10 Easy Instagram Photo Book Challenge – Education Article

I’ve grown fascinated lately with the Instagram #BookChallenge and the #BookBento photo technique.  So, here’s my rendition, see above graphic or make a copy of my GoogleDoc. Feel free to take, use, share, make it yours – with attribution please. I’m kinda lazy, some book challenges are 30 or 31 days…I chose 10 pictures just to make it doable and easy. Like Sunday morning, baby. Have you heard of these? Have you ever participated in one? I’ve been working for…

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Summer Reading Suggestions from Social Media – Education Article

Sometimes I just want a trashy summer read.  Something light. Something sassy. A cozy coastal mystery. A true Beach Read. Nothing heavy. Not WWII. No cancer, no conflict, no causes.  No political or social commentary. Growing up outside DC I’ve had a lifetime of political. Don’t get me wrong. I have passionate beliefs but when you have lived your life both inside and outside the beltway, see scandals and politicians come and go, and both parties sling mud — AND…

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What’s Up with TikTok? – Education Article

What do you get when you mash together Instagram, Vine, Flipagram, and Musical.ly? TikTok. My middle school students introduced me to TikTok this past school year when I noticed that my 6th grade girls were glued to it during recess.  Fifteen second videos that you can add music plus filters, stickers, text, and more. Here’s what the Heavy says about TikTok – it’s a: “global music and video platform, it was created in 2016 by Chinese internet technology company ByteDance.…

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Summer Reading 2019 – Education Article

The Summer Reading List is Here! Where does the time fly? I can’t believe it’s that time of year again! Time to share our Summer Reading List with you! It’s my 27th year in HCPSS and 22nd year here at Murray Hill Middle School! W00t! A lot of things have changed but some thing stay the same. Like still LOVING to read. Every day. Especially, in the Summer time! There’s nothing better to sit outside, on the beach, under an…

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Take a Shelfie Not a Selfie – Education Article

I’ve talked about the  Art of the Shelfie before, but I had a recent rant I just wanted to share with you. I started with “Hey girl” as a nod to the “Hey girl” meme and my preoccupation with the hit book, “Girl, Wash Your Face” by @msrachelhollis. It was really just to get your attention, I know educator guys might benefit from this rant, too! I’m equal opportunity judgey. You know what’s great about having a professional Twitter &…

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#InnovatorsMindset Instagram Book Study (January 27, 2019 – February 9, 2019) – The Principal of Change – Education Article

This past July, I led a book study on Instagram, and it was a tremendous experience. It was a short process and encouraged participants to not only think deeply about their teaching and learning but also create their own media from the process while connecting with others. Because of the success of the first book study, we are going to lead another book study on”The Innovator’s Mindset,” starting on January 27th, 2019.  It will last for less than two weeks…

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9 EdTech Giveaways for Readers – Education Article

What was your favorite part of 2018? I don’t know about you, but it’s hard for me to choose just one. Although like every year, this one had it’s up and downs, there were so many things to celebrate in 2018. From a brand new book to lots of conference trips, it’s been a super fun year and now I want to celebrate with you! Last week I announced a series of special EdTech giveaways. There is still time left…

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IG Holiday Highlights & More! – Education Article

Hello Blogosphere and Edu friends! Here are some of our recent IG Highlights from the Holidays, #makermondaycrafternoon, Winter Smash, #MHTVNews, and our MHMS Memory Book Cover artist winner! WARNING: Because this post contains a LOT of Instagram embedded posts, it may take a bit longer to load. At the very bottom of the page I have links to why having a professional School or Library or School Library Instagram is important. Now, most of our kids love, I mean LOVE…

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