5/25/14 Chat Archive

@kylepace hosts #txeduchat

  1. Welcome to #txeduchat - It's time for introductions! Let's start with who you are, where you teach, and what you are passionate about.
  2. #txeduchat Hello Texas. David, MS Principal from VA here tonight. Looking forward to it!
  3. For the next hour I’ll be joining in on #txeduchat to learn with some great Texas educators! We’ll be chatting about #txgoo and GAFE. Howdy!
  4. @TCMSPrincipal Welcome David. Glad you could join #txeduchat on this Memorial Day Weekend.
  5. Kirsten Wilson, IT Coach, DFW area, aspiring administrator, #txeduchat
  6. Hi #txeduchat folks! Great to have you all with us on a holiday weekend! I'm Tom & learn from/teach amazing 5th graders in North Texas!
  7. @BSGSCSFoster @Parkview_Elem Thanks for taking time out to join us tonight Lindsay! Glad you are back on #txeduchat
  8. Good evening! Candace, Weatherford, TX, new to edchats, TSU graduate looking for a job #txeduchat
  9. Hello! I'm Paul Solarz, a 5th grade teacher from Arlington Heights, IL & I'm passionate about students owning their learning! #txeduchat
  10. Hi, I’m Kasey Bell. I’m an instr tech consultant for region 10. I’m passionate about improving student learning! #txeduchat
  11. @txeduchat good to be back... Will be in and out. Memorial Day festivities are calling my name:-) #txeduchat
  12. Good evening! #txeduchat. Im an ITS in C-FBISD. Looking forward to tonight.
  13. Nathan, MDSL, believing that even on Memorial Day weekend everything is bigger in Texas #txeduchat
  14. Assistant Principal @ Lewis Middle in Aldine ISD. Looking forward to a great chat. #txeduchat
  15. @ShakeUpLearning Kasey! Glad you’re here. Great meeting you last weekend at #txgoo! #txeduchat
  16. @dawn_greenfield welcome @Tom_Kilgore this is my friend and coworker trying to get her hooked on the twitter PLN that is #txeduchat
  17. @PaulSolarz Woo Hoo! Paul is here tonight! #txeduchat family is gathered around the proverbial dinner table (twitter table).
  18. @ShakeUpLearning Hi Kasey, welcome back to #txeduchat this evening, so wonderful to have you join in!
  19. Hi! Excited to join in the convo! Jane from NJ 6th grade SS teacher. Passionate about student centered learning ! #txeduchat
  20. #txeduchat I am passionate about my family, education, history and sports.
  21. @porterkarin Welcome to the chat Karin! We hope you enjoy #txeduchat tonight and come back for more
  22. I was at #txgoo Second year to attend. It was great! Your keynote was fantastic! Ps. My passion is helping kids! #txeduchat
  23. @gwschattle281 We are too! Thanks for joining tonight @kylepace is Amazing! We are thrilled he is hosting #txeduchat
  24. #txeduchat TechnologyFacilitator Mesquite ISD excited about school leadership, helping teachers
  25. Hi #txeduchat I’m a diglearning coach at #ESC11 I’m passsionate abt empowering teachers to make a difference in the lives of students.
  26. @snydesn2 That was the Texas Google Summit that took place in Brenham ISD last weekend. #txgoo is the hashtag for the event. #txeduchat
  27. Hey, #txeduchat. Charles I.T./College Govt. and wanna-be philosophy guy
  28. Tina frim Texas. Elementary Instructional Interventionist. Good evening!! #txeduchat
  29. A point I brought up last weekend in my keynote was that we gather f2f and in chats like this because we’re learners first. #txeduchat
  30. @kylepace #TXgoo was awesome. We talked about you being nervous before your keynote. btw-- It “didn’t suck!” #txeduchat
  31. @Heather_Aston Heather! Glad you could join tonight! This is going to be really fun #txeduchat
  32. @ruthmcghee Same here. Always fast paced and lots of cool people to get to know #txeduchat
  33. Q1: Is it difficult to be a “learner first”? #txeduchat
  34. This is only my 2nd edchat.I am excited to used twitter as a way to learn and grow #txeduchat
  35. Greetings from Virginia! Director of Communications and Community Outreach. #txeduchat
  36. Shawna from Justin. Second grade. Passionate about helping kids discover their love of reading. #txeduchat
  37. @TracieGCain Ha! Yes that’s right Tracie! I’m so glad it didn’t. :) #txeduchat
  38. @kylepace we are all learners because the term experts doesn't exist anymore #txeduchat
  39. Hi #txeduchat! Dave, teacher educator in IA crashing this party tonight, since #iaedchat is off tonight.
  40. A1- no, we joined our practice in part to never stop learning. #txeduchat
  41. Hello! Chanmi from Chicago. My passions are my family, teaching, learning, and music. #txeduchat
  42. @d_mulder no worries :-) .... just head on over to #txeduchat First rate educator PD and convo!
