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Dopamine vs Homework

A former student of mine recently tweeted: “I think it’s cute when teachers expect all of their students to do all of their homework all of the time.” From the mouths of babesR...
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Is Education a Girl Thing?

Nancy Flanagan is an education writer and consultant focusing on teacher leadership. She spent 30 years in a K-12 music classroom in Hartland, Mich, and was named Michigan Teacher of the Year in 1993.
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The Ultimate Guide to Using iPads in the Classroom - HOME - Edgalaxy: Where Education and Technology Meet.

The Ultimate Guide to Using iPads in the Classroom - HOME - Edgalaxy:  Where Education and Technology Meet. | St. Patrick's Professional Learning Network | Scoop.it
There is no doubt to anyone who has used an iPad or any tablet for that matter that they sho...
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8 Useful and/or Fun Twitter Tools

8 Useful and/or Fun Twitter Tools | St. Patrick's Professional Learning Network | Scoop.it
I've been on Twitter since February 19, 2007 and to celebrate my 10,000th follower , I'd like to s...
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The Innovative Educator: Looking to create a social media or BYOD policy? Look no further.

The Innovative Educator: Looking to create a social media or BYOD policy? Look no further. | St. Patrick's Professional Learning Network | Scoop.it
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Twitter as a professional development tool. Love it or hate it?

Twitter as a professional development tool.  Love it or hate it? | St. Patrick's Professional Learning Network | Scoop.it
This week I attended a conference about professional development in Scotland.  The participants were Community Learning and Development workers (CLD). I was there to show how the various ways in w...
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Technology in the Classroom: Assets and Liabilities | Faculty Focus

After reading the Faculty Focus Special Report “Social Media Usage Trends Among Higher Education Faculty” I was spurred to share a best practice regarding the use of technology in the classroom.
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Why BYOD, Not Banning Cell Phones, Is the Answer -- THE Journal

It's difficult to have a conversation about using cell phones for learning without someone complaining that the phones will be a distraction.
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Cool Cat Teacher Blog: Why Twitter and Facebook could be Good instructional tools

Cool Cat Teacher Blog: Why Twitter and Facebook could be Good instructional tools | St. Patrick's Professional Learning Network | Scoop.it
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Commencement speaker blasts students

Commencement speaker blasts students | St. Patrick's Professional Learning Network | Scoop.it
Graduating students at Wellesley High School heard a rather unusual commencement speech.
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Why Twitter Is a Teacher's Best Tool - Education - GOOD

Why Twitter Is a Teacher's Best Tool - Education - GOOD | St. Patrick's Professional Learning Network | Scoop.it
The social media platform makes it easy to get instant ideas, links, and resources from a global community of educators.
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The Beginner's Guide to Twitter

The Beginner's Guide to Twitter | St. Patrick's Professional Learning Network | Scoop.it
Got a friend who's ready to take the Twitter plunge? Try this handy beginner's guide to the real-time social network.
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7 Myths About BYOD Debunked -- THE Journal

Lisa Nielsen, the author of "Teaching Generation Text: Using Cell Phones to Enhance Learning" and "The Innovative Educator" blog, believes it is time to shatter a few myths about students bringing their own devices (BYOD) to school.
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Vote for 2012 Top 10 LiveBinders! - LiveBinder

Vote for 10 of your favorite binders....
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How Do We Teach Critical Thinking in a Connected World? | Powerful Learning Practice

How Do We Teach Critical Thinking in a Connected World? | Powerful Learning Practice | St. Patrick's Professional Learning Network | Scoop.it
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12 Expert Twitter Tips for the Classroom

12 Expert Twitter Tips for the Classroom | St. Patrick's Professional Learning Network | Scoop.it
A dozen activities are presented for using an online education technology tool to engage students in classroom activities to develop a better understanding of concepts.
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Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: Twitter In Schools-A Getting Started Guide

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Twitter for Education? It’s Actually a Good Idea

Twitter for Education? It’s Actually a Good Idea | St. Patrick's Professional Learning Network | Scoop.it
Rather than write off the use of Twitter in the classroom, why not accept it? From sharing notes to parent and teacher collaboration, Twitter is one of the best educational tools out there.
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English Raven: Twitter for teachers - why you should start tweeting!

English Raven: Twitter for teachers - why you should start tweeting! | St. Patrick's Professional Learning Network | Scoop.it
Englishraven's view of Twitter from the Tweetdeck! I'm sure readers of this blog already know about the Twitter phenomenon, and many may already be proficient and copious twitterers.
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