Bad News for Online Disinformation

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June 30 is the 10th anniversary of the recognition of Social Media Day. Although every day is Social Media Day, this date points out the importance of thinking about the impact of social media on our lives. Also, it is imperative that we include thinking about how we teach the responsible use of social media … read more »


Participating in a Twitter Chat 101

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Rhetorical question alert! Have you gotten on the social media bandwagon? How about Twitter Chats?! I’m thinking the percentage of those who answered “yes” to my second question may be less than the first! But don’t stress— I’m here to help you take that leap and fully engage in a Twitter Chat. And hey, guess … read more »


What’s the Buzz: Instructional Scaffolding for Technology Integrated Lessons

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Instructional scaffolding is a support structure that good teachers use all of the time.  We design lessons in a number of ways to encourage students as they try to attain the lesson’s goals. Scaffolding lessons requires additional effort during the planning phase.  The extra preparation affords you the opportunity to take on the role of facilitator during … read more »


Practical (and easy) Tips for Communicating with Parents

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Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much Helen Keller American Education Week is celebrated November 12-16 this year. One day of the week is set aside as Invite Parents to School Day, also known as National Parent Involvement Day. This annual event offers the opportunity to spotlight the importance of … read more »


Lets Talk About: Social Media Practice Spaces

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I have been an advocate for the use of social media in schools for a long time.  As a professional, using social media is a great way to learn and grow and connect with others who are like-minded.  While social media can be a great tool, we’ve all heard of people who used social media … read more »