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Confronting Fear: “I’m scared to death” to “The best thing I’ve ever done”


Sometimes when you confront your fears and do something that makes you tell yourself, “Why the heck am I doing this…I’m scared to death,” ends up being the best thing you ever did. -A recent post I wrote to friends and family on a private social media network.   This message is something that resounds … Continue reading

Teaching Strategies to Prepare College Students for a Self-Serve Education


Forget the term Millennials, Generation X or even “the kids these days.” The term “Generation Self-Serve” might be more appropriate. Children growing up now are the first generation to experience “self-service” to the extent that their parents have demanded–or grudgingly accepted–these new experiences. From filling up the car with gas and scanning and bagging your … Continue reading

Give Students a Voice Through Blogging


Writing is one of the key skills that students, particularly those in high school, need to put effort into developing. Rather than assigning boring reports or essays, one of the best ways to help students write is to give them a chance to write about the things they are genuinely interested in. As students head … Continue reading

The Times They are a-Changin’: How Gen Y Changed the Way We Learn


(Zach Buckley is new to the adaptivelearnin community. He will be a regular blog contributor. The article below is his first contribution. He adds insight into technology and generation Y. I’m from generation X, so reading his prospective is enlightening. Welcome Zach and enjoy his contribution!)   Generation Y refers to those of us born … Continue reading

Twitter #hashtag Education Chats: Social History Infographics


Compilation of Twitter #hashtag Education Chats- A One Month Social History from Feb. 22 to March 22, 2012. How does your favorite education chat compare? Who are the most influential Tweeters for your favorite education chat? *Please note that due to the enormous volume of education Twitter chats, I could not include all of them here.  I … Continue reading

Social Media…bad for educators?! Not!…and Why?


Via Social Media in Education by James Hicks, The Tech Scoop Frown…social media for educators is bad!  Have you heard this time and time again? Roll of the eyes…social media has no place in education!  Have you heard this time and time again? Annoyed look…social media is a waste of time and it will take … Continue reading

Amazing Virtual Web 2.0 Choir by Eric Whitacre


Today I began searching Ted Talks for amazing lectures.  I came across this “Eric Whitacre: A virtual choir 2,000 voices strong”.  It is absolutely amazing!  Breath-taking!  Please watch this…it’s a must see.  As a classically trained musician and teacher of ESL to students from around the world, I am naturally drawn to the virtual choir.  … Continue reading

Why Teachers Should Join Twitter Interactive Poster (Glog)


About a month ago I wrote a post called, “Why Teachers Should Join Twitter…What I Have Learned as a Twitter Newbie“.  Due to the enormous interest in the resources in the post, I have decided to create this Glog (Interactive Poster) as a visual representation of the resources included in the post.  Since I originally … Continue reading

How Scholars Use Twitter-Interesting Infographic of Early Research Results


More and more educators are using Twitter.  The use of Twitter by educators is something I highly support.  I think it is becoming an increasingly needed tool for collaboration, sharing of information, and developing our PLN’s (Personal Learning Networks).  Our PLN’s are important for learning and gaining more skill and knowledge for success in our … Continue reading

Why Teachers Should Join Twitter…What I have Learned as a Twitter Newbie


Okay, I admit that I rebelled against joining Twitter for the longest time.  I had friends and family members urging me to join.  I often said, “Why should I join another social networking site?  I have not used MySpace for a while  and am quite happy with Facebook.”  Those who were part of the Twitter … Continue reading

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