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Why I’m Dialing Back Social Media #SOL18

Sure, I bought in the narrative hook, line, and sinker. Join this new social media, you'll be better for it! I got myself Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and used it for good, not evil. I found coaches I could connect to,... Continue Reading →

#SOL17 Challenge – Day 30 – #MOedchat

As I write this, I'm participating in one of my favorite Twitter chats: #moedchat My online presence started with a challenge from a former superintendent to try social media over the summer and see what we thought. She was very... Continue Reading →

Letting Go #SOL

I've got 5,081 followers on Twitter. How that number ever came to be, I have no idea. I'm simply a guy, trying to do the best he can in a job he's not always very good at. Nothing more, nothing... Continue Reading →

I’m On a Boat – #EdcampSurfIA

If you know the song On a Boat, by Lonely Island, you'll know why I cannot post the video for this (and if you look up the video, the language is NFWS). However, I cannot get that song out of my head!... Continue Reading →

My #NotAtISTE15 Experience

I've mentioned ISTE, the International Society for Technology in Education, before in a couple of blogs, more for following their hashtag than anything else.  I cannot believe though that I've not mentioned the #notatISTE hashtag, something that I will remedy... Continue Reading →

A Tweeter’s Lament

I use a web site to keep track of followers and those who unfollow. It's tacky, I know, but I will follow back on almost anyone who is educationally based, and if you aren't, if I can see how you'll... Continue Reading →

My Happy Thought – October 27

Yeah, I missed Friday.  My wife had a couple of appointments in which she needed a driver.  Nothing major by any means, but I was with her, a nice feeling in itself. And honestly, I've been struggling.  Now, I've said... Continue Reading →

Technology Integration Conference – Day 2

Well, I've been home, had a good night sleep, worried about the 7+ inches of rain we've gotten and now, to write up my second day of learning. I started the day out with a technology integration specialist from our... Continue Reading →

Connections All Around Us

We hear a lot about being a "connected educator", how it makes our profession better, ourselves better.  I've bought into that whole-heartedly, creating (in my own mind) a network where I can find ideas, support, and ways to pushing my... Continue Reading →

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