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I am usually the “gets along with everybody guy”, the gentle disruptor…not last week though. Last week I learned from a colleague that I am “dangerous”. Really. Me of all guys.
Who was the crazy one? Who disrupted you? When I reflect with colleagues on how far we have come as educators most of us can point to one or two people early in our careers that showed us there was a better way, a different way to do our life’s work. Yvonne Corley, then a second grade teacher at Cholla Elementary School in Casa Grande, Arizona changed everything for me.
In my first post for the Disruptors I wrote “Disruptors: Get Comfortable with being the Lone Wolf.” This post is about using that little blue bird to find your wolf pack. Over the past few months I have found three packs to run with and they are all groups of Disruptors. I found then all on Twitter and they are all lone wolves in their districts or schools.
Three of the greatest academic days of my year are ten weeks away, Michigan’s annual MACUL Conference. Every March educators gather to share their new discoveries, triumphs, and tribulations integrating technology into the classroom. Many other states have their own version of MACUL just around the corner too. There are a lot of things that can bring us as educators down this time of year. We can sit in the teachers’ lounge and wallow or we can invest a little [...]
This week on #EduWin Weekly: Hosts Michael Walker and Dennis Grice visit with Bill Selak about video in the classroom, the growing digital divide between those who are connected and those who aren’t, as well as finding time to use these tools.
Tonight we focus on Professional Development. As many of us are preparing to head off into summer shortly we decided to take a look at how we can personally keep up with our own professional/personal development. I fully believe that if you are involved in education that you should be a lifelong learner and willing to learn even on “your own” time Show Host: Anne Truger (@atruger) Show contributors: Deb Truskey (@debtruskey) Patrick Black (@teachntech00) Here’s our Show Notes! [...]
This week on the aRTs Roundtable we discuss how important it is to be involved with an arts PLN, with arts educators being the only teacher in the building and/or district. Hear how other visual arts and music educators developed their own PLN. Show Host: Carol Broos Show contributors: Trisha Fuglestad and Jennifer Kolze The complete show notes are now on the EdReach Wiki Call us on our comment line! If you’d like to leave some feedback you can call us [...]
One thing we just can’t enough of is Twitter chats for educators! So we thought we’d add a little spin on it- let’s bring in some of the Web’s best education resources and tools, the brightest innovators in the field (you), and bring them together into the conversation. We wondered: can we create conversation around making the tools we use- more intuitive? So, we got together with EasyBib.com (since they’re so good with Internet research) and they’re joining us for #EdReach chat! Here’s [...]
Twitter just became 5 years old and many of us can remember the first time: we heard of twitter… the first time we experienced powerful collaboration on twitter… some of us can even remember our first tweet (not me, though I can imagine it was something like: “I just don’t understand this…” So, for many it feels like a shock when after 5 years, thousands of tweets, hours of growing and grooming our personal learning network we look at Google+ [...]
“When we are connected to others, we become better people.” -Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture These days it is hard to imagine my life without Twitter, which is pretty humorous because two years ago I was rolling my eyes at just the mention of Twitter. I was definitely one of those people who thought tweeting was only about what you had for lunch, who you shared that lunch with, or where you ate that lunch. In all honesty, I only [...]
In this post, I will be looking at RSS the power and potential of Real Simple Syndication. Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is a tremendous way to simplify your processes in searching and gathering information. Overall, RSS keeps you from having to hunt for information… especially from sites that you frequent often to gather information. This saves time and energy and focuses your attention on evaluating information and choosing whether to delve further into researching a specific topic or simply moving [...]