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Your Digital Footprint – Lunch with George Couros

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K-12 teachers – use four words for every kid every time they write: write, categorize, tag, publish.” George Couros Last week was my first time to attend the California League of Schools (CLS) Annual Conference – and I’m so glad I did! The highlight of this 3-day conference was joining George Couros’ lunchtime session Your… Continue reading

2012 Edublog Awards – And the winners are …

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The annual Edublog Awards are a great event for discovering new resources for digital age teaching and learning.  This year’s event was a standout for me for three reasons: #1. #UnfollowBullying won for the Best Twitter Hashtag. Very exciting to watch a student-initiated, student-led campaign move from vision to reality! (Yes, the students are from… Continue reading

7 Reasons Why Students and Teachers Should Know How to Blog

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In the digital age, kids need to have an understanding of what it means to be a responsible digital citizen. They need to learn the technical how-to’s, as well as a more global comprehension of how to navigate the online world. ” Tina Barseghian, Mindshift Students Reasons 1-6 are from Jenny Luca, Australian teacher/librarian –… Continue reading

Favorite Free Online Tools for Educators – Stepping up to “the challenge”

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If you’re not following Edublogs’ Teacher Challenge: 30 days to using the best of the web’s free tools for educators, I think it’s a discussion you’ll want to join! The Challenge format is a great way to organize, archive, and share the many ways teachers are using web tools to engage students and extend learning.… Continue reading

The $2 Interactive Whiteboard – I’ve seen it in action!

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One of my favorite things about the Edublogs Awards is the end product: an amazing compilation of links to innovative, super smart educators, many who are new to me, annually assembled in one convenient location. Given the current economic crisis in California public schools, I was drawn by its title into the winner of The… Continue reading

Nominations for the 2010 Edublogs Award

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Edublogs Awards – It’s that time of year again. I really appreciate this opportunity to recognize those who have contributed greatly to my PLN: Best Individual Blog – Educating Alice – Monica Edinger’s posts will keep you on top of the latest in children’s literature – along with insights on how to team literature and… Continue reading

Edublogs Awards – Need a little inspiration?

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I’m working on my list of 2010 Edublogs Awards.  If you’ve not participated before in this great opportunity to acknowledge the educators who inspire you and contribute to your teaching toolkit, checkout the new Edublogs widget I’ve pasted below to see who others are nominating. Get the Edublog Awards widget and many other great free… Continue reading

Three Days Left to Narrow Down Edublogs Awards Nominations

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Tuesday, December 8,  is the cutoff for the 2009 Edublogs Awards nominations. If you’re not familiar with the Edublogs Awards, I recommend checking out last year’s winners.  Besides being an opportunity to recognize the efforts of educators who have become valuable contributors to my personal learning network, the end result of this contest is an… Continue reading