A Case for Blogging in the K12 Classroom

According to Wikipedia, as of February 16, 2014, Tumbler had around 172 million registered blogs, and WordPress had 75.8 million blogs in existence worldwide. These are only two of many blogging platforms available around the world, so you we can only imagine the true number of blogs being published on…

What is Content Curation and Why is it Important?

Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Pinterest, blogs, wikis, and the list goes on and on.  In a previous post, I talked about how easy it is in our digital world to get totally overloaded and overwhelmed with the constant barrage of information coming at us from all directions.  Especially those…

The Blue Birds are Tweeting Part 3

We’ve all heard the abbreviation “PLN”, which stands for Personal Learning Network.  If we take each word separately, we can easily define a PLN as a network of people and resources used by an individual for the purposes of learning.  If we use the definition…

The Blue Birds are Tweeting Part 2

Did you miss The Blue Birds are Tweeting Part 1?  Read it HERE! In my last post, I introduced you to the idea of trying Twitter.  I suggested using www.search.twitter.com to see what people were tweeting about and how many resources are being shared.  I…

The Blue Birds are Tweeting Part 1

I often hear veteran teachers refer to their higher level students as the “Blue Birds”.  I guess that’s a reference to reading group names or something like that.  We all know that in addition to having those higher level learners in our classrooms, there are…