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A Web 2.0 Class: Students Learn 21st Century Skills, Collaboration, and Digital Citizenship A Web 2.0 Class: Students Learn 21st Century Skills, Collaboration, and Digital Citizenship Christopher Columbus was wrong when he reported to the King and Queen that the world is round. In fact, the world is flat and so are many of our classrooms in this great nation. For years, students learned within the parameters of a building, which then separated them into rooms.
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Cool Cat Teacher Blog

It is official, I'm moving from Blogger to Wordpress. It has taken almost 4 months but it is as ready as it is going to get. I've powered up the wordpress over at and made the jump from weebly.
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(Cross posted at the ASCD Whole Child Blog, here is a snip from my new book, co-authored with Rob Manabelli, which comes out in May.) Seventh/eighth grade teacher Clarence Fisher has an interesting way of describing his classroom up in Snow Lake, Manitoba. As he tells it, it has “thin walls,” meaning that despite being eight hours north of the nearest metropolitan airport, his students are getting out into the world on a regular basis, using the Web to connect and collaborate with students in far flung places from around the globe. The name of Clarence’s blog, “Remote Access,” sums up nicely the opportunities that his students have in their networked classroom. “Learning is only as powerful as the network it occurs in,” Clarence says. “No doubt, there is still value in the learning that occurs between teachers and students in classrooms.


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Jane's Pick of the Day

Next workshop runs 6 - 31 January 2014 Building and maintaining successful online communities takes time and effort. In this workshop we look at the importance of planning your community, different ways of launching it, and after the first flush of enthusiasm, making sure it remains dynamic and vibrant. Suitable for anyone who wants to run an online community. Jane's Pick of the Day
Libraries and Transliteracy
Libraries and Transliteracy This past week I was fortunate enough to attend the Minnesota Library Association’s Academic and Research Library Day (MN ARLD Day). I was invited to deliver the keynote address on the topic of transliteracy and I’d say it went fairly well. Granted, I was incredibly nervous and I forgot my “script” once or twice, which is unusual. Still, it was a good crowd and I really appreciate the opportunity. Libraries and Transliteracy