Why Twitter?

This is the sixth post in the Professional Development 2.0 series. If you have not already, I would encourage you to start with the first five posts:

Introduction to the New Professional Development Old and New What is a PLN? Parts of a New PLN What’s all that tweeting about? . . . → Read More: Why Twitter?

Twitter Book Exchange

I would like to thank Alec Couros to come up with this idea. Alec wrote this post just a few minutes ago: .bbpBox21696620601 {background:url(http://a1.twimg.com/profile_background_images/133356980/twilk_background_4c6106cccf600.jpg) #050101;padding:20px;} p.bbpTweet{background:#fff;padding:10px 12px 10px 12px;margin:0;min-height:48px;color:#000;font-size:18px !important;line-height:22px;-moz-border-radius:5px;-webkit-border-radius:5px} p.bbpTweet span.metadata{display:block;width:100%;clear:both;margin-top:8px;padding-top:12px;height:40px;border-top:1px solid #fff;border-top:1px solid #e6e6e6} p.bbpTweet span.metadata span.author{line-height:19px} p.bbpTweet span.metadata span.author img{float:left;margin:0 7px 0 0px;width:38px;height:38px} p.bbpTweet a:hover{text-decoration:underline}p.bbpTweet span.timestamp{font-size:12px;display:block}

I have . . . → Read More: Twitter Book Exchange

A New Idea for Professional Development

Right now, I am avidly watching the 140 Character Conference which is being streamed live on UStream. I am learning a lot listening to Chris Lehmann, the principal of the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia. Honestly, his 10 minute presentation has been one of the highlights of my entire week. Here are . . . → Read More: A New Idea for Professional Development

Which Social Network/CMS Should I Use Next Year?

Recently, I have written quite a bit about social networking with students for the book that I am trying to write. I’ve also found out that I may be returning to the classroom next year with a high school teaching job in Massachusetts. While I can’t offer any details on it yet, . . . → Read More: Which Social Network/CMS Should I Use Next Year?

Social Networking with Students

Educators all over the world connect with each other to grow and it benefits all of us. For whatever reason, though, students are often left out of the equation when it comes to social networking. There are many advantages to introducing your students to social networking. First, leveraging social networking gives students immense . . . → Read More: Social Networking with Students

Chapter 3: Harnessing the Power of Social Networks

Since I was out most of last week for TeachMeet Nashville, this week has been a little slower in the library. I was able to write faster than I normally can. I am still trying to get stories for my From the Teachers section at the end of the chapter, but I . . . → Read More: Chapter 3: Harnessing the Power of Social Networks

Twizza: Reheated

This was honestly one of the busiest days of the last several months for me as a teacher, starting with my impromptu, albeit productive, Google Wave session with @ShellTerrelland @MrR0g3rsat 5:30 in the morning and ending with my Twizza in-service. If you are just reading for the first time, you’re probably . . . → Read More: Twizza: Reheated

The Case for Social Networking in Schools

I’ve taken the last week or so off of blogging to spend Christmas with my family and not be too distracted. I love blogging and it takes a lot of focus when I am consumed by a topic. However, this is not to say that I was totally disconnected from my online . . . → Read More: The Case for Social Networking in Schools