Revisiting Twitter as Educators

Seven years ago when a very small percentage of educators used Twitter or any sort of social media professionally, I presented my first workshop on the subject with Cathy Higgins, the Director of Technology for New Hampshire at the time. I found out later that a Superintendent in the audience (who I did not know)…

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8 Simple Hints for Twitter Chats

Have you noticed the rise in commercials with a Twitter focus? ┬áRecent advertisements by Honda (full disclosure, I own one) is an irritating play on the hashtag element of Twitter. It’s unfortunate as hashtags are a clever device to differentiate tweets and categorize them into particular categories. For instance, if I want to read tweets…

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Connected Educators

The USDOE has deemed August “Connected Educator Month” and there are a variety of activities, especially webinars, which will hopefully inspire educators to explore the joy of connectivity. Here’s an email I just sent out to my staff: Hi everyone, The USDOE has deemed August “Connected Educator Month”. As part of this, there are some…

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The Digital Conference

I remember the first ASCD conference I attended many years ago (well, not sure when that was really) and my typical workshop procedure was to find a seat in the middle of the room near the front. I would pull out a mechanical pencil and a legal pad and I would use only the front…

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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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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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