connected teaching

[This is a cross post from http://kbakerdoyle.wordpress.com] Twitter has grown exponentially as a tool for educators to use for professional networking, sharing ideas, finding resources, and seeing what's trending in media, politics, and pedagogy. Just check out this exhaustive list of education chats  (thanks to Tom Whitby for this) to get an idea of all the education conversations happening on...
Teachers Teaching Teachers  invites you to join us at the end of what we hope is an exciting and making-filled day on February 5th to celebrate Digital Learning Day with the Educator Innovator Initiative’s #make4dlday.  On February 5, thousands of educators will take part in the third annual Digital Learning Day, a nationwide celebration of common-sense, effective applications of digital learning...
After last year's inaugural Connected Educator Month, participating teachers argued “every month should be connected educator month.” And here at NWP Digital Is, where we explore digital literacies and connected learning, we couldn't agree more. In this collection, explore ways to connect during Connected Educator Month and to stay connected throughout the year! What does being a connected...
A few weeks ago, Cindy O’Donnell-Allen and Antero Garcia, both professors in the English department at Colorado State University and fellow NWP colleagues, shared with me via e-mail that students in their pre-service teaching courses would be taking a closer look at a resource I developed earlier this year on Digital Is, offering me full warning that my inbox would be full of notification e-mails...
I just finished awarding my students their badges for our Community assignment and I wanted to share the good, the bad, and the ugly aspects of my venture into gamification as opposed to grading. I originally shared my reasons for replacing grades with badges in my post “Community Building With Badges” which was sparked by Cathy Davidson’s description of her badging system but essentially I hoped...
                                IMG_2088.jpg No living thing is unitary in nature; every such thing is a plurality. Even the organism which appears to us as an individual exists as a collection of independent entities. - Goethe Every fall, Coloradans head to the mountains to see the aspens turn. For just a few weeks, the stands of trembling green leaves that have...
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(This is reposted from a book review I had done at my blog. I figure this month's celebration of Connected Educators made it a good time to revisit this wonderful book.)   It says a lot about a book when the last line is “Choose to be powerful.” So ends The Connected Learner: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age by Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach and Lani Ritter Hall. Here is a book that explores the...
The National Writing Project is a partner in Connected Educator Month, launching in August 2012. Connected Educator Month is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Education, focused on connecting educators with online communities and learning networks. Visit the Connected Educator Month website to find out about more events offered by a range of communities and organizations and for details on...
May 30 will mark the 300th episode of Teachers Teaching Teachers. Three hundred is a lot of anything, but three hundred shows is pretty significant. Arrested Development, for instance, hasn't even hit a hundred yet, Mad Men has a mere 65 shows to their credit, and even those uber-popular GTL-ers from Jersey Shore only have 58 shows under their belt.  So what accounts for TTT's longevity? The...
It’s hard to imagine what keeps on motivating National Writing Project friend Paul Allison and others to host the wonderful and insightful Teachers Teaching Teachers chat each week but they do it, and this week will mark the 300th episode of the program. I have been lucky enough to have been a guest for a few episodes over the years and even was a guest-host for a few shows as we rolled out our...

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