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Great Educational Blogs Stumbled Upon via Twitter

Collaboration is the key to success in education!

Given that I am a staunch believer in knowledge is meant to be shared and not hoarded, I thought our readers might like to read and learn from the following blogs.¬† Throughout these blogs, one can learn new and free technologies to utilize in the classroom, educational tips and ways to meet educators around the world…collaboration at its best!

Enjoy and please share your favorite educational blog ūüėČ

Great educational blogs I have stumbled upon via Twitter this past week:

Tech Rev   ~Ideas and Discussions about Educational Technology in General and Judaic Studies

Top Ten Free Educational Technology Applications I Learned (More) About at #ISTE11

Paper.li ~An online newspaper full of educational information and various educational blogs

EducationRethink~ Vintage ISTE Tweets

FLYPAPER ~Ideas that stick from Fordham‘s Education Gadfly team

Education Week ~ A variety of  articles on education

May we seek knowledge in all things,

Denise

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Favorite Tweets of the Week and the Great Combination of Twitter and Education

Twitter Singing PicHere is a review of my favorite tweets this past week.¬† Topics range from free webinars¬†and podcasts, to informative information in the world of education, writing and publishing.¬† EdReformer, StudentsFrist, Topedtweets and Writer’s Digest are all great tweeters to seek out if inquiring about the stated topics.

As an ELA teacher, those who know me find it funny that I¬†am now¬†a “huge” promoter of twitter.¬† Before I began tweeting¬†(that still sounds funny in my head), I assumed that twitter was full of slang and fragments, meant for young people.¬† However, though twitter¬† most definitely speaks the language of our youth, it is a diverse arena where one can enter into¬†a global¬†debate and/or¬†conversation on any given topic.

The lexicon can be challenging at first, but there are many who gladly lend advice (shout out to @topedtweets) and offer support.¬† Though I am still a novice, there are many areas in which twitter can be utilized in language arts classrooms: electronic chats between classrooms around the world, teachers sharing best practices with one another and so much more.¬† As educators, Jen and I are always looking for things that stretch our abilities and force us out of our comfort zone…isn’t that what we ask our students to do when teaching them a new concept?

If you are a parent, a teacher or anyone who feels that social technology has no place in education, I encourage you to jump out of the box with me and explore the new language of the furture…dare to dream!

Have a great weekend!

¬†Denise ūüôā

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NationalBook Tweets on Great Book Ideas

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NationalBook had some good tweets today that I thought I would share…enjoy!

For all of my teaching buddies and parents of teens: The Philadelphia Inquirer‘s list of recommended books for young readers includes Laurie Halse Anderson‘s latest novel: http://bit.ly/hjCrRd.

Check out Amazon’s Top 100 Books of 2010 list, which includes several books by National Book Award authors: http://amzn.to/eWqroq
 
Happy reading and in order to try to engage our young ones to read…modeling it is a great start!

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