Monday, 9 July 2012

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Tony Vincent's Learning in Hand, 1 Year Later- Why Teachers Should Join TwitterWhat I have Learned as a TwitterNewbie, The Innovative Educator: 5 Reasons to Allow Students to Use Cell Phones in Class, Governance If you think its expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire anamateur., Why My Voice for Change Has Been Muted
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Tony Vincent's Learning in Hand  ❘   Shared by Mark D Johnson, Beth Sanders and 2 others
I thought of my fifth grade classroom as a web publishing organization. Whenever it seemed appropriate, we shared our artwork, writing, videos, and other projects on our website,  Planet 5th . If I was teaching fifth graders today, we would be...
Mark D Johnson Beth Sanders Thomas Baker Amy Burvall
1 Year Later- Why Teachers Should Join Twitter…What I have Learned as a Twitter Newbie  ❘   Shared by Tom Whitby, Phillippa Cleaves and 2 others
What is the first thing you think of when you think of Twitter?  Most people think of a popular social networking site that people use for socializing, sharing random opinions and befriending cool celebrities.  Think of Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore...
Tom Whitby Phillippa Cleaves John Lustig Steven W. Anderson
The Innovative Educator: 5 Reasons to Allow Students to Use Cell Phones in Class  ❘   Shared by darynsimon, Phillippa Cleaves and 1 other
Guest post by Michael Soskil  Cross posted at A Teacher's Life for Me  Flickr/William Hook This morning, a discussion between members of my PLN on Plurk got me thinking about rules in school that ban cell phone usage.  In today's post I'm going...
darynsimon Phillippa Cleaves John Lustig
Governance – If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.  ❘   Shared by Steve Gillott, Matthew Pearson and 1 other
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Why My Voice for Change Has Been Muted  ❘   Shared by Richard Lakin, Lyn Hilt and 1 other
Posted by Brian Crosby on Jul 6, 2012 in Making The Shift , Teacher Leadership 2.0 , The Compelling Need for Change , Voices | 0 comments After years of having a consistent online presence, I'm continuing to come to terms with my lack of blogging...
Richard Lakin Lyn Hilt Shira Leibowitz Ph.D
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Morning Report
Today's headlines from our Editor
Internet Braces For Outages
Thousands of Internet users may wake up to find themselves cut off on Monday, due to malware that was passed on more than a year ago. The FBI is planning on shutting down a series of servers that functioned as a sort of safety net for computers that were infected with the malicious software, and as a result some users may be unable to connect to the web. Up to 250,000 people worldwide may be affected.
58 Killed In Religious Violence In Nigeria
A series of raids and retaliations over the weekend have left 58 dead in Christian villages in central Nigeria. The region has been devastated in recent years by violence pitting different ethnic groups and religions, mainly Christianity and Islam, against each other. "As a nation, we must rise against those who are determined to return us ta a state of nature where life has little or no value," Nigerian Senate President David Mark said in a statement.
Federer Wins Wimbledon
Roger Federer defeated Andy Murray during the men's finals at Wimbledon on Sunday. The win, Federer's 17th career Grand Slam victory, will catapult him once again to a number one ranking. It was a heartbreaking defeat for Murray, who has lost in all four of his major final appearances so far in his career. In the women's finals, Serena Williams defeated Agnieszka Radwanska and took her fifth Wimbledon title.
Photo of the Day: Roger Federer fell to the court in celebration after defeating Andy Murray and claiming the men's singles title at the Wimbledon on Sunday. Credit: Cynthia Lum/Icon SMI/Newscom
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