Tag Archives: Innovation

Thoughtful Engagement with Twitter

When I was young, my grandfather would clip articles from The Baltimore Sun and mail them to me at our family’s home in Southeastern Virginia. I remember Orioles’ season preview sections, bios of Colts’ draft picks, and – as I … Continue reading

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18 Ways Teachers Can Use Google+ Hangouts

Below is a wonderful article about the amazing uses for the video-conferencing feature of the new Network from Google –> Hangouts. These are videochats that sync up with Google Docs and a few other Google apps to allow for some … Continue reading

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The 5 C’s to Developing Your Personal Learning Network

This is a great post that I found over on The Innovative Educator. I have copied it in it’s entirety below, but if you would prefer to read it on the original site, click here. Friday, August 12, 2011 The … Continue reading

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Why don’t we get rid of grades?

So here is an idea, and I will admit this is a radical and potentially game-changing idea for teachers, but… Why don’t we get rid of grades?!? I know what you are going to say, “We can’t actually get rid … Continue reading

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The Importance of Formative Assessments

Rebecca Alber wrote an article for Edutopia (here) on this where she made the statement,  “Formative assessments are about checking for understanding in an effective way in order to guide our instruction…  And if we use them correctly, and often, … Continue reading

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