  43. @kylepace I loved the videos you used. I hadn't seen any of them. You are really funny, too! I missed out on the cookies though. #txeduchat
  44. My students know that I am working on my Ed.D so they know I am a learner too. #txeduchat
  45. @ShakeUpLearning Hi Kasey! Glad you’re here -- You are a GAFE rock star -- looking forward to learning more from you! #txeduchat
  46. @kylepace A1 to be a learner, not difficult. To be a learner with your students in the classroom, that is difficult #txeduchat
  47. A1: For some, maybe. But we are on Twitter because we LOVE to learn! #txeduchat
  48. A1: It can be difficult to be a learner first. There are so many pressures for teachers! But #GreatTeachers are #alwayslearning. #txeduchat
  49. A1). We are all learners first, I think we need to be careful what we learn. Hard to unlearn things at times. #txeduchat
  50. @RCHSLibrary1 Thank you so much! We’ll have to figure out another opportunity to get you some. :) #txeduchat
  51. @kylepace Heck no! Unless you know everything about everything you Re a learner on some level. #txeduchat
  52. @kylepace #txeduchat I would really like to learn more about the far reaching potential of Google usage.
  53. A1: it is if format is T focused... Create workshop model environment, focus on talk moves, questioning & mastery of Lrng BAM! #txeduchat
  54. A1: No way! It's the best part. And then I get to bring what I've learned back to school. :) #txeduchat
  55. A1) No, being a learner is not difficult. Learning is the fun part! #txeduchat
  56. @nathan_stevens @kylepace That is due to the acceleration of the half-life of knowledge in an ever changing knowledge economy #txeduchat
  57. A1 I started to say yes at 1st becuz of time but in the past year I realized that learning is my passion and gives me happiness! #txeduchat
  58. a1. Not if uwant to stay fresh & teaching is your passion. Good colleagues like @snydesn2 and the tweetosphere help keep it going #txeduchat
  59. A1: The only thing constant in education is change so we HAVE to be learners first. I don't want to be left behind. 😊 #txedtxeduchat
  60. #txeduchat A1: I spend lots of my time learning with my Ss when we try something new. Monday's class always gets my crash course.
  61. A1 As an admin & teacher, there is an expectation by most adults to know the answers not ask questions. My PLC, exactly opposite. #txeduchat
  62. A1: I can't imagine being in education and not being the number one learner on my campus. #txeduchat
  63. Learning is fun when it sparks curiosity to ask questions & to be an active participant. #txeduchat
  64. #txeduchat A1 No I don't think so because if I can't grow they my students can't grow.
  65. A1: Not difficult, but can be overwhelming at times...so much to learn! #txeduchat
  66. A1: no, I spend at least 80% of my time learning! Impossible 2 keep up, but I try! I am a little obsessive about learning! #txeduchat
  67. A1 We are educators because we love to learn. It's difficult sometimes with all the other "stuff" that comes with teaching! #txeduchat
  68. #txeduchat No. If I am not setting the example how can others follow? I should always b learning.
  69. @nolagirlfromtx @Thrasymachus Great pt. I think it’s something that some still struggle with, or just don’t see need perhaps? #txeduchat
  70. @3bugs1rat Well put Tina, especially w/tech integration we are seeking a moving target! #txeduchat
  71. A1: modeling and setting high expectations is a key trait for a leader that is pushing change #txeduchat
  72. I introduce myself and my kids call me their lead learner, not teacher! I learn just as much as Ss do. #txeduchat
  73. A1: As a inst coach when I see Ts "let go" and Ss are the Ts where learning goes to a new level it's exciting...#nevergoback #txeduchat
  74. A1 - When you are a life-long learner and someone who craves improving their craft, being a "learner first" comes more easily. #txeduchat
  75. A1) Some of us are #learnersfirst when we learn how to circumvent the things that keep us from being goof Ts & putting Ss 1st #txeduchat
  76. Hanging said yes to being a learner, the teacher needs to understand the way in which they are being asked to teach the concept #txeduchat
  77. #txeduchat Q1: we are done teaching facts. We must all facilitate critical thinking. PBL and gamification keeping us all learning.
