How Do We Animate Lessons? Interview with Ken Wilson

Interview 12 of Twittering for Education The majority of classrooms have curricula based on coursebooks. Many teachers might feel that teaching from a coursebook kills creativity and makes learning boring especially when coupled with multiple choice tests. However, in many schools teachers are required to teach from a coursebook. A coursebook is just a tool. […]

What Does the Innovative School Look Like? Interview with Dr. Tom King

Interview 11 of Twittering for Education I gather weekly with educators who envision the ideal school. We collaborate online for what we believe would be the environment students should learn. I believe we learn through models of schools that demonstrate innovative practices. In 1989 such an innovative school did exist, the Saturn School, and my […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mobile Learning with Kids! Tips and Resources by Scott Newcomb

Interview 6 of Twittering for Education In companies worldwide, employees will be expected to conduct business on a Blackberry, Iphone, laptop, or other handheld device. I remember my experience receiving a cellphone. I remember the first time texting and trying to read on my mobile device. There was definitely a comfort I had to learn […]

A 1:1 Progam is Possible in Your School! Interview with Rich Kiker

Interview 5 of Twittering for Education Lack of resources is one of the main barriers to teachers integrating technology in the classroom. One of the main goals of this blog is to find solutions to these barriers by highlighting effective solutions implemented in school districts. For this reason, I was excited to interview Rich Kiker […]