A PLN is Like…

Personal Metaphor The writer in me is always searching for the right metaphor to describe meaningful experiences, such as my Personal Learning Network (PLN). The greatest gift I received this year was my PLN! Daily, I am surrounded by an incredibly intelligent and passionate support group, yet I met them online. How do you convey […]

PLNs, Where Do We Begin?

Recently, I did a technology training workshop via Skype to teachers in Michigan. I have to thank Dave Sapp, a wonderful technology specialist, for this opportunity. I am located in Germany so I really enjoy doing Skype training with people from all over the world. The topic was PLNs. I began by directing each of […]

Importance of Community

You are part of my community! Everyday, I am blessed that you: share with me, tweet with me, read these thoughts, collaborate with me on projects…. support and inspire me! Some of you are up for the 2009 Edublog Awards. Congratulations! Several of us participate in various communities, because we love to share and learn. […]

What Did They Tweet?

2nd week of December edition! The countdown till Christmas is coming! Here are some gifts I found on Twitter. You can find more in this weekly series, What Did They Tweet? Educators Learning to Change Video @Ejulez shared this video tweeting, “We have to accept as educators that technology is not a choice.” I think […]

Most Teachers Don't Live There…

While taking time to edify myself by reading some intriguing posts by those in my blog roll, I came across this comment: “For teachers who spend time there, blog-tweet world is like King Solomon’s Mines, full of riches and constantly replenished with new ideas and links. But most teachers don’t live there. This is sad […]

What Did They Tweet?

Second week of November edition! Here are the tweets that grabbed my attention this week. Check out the rest of this weekly series, What Did They Tweet? to discover some valuable resources and links! Videos to Bring Languages Alive Ken Royal runs an incredible website which is updated daily with several interesting articles by various […]

How to Win Friends and Support People on Twitter

Guest post by Neal Chambers Most technologies that are easily adapted and made widely popular are usually improvements of things that already exist. Mail replaced messanger services; the telegraph replaced mail; email replaced mail; Google Wave (might) replace email. It is the same with Twitter. Twitter replaced online chat which (kind of) replaced parties. There […]

What Did They Tweet?

First week of November edition! Have you ever come across a tweet that you really wanted to discuss and share with others? Here are the ones that grabbed my attention this week. Check out the rest of this weekly series, What Did They Tweet? to discover some valuable resources and links! Technology VoiceThread for Schools […]

What Did They Tweet?

Last week of October edition! Have you ever come across a tweet that you really wanted to discuss and share with others? Here are the ones that grabbed my attention this week. Check out the rest of this weekly series, What Did They Tweet? Cool Claymation Tips The educator in me loves student projects, which […]

What Did They Tweet? Oct. Wk 3

Have you ever come across a tweet that you really wanted to discuss and share with others? Here are the ones that grabbed my attention this week. I invite you to check out the rest of my favorite tweets in this weekly series, What Did They Tweet?. Students Making an Impact In my last post, […]