  78. @kylepace a1 as alway with google, we are all learners when it come to interface changes "where did that button go" #txeduchat
  79. Because if the teacher doesn't get it then they can't teach that material. #txeduchat
  80. A1 - Learning is addictive --- I can’t get enough. #txeduchat
  81. A1: learning new things is the best part I pity people who think they have nothing to learn #txeduchat
  82. A1: hard for us meaning Ts to admit we do not know things once we release this thought the magic happens! Let's learn together #txeduchat
  83. A1: Love when class and T learn together... My favorite is when I don't know the answer and Ss challenged to find the answer! #txeduchat
  84. A1: I’d be a professional student if I could make money doing it! #txeduchat
  85. Learning itself isn't difficult ...content can/may be ... there's a big difference! ...key is to have a #Growthmindset! #txeduchat
  86. A1 a very seasoned T told me my first year never to admit you don't know or made a mistake. Totally disagree, always have. #txeduchat
  87. A1 The role of the T in the classroom is really "Lead Learner" and should run class as one big journey of discovery together #txeduchat
  88. Agree 100%!!! “@TracieGCain: A1 - Learning is addictive --- I can’t get enough. #txeduchat
  89. @raywinkler71 #txeduchat agreed, but we also have to stop testing facts and evaluating Ts on this
  90. Q2: What are your prime conditions for being a learner first? What maximizes it? #txeduchat
  91. I'm definitely a learning junkie, info junkie, what's happening junkie #txeduchat
  92. @raywinkler71: #txeduchat Q1: we are done teaching facts. We must all facilitate critical thinking. PBL and gamification.” Amen!!
  93. .@AllisonHoganESD it is the zone of uncomfortability that all have the greatest amount of learning #txeduchat
  94. Matt HS admin, looks like Texas is the lone star chat tonight! Good to be back! #txeduchat
  95. @nathan_stevens Ha! Yes that’s a great point. You have to be always ready to learn when new features and changes come to GAFE! #txeduchat
  96. I recently changed my LinkedIn status from my professional title to Lifelong Learner. #txeduchat
  97. A1 All humans have innate desire to learn. A good teacher taps into that desire & keeps the momentum going for him/herself & Ss. #txeduchat
  98. Mike, elem principal from IL. Sorry I'm tardy. No pass. No excuse. Good to be here tho! #txeduchat
  99. #txeduchat Twitter really has made learning more accessible and more immediate . I learn so much from my PLN and quickly turnkey to clsrm.
  100. A2: Making time to read (both in print and in pixels) is key! Readers are learners. #trueforstudents #trueforteachers #txeduchat
  101. A2- prime conditions 4 learning is... an atmosphere developing and promoting intrinsic motivation. Autonomy, mastery, practice #txeduchat
  102. Learning is simply not being afraid to ask a question. I encourage Ss & Tt to ask questions. Dig deeper! Creates collaboration. #txeduchat
  103. #txeduchat A2 Prime conditions include learning any way I can. And sharing that with my school.
  104. #txeduchat Jim, counselor Belton. A1 -- No. Learning is a process. Our level may be different but we both are getting better.
