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Crowdsourcing

Posted by Debby on 28th November in linkedin

Using my network connections today to gather some information that I’ve been curious about. Tools like Twitter, Facebook, and Google Docs makes it easy to do a quick survey to find out information. Just about every time I’ve done this, I’ve come up with great responses in a short period of time. I wonder what I’ll learn now?

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Gratitude

Posted by Debby on 23rd November in linkedin

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and […]

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6 Favorite Teaching Online Activities by Lindsay Clandfield

Posted by Debby on 20th November in linkedin

I often come across great teaching tips via Twitter and today was no exception. As is often the case, someone posted something about something that someone else posted, and eventually it ended up in my Twitter stream for me to share with someone else (did you follow that?). That’s pretty much how this networking stuff works. The value is in the network you build up and in the contributions that you make back to others.

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Why American Students Are Not Leading the Way in Tech

Posted by Debby on 13th November in linkedin

One of the co-founders for Picture Me In Computing recently posted a blog about her observations on why we are having such a hard time getting students interested in computer science degrees. She thinks that we are neglecting to introduce K12 students to the building blocks needed for them to be successful later on in college majors. Is there something that can be done about that? She said:

“My challenge to you [educators] is to think of the world that our students will be working in, and ask yourself whether we should be preparing our children only for assessments, or if we should be preparing them for life-long success.”

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How to Focus [infographic]

Posted by Debby on 13th November in linkedin

How to focus when there are so many ways to get easily distracted is a challenge even for the best multitaskers. I found this great mind map at FFFFound (click for full sized image): 0

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Picture Me in Computing

Posted by Debby on 8th November in linkedin

Tomorrow is the annual Picture Me in Computing day, where women geeks across the world take pictures of themselves working in technology fields to share with girls who might not otherwise consider a career in computing. The Computer Science Teachers Association posted a letter from one of the event founders, Kiki Prottsman, that is worth sharing […]

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Lack of meaning

Posted by Debby on 7th November in linkedin

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Students Addicted To Technology: The Good and Bad News [Infographic]

Posted by Debby on 25th October in linkedin

It’s common wisdom that students today are addicted to technology. Is that a good thing? A bad thing? How to we take advantage of their connectedness in our teaching practices? Edudemic shares an infographic that illustrates how plugged in students are. Does your own experience support this? 0

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