Forget the term Millennials, Generation X or even “the kids these days.” The term “Generation Self-Serve” might be more appropriate. Children growing up now are the first generation to experience “self-service” to the extent that their parents have demanded–or grudgingly accepted–these new experiences. From filling up the car with gas and scanning and bagging your […]
Writing is one of the key skills that students, particularly those in high school, need to put effort into developing. Rather than assigning boring reports or essays, one of the best ways to help students write is to give them a chance to write about the things they are genuinely interested in. As students head […]
Via Social Media in Education by James Hicks, The Tech Scoop Frown…social media for educators is bad! Have you heard this time and time again? Roll of the eyes…social media has no place in education! Have you heard this time and time again? Annoyed look…social media is a waste of time and it will take […]
About a month ago I wrote a post called, “Why Teachers Should Join Twitter…What I Have Learned as a Twitter Newbie“. Due to the enormous interest in the resources in the post, I have decided to create this Glog (Interactive Poster) as a visual representation of the resources included in the post. Since I originally […]
More and more educators are using Twitter. The use of Twitter by educators is something I highly support. I think it is becoming an increasingly needed tool for collaboration, sharing of information, and developing our PLN’s (Personal Learning Networks). Our PLN’s are important for learning and gaining more skill and knowledge for success in our […]
Thinking through innovation and creativity to reach the learning needs of all students is my passion. Success can only be fostered through learning, developing and trying new approaches to education. Methodologies and platforms of instruction should be interactive and learner-focused incorporating all learning modalities. Learning modules should have kinesthetic, visual, and auditory components. Students will […]
A Social Networking Space for Teachers of English Language Learners – National Writing Project.