Monday, February 28, 2011

Tips for Twitter

I got this link in a Tweet this weekend.

Top 100 Tools for the Twittering Teacher by Donna Scott

Kindles For Kids

The Central School District in Park Hills Missouri has adopted the "Kindles for Kids" program for the 2011-2012 school year.  Their goal is to give each student in the district a Kindle eReader to replace their text books. The catch is the district will not be paying for them. The program will only work if they can get funding for or donations of Kindles for the students.  Check the links below for more information.

FOX 4:,0,4380659.story

NPR Morning Edition:

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

What is a PLN?

How would you like to learn new things everyday, or just when you want to, that will help you in your classroom?  YOU CAN!  All you need to do is build a Professional Learning Network (PLN).  A PLN can be whatever you need it to be....blogs, Twitter, podcasts, and more!  

I was a hold out on Twitter until a couple of week ago.  I was getting ready to go to the Midwest Educational Technology Conference (METC) and everyone was talking about following the conference on Twitter.  I broke down and got a Twitter account and now I am hooked!  I can talk, in 140 characters or less, with teachers around the nation (or world) about what I need to know!  I have learned a lot from the people I follow on Twitter.  Please don't think that the only people on Twitter are the "tech" people.  There are people talking about all parts of education.  Check out the video from that tells you about Twitter.