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Yammer: Your In-House Professional Learning Community

In December of 2010 a co-worker (Jacob Standish) and I stumbled upon Yammer. Our minds immediately saw the potential of a great in-house Professional Learning Community (PLC). We work in a district that restricts access to many social networks because … Continue reading

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Fun: An understated aspect of 21st Century Learning. Collaboration.

  I deal in the world of 21st Century Learning Skills from an education perspective. I work with the concepts of 21st Century Learning daily, thinking about how teachers are going to incorporate them, teach them, and inspire students to … Continue reading

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Playlists.com in the classroom: Create Collaborate Organize w/ Students & Music

Students are into music. Most teachers are into music too. There are a couple music web tools I share with teachers to help them teach. Pandora and Rhapsody¬†are the two main tools I share with teachers. They booth meet a … Continue reading

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What Instructional Technology (#edtech) can learn from Apple Customer Service #ipad

What Instructional Technology (#edtech) can learn from Apple Customer Service #ipad or How Apple Genius replaces cracked #iPad for free, and what can I learn? #edtech The are moments in life when you WANT to visit the Apple Store, and then … Continue reading

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Giving Back to your #PLN blog post #thankyou #twitter #edu #edtech

On Tueaday (20110531) I came across this quote in a tweet by Darren Rowse [twitter @problogger]: “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill. For a while now I … Continue reading

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Assessment: Measure What Matters – National Educational Technology Plan 2010 – Executive Summary Part 3

Assessment: Measure What Matters Key Statements: Within assessment we need to be using “technology based assessments that can provide data to drive decisions.” (p.xi) “technology-based assessments can be used formatively to dagnose and modify the conditions of learning and instructional … Continue reading

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Transforming American Education – National Educational Technology Plan 2010 – Executive Summary Part 1

“Transforming American Education LEARNING Powerd by Technology” Key Statements: Technology offers education “cost effective and cost saving strategies that improve learning outcomes.” (p.x) Teachers in todays technology world “must embrace innovation, prompt implementation, regular evaluation, and continuous improvement.” (p.x) If … Continue reading

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