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November 25, 2015

Educators: What Will Happen When Twitter Ends?

Twitter has been used by hundreds of thousands of educators, but recent news should make us wonder whether the social media platform is seeing its demise. What will educators do?

October 28, 2015

Without Student Voice, Technology Just Fosters Another Type of Compliance

For all that we talk about the importance of student voice, we don't always provide the actions needed to support it.

September 15, 2015

How Do We Get Students to Stand Up for Each Other?

According to "Over 3.2 million students get bullied each year" and "Approximately 160,000 teens skip school every day because of bullying." The National School Climate Center and the Tony Blair Faith Foundation are trying to inspire students to stand up for one another using a format that is typically used for bullying.

July 29, 2015

Social Media: Is It Today's Modern Day Public-Shaming Venue?

In the book So You've Been Publicly Shamed, Jon Ronson examines the depths people will go to publicly shame someone else for a Tweet or Facebook comment gone wrong. Are you one of those people?

July 20, 2015

Do Students Have a Brand?

School leaders are beginning to brand their schools to share the positive messages about learning and open up the school walls to let parents in on the secret of school. But are we also responsible for branding students in a way that stifles them?

July 12, 2015

Wish That I Could Be Like the Cool Kids

As much as we may try to be a part of one group, we don't totally feel comfortable, so we find that we are marginalized...sometimes even by our own doing. It happens to students all the time.

June 30, 2015

3 Reasons Why We Seem So Angry

If you spend time on social media you have probably noticed a lot of angry people. There at least 3 reasons why they seem so angry.

June 25, 2015

2 Reasons Connected Education Needs to Focus on Learning

Social media and technology are being treated like a silver bullet and schools are spending billions of dollars but there at least 2 reasons why connected education needs to focus on learning.

May 01, 2015

Can You Engage an Audience for 18 Minutes?

We live in a very wired and distracted society. Maybe we should keep that in mind when it comes to professional development?

April 27, 2015

Lead Learner or Instructional Leader? Does It Matter?

There seems to be some debate by principals who believe lead learner should be used instead of instructional leader. What does it matter? A lot...if you're one of their teachers.

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