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DigCit in Elementary Classroom
When kindergarten students are given a book, teachers patiently guide children though picture walk and read-aloud activities to scaffold knowledge and skills necessary for becoming independent readers. When the time comes for kids to start driving, p (More)
Learning with Screencasts
Screencasting is one of the tools I have been looking forward to learning about for a long time. I knew what screencasts were and saw multiple possibilities for implementing them in a classroom, but I have never created one myself. Our fourth grade t (More)
Present Pedagogical Ecosystem
Social networking is not a bubble filled with colleagues we know. It\'s precisely the opposite - an enormous, continuously changing environment in which we choose to collaborate and learn from people we may not know personally. It\'s a new pedagogica (More)
YouTube Kind of Love
YouTube is huge, powerful, and not always beautiful...kind of like love. We simply cannot avoid it. Educators may be skeptical about its content, but they use it in lessons anyway. Many teachers love YouTube, but kids live it. They have accounts, (More)
Portable On-Demand Learning
I thought I knew quite enough about podcasting to say I was ready to use it in my classroom. Explorations of podcasts in iTunes and reading about them on the web proved me wrong: I have had only a slight understanding of what this tool truly is and h (More)
Magic Touch of Wixie
Frequently, I stumble across tweets that refer to blog posts about best Web 2.0 tools for education. More)
Make a Habit of Educational Purposes
Social Media Garden by j&tplaman When I see teachers using online media resourc (More)
4Cs of Student Blogs in Elementary School
Five years ago, Konard Glogowski shared his experiences with blogs in the high-school classroom and described the More)
Blog Composition
Today, millions of professional, educational, and personal blogs are living in the endless world of digital information.  They have become a “hot” topic in schools (More)
Buildung a Classroom Community: Culturally Responsive Learning
The fact that I grew up in the “white” country of Belarus and taught kids with pretty much the same backgrounds and cultural principles might have shaped me as one-sided educator in the culturally responsive pedagogy aspect.  Coming to the USA in 200 (More)
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