January 2016 Archives

Do you get anxious if you are away from Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, email, or some game-based app for a short period of time? If so, you may be suffering from Infomania which is defined by the Oxford dictionary as "the compulsive desire to check or accumulate news and information, typically via mobile phone or computer."

The Open Education Resources movement provides an opportunity to put the power back in the hands of teachers and students. We need schools who support staff members in becoming creators who not only collaborate with colleagues across classrooms but also across local, state, and national boundaries.

With a group of model schools committed to the Office of Ed Tech's #GoOpen Initiative, there is no doubt that more schools and districts will begin using Open Education Resources.

As we start a new year, I wanted to a highlight my three favorite books from 2015. They are great books for educators and can be used to foster conversations in school communities about what is most important in regards to the success of our students.


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