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DOING Professional Learning

Have you ever gone outside to learn something new at an edtech conference? I have! It was so special to me, and I can’t wait to share this experience with you. At the Wake County Instructional Technology and Library Media Services #wonderwake Fall Convergence Symposium, Bill Ferriter and I presented on Read more…


Facilitating Expert Instruction

I’m sick. After much denial and frustration, I finally went to the doctor. I really admire medical professionals. They know a lot! I saw five different people, had several data measured and tests conducted, and walked out with prescriptions to fill. All alone in my doctor’s office room, I couldn’t Read more…


North Carolina Curriculum Hashtags

Special Note: North Carolina Curriculum Hashtags also available in Google Doc and PDF. Blogger’s Note: #Hashtag180 is a living, breathing work in progress. Check back  often! We want your feedback! We’re all in this together to share learning and teaching resources to become better for our learners. WHY: 10 Reasons Why You Should Hashtag Curriculum Read more…


10 Reasons Why You Should Hashtag Curriculum Objectives

Do you want to become better for your students? Let’s build an archive together! What if every educator used the same hashtags to share their learning and teaching resources with each other efficiently? Let’s facilitate even more meaningful experiences for our learners by exchanging specifically-hashtagged ideas on a FREE platform! Blogger’s Read more…


Hashtagging ISTE Student Standards

I LOVE the 2016 ISTE Student Standards! The world is changing quickly and constantly, and ISTE is several keystrokes ahead with its bold, future-ready vision: “Today’s students must be prepared to thrive in a constantly evolving technological landscape.” Feels like ISTE’s standards are alive and breathing, adapting and evolving with Read more…


On the Grid?

This did NOT go as planned–But is it still On the Grid? I’ve read so many posts about perfectly planned, extremely well-executed learning experiences that produced expected–and occasionally beyond–results. But I’m taking my friend Starr Sackstein‘s advice, here. Striving for authenticity, I’m also blogging about experiences that did NOT go Read more…


#AudienceMatters

Does audience matter? When composing a presentation for a specific group–Yes. But what about your tweets, blogs, and professional postings on social media? Does audience matter there? At a recent edcamp, I watched two, well-respected educators I really admire openly disagree about the importance of an educator’s audience online. In Read more…


Adapting Professional Passions

Educators are passionate people! Continuing my Passion Series, Adapting Professional Passions is a follow-up to Guiding Professional Passions. My journey reflects soul-searching experiences that strike at the very heart of education. It’s deeply personal. And it ain’t all pretty. This is a long one–bear with me. Before I joined twitter Read more…


Guiding Professional Passions

What is a message merely sent if not sincerely received? To our very core, we love what we do. Heartfelt passion spirals throughout our DNA. Unique as a fingerprint, each educator brings exclusive experience, skills, and yes–even passions to their learning spaces and networks. Our love is why. But it’s how Read more…


Twitter’s Best-Kept Secret?

Okay, I’m probably not the first to know. But everyone I’ve ever asked–They didn’t know! They didn’t know twitter’s best-kept secret. And from someone who originally joined twitter just to archive fifth grade science resources, this was a really big deal! I LOVE using twitter as an archive. In fact, Read more…


Hashtag With Purpose!

WHY #Hashtag180: To archive, share, and tell your school’s learning journey through curriculum standards and objectives hashtags. We can all learn more when we share resources. But are we really doing this? And if so, are we sharing efficiently and effectively? I’d argue that–with today’s advanced technologies at our fingertips–there’s Read more…


#Hashtag180: Look Out for Learning!

Blogger’s Note: I created #Hashtag180 for educators to share resources, specifically, by hashtagging curriculum standards and objectives. What if educators tweeted examples of curriculum, and then hashtagged their tweets with curriculum objectives? Let’s connect as a global community to make experiences better for our learners! The beauty of #Hashtag180 is Read more…


#Hashtag180: How To Hashtag North Carolina Science Essential Standards

Blogger’s Note: Officially beginning April, 2017, I’m excited to launch a movement that will connect educators and resources worldwide to improve student learning. #Hashtag180 is created BY educators FOR educators. Let’s make student learning experiences better! WHY: 10 Reasons Why You Should Hashtag Your Curriclum WHY: Here’s Why You Should Hashtag Your Read more…


Join The #Hashtag180 Challenge!

WHY: To Improve Student Learning Experiences. #Hashtag180 began as one fifth grade science teacher’s journey to enhance and supplement curriculum. It grew into: Hashtag A Community Around Your Curriculum. HOW: See: How To Hashtag North Carolina Science Essential Standards and North Carolina Curriculum Hashtags.Tweet one experience on each of the 180 school days of the year, Read more…


From Dewey Decimals To Hamstra Hashtags: 4 Steps to Sharing Learning Resources Efficiently

From cataloging with the Dewey Decimal System in 1876 to exploring wide open topics on digital search engines today… Oh, how the times have changed–Or have they? While some educators argue how the Dewey Decimal System was too linear and inflexible with changing times and genres, others race to throw Read more…