-stakes assignments to get students explaining what they are learning to others in the class.

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The Missing Literacies – Networking to Learn #iste2015

There is no box

Silent classrooms. But I went to school BT (Before Twitter) and BGHO (Before Google Hangouts). Enter Twitter and the rise of social media. Networking tools like twitter and Google Hangouts (GHO) now allow the formation of groups of peers and experts to assemble around themes, topics and interests. These groups (or Personal Learning Networks) allow for just in time information requests, asynchronous collaboration and archived knowledge bases.

Culturally Responsive Teaching Starts With Students

TeachThought - Learn better.

Teachers who are interested in fostering a cultural awareness in their classroom should actively demonstrate to their students that they genuinely care about their cultural, emotional, and intellectual needs. 6 Ways Teachers Can Foster Cultural Awareness In The Classroom.

“A small didactic surprise, a simple learning scenario, good mood, and imagination: these are the ingredients of a good lesson.” – Vassilis Economou, Greece

Daily Edventures

I saw the joy of searching, discovering, and acquiring knowledge in their eyes. Economou believes the devices in his classroom ensure that instruction is individualized, multiple representations are supported, and that research and the quest for information are promoted. “I

What Should First Year Teachers Know About Tech Integration?

Tech Helpful

I recently participated in a #TnTechChat Twitter chat moderated by @TeachTnTech regarding Technology skills needed in preservice teachers. For many of us in the chat we felt that new teachers are not necessarily entering the workforce equipped for a tech-rich classroom.

Live Interview Thursday, February 3rd - Karen Hume on "Engaging the 21st Century Learner"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The winner of three “Teacher of the Year” awards, Karen draws from her wealth of experiences and extensive knowledge base to provide focused, practical, and inspiring support to teachers and administrators.