Thursday, July 24, 2014

Learning through Twitter Chats, Fantasy Football and other Stuff!

Why Twitter Chats Matter
Social media is called that for a reason. Twitter chats expose you to colleagues and friends you might not otherwise engage with. As I've written before, hashtags are powerful. While you might not follow me, we can still engage in a meaningful conversation because the hashtag connects us. One-way conversations don't really work on Twitter. I find engaging with new voices one of the reasons I keep coming back to Twitter chats.

What Fantasy Football Taught Me About Learning 
Relevance to the learner is primary to authentic learning. Helping learners discover the relevance of a learning task or content Knowledge is one of our greatest and most important challenges as educators. With it so much of what we teach is enhanced. Without it, diminished.

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Why I broke up with Apple
For all its glitz and glam, the iPhone had a lot of features I didn't need (see: Air Drop, Passbook, Airplay, Photo Stream and iTunes Radio). But mostly, it just didn't do enough of the stuff that I really cared about. That's why I decided to ditch the iPhone for an Android device.

4 Attributes of a Great Assistant Principal
One of my proudest days as a principal was when our school started “Identity Day“, not only because it was such a great day for our school community, but this was an idea that was started and lead by my assistant principal.  Not only did she come up with the idea, but she worked with every single grade to ensure that the day was a success.  Being able to be actively lead initiatives and work alongside teachers gave them instant credibility.

53+ Free Image Sources For Your Blog and Social Media Posts
If you want a photo or image on a specific topic, you'll want a site that's searchable. Here are a few to check out. (To better help you evaluate these sites, I performed the same search on each using the word"coffee.")

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