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Technology is changing not only how people write, but also how they learn to write. These profound changes require teachers to reconsider their pedagogical practices in the teaching of writing. This books shares instructional approaches from experienced teacher educators in the areas of writing, teacher education, and technology.
With hundreds of education-focused Twitter chats popping up across the globe, it can be tough for educators to get started. Here's the skinny on the what, when, and where of the best chats, and a few simple ways you can join the conversation.
Maryalice Leister's insight:
Twitter is more than just a place to message one another or your favorite celebrity or politician. For educators, there are chats on all types of relevant topics. Once you are involved, the things you learn, the people you connect with, and the excitement of talking to people doing what you do every day in places like Japan or England or Hawaii will keep you coming back again and again. Why not consider lurking a few times to get the hang of it?
What's the best educational social network? Simply put: it's the one you use. Therefore, you should know about and try these new sites.
Maryalice Leister's insight:
Edudemic hits the nail on the head yet again with these 4 social networks. Have accounts on 3 of the 4 and am excited about the possibilities, especially on TeachAde. Take a few minutes to see for yourself. You won't regret it!
There are many jobs to choose from within education, and a deep need for excellent people. This guide to the (not always simple) landscape of education careers should help you navigate the field and find the place where you fit best.
When you're low on inspiration, confused, or just procrastinating, writers' guides can be your salvation. Here are six books on writing we turn to again and again (and a few of them are on sale through 9/30!
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