July 2008 Blog Posts (106)

NECC Reflections

While I have already wrote a few things about NECC at my blog, I just wanted to say here that I enjoyed joining some conversations with fellow CR2.0 folks at the Birds of a Feather session at NECC in San Antonio!

Hearing the exchange of ideas was great, as was the encouragement to use this tool. It really does make a difference to see real people and hear real advice and concern, and I hope "we" continue to meet both at NECC and elsewhere.

Added by John Hendron on July 3, 2008 at 8:34pm — No Comments

Make your voice heard

Tell Obama to get FISA right!

(This is the biggest group on Obama's site and growing fast.)

Added by Karen Fasimpaur on July 3, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Aliterate Teachers

Okay. So I'm sitting at a "Literacy Institute" and I'm surprised by a comment from a teacher who says she doesn't like to read.



Doesn't like to read? An elementary teacher, in charge of teaching kids to READ, doesn't like to READ herself? What's up with THAT? That's like a boat salesman who doesn't like water! Or a astronaut who doesn't like space travel, or a baker who doesn't like bread... (Feel free to add your own analogy in the… Continue

Added by Michelle TeGrootenhuis on July 3, 2008 at 12:00am — 12 Comments

Commitment Phobe

I just attended a great panel discussion on Social Networking in Education at NECC and what stuck to me was a statement made that you have to make a commitment to participating a little each day to actively engage in a network. I know this is true, how can I even see what the possibilities are if I have never even tried it? Think about the teachers or students who have been given a tool and end up creating something that you would have never envisioned! We are really just scratching the surface… Continue

Added by Handynerd on July 1, 2008 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Listening In



I'm working on a curriculum project, Plugged-In to Nonfiction with my literacy mentor, Janet Allen, this week, so I was not able to go to San Antonio for NECC. However, I have been dipping in as often as possible and I was thrilled to listen in to Chris Lehmann's session this afternoon.



School is real life. Sometimes, if we're really being honest, it doesn't seem like it. When my first… Continue

Added by Lee Ann Spillane on July 1, 2008 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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