I am asking everyone to read this post by my new friend Jure Klepic. This is what we're doing with the #choose2matter campaign. PLEASE read, understand, and watch. I must say that Jure took 5 minutes to answer a few questions for me about social media and helped me profoundly. It is hard to fathom that before he watched Angela's talk that he wondered if he mattered. He's talented, smart, and seems to have the world at his feet. You never know who feels like they don't matter. As a teacher, this is your job – #choose2matter don't just settle to show up. Let's be more and do more for all the Christopher and Jure's out there.
Anne Fox shares her reflections n the digital handshake, an important aspect of getting to know people.
Fascinating blog post about how misunderstanding the “pound sign” caused a project not to happen. The US school said to press the pound sign (#) but the UK school was looking for the british pound sign – they call the # the number sign. This is a great point about communication and overcoming. It makes me sad they couldn't figure it out and work it out, but great that these conversations keep happening.
A reflection on Digiteen by @meywong
A wonderful book review for the Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds book cross posted on Technology and Learning
Sandy created an overview of a webinar a while back we did overviewing the Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds book. She gave a nice overview of the discussion with Steve Hargadon, who always brings out great points that need to be discussed.
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