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Stretch and Support Their PLN

The notion of having students develop PLNs was in part a topic on this past formal Twitter #edchat discussion. It is a really intriguing discussion and Dodie Ainslie peaked my interest when she asked “Is there anyone out there who are facilitating their students building a PLN? how and what are they sharing?” These simple yet important questions raises many …

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It is Amazing

A simple trip around the house usually takes an hour or so when Finnian is with me. Everything is amazing, exciting, and energizing to him. The birds soaring into the sky. The breeze moving the leaves. The cars motoring by the house. While his excited chatter speaks so much, it is the expression on his face that says it all …

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Take a Learning Community Snapshot

If I walked down your school’s hallway and spoke to ten random educators, would there be consistency in the articulation of the direction/vision of the school? How about the core values and beliefs on teaching and learning? Would there be an understanding of the goals of the school and how individual goals are impacting those broader ones? Is there overall …

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Invest in the System

Sitting in Caribou this evening as I waited for my beautiful bride to pick me up, I had a chance to catch up on items in my Google Reader or so I thought as I stumbled upon a recent post by Will Richardson regarding the Britannica Debate on the value of Web 2.0 in education in my Friends’ Shared Items. …

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Expanding the Boundaries: An ASCD Proposal

At the start of the year, I talked about my hope that educational technologists would expand their boundaries and seek to bring the discussions within the “echo chamber” to the “mainstream”. Since I never want to be one to only talk the talk, I looked to the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development as ideal to begin personally expanding these …

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Raise Your Hands

Cross Posted at Techlearning Raise your hand if you spent time exploring, challenging, refining, and enhancing your professional practice today? Now, raise your other hand if that professional learning took place in a collaborative context with other professionals? I’m not a reform expert, but if all educators are not raising their hands almost each and every day when asked, the …

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SMART Networking

The whole concept of networking in a virtual space may seem a bit foreign for some educators especially when considering some of the tools might feel like a great leap into the unknown. A great starting point for those feeling a bit overwhelmed but recognizing the great value in enriching your personal learning environment is through the variety of Nings …

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IMHO 2007

It is that magical time of year filled with Top 100s, Top 10s, Best of, Worst of, Hope to see, Hope not to see, and the like. In the spirit of being a follower, I offer my Educational Technology IMHO 2007. Most Under Discussed: Synchronous Communication The tools that brought a return to synchronous communication were the basis of most …

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Open Yale Courses Launches

While MIT’s Open Courseware paved the way, other universities are following suit. The latest being Yale with its launch today of Open Yale Courses. According to the site, the goal of the project is to foster learning for all: Open Yale Courses provides free and open access to seven introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University. …

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Two Blogs To Watch

As we are all aware, more and more blogs are formed each and every day making it difficult to determine what to read through the immense forest of information. However, there are two new blogs that have tremendous potential as additions to an educator’s learning network. Image by creativity+ Scherrness: A Conversation about Education by Evan Scherr What really excites …

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