Tuesday, September 29, 2009

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Here are some very good tutorials on Twitter for Teachers.......Check them out! Enjoy!
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      • 50 Terrific Twitter Tutorials for Teachers


        Using Twitter in education has been all the buzz recently. If you are ready to start using Twitter yourself and need a little help getting started or have already been using it and can use a little extra help, then these tutorials are just for you. From getting started to ways to use Twitter more effectively to using Twitter tools to applications and suggestions for Twitter use in the classroom, these tutorials will provide you with tons of knowledge and ideas to get you going.

        Getting Started

        These tutorials will help you set up your account, introduce you to the basics about Twitter, and more.

        1. How to Set Up a Twitter Account. Follow these five steps to get started with your own account right away.

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Google Documents!

Shared by Reuven Werber on Facebook!
21 Interesting Ways to Use Google Docs!


Sunday, September 27, 2009

Wiz IQ

This was shared on Facebook by Nellie Deutsch and I thought it is a great introduction to WiZiQ. She has been encourage with virtual classrooms and I have too. Check it out!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

United Breaks Guitars!

The music and lyrics are wonderful. This person did not get mad but got even using his skills and the Internet. Listen and decide yourself!

Monday, September 21, 2009

PR Disaster at United Airlines due to Broken Guitar! : Australian Frequent Flyer Gazette

The Power of the Internet! Check out this article!
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    • PR Disaster at United Airlines due to Broken Guitar!

      September 17, 2009

      United Breaks Guitar

      If you have a gripe, need to rant or vent your spleen in the 21st Century the days of letter writing, word of mouth and talk-back radio are slowly coming to an end.  These days it’s all about the blog, social networking sites, discussion boards and You Tube.  These methods reach a wider audience, can penetrate the mass media direct and can even create an overnight celebrity out of the “gripee”.

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To Blog or Not to Blog_ Blogging for Beginners

Technology in the Middle » Blog Archive » K12 Online 2009: September 26 LAN Party

Looks like a chance to learn from the experts! Mark your calendars!
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Quick Start Tips For Student Blogging Part I: Setting Up Your Class Blog | The Edublogger

Here are more ideas for starting blogs in the classroom. Check out Sue Waters website with many, many more ideas.
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The Obama Speech

The Obama Speech

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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Twitter Handbook

Twitter Handbook for Teachers

How Passion Can Transform Your Blog

I have always encouraged my students to blog, but sometimes it was very hard to think of things to blog about. This is an interesting article about passion and blogging by Darren Rowse
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    • How Passion Can Transform Your Blog
    • Forcing things makes them worse. It’ll show up in your writing. Readers aren’t interested in reading something you’ve forced, and they’ll go elsewhere.

      Passion is the exact opposite:

    • 1. Write what you’re passionate about
    • 2. Find something to be passionate about
    • 3. Write when you’re excited, not on a schedule
    • 4. Pump up the jams
    • 5. Coffee
    • 6. Write passionately, become a better writer
    • 7. Read others who are passionate

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Keys to Life!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

First Days of School

September often brings excitement for the First Days of School. The classrooms, teachers, and students look fresh and ready to go. The students and teachers are usually eager to be at school.  I say usually because there is always an exception to the rule.
However, September means a new start for most students and teachers. As I contemplate what the coming months will bring as a classroom teacher, I am amazed at how fast a school year can go by. It is amazing to see the growth of the students. That is why, I always loved having the students write an essay and draw/color a picture to go with the essay at the beginning of the year. Then, at the end of the year, have the students write and draw again for comparison.
Capturing the excitement of the First Days of School and keeping it throughout the school year, will take patience and skill.  It can be accomplished with support from colleagues and parents.