What Educators Should Tweet About

Jul 01

What Educators Should Tweet About

Gotcha. I have no idea what educators should tweet about. Consider the title pure link bait. (Was thinking about titling it “I tweeted this out and you’ll never guess what happened next”, but that’s more of an Upworthy thing) Actually there are many people who have created helpful guidelines and tools for educators delving into social media....

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Anyone Want To Have a Real Conversation?

Jun 28

Anyone Want To Have a Real Conversation?

The reason I was drawn to blogs 10 years ago was the raw and natural tone they afforded. No longer publishing was relegated to perfectly edited prose but favored conversational, authentic voices. My recent foray into snapchat is largely about exploring the same thing but perhaps to a greater degree. Arriving at ISTE for the 8th year in a row, it’s difficult at...

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Twitter as a Creative Outlet

Jul 10

It’s no secret if you follow me on twitter I don’t take it all that seriously. In case you don’t know what I mean, I created this video I sometimes share with new followers warning them of my intent. While most educators talk about twitter as a great place to develop a personal learning network and even as a Professional Development resource, I...

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Archiving Twitter

Mar 21

Archiving Twitter

When I first started using twitter 7 years ago, it was largely viewed as a frivolous space of drivel. For many it still is and I’d be the first to admit much of the time spent there is exactly that and I’m as much of a contributor to that as any. And yet….   For a long time I viewed twitter as a throw away tool, conversations and streams of...

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When Sharing Goes Bad, Pithy Quote Fetish and Kids These Days

Jan 10

When Sharing Goes Bad, Pithy Quote Fetish and Kids These Days

I left a comment on Wes’ blog after this rather unfortunate event happened. I decided to repost here with a few additional thoughts and modifications.     I think there are three issues that come to mind for me: 1. It’s important we understand and accept the trade offs with technology. Too often we in the ed tech community have to oversell...

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More Homework

Dec 10

More Homework

First it was Cogdog and now it’s Lee Kolbert. Blog memes used to be a thing. I suppose we have twitter to blame or thank for this but at any rate consider this kind of an old school activity. I hope a few folks will play along. No, it’s not going to blow you mind, change  your world or even give you a great tip for your classroom but it might be nice to...

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