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Tweets As A Nonfiction Text Feature

Earlier today I was looking for resources on extreme weather for one of my teacher teams and stumbled on this article.  Below is a screenshot or you can click the link to read the entire thing. 165 more words

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Research Tools, APA Style and an Annotated Bibliography

Being a Secondary English Ed. major and former high school English teacher, research is an old familiar friend as well as a foe. I have a love-hate relationship with research… gathering information and learning interesting facts to support my arguments, brainstorming the draft of a term paper and devising clever, well-constructed paragraphs are oddly satisfying. 832 more words


Social Media in Education: Democratic or Capitalistic

In their 2010 article, the questionable promise of social media for education: connective learning and the commercial imperative, N. Friesen and S. Lowe discuss the potential of social media as an educational outlet. 484 more words


Social Media as a Lever, Gamification and Gamified Learning at eLCC 2015 #eLearningCO

I had the honor of presenting at last week’s eLearning Consortium of Colorado‘s (eLCC) annual conference in Breckenridge, Colorado. Several attendees stayed an extra night due to the typical eLCC conference weather and I was relieved to make it home on time. 152 more words

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Social media has fundamentally changed the way people communicate in the 21st century. The participation in social media is inevitable and impossible to eliminate.  644 more words

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Creating and Composing in a Digital Writing Workshop

This post originally appeared on our blog Inquiry Live in the Classroom on November 5th, 2014.  We felt that the content and ideas were consistent with the message of our new blog and that it was important enough to repost. 1,500 more words

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Inquiry Across the Ocean

My fifth grade students have been growing connections with other fifth grade classrooms through Twitter.  One of our friend classes is @5bfish, a group of students based in Hawaii.   461 more words

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