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The Power of Social Media: Campaigns and Causes

For most of us, social media is a way to connect with friends, families, and our interests. We share things that are happening in our lives, and read about and view what’s going on in the lives of others. 277 more words

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Digital Natives? Digital Nonsense!

I think every generation of educators looks for information to help them better understand their students. When we come across an easily-read, amusing anecdotal article that also references research, it’s easy to latch onto that as an answer. 348 more words

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Commentary: Learning with Peers at the ACSA New Administrators Colloquium

There is nothing quite like a gathering of people in similar roles with similar needs and goals to really amp up the professional learning. This week, I’m at the New Administrators Colloquium put on by the Association of California School Administrators and held at the UCLA campus. 340 more words

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Guest Post: Gooru Learning

Molly Large asked me to write a guest post for her blog. I was happy to do so since I recently added a new web resource to my online learning resource toolkit. 439 more words

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Novels? Yes! But Which Ones?

For the pat several years, we’ve been tied to the textbook as we focused ever more narrowly on the skills being tested. Being teachers, we didn’t get rid of our class sets of novels, but stuck them on shelves, in closets, and in storage rooms. 92 more words

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Top Educational Technology Stories for June

Vergara students win, big loss for teachers’ unions
 LA School Report
California superior court rules in favor of students challenging teacher protection laws.
http://laschoolreport.com/just-in-vergara-students-win-on-all-counts-huge-loss-for-unions/

Teacher Protections┬áViolate Student Rights… 186 more words

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My Summer Reading List

Summer is reading time, at least for me. I read on planes to and from various destinations, I read in the evening on the patio, I read on the beach or by the pool on vacation – basically I read whenever I get the chance. 429 more words

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