I have a wonderful colleague, @NemetzMark (please follow him), who is working on building up his social media presence and asked me about filtering in Twitter. As he starts following more and more people he feels like the most important Tweets are getting buried (don’t we all?). So how can he just see the top people he follows? If you have this same burning question take a look at the screencast I created. Hope this helps!… Continue reading
I recently read an article (I’m sorry I don’t have the link handy) whereby a study was done that showed graduating high school students have no idea how to effectively search information. Part of the problem is that many teachers don’t know how to search. Here’s a great post that not only gives some tips for searching with Google but also a bunch of other Google uses. I use Google extensively and am always shocked when people pay for services that Google freely offrers for free… Continue reading
Seth Godin is one of my all time favorite blogger/writer. His post are supposedly geared toward business, but I’ve found most of them to be relevant to what I do in and out of the classroom (I’ve used a few as excellent journal topics for my students). As I sit here madly prepping for the new school year, and all the chaos that surrounds such a task, I found this post tucked away in my Evernote notebook and felt it was especially appropriate.
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