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NEWSLETTER 2013.11.14: Blogs & Tweets
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Tweets of Note – November 2013 Volume 1

 

Blogs of Note – November 2013 Volume 1

By: Sarah Stewart
Published November 2013

Google Lit Trip
Karen McVay, Technology Integration Specialist and computer teacher at Trinity Presbyterian School in Montgomery, AL, experiments with Google Lit Trip, a platform that uses Google Maps to illustrate place and time while reading literature. 

Reading and Wrestling
Christopher Arbor, Humanities teacher and wrestling coach at the Asheville School, in Asheville, NC, discusses the similar lessons learned from reading and wrestling in an essay “Reading, Writing, and Wrestling,” which was featured in the Great Smokies Review.  

Give Students Control
In “How are you thinking about the ‘package’ we call ‘school?’” Bo Adams, Chief Learning and Innovation Officer at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School in Atlanta, asks how educators can rework their programs to give students more control over their learning.

Twitter Hijacking
Scott McLeod, author, speaker, and Director of Innovation for Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency in Iowa, hijacks PLAEA’s Twitter feed for a week, a novel marketing practice made popular by the tourism arms of countries such as Sweden, Italy, and Mexico, to name a few. See Scott's 2012 SAIS keynote here.

Can Miley Cyrus create a Teachable Moment?
Bridget Gwinnett, Upper School Counselor at Greensboro Day School in Greensboro, NC, discusses the value of using the news to initiate discussions with our teens that can be teachable moments.  

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