Robin Talkowski’s Blog: Reading & Technology

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Robin Talkowski’s Blog: Reading & Technology

Entries from August 28th, 2010

Belonging

August 28th, 2010 · No Comments · education issues

I just finished reading a children’s book, Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper.  The protagonist in this book is 11 year old Melody.  Melody has cerebral palsy and has never walked or talked.  She is very bright and “talks” with the aid of a computer, but her classmates can’t see beyond her limitations.  The […]

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Edutopia Posted Article on Twittering

August 20th, 2010 · No Comments · Professional Learning Community

It seems like I am on a Twittering campaign.  Edutopia recently posted an article about Twittering:  Twittering, not Frittering:  Professional Development in 140 Characters.

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Find Colleagues on Twitter

August 19th, 2010 · No Comments · Professional Learning Community

Thanks to a Tweet I just read, I discovered a Wiki started by Gini Hartman.  She states her purpose as, “This wiki was created to easily help educators find other educators on Twitter that have the same interests as them (that teach in the same content area). Check out the list of educators on the […]

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Wading into Twitter

August 18th, 2010 · No Comments · Professional Learning Community

I am a late adopter.  I am an early adopter. I am a late adopter.  I first heard about Twitter and Plurk over two years ago at a Discovery Educator Network (DEN) Summer Institute.  At the time, I thought, “That’s interesting, but do I really care to hear what people are doing all the time?  […]

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Overheard at the Library

August 12th, 2010 · No Comments · education issues

I love libraries.  From the time I was a child, the library was a place to go to escape my world and enter the worlds of others.  Today’s libraries are the best deal in town.  At one location, you find books, magazines, newspapers, music, computers, and friendly, helpful staff.  While on vacation in New Hampshire […]

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