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Welcome to the first day of the rest of your teaching career - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

Over the next couple weeks our district will start its first 1:1 initiative. I don't think I've ever been as excited about a technology initiative in …

What QR Codes Can Do For You!

During one of my workshops this afternoon at Carondelet High School some asked for suggestions about using QR codes. Here are some of the uses that I …

Giving Student Choice with Digital Portfolios

<b></b><b>We all post a similar artifact.</b> Sometimes when we’ve done something together that I think belongs on their digital record, I do ask them to all post …

Add Text to Your Images

Just like the QuotesCover, here is another fantastic web tool for creating images with your own texts. It is called PinWords.<p>Pinwords lets you add …

The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly In 2013 – So Far

This mid-year list brings together what I think are this year’s best ways to create online content easily and quickly. These web tools are excellent …

Patrick M Larkin

Blogging – PD in Focus 8

And the last post in the PD in Focus series is here. All about <b>blogging</b>!<p>I started blogging almost four years ago, during a not very nice time in my …

Quote Of The Day: You Won’t Hear Better Classroom Management Advice Than This….

Practical Tips for Overcoming Resistance is a post from The Harvard Business Review.<p>Here’s an excerpt that shares the best classroom management …

Untangling the Web – Free Tools to Power up your Teaching – a #iste13 session

<i>This post is part of a series of posts sharing some of my favourite learning at the recent ISTE conference.</i><p>Why this session was chosen! – I love to …

New Video: What is a blog?

If you’re reading this post, well then you are visiting a blog and most likely already have a good idea of what a blog is.<p>But we get asked from …

There’s Blogging and There’s Blogging…

Blogging is becoming increasingly common in schools, but are all blogging programs helping to improve student learning outcomes?This is an issue I …

The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing and How Writing is Taught in Schools

A survey of 2,462 Advanced Placement (AP) and National Writing Project (NWP) teachers finds that digital technologies are shaping student writing in …

Desks matter: the importance of classroom setting | No ordinary teaching

Traditional computer lab set ups are the absolute worst for facilitating sessions.<p>— Lyn Hilt (@L_Hilt) July 30, 2013<p>It happened I saw this tweet …

How to Blog on Patch

Start blogging on Patchogue Patch now!<p>So you want to blog for Patch? Here's how to do it in 4 easy steps:<p>Decide which Patch suits you best. Maybe …

28 ways To Create Awesome Blog Content with an iPhone

Millions of bloggers around the globe don't realize that they are carrying a multi-media production studio around in their pocket.<p>With the addition of a few apps and a few accessories, your iPhone can become the most valuable social media content creation tool.<p>Tom Martin presents 28 tips and tricks …

Multimedia

17 Things the Best Blogs Have that Yours Might Not

<b>You might have heard that I don’t spend a lot of time reading blogs.</b><p>But one thing I do spend quite a lot of time doing is visiting the best blogs and …

The Most Popular Search Engines

Search engines are a fantastic invention. They filter information, retrieve data, and help us find what we're looking for on an incredibly varied …

Engines

Top 3 Reasons Your Business Should Blog

It's also a great way to share your knowledge with people and earn some authority.<p><b>By</b> <b>Kevin Gaertner</b><p>Already have social media covered, but curious how …

The 10 Best Venture Capitalist Blogs For Entrepreneurs

In the increasingly competitive world of venture capital, it pays to be helpful—literally. To get in on the best deals, VCs need to be seen as smart, insightful and supportive. And since VCs are all about scale, what better way to do that than a blog?<p>This is good news for entrepreneurs, because …

Want To See Your Blog On Our Front Page?

Blogs, blogs, and more blogs!<p>Here at IGN we've worked very hard to create and grow a strong blogging community. We want a place where gamers can go …

Are You Running a Blog or a Business?

According to a survey by Foodista and Zephyr Adventures from February 2012,<p>The prototypical food blogger is a married woman in her 30s or 40s living in the United States. While she is either a parent or perhaps on the way to being so, she is likely to be employed full time, part time, or working in …

Blogging vs. Journaling

For years, many friends and colleagues have called me the "journaling guru." There are a few reasons for this. First, people always see me holding a journal and secondly, I often write and teach about the healing power of journaling. While I advocate for novices to journal every day, most seasoned …

The Blogs that Bloggers Obsess Over

The blogs that bloggers read.<p>Who better to tell us which blogs are worth bookmarking than design bloggers themselves? We started off by asking one of HouseBeautiful.com's contributors to tell us whose posts she's obsessed with. Then, we asked that blogger for their favorite site, and that blogger …

Online Dating

29 Reasons to Start a Blog Today

I love me a good blog. As a blog reader, and as a blog writer, blogs make my world go round. This weekend, as you peruse your favorites online, think …