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Making the most of your conference - Twitter and the Tweetstream

Conferences are exciting – groups of like-minded professionals, gathered together to network and hear experts share their wisdom, sometimes in far-away locales and always with too much food. 1,529 more words

21st Century Literacies And Skills

Today's Meet Teacher Tools, worth the upgrade?

First of all, allow me to apologize for the delay in posting. School has started, and I need to figure out a workable schedule for blogging, teaching, and preparing lessons. 684 more words

Educational Technology

The 'Quasi-Celebrity' Gene Editing Pioneer

The controversial genome editing technique Crispr-Cas9 has sparked some fascinating recent deep-dives, including Backchannel’s “Editing the Software of Life, for Fame and Fortune” in June, and Wired’s July cover story “ 236 more words


Why Twitter?

I have the pleasure to share how to use Twitter with several of my principal colleagues this week as we prepare to welcome our students and staffs back to school. 137 more words


The Power of Reddit as a Public Health Advocacy Tool

Writing for Backchannel, Andrew McMillen recently profiled a woman named Tracey Helton. Helton—a former heroin addict who now works as a public health advocate—has taken to Reddit to advocate harm reduction strategies among addicts and to distribute the overdose-reversing drug naloxone. 239 more words


Backchannel and the Classroom

“Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing.” By Rollo May

A backchannel is a great way your classroom can have a digital conversation. 315 more words



I untouch you

and move headfirst into the couches

of this unholy season

I read. A lot. There are times I regret that. Say, if the person I’m seeing is looking for alone time, or when it is my night to make dinner, or when the poetry or novel I’m reading is tedious or boring. 310 more words

The Poetry Question