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Can’t Keep Up with Professional Development? Build Your Personal Learning Network (it’s Never Been Easier)!

February 11, 2014

Today’s Savvy Teachers are Putting the “Learn” in Personal Learning Networks. It should be clear to any educator, or any career-minded individual in any field for that matter, that professional development is invaluable to job advancement. Whether you’re looking to sharpen and deepen the skill set needed for your existing position, or expand your professional […]

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Ed Tech Thought Leader Interview: Innovative CIO Phil Komarny (Part 1 of 2)

January 26, 2014

CIO Phil Komarny has spent many years at the intersection of education and technology. Here, in the first of a new series of education technology thought leadership interviews, Komarny shares his thoroughly informed perspective on mobile learning, iPads in higher education, social media’s role in learning, and more. As a prominent higher education CIO, Phil […]

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Do Social Media Benefit College Students by Engaging Them in the Course Material?

May 1, 2013

Yes! This professor’s Twitter trial increased student engagement and improved grades. If you were to walk the halls of The College of Westchester, what would you see? If you were to walk into the student café, what would you see? If you took a ride in the elevator, what would you see? I’ll tell you. […]

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10 Ways Students Can Use Twitter for Paper Writing

February 20, 2013

It been a while since we’ve posted any content on using Twitter in the academic context, so this submission from Leslie Anglesey is welcomed. These suggestions are directed towards students but teachers may also glean some ideas from them. Please be sure to comment and share your own favorite ways to use Twitter in the […]

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10 More Resources For Getting the Most Out of Cell Phones and Smart Phones in School

May 30, 2012

Most high school and college students have one. Why are we still generally ignoring them as a valid educational tool? In Sunday’s article “Embracing the Cell Phone in the Classroom With Text Messaging Assignments”, we read about one instructor’s perspective on the importance of embracing the cell phone as a communications tool to engage and […]

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7 Twitter Users to Follow If You Are Interested in Education Technology

January 8, 2012

A great mix of individual experts and enthusiasts and education technology professionals to follow and stay informed with. Guest post by Maria Rainier. Though Twitter’s contribution to the world of social media and progressive society was at one time a strongly argued point, there is no doubt today that the popular social media platform has […]

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Education Technology Tweet Wrap for the week of 11-14-11

November 18, 2011

This week’s collection of Education Technology article and resource Tweets. (Originally posted on Twitter by @EmergingEdTech over this past week … collected here to share with our blog readers). Researchers Rate RateMyProfessors, and Find It Useful: http://bit.ly/shic9f Handling Technology Mishaps in the Classroom? http://bit.ly/v6H7yd 500 words on why your school deserves a tech package can […]

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4 Great Twitter Applications for Teachers Using Twitter In The Classroom

October 30, 2011

These tools offer free functionality that extend and enhance the possibilities for instructional uses of Twitter. Twitter is playing a role in more classrooms every day. Articles like “6 Examples of Using Twitter in the Classroom” and “100 Ways To Teach With Twitter” have drawn tens of thousands of readers, a clear testament to the high level of academic interest […]

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Invitation to Kindergarten Teachers Around The World (Twitter Project)

August 24, 2011

There are openings for classes outside of the US and Canada to participate in this innovative project. Many of you may remember Amy (“Miss Night”) from the post, “Inspiring Learning Outcomes with Twitter in the Kindergarten Classroom”. Amy is Project Coordinator for Kindergarten Around The World, and they are welcoming classes across the world who might wish to participate […]

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Inspiring Learning Outcomes with Twitter in the Kindergarten Classroom

April 10, 2011

This teacher’s work with Twitter is building connections across the globe, and inspiring learning here at home. I first learned about Amy Night’s use of Twitter in her kindergarten classroom when she submitted the following comment in response to the post, “Do you use Facebook or Twitter in the classroom (or know someone who does)?” back […]

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