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You Are What You Curate #ETMOOC

  Do you wonder how to organize all the ideas you want to keep so you can do something with them? I’ve been introduced to Storify, Pearltrees, and IFTTT as ways to annotate and organize those bits of information I want to synthesize and share…

Teach Search Teach Research

Oh yes! My PLN friend, Denise Krebs, reflected on her students’ research skills in her blog post “A Need for Researchers Workshop,” just as my NSD colleagues did the same. Even with our structured science project with Gooru Learning (goorulearning.org),…

SMILES from Summer

What events and people brought smiles to you this summer? Think about your summer days: walking around town in blistering heat or pouring rain with friends; splashing through the waves to the dock; catching the biggest trout; screaming through Tremors…

People Power

People Power Building Community Without community, a classroom is just a room. Without community, a class is just a crowd. A community of learners starts with discovering each person’s talents and builds on the relationships that develop from respectful discussions…

World Webinars

Teacher Challenge 8 Today’s connected world offers us the opportunity to join with others to teach or share, listen and learn about the pedagogy, strategies, and tools that engage learners towards personal progress. Four areas online have provided me with…

Six Vocabulary Visits

It’s summer and time to visit friends. Yet, teachers often wander back into  their work to improve their strategies for the next year. I know the research on Vocabulary Instruction by Marzano— see a review and many resources here: jc.schools.net…

Image Imagination

How do I use images in my blog? Attention: Hook the reader Connect: Connect the ideas with a visual Explain: Clarify blog ideas with an image Share: Demonstrate with ideas, events, examples Humor: Create Metaphors for the muse Conclude: Summarize…