  105. @kylepace We are in a learning profession. I believe it is expected in my role, and should be expected. #txeduchat
  106. @kylepace A2 in any learning environment, play needs to be a key component and central feature #txeduchat
  107. A2: feeling that you are making progress: AKA...growth mindset #txeduchat
  108. A2: I set aside my weekends to learn- watching videos, reading, chatting- so on Monday, I can do better for my Ss. #txeduchat
  109. @MelanyStowe That's what I love about #philosophy Forces you 2B comfortable w/good questions as opposed 2 seemingly final answers #txeduchat
  110. I do think that GAFE does a great job at keeping the focus on learning for us and our students. It gets out of the way well. #txeduchat
  111. A2: when I learn with and through others... The collaboration and critical conversations push me that's when I learn most deeply #txeduchat
  112. A2: What maximizes my learning is making it personal. I have to be able to evaluate my learning through constant reflection. #txeduchat
  113. A2: unfamiliar territory, a new situation, or colleagues that challenge me (in the good way) #txeduchat
  114. #GreatTeachers read every day. Read a novel, read a journal, read a trade book, read a blog. READ! #txeduchat
  115. A2- kids develop a want to learn then they will learn because they WANT and LOVE to. #txeduchat
  116. @kylepace learning mantra: applicable to other areas of life. Aligns to passions. Reflection for growth. And fun! #txeduchat
  117. A2: High interest, desire to better myself, immediate feedback #txeduchat
  118. A2 to be a learner 1st, u must forget what you know. Lessons are taught from unexpected people and in unexpected places. #txeduchat
  119. @kylepace A2 also having the ability to be creative in your path to learning that offer different avenues to answer #txeduchat
  120. A2: must have conditions of learning: supportive environment, strong PLN thank heavens for Twitter and EdCamps! #txeduchat
  121. Let's be mindful of this, especially as learners! "The fundamental purpose of school is learning, not teaching.” ~ R. DuFour #txeduchat
  122. A2: I think you have to set aside time for your own learning each day. Just like this. Build on your strengths and work on OFIs. #txeduchat
  123. A2: My prime condition? Surrounding myself with outstanding professionals...f2f and virtually. #txeduchat
  124. @d_mulder Readers are Leaders. Good leaders guide and encourage followers to be leaders #txeduchat
  125. Hey y'all! Gary from TX A2: Prime conditions for learning - a passion for what I'm studying. I have taken several MOOCs #txeduchat
  126. A2 I think an intense curiosity if foremost. I also think every kids has that too. They r not always curious about what we want! #txeduchat
  127. A2: Being a learner means being humble, collaborating, asking questions, but most importantly listening to the answers. #txeduchat
  128. A2 Best conditions for me are when I'm not overwhelmed: Saturdays, summer...That's why I love edcamps and things like #txgoo #txeduchat
  129. A2 transparency when working to learn together is key. As pro's we must app prof learning in a way that taking risks are safe #txeduchat
  130. A2: I'm a social learner. Prime conditions must include trust and rapport with colleagues or we can't "argue" our theories/ideas. #txeduchat
  131. @bigesams So true. I find inspiration in the most random places and people #txeduchat
  132. @snydesn2 Would have to agree Twitter has made learning more accessible and immediate. #txeduchat
  133. A2: I need an environment and PLN to push my growth! No one is an expert! But we are better together! #txeduchat
  134. #txeduchat A2: the prime conditions for heathy growth are equal parts of pressure and support. Who is your pressure..who's your support?
  135. Teachers DNA! The JOY of learning! A Wonderful GIFT! Lasts a lifetime, touches the heart, soul, & mind of humanity of students! #txeduchat
  136. @kylepace @techiequeen I love the rush when this piece over here fits with that idea over there & something new is born #txeduchat
  137. @Thrasymachus @MelanyStowe Think that's key, willingness to question & seek best path even if not "the way we've done it" #txeduchat
  138. A2 Prime condition for learning is safe place for risk taking, failing, & learning from failure. #txeduchat
  139. A2 The prime condition for learning is intrinsic. Curiosity motivates you to learn more and seek answers to why not what. #txeduchat
  140. @AllisonHoganESD it's too stressful pretending to "know what you do not know" as Socrates put it #txeduchat
  141. @snydesn2 What are your prime conditions for being a learner first? #txeduchat
  142. A2 supportive colleagues and willingness to fail and dust yourself off and try again ! #txeduchat
  143. A2: Conversations with colleagues who will hold me accountable. I need to talk things through. #txeduchat
  144. Learning with no limits and conditions flourishes. It does not need priming. #txeduchat
