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The must-have guide to educational Twitter hashtags

Only 26% of U.S. teachers are currently using Twitter. That’s not very many, considering how useful it as a resource for learning, sharing, and …

20 Ways To Improve Your Professional Learning Network In 2013

Networking is a prime form of 21st century learning. The world is much smaller thanks to technology. Learning is transforming into a globally …

Formative Assessment That Truly Informs Instruction

Formative assessment is the <b>lived, daily embodiment of a teacher’s desire to refine practice based on a keener understanding of current levels of</b> …

5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students

Many would agree that for inquiry to be alive and well in a classroom that, amongst other things, the teacher needs to be expert at asking strategic …

Pedagogy

2014 Mock Caldecott

As part of our Picture Book Month celebration, my students and I will participate in a 2014 Mock Caldecott unit with Mr. Colby Sharp's third graders. …

Video Book Trailers, Author Videos, and Educational Videos for Teachers

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Helping Educators Get Started With Twitter

Unfortunately educators often dismiss Twitter, or fail to see the value of Twitter, when they’re first introduced to it.<p>Common misconceptions are …

Our 1st graders were so excited about using @capstonepub PebbleGo to research autumn and apples. :) #tlchat

Love the new @Capstonepub"Spot It" books we have in the library.

Stephanie Stinemetz on Twitter: "7th graders have loved THE BOY AND HIS AIRPLANE, BLUEBIRD and FLORA AND THE FLAMINGO #titletalk"

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My Favorite Videos For Describing Educators' Professional Use of Twitter

I have been actively using Twitter for professional learning for a little over four years. It has become my most valuable professional learning …

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Jen Robinson's Book Page

I've included some general responses to my recent reading of the 7th edition of Jim Trelease's The Read-Aloud Handbook in a separate post. Here, I'm …

It's OK for Teachers to NOT be on Twitter

I get it. Twitter is an amazing place for educators to connect with each other, collaborate, and share new ideas. It’s also a place where educators …

Social Media

Scholly – An App to Help Students Find Scholarships

Tuition and fees for universities are always going up, Scholly is a new app that could help students tackle those rising costs. Scholly is an app …