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12 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom: Creating a Global Classroom

(This post originally appeared on EdWeek.com’s Global Learning Blog here.) I met my co-author on Twitter. We hit it off in a series of 140-character communications, where we realized we shared similar values, a vision of bringing global education into classrooms, and that our expertise was complementary. We never met until our book was 90…

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Talking to My Ten-Year Old About the Kidnapping of Nigerian School Girls – #BringBackOurGirls

Beyond our usual “what’s the best thing that happened to you today” conversation at dinnertime, we’ve added some social media sharing  – talking about a video or story that’s gone viral that day. Our first time watching Pharrell’s “Happy” or Kid President’s Pep Talk came after a dinner conversation. It’s a great way to share…

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Making Experiential Learning Real With the Out of Eden Walk

I’ve been immersed in the learning possibilities around the Out of Eden Walk, thanks to my work with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and the dedicated, inspiring work of Paul Salopek, 2-time Pulitzer Prize Winner and National Geographic fellow.  I documented some of the many learning opportunities that arise thanks to this amazing project…

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An Exciting Professional Development Workshop for Teachers

Here’s the info sent to teachers in various networks about our @PulitzerCenter Workshop: ATTENTION Philadelphia-area K-12 TEACHERS! Join us for a UNIQUE (AND FREE!) PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY. The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting IS COMING TO PHILADELPHIA! WHEN: November 7, 2013. 4:30 – 7 pm (Dinner will be provided) WHERE: Independence Charter School – 1600…

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