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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 🙂

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Free Webinar on Virtual Schools and Best Practices

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Visit edreformer.com or click on the link below to join the conversation this Thursday.  Virtual schools are coming, regardless if we want them to or not.  If we are going to meet the needs of ALL students, then virtual classrooms are a component needed for the 21st century student. Many states are creating mandates for students to have a certain number of virtual instruction before high school graduation.  There are many national discussions these days on education.  Join one and be informed. I would encourage everyone interested to not be a “Monday morning quarterback” but an active participant…http://edreformer.com/2010/12/k12-aventa-learning-hosting-free-webinar/

“It is what we think we know that keeps us from learning.”-C. Bernard

Have an awesome week!

Denise

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