Yes you read that correctly…I have proof! So skeptics keep reading, if you get it, move on to another blog post, or send this along. If you follow me on Twitter or follow my blog and/or podcast, you know I work with students who learn differently. I am a Special Education Teacher/Director of Technology at… Continue reading Proof Being a Connected Educator Does Directly Impact Student Learning
Prologue: As usually happens with interactions on Twitter, especially during chats, a connection, idea, and motivation develops. This past Saturday (10/12/14) #satchat, not unusually, led to one of those moments. The conversation centered around engaging stakeholders for the benefit of students. A question arose as to how the greater community could be involved, and given recent… Continue reading Bammy’s national to local: a movement to recognize the positives in education
I know many of you read the title are were thinking, “Huh? I don’t use Twitter the same ways as Google.” Courtesy of dictionary.com, consider the following definition: Amazing how a company name, is now an action verb, and one that is part of common culture. We google anything and everything. I google solutions… Continue reading Twitter is Google for Educators
A few weeks ago during #satchat and their live presentation from the Penn Graduate School of Education, I recall a particular comment made by Billy Krakower (@wkrakower) that really resonated…he commented how he as a teacher, was part of a Twitter team made up of a principal @bcurrie5 and now superintendent @ScottRRocco, and yet at… Continue reading Twitter the Great Equalizer
Preface: Collaborative blog by @Principal_EL and @iplante in the spirit of #Satchat and #CE13 Every Saturday morning hundreds of dedicated and committed educators from around the world start their weekends with professional development at 7:30-8:30 am EST and 10:30 EST for the west coast version. Founded and led by Brad Currie (@bcurrie), Scott Rocco (@ScottRRocco), and… Continue reading What if #Satchat started a school?
As we approach October, Connected Educators Month, I reflect on the value of the connections I have made to others across the globe on my path to connectedness. However, when I began this path, I had no idea where the road would lead. I recall hearing about Twitter in 2009 at a conference I attended… Continue reading How Twitter chats support being a Connected Educator