#engchat: Twitter Chat with Purpose?

So I’ll be hosting #engchat on Monday, June 27th.  For the last few months, I’ve been wondering about Twitter chats in general, and their effectiveness.  Of course, to determine their effectiveness, one has to have a sense of their purpose.  And I can’t aways seem to tell the purpose of Twitter chats in general other […]

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#EduConText Session 4: Why Johnny Can't Read: A Conversation About What It Means to be Literate . . .Today"

I’m a bit tardy for this #EduConText Session 4 preview, but that’s okay.  I wrote myself a pass. 1 Why Johnny Can’t Read: A Conversation About What It Means to Be Literate…Today When: Session Four: Sunday 10:30am–12:00pm Where: Room 204 Who: David Jakes, Laura Deisley Affiliation: David Jakes: Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Information Services at […]

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On (Purposeful) Play

In the Digital Learning Collaborative, we tell teachers that year one of their two-year commitment is to play with technology.1 And we mean “play” in the best sense of the word.  Fiddle.  Tinker.  Explore.  Discover.  Try.  Fail.  Reengage.2 “Play” doesn’t sit easily with some of the teachers that I work with, nor with several the […]

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