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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...
Note: Cross posted from Blogwalker I have a folder in my file cabinet marked Teachers Teaching Teachers. In it are notes I've jotted down from various Teachers Teaching Teachers shows - snippets of inspiring quotes from teachers across the nation or sometimes the world, titles to insightful books and  articles, links to thought-provoking websites, and always, always ideas that prompt me to...
Catch TTT's 300th milestone episode May 30 at 9 p.m. EDT/6 p.m. PDT at edtechtalk.com/ttt . TTT 269_0.jpg At about the time a new social network called Facebook was launching back in 2004, a series of groundbreaking developments was making it possible to share more than just text and pictures via the Web. An upstart Internet phone service called Skype allowed you...
Digital technology doesn't merely convey our bodies, but ourselves. Our screens are the windows through which we are experiencing, organizing, and interpreting the world in which we live. We are doing more than extending human agency through a new linguistic or communications system. We are replicating the very function of cognition with external, extra-human mechanisms. These tools are not mere...
“Crowdsourcing poses a tantalizing question: What if the solutions to our greatest problems weren’t waiting to be conceived, but already existed somewhere, just waiting to be found, in the warp and weave of this vibrant human network?”  -Jeff Howe, author of Crowdsourcing: Why the Power of the Crowd Is Driving the Future of Business How many times have you been facilitating a learning experience...
As my regular followers know, I am passionate about using cell phones as a digital tool in my classroom.  In addition, I have really enjoyed exploring Celly in my classroom, a texting platform that allows my students to communicate through text messaging on their cell phones.  What is really nice for me as a teacher who teaches in a low-income, rural district, Celly allows my students to use...
"Listening to works of art and participating in a conversation with them can produce exciting and shifting responses in each of us: poems, stories, self-portraits, essays, and other creative works are generated that 'talk back' to the visual stimulus." (xv) The power of bringing together visual art and writing is something that all museum educators have likely experienced at one time or another...
I am late in posting this I realize. But as a fundamentally visual reader, I continue to get distracted and excited every time I see this out of the corner of my eye in my Pinterest collection. I think it is so beautiful that I decided that I need to just stop and share it here.   This is a beautiful Pinterest board that Bud Hunt put together for a session we organized with several others...

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