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The Best Guides To Figuring Out Pinterest. Venspired. I have seen the poem “Here’s to the kids who are different...” and have always thought that no matter what field of education you teach in, it will apply in some way.


It’s not about just seeing the differences, but in really seeing the child. When you see a child with autism, do you just see their inability to communicate? When you watch a child throwing a tantrum, do you assume they are “spoiled” and fail to see their environment it overstimulating? When you see a child struggling to walk do you assume that their parents did not get them to see the doctors or specialists that might have been able to help? When a child cannot behave in your class, do you fail to see that those behaviors are actually far better and he has come a very long way? When a child is brilliant in math, do you fail to acknowledge it because he cannot tie his shoes?

RT, MT, HT, via: Giving credit on Twitter. Author’s note: Be sure to read my follow-up post to this topic from August 2011.

RT, MT, HT, via: Giving credit on Twitter

Moreso than other social media, Twitter embraces an ethic of sharing credit. In fact, the more you recognize the work of others, the more you are engaging with the Twitterverse. It began with the simple RT, or retweet. If you liked what someone wrote or posted, you’d copy the tweet in its entirety, add RT along with his or her @name at the beginning, and post to your followers.

The retweet became so popular that Twitter eventually incorporated a built-in automatic retweet function. The problem with the manual method is it truncates the original tweet if the message is already 140 characters long. That editing outrages some users, especially when the trimming changes the meaning of the original tweet. If it’s edited for length, MT (modified tweet) is used by some users (thanks to @mathewi, @ljthornton and @JeremyLittau for confirming my interpretation). The issue with MT: It has multiple meanings online. Digital Project Building a PLN - mickpanko. Five Ways to Bring High-Tech Ideas into Low-Tech Classrooms. Teaching Strategies Flickr:quacktaculous By Sara Nolan Even the most wired classrooms know the screeching silence of that great technological dis: “Unable to Connect to Server.”

Five Ways to Bring High-Tech Ideas into Low-Tech Classrooms

It’s the 21st century classroom’s equivalent of nails on a chalkboard. But whether you’re trying to connect kids to learning in a fully loaded classroom or one with no technology – or even if it’s at the kitchen table during homework time – high-tech ideas can translate and be relevant in low-tech environments. More than just stop-gap measures for tech-less teaching environments, these no-tech ideas can actually help students deepen their digital literacy by giving them an opportunity to see, explore, and understand the parts and purpose of the digital media they take for granted – tweets and status updates, for example – by recreating them in an analog context. Put the Facebook page on paper. Sara Porto Nolan is a writer and Language Arts teacher who has worked with Bay Area students in high-need schools.

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Just a Blog

She texted back scoffing, not realizing there was a ceremony. She said, “I mean it’s great people take pride in what they do but it’s a blog. No offense to you. I just mean there are way bigger things going on in the world.” True, there are. Well, I don’t feel I am currently in a place right now that I can impact any kind of change in those realms. So, just a blog? This is a vast world with many issues to ponder. Ocean by Matthew S.

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