Try These New Blogging Platforms

  I’ve discovered two new blogging platforms recently, both quite different in their styles and purposes…but both have great potential for educators. Let’s chat about Medium and Postachio.  MEDIUM This platform comes from one of the originators of Twitter and Blogger, and in fact, your Twiter account is your passage into this program. Medium is…

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4 Ways to Help Find Time to Blog

  Lately, I’ve been feeling guilty about not blogging as frequently as I should. Ironically, school administrator and keynote speaker George Couros, one of our field’s best known educational bloggers, wrote his post Isolation is now a choice educators make as part of his personal blog, “The Principal of Change”.  In this piece, he featured a…

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#SummerBlog12

It’s summertime in the world of educators and as a Principal I am hoping that my work week gets down to 40 hours or so. As such, I’ll have more time for blogging and I encourage you to do the same. A number of Principals (and hopefully other educators) have agreed to use the hashtag #summerblog12…

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Five Reasons Educators Should Blog

Once a week, a new to-do pops up on my productivity software client that alerts me that it’s time to do a blog entry. Most of the time I admire the line and proceed to complete a dozen other tasks that, if not completed, will affect my job performance. Yet, I am fully aware that…

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Thoughts as the School Year Begins

I’m not a big fan of “potpourri” blog entries, but I’m hoping that a few random thoughts will magically coalesce into a complete theme. While it will certainly add to the weekend activities, the district has debuted a new web site using WordPress which will help the district’s Principals add content easily. We are trading some…

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Should we take Twitter seriously?

This week I was asked to be the guest Principal on a grant driven program sponsored in part by the New Hampshire Department of Education and Technology Director Cathy Higgins. She and I decided to utilize Twitter as our avenue for members of this cohort so that they would have a chance to pick my…

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Blogging from ASCD

Thoughts on Workshops In my 25 years is this biz, I have been to scores of workshops of varying quality. Some have made a tremendous impact such as the first time I saw Wiggins and McTigue on their early “tour” describing the marvelous simplicity of Understanding By Design or Heidi Hayes Jacobs espousing the tenets…

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Opening Up the Web 2.0 Potential

I shared some of the wonders of Web 2.0 to my staff yesterday. As I expected, I endured some good natured ribbing as most of the sixty or so members of the Harold Martin staff know all too well how much I love technology. As I shared in a previous post, it’s crucial that we…

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