  145. A2 and let me add PLN and Twitter!!! Learn so much from both! #txeduchat
  146. @ShakeUpLearning @kylepace Agreed. Co-learning is not only more fun, it also benefits our students more. #txeduchat
  147. @cynthia_webber Same here. When I talk to other Ts, we start collaborating and it becomes one big idea session. Awesome stuff! #txeduchat
  148. #1 Prime Condition for Learning = I need to know the content OR I have freedom to choose something that interests me. #txeduchat
  149. @Thrasymachus I wish so many Ts knew that fact! The shift to PBL & inquiry has turned my teaching upside down! #txeduchat
  150. A2 Also having the chance to "back the wrong horse" (fail) in the learning process #txeduchat
  151. @cynthia_webber A2: Agreed! And not only hold you accountable but challenge your thinking. I find that so useful. #txeduchat
  152. @dayankee yep there are certain subjects that peek my curiosity more than others! #txeduchat
  153. @cynthia_webber and to be open about where I need to grow, where I can help others grow #txeduchat
  154. @TracieGCain Choices are never a bad thing when it comes to self-directed learning. Something prescribed doesn’t create buy in. #txeduchat
  155. @cynthia_webber me too! #txeduchat circle of trusted mentors and colleagues that push is is so important! #txeduchat
  156. #2 Prime Condition for Learning - I’m surrounded by others who also want to learn. #Txeduchat
  157. @dayankee I compare the T role to Virgil leading Dante...Eventually, Virgil has to let Dante go at it alone #DivineComedy #txeduchat
  158. #GreatTeachers approach their craft with a growth mindset. There is always more to learn. We can always get better. #txeduchat
  159. @ShakeUpLearning Exactly. Same with kids. The challenge is finding out what they are and incorporating them into the classroom #txeduchat
  160. Learners first! MT @justintarte: The difference between average #teachers and highly effective teachers  http://t.co/ywcxlcwvQN
    Learners first! MT @justintarte: The difference between average #teachers and highly effective teachers pic.twitter.com/ywcxlcwvQN #txeduchat
  161. @kylepace A2 having a decent glitter and glue sticks are essential to having a successful learning experience #txeduchat #glittersnark
  162. The chat is moving fast tonight - but never fear, we archive it every week at  http://txeduchat.com  #txeduchat
  163. A2: I am primed for learning when I see a problem that I want to solve and when I feel like I am "behind" on an issue. #txeduchat
  164. A2: going to worthwhile PD, working with amazing Ts, Twitter, personal goals #txeduchat
  165. YES! @Heather_Aston: A2: My prime condition? Surrounding myself with outstanding professionals...f2f and virtually. #txeduchat
  166. #txeduchat Having the freedom and autonomy to learn the way I want to learn. A2. TLAP really helped improve my approach to student engmnt.
  167. Q3: What specifically does @GoogleForEdu do to foster learning for you and in your classrooms? #txeduchat
  168. A2 - Autonomy from my admin encourages me to learn & improve my craft. When I'm told exactly what to do, there is no motivation. #txeduchat
  169. @cynthia_webber Those are great learning conditions for external processors. Internal ones need to plan & reflect before sharing. #txeduchat
  170. @mrschun Well said! I think education is what separates us from the rest of the universe...education=humanization! #txeduchat
  171. @GoogleForEdu helps with collaboration. No longer are we dependent on shared space to collaborate. Awesomeness! #txeduchat
  172. @DrMattParker exactly! I seek out information because I wonder and am curious, after all isn't that what we want our Ss to do? #txeduchat
  173. We talk a lot on Twitter about informal learning, but let’s not minimize formal learning for teachers too. #differentiatedPD #txeduchat
  174. A2) Prime condition for learning: Administration that supports growth, initiative, and risk. #txeduchat
  175. @DrMattParker absolutely!! Esp b/c things change so quickly in Ed circles. #txeduchat
  176. @snydesn2 Agreed! Twitter is the single greatest ed related thing to happen to me. #txeduchat
  177. @kylepace @GoogleForEdu A3 easier sharing option for file and collaborations. Also so many other site merge into gafe setup #txeduchat
  178. What drives student AND teacher/educator learning and engagement? Having LOTS of this! ----->  http://ow.ly/i/5GpWq  #txeduchat
  179. @dayankee Definitely! They help me clarify my thinking and give me new ideas to add onto my own. #txeduchat
  180. @PaulSolarz When teachers are told exactly what to do, there is no learning occurring by teacher or admin. #txeduchat
  181. Learning is important, but using what you have learned to move people is equally so. Knowledge unshared is wasted. #txeduchat
  182. #txeduchat wow, apparently I follow a lot of Texan educators, this chat has taken over my time line. Good work Texas!
