Blogging with Students: Interview with Greta Sandler

Interview 10 of Twittering for Education This past weekend I spent commenting on student blogs. I really believe in student blogging, because students own their learning, reflect and make connections about the knowledge they learn, and are motivated by their worldwide audience. I really admire the work of my friend Greta Sandler, @Gret, who has […]

Are You Free This Friday? Free Online Workshops

Professional development is important for educators. I love the sharing spirit of our Passionate/ Personal Learning Network (PLN) who continuously provides free presentations and resources online through webinars, blogs, wikis, and podcasts. The fantastic part is that many of these resources are free and can be enjoyed by educators worldwide in the comfort of their […]

ELearning on YouTube by Kimberly Bowen

Turn YouTube into your interactive classroom, complete with message feeds. These days, you can find a plethora of movies on YouTube ranging from clips of television shows to your brother-in-law’s home video of snowboarding over a vehicle. While a lot of the videos on YouTube are silly, there are also many that are motivational, promotional […]

Teachers as Leaders and Continuous Learners: Interview with Dr. Doug Green

Interview 9 of Twittering for Education In order for educators to lead education transformation, we must learn to be leaders and strive to be continuous learners. Social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Nings, and blogs help educators share resources and learn from each other and experts in their fields. When educators take their professional development […]

Teaching Unplugged With A Student Interaction Whiteboard

Jason Renshaw, @EnglishRaven, has challenged educators to complete several “teaching unplugged” tasks. This refers to the Dogme theory of teaching that supports teaching language in a way that is conversation driven, materials light, and dependent upon emergent language. Ironically, the lesson I chose to replicate did not involve technology either, which I am not sure […]

Reflections on the Diane Ravitch Live Chat

This past Tuesday, October 19th, members of the EDU PLN Ning and participants of #Edchat joined Diane Ravitch in a live conversation about education transformation. Diane Ravitch agreed to take questions from members of the Ning. Tom Whitby, Kyle Pace, and me moderated the 1 hour Elluminate session. In Case You Missed the Discussion: Watch the […]

How a Whisper Becomes a Roar

Tom Whitby recently challenged education bloggers to post about positive education transformation in the midst of the teacher bashing occurring in the media. The teacher bashing has upset me, too, especially after hearing teachers at the recent televised Education Nation broadcast resoundingly shout, “Fire bad teachers.” Education transformation isn’t easy or else the education system […]