Using Blogging in the Classroom Reading BlogsBlogging is today’s newspaper, book, magazine, and thinking pad all rolled into one.  The beauty of a blog is that it provides the creator with a true freedom of expression.  It allows us to create freely and express ourselves in ways that weren’t available 20 years ago. This […]

I am happy to announce that I have just received word that ISTE has accepted my proposal to present Explore Twitter Tools for Global Collaboration as an Interactive Lecture in San Antonio on Tuesday, June 27 from 1:15 – 2:15 CDT. I gave another presentation similar to this in Denver […]

After the Election . . . I don’t know how you have been handling your students’ feelings after the election, but I discussed it in my class on Friday.   I began the discussion by saying  I have been reading a number of things about teachers asking their students about how they feel after the […]

How to Find/Use Education Hashtags on Twitter

I have already written about finding and using Education Hashtags on Twitter, but I have just found a few more important resources that I think you would want to use. Complete Guide to Twitter Hashtags for EducationA comprehensive guide for Twitter hashtags. It is divided by topic, trends, and areas […]

Back from ISTE 2016 and Lovin’ It!!!

I had a WONDERFUL TIME at ISTE 2016.  This was my 25th ISTE/NECC and they just keep getting better. Learned a great deal.  Made incredible connections.   Assumed the presidency of the ISTE Global Collaboration PLN from Julie Lindsay – Thanks Julie.  Had GREAT food.  Met a bunch of dedicated […]

Preparing Future Teachers to be Connected Educators

Friends, I have a challenge and I am turning to my PLN to try to address it. As you know, I teach Instructional Technology at the University of Northern Iowa.  We teach both undergraduate (future teachers) and graduate (present teachers) about how to use technology to support learning.  It […]