  183. @PaulSolarz Admin should be there to SUPPORT your efforts at self-directed learning thru things like Individual Growth Plans. #txeduchat
  184. NEVER forget the Human Element. They may forget what you taught them, but they will never forget how you made them feel. #txeduchat
  185. A3: with @GoogleForEdu, the walls come tumbling down! Flattening the classroom, the playing field, and opening doors! #txeduchat
  186. MOST unfortunate! MT @ieducator: 87% of US teachers think the internet is creating a distracted generation  http://bit.ly/1moywiw  #txeduchat
  187. A3 - GAFE provides a common tool for students to use across grade levels & subjects. It also helps Ss & Ts stay organized. #txeduchat
  188. @d_mulder Working hard to merge the two from a pd stdpt. Would love to see collab cont after the f2f is over. Big plans! #txeduchat
  189. A3: @GoogleForEdu allows me to connect, collaborate & extended my classroom. Love all the options: a true treasure chest #txeduchat
  190. @d_mulder Absolutely! And reading outside our discipline and era helps reinforce what we know #txeduchat
  191. @whitneykilgore It's why Ss come to school in the first place. The human element assures us all that Ts will never b replaced #txeduchat
  192. Sit-n-get PD has had it’s day. One-size-fits-all? More like one-size-fits-few. Not good for students; not good for teachers. #txeduchat
  193. @MikeNitzel Yes! The challenge is key! I do not need to surround myself with people who will simply agree with me. #txeduchat
  194. We are conditioning students for a world that is multiple choice, when it's open-ended. #txeduchat #sunchat
  195. @MikeNitzel @PaulSolarz you all should meet Laura Springer at Coppell MS East... Brought in ROLE approach and backed Ts; results #txeduchat
  196. A3: I use Google Drive almost exclusively now. So necessary for day-to-day work. #txeduchat
  197. You can tell the folks on the @GoogleForEdu team are learners 1st. They listen to teachers and are always making it better. #txeduchat
  198. A3: @GoogleForEdu allows for collaboration across school, district, beyond. Invaluable in today's learning environments. #txeduchat
  199. A3: When I was a tech coord. in K-12, we used GAFE all the time. Powertools for teaching and learning! #txeduchat
  200. #txeduchat A2: Prime condition for learning - Applicability to big picture RELEVANCE to further literacy on all levels. I'm ready to learn
  201. @bigesams Irene Fountas used the term "collegial generosity" at IRA this month. #txeduchat
  202. @cynthia_webber I tell people that if they always agree with me I wouldn't need them! Nor they me! #txeduchat
  203. FakeQ4: what happens google runs low on money and starts mining student information? #txeduchat
  204. The Teachers' DNA!  What we as life long learners do, in case someone asks! :-)
    The Teachers' DNA! What we as life long learners do, in case someone asks! :-)  http://ow.ly/i/4td9O  pic.twitter.com/itcyVwc4F2 #txeduchat
  205. #txeduchat How does Google become a tool that I can implement successfully in my classroom?
  206. A2) Prime conditions: rigorous fun 1st (challenges can be fun), relevant 2nd, future directed 3rd #txeduchat
  207. @d_mulder totally agree! And a project that is near and dear to my heart! #hackpd #txeduchat
  208. @PaulSolarz I think Ss are much better able to collaborate using gdocs as well, keeps everything very simple & organized #txeduchat
  209. @snydesn2 It all starts with Drive. Once Ss begin using Drive and sharing w/you so you can give feedback, it's ON! #txeduchat
  210. @kylepace @GoogleForEdu is not stagnant, they keep going, growing and changing love this approach #txeduchat
  211. A3: Google Docs have stream lined countless processes on our campus. From surveys to discussion pieces to live spreadsheets #txeduchat
  212. With ROLE teachers used Google Sprdsht for feedback open to Ps &Ts;amazing how works &effectively spurred Ss to be self-driven #txeduchat
  213. @AllisonHoganESD "Letting go" means you can be human & a teacher at the same time :) #txeduchat
  214. @txeduchat may happen the way they keep acquiring items and releasing as open source #googledeficit #txeduchat
  215. A3-we are 1:1 with chromebooks with google and Edmodo. We are no longer trying to make the model T faster. Let's create a new way #txeduchat
  216. @dayankee We need the HUMAN part of education more than some software companies think!! #txeduchat
  217. Q3 unfortunately not a GAFE district. 😢 trying to use their tools as best I can without all the benefits of being a GAFE dist #txedtxeduchat
  218. So many add-ons to Drive. I use Kaizena to leave voice comments on my Ss first drafts. I talk to them as a real reader #txeduchat
