Twitter Moments can be a very powerful curation tool if you are using the social media outlet with staff for professional learning or with students as a backchannel.
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December 15, 2016
December 08, 2016
While providing feedback for my students today, I entered an email address as I often do in the commenting function using the + sign and this little box popped up that asked me if I wanted to assign it to the student as a task.
December 06, 2016
As educators, we need to really make sure our instruction suits the needs of our learners. We can do this best when we know what each of them is actually doing each day. Using tools like GAFE helps to make that available in a variety of ways. Whether through revision history or comments or even peer comments (as in the picture), students are able to work at their own pace and we are then able to adjust appropriately as often as needed.
October 13, 2016
We need to recognize that children have very active lives both in and out of school starting at younger and younger ages now. They play travel sports which helps foster physical skills and team collaborative skills that build stamina and frustration tolerance. They play instruments which develops discipline and a love of music and additional fine motor skills. They join clubs that encourage them to dig deeper into their passions and connect them to what they are learning already in a social environment.
October 06, 2016
Journalism is a discipline that has always supported true creation and application of 21st century skills and does it in a way where students are doing more than they are sitting and getting.
September 24, 2016
As the days turn into weeks in my new home, I'm hoping to really become a part of the culture. Both helping within the structures that exist and helping them grow their toolboxes.
September 20, 2016
The kids were prepared and ready to go... and in an effort to document and backchannel all that we do, today's first few segments aired on Periscope. All performers were asked before their group went if they felt comfortable being live streamed and the one group who objected to being seen, allowed m...
September 15, 2016
Twitter's poll function has lots of great uses for the classroom. It's super easy to use and is a great way to gather quick data. Check this out to see how you can use Twitter to gather data quickly using the polls function
September 08, 2016
It's time for me to reconsider and get creative. Chalk, no chalk. Computers, no computers. Cell phones or not, kids can learn and the more we recognize that, the more likely we are to move them forward in the ways we can.
September 04, 2016
Every year I go into the school year not really knowing what to expect. And since this year is so drastically different, not just in the specific perimeter of my job but also in the school community I will now be a part of. Rather than let fear consume me, (there have been moments throughout the su...