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What do hashtags and Twitter have in common? TwitterChats, of course! If you're still trying to figure out exactly what hashtags are, what TwitterChats are, and how to make these a part of your professional learning network, join our amazing special guest, Alice Keeler, to get the scoop in this week's Classroom 2.0 LIVE show (Saturday, October 18th): TwitterChats: What, Why, How, When? Alice is a doctoral student at Boise State University in EdTech with a focus on gamification and has many years of experience as an ed tech leader and connected educator. Alice is a Google Certified Teacher, New Media Consortium K12 Ambassador, Microsoft Innovative Educator and LEC Admin & Online and Blended certified. She has led project teams for Google projects such as the YouTube teachers project and the Google Play for Education project. She has served on the New Media Consortium Horizon report advisory panel for both 2013 and 2014. As a believer in the importance of connectivity she founded #coffeeEDU and #profchat and is a perfect person to help us learn about the power of TwitterChats. If you participate in educational TwitterChats we hope you'll join us to share your personal favorites and your experiences as a participant. Alice tweets @alicekeeler and blogs at

More information and session details are at If you're new to the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! show you might want to spend a few minutes viewing the screencast on the homepage to learn how we use Blackboard Collaborate, and navigate the site. Each show begins at 12pm Eastern (GMT-5) and may be accessed in Blackboard Collaborate directly using the following Classroom 2.0 LIVE! link at All webinars are closed captioned. Unsure of the time in your time zone? Click on the "Time Zone Conversion" link on our home page.

On the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! site ( you'll find the recordings and Livebinder from our recent ”Open Mic: Digital Storytelling” session with our special guest facilitator Wes Fryer. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

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Introducing myself

Started by Katie Dunbar in Introductions. Last reply by JFarrow 19 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hi everyone,I am a librarian/technology teacher/gifted teacher in a K-5 school. I am also a technology mentor in my building in charge of assisting teachers with technology. My district is moving toward greater integration of Chromebooks and Google…Continue

Google Docs and Age Restriction

Started by Eve Heaton in Help or Feedback Needed. Last reply by Shelly Moses yesterday. 23 Replies

I just saw a video about google docs and thought it might be interesting to try out for a collaborate project idea I have for my fourth grade students. However, I noticed that in the terms and conditions that students have to be 13 years or older…Continue

Tags: Docs, Google

Arduino in the Elementary Classroom

Started by Joel Garcia in Help or Feedback Needed. Last reply by Joel Garcia yesterday. 1 Reply

I have recently started to use Arduino micro controller boards to provide an opportunity for fifth and sixth graders to experiment with building and controlling circuits. Students write code, verify, and upload the program to the Arduino board using…Continue

Tags: Electronics, Labs, Ubuntu, Elementary, Hawaiian


Started by Steve Hargadon in Introductions. Last reply by Gubran Saif on Saturday. 4483 Replies

Please introduce yourself, let us know a little bit about you, and where you are from.

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Ubuntu Science App Suggestions?

Started by Katy Scott in Help or Feedback Needed. Last reply by Joel Garcia on Saturday. 5 Replies

I work with K-12 teachers in a science-focused setting, and they'll be using some Ubuntu netbooks with their students. I'd like to add some science-specific applications to the computers. Right now, I've got Kalzium, Stellarium, and Celestia. Can…Continue

Tags: science, ubuntu

Would you pick One Tablet or One IWB?

Started by David Sladkey in Off-Topic or Just for Fun. Last reply by Dave Eveland on Thursday. 16 Replies

So I was at a meeting where were asked to vote on this question. Would you rather have a tablet (with a wireless connection to the data projector) or an Interactive White Board (with a computer connected to it)? Just a clarification: We are talking…Continue

Tags: vote, tablet, IWB

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