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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking


Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information? Social studies teachers will adore these!

Voxer, Twitter, and EdCamps: How to Tackle the Harsh Realities of Finding Good Statewide PD


The Trifecta of Rural PD, Part 1: Social Chat Platforms Problem One: How do you gather a group of like-minded educators in one place in order to share ideas, when so many miles separate you? Potential Solution: Now, this first solution may sound familiar to some of you—to easily connect on Twitter, we host Nebraska EdChat ( #NebEdChat ), which takes place on Wednesday night at 8pm CST. Teachers Know Best, 2015 But the beauty of an EdCamp isn’t just in the fact that it’s live.

Learning Resolutions For 2015

The Web20Classroom

In this article a study from Harvard Business School is cited which showed that when participants were allowed to reflect on a test, did remarkably better the on the next assessment. Learning Resolution 2-Share More Twitter has been my learning drug of choice for over 6 years now.

9 Ways to Upgrade Professional Learning in Your District

Tom Murray

Although recent studies indicate that the top-down, one-size-fits-all, hours-based, sit and get approach to professional learning shows little-to-no impact on student achievement, many districts continue down this path. For a full list of Twitter chats visit:

3 Ways to Instantly Grow Your Personal Learning Network


Try finding an established meetup with BrewCUE , CoffeeCUE , or EdCamp , or even create one in your own area. Choose a time to meet every week, select a topic of study, do some research, and discuss what you’ve learned. The Ultimate Networking Tool: Social Media. When it comes to forming a PLN in the 21st century, social media is a must. In less than 30 seconds you could be on Twitter learning from educators across the world.

Google Success Story: Pam Hubler, Google Certified Trainer

Shake Up Learning

You may recognize Pam, as she is very active on social media and serves as one of the community managers of the Shake Up Learning Facebook Group. She has presented at FETC, the EdTechTeam Low Country Summit, and EdCamps. Follow Pam on Twitter: @specialtechie.

Educators as Empowered Citizens (Unpacking the ISTE Standards for Educators)

Tech Helpful

Educators: Create experiences for learners to make positive, socially responsible contributions and exhibit empathetic behavior online that build relationships and community. As an active member of various Twitter chats, sharing my views on different topics is part of that community.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The Atlantic : “ DeVos Says There’s One Thing Her School-Safety Commission Won’t Be Studying: Guns.” ” Via Motherboard : “ Twitter Is Banning Anyone Whose Date of Birth Says They Joined Before They Were 13.” If your marketing department thinks this is a good idea, if your media studies department thinks this is a good idea, tell them to read more. Perhaps real harm to the field of consciousness studies , for one thing.”

Empowering or Stifling Voice?

The Principal of Change

In one of my favorite experiments, a group of Vanderbilt University researchers in 2008 published a study in which several dozen 4- and 5-year-olds were shown patterns of colored bugs and asked to predict which would be next in the sequence.

Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

BIO : Religious thinker Karen Armstrong has written more than 20 books on faith and the major religions, studying what Islam, Judaism and Christianity have in common, and how our faiths shaped world history and drive current events. It breaks down all physical and social barriers.