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Model, Model, Model

The more I witness it, the more I am convinced that leaders must model practices they wish to instill and be the change they seek in the school. While there are many qualities that define great leadership, modeling and being the change are elements essentials. In other words, model, model, model! Yes, these might not lead to profound changes but …

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Get It Done? No! Keep it Going.

It is amazing what can be done when leaders tap the shoulders of professionals in the classroom to give them a greater responsibility and a stronger voice to encourage the personalization of learning opportunities designed as a community. On March 2nd, this very thing, this empowerment is celebrated when our learning community engages in our 2nd Annual Teachers Teaching Teachers …

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Teachers First?

I’m one that believes teachers should be actively engaged in most of the things they bring into the classroom especially when it comes to various pieces of participatory media. For example, I tend to see blogging as critical for teachers to be actively engaged with if they are to expect their students to do it. At Educon this past weekend, …

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Get Deep and You'll Get Bigger Ideas

I tend to experience a gag reflect every time I come across someone referencing revolution with web 2.0. That is why I was a bit surprised that I actually found myself reading and interested in a recent post on Remote Access that questions just how revolutionary the ideas in the edu blogosphere are if  not challenged or threatened. While I’m …

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Learning in Philly

I have the opportunity to return to Philly this year for what I hope to be another exceptional learning experience at Educon 2.1 filled with two days of discussion, debate, and shared inquiry with practitioners from all walks of education. During this time, I will have the opportunity to facilitate two gatherings of minds. Each of these will take place …

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Taking PowerPoint Public with Slideshare

Seamless is a word many teachers find comfort with when looking to infuse technology into the classroom where it inevitably becomes a natural, transparent part of the learning environment. When a tool can be introduced and shown for its value to teaching and learning WITH a taste for how it can be seamlessly used, it is usually well on its …

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An Interesting World for Science Teachers

I continue to grow excited about the wealth of opportunities for science classrooms to create, connect, share, and interact via the web. Whether it is real-time data on water quality, various simulation areas, tools for traditional content, research sharing, video games, search engines, wikis galore, and much more, the world of science education is spinning with possibilities. The latest piece …

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Think It Isn't About You?

If you ever doubted that the Internet is about you, it is time to look at Google’s SearchWiki that was launched to the masses today. This new approach makes it a dynamic process where you alter your searches making it a roadmap of your way of looking at information. As Google states, you now have the ability to customize your …

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On Better Schools: Panel Question Two

On October 24th, I had the pleasure of joining Patrick Higgins and David Warlick on a panel at TechForum NorthEast that was charged to get Beyond the Web 2.0 Hype. It was an intriguing discussion that I really enjoyed especially given the audience involvement. In continuing with posts for each question, I bring you my thoughts on the second question. …

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On Literacy: Panel Question One

On October 24th, I had the pleasure of joining Patrick Higgins and David Warlick on a panel at TechForum NorthEast that was charged to get Beyond the Web 2.0 Hype. It was an intriguing discussion that I really enjoyed especially given the audience involvement.  Since then, I’ve been telling myself that I would write brief posts on my thoughts to …

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