  219. A3: I know so little about Google it's embarrassing. So interested in learning about this! #txeduchat
  220. Q4: If we’re learners first, what’s our responsibility to share what we’ve learned? No secret geniuses allowed! #txeduchat
  221. #GAFE revolutionized communication and collaboration amongst teachers and students. 24/7 #txeduchat
  222. @Thrasymachus Cue Frozen when I first heard the song was certainly making other connections- teaching/learning #txeduchat
  223. I have to step out. Will be back next Sunday. Happy Memorial Weekend. #txeduchat
  224. A4 It's like a game of matchmaking. "Hey Elijah, I saw this yesterday and I thought it was just for you!" Personalize learning #txeduchat
  225. @d_mulder @NicholasFerroni let's keep teaching this way as i'm sure that round peg will eventually fit in that square hole. :) #txeduchat
  226. @kylepace @GoogleForEdu A3: transcends limitations of time and barriers of space common with traditional school. Promotes collab. #txeduchat
  227. @kylepace A4 "knowledge that is not shared might as well been not learned at all" -MDSL #txeduchat
  228. Q4: as learners we should find ways to help students find mastery regardless of the method/source/mode. #txeduchat
  229. A4: I share and collaborate as much as possible... Want Ss to have best in all situations! Not about me... About S access to best #txeduchat
  230. A4: we have to share our genius that's how we get better and grow- we need the time & space to share & celebrate #txeduchat
  231. @kylepace @GoogleForEdu A3) What doesn't it do!? Real time collaboration & auto save starts the conversation... #txeduchat
  232. @kylepace I think often about how am I adding to the conversation. Our learning should be visible. #txeduchat #ndedchat
  233. @kylepace Knowledge is like love. You can give it away as much as you like. You still get to keep it. #txeduchat
  234. @Thrasymachus @kylepace yes!! Forgot about stickers, Popsicle sticks, and the unikitty from the lego movie #txeduchat
  235. A4: It's about listening and making connections. You've heard what others need and share what you've learned. #txeduchat
  236. A4: if we are learners then we recognise that our learning may also benefit others, therefore we MUST share our progress #txeduchat
  237. @dayankee Now THAT is personalized learning - knowing kids well enough to meet needs/tap into interests. #txeduchat
  238. A4: We talk about this in my SD all the time. Too many are too shy to share for fear of looking like a know it all. #txeduchat
  239. A4: it’s the responsibility of all learners to participate int the conversation! However that may be. #txeduchat
  240. If we discover something great, shouldn't we shout it to the mountains so all can benefit? #txeduchat
  241. +1 "@NicholasFerroni: We are conditioning students for a world that is multiple choice, when it's open-ended. #txeduchat #sunchat"
  242. Same here. 😞 “@portporterkarin unfortunately not a GAFE district. Using tools as best I can without all the benefits of GAFE. #txedtxeduchat
  243. A4:I think it's more important to share THAT we learn, we get frustrated learning, we fail at learning sometimes #txeduchat
  244. A4- when i learn a new tool I have an urge to pass on the knowledge. #txeduchat
  245. #txeduchat A4 First, the best part of the PLN is the give and take in regards to meaningful contributions. Second I share what ever Lrn.
  246. @kylepace A3) @GoogleForEdu is the modern day tech-Lego-all pieces fit together & can reassemble to make a million new things #txeduchat
  247. A4: this and other chats are great to present ideas and suggestions for others. Challenge is to get others from your campus in. #txeduchat
  248. A4 We can't close our doors and do our own thing or bring the phrase, but we've always to planning. Openness to collab is key #txeduchat
  249. A4: I struggle with this. Want to share my learning excitement w/o appearing pushy. #txeduchat
  250. A4: We have a resp to one another to share what we've learned so that we can all grow to benefit Ss! #txeduchat
  251. A4 Share your successes and "oops" via Twitter, blogs, PLCs, ASCD.... We are definitely all in this together no matter the state! #txeduchat
  252. @Heather_Aston I love Kaizena and Screencastify. I built a site 4 r school's 1:1 initiative of all Chromebook-compatible apps #txeduchat
  253. #txeduchat A4 pay it forward, let students see you sharing ideas w other adults. Model real world collaboration & problem solving.
  254. "@Heather_Aston: A2: My prime condition? Surrounding myself with outstanding professionals...f2f and virtually. #txeduchat"
  255. A4: The best way to truly learn something is to teach it to someone else. Best part: that’s our job! #txeduchat
  256. @MikeNitzel funny thing is we don't but us teachers are just awesome :) #txeduchat