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15 Take-aways from Online Grad School Classes
education / Online Classes

15 Take-aways from Online Grad School Classes

Two of my summer online classes–MTI 562 (the Tech-infused Teacher) and MTI 563 (the Differentiated Teacher)–just ended. More than a dozen of us–teachers, library media specialists, tech integrationists, lab teachers–gathered virtually for five weeks to experiment with some of the hottest tech tools available for the classroom–Google Apps, differentiation options, digital storytelling, visual learning, Twitter, … Continue reading

4 Reasons You Want a PLN and 13 Ways to Build One
communication / marketing / writers resources

4 Reasons You Want a PLN and 13 Ways to Build One

When a colleague tells you s/he heard about a writing competition from someone in her PLN, do you first wonder what she’s talking about–not the contest but the three-letter acronym? Or maybe you think, ‘Of course [Amanda] has a PLN. She’s a geek.’ You might even understand the purpose of a PLN–to provide writers with … Continue reading

Writer’s Quote Wednesday
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Writer’s Quote Wednesday

Writer’s Quote Wednesday is organized by Colleen from Silver Threading, and is a wonderful weekly series in which bloggers share the quotes which inspire them. Thank you, Melissa Barker-Simpson, for sharing your inspiration quotes on your blog. I always come away from my visit to you a little bit inspired and a tad better than when … Continue reading