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Computers
Posted on April 11, 2014 by Amanda Dykes
Blog

The second part of my "Educators Get Connected" series focuses on blogs.  In the late nineties, the word "blog" was coined as a shortened version of the words "web" and "log."  People can use blogs as a kind of diary or journal.  Educators have found their place in the blog world.  Find out more in this blog post. 

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Computers
Posted on April 1, 2014 by Amanda Dykes
Educators get connected: Twitter

We live in a society that is changing rapidly.  In the past if we wanted to learn about something, we read a book.  If we wanted to communicate with someone, we called them from a landline phone or wrote them a letter.  Our peers and friends were people we met and saw face to face.  With the internet, mobile phones and tablets, most of the above is obsolete.  Add social media to the mix and the world is a smaller place.  We can safely say that social media has become a mainstay in today’s society.  It is how many get news, communicate and most importantly, learn.  How does social media change the way educators learn?

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Computers
Posted on March 25, 2014 by Alan Haskvitz
digital footprint

Students get caught up in the excitement of seeing their name or image on the screen and forget this isn't just a passing fad; but it's forever. With technology altering the way we teach and students learn, we must look at what a digital footprint is and how students can limit it.

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Computers
Posted on August 5, 2013 by Alan Haskvitz
Nings: Teachers talking to teachers
What exactly is a ning anyway?  Wikipedia describes a ning as "an online platform for people and organizations to create custom social networks."  The resources in my blog post will familiarize you with the concept.  Learn why you should know more about them and how they can help you in your classroom.   

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Computers
Posted on April 19, 2012 by Alan Haskvitz
Skype: A You-Are-There Teaching Tool
As a teacher, I’m always on the lookout for lesson ideas and fresh material to serve up to my class.  I’ve used Skype on many occasions and I feel it is a great free tool to use to bring education to life in real time.  My class has talked to many different individuals, like writers and artists.  We’ve also Skyped with other classrooms across the country.  The list I put together is a great place to start if you’re looking for new ways of teaching using Skype and a new perspective on some of your current lessons.

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