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How do you keep up? Part 5: Google+ Communities

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In the past few posts about keeping up, we looked at harnessing social media in the form of portals for sharing slide presentations, we looked at curation sites for current awareness, webinars hosted by practitioners and Pinterest as a new essential for making visual discoveries and organizing what you discover. Recently, Google+ Communities have found [...]

How do you keep up? Part 3: A new season of Webinars (and live chat)

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In the past couple of posts about keeping up with news and trends relevant to practice, we looked at harnessing social media in the form of portals for sharing slide presentations and curation sites for current awareness. Now let’s turn to the fabulous and nearly overwhelming array of webinar/conferency-type professional development available to you free [...]

A tip to Barbara’s hats

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I met Barbara Braxton when I was traveling in Australia a couple of years ago, but I’ve admired her voice for so many years. When I think about it, she may have been the first of the truly networked librarians. An ACTIVE member of LM_NET from the beginning, she continues to be both visible and active on [...]

Laura’s Digital Badge Professional Learning Platform

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Laura Fleming, a new teacher librarian with a strong interest and expertise in interactive and transmedia storytelling, generously allowed me to share a post from her Worlds of Learning blog.   Eric Sheninger, Laura’s principal at New Milford High School, also shared this post in his A Principal’s Reflections blog.   Like many of us as teacher [...]

Educon: When a conference works

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. . . If it’s part of a movement. If every day is a building block on the way to something important, and if the attendees are part of a tribe that goes beyond demographics or professional affiliation.  Seth’s Blog: When a Conference Works (and Doesn’t) I spent the weekend downtown at Educon. This January [...]

On Rheingold’s essential book and a couple others not to miss

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The game has changed.  We need to play the new one wisely.  We need to teach others how to do the same. Though we may rely heavily on our favorite feeds and brief network updates, it’s good to have a thoughtful and more comprehensive examination of what’s going on. And we need to be able [...]

ASCD Part 1: Conversation with Heidi Hayes Jacobs

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Last Sunday, I joined a group of bloggers interviewing educational authors and experts at the ASCD Conference here in Philadelphia. I’ll share some of the highlights in a series of post. First, I’d like to share a video interview with Heidi Hayes Jacobs–author and editor of Curriculum 21 and a personal hero and inspiration–who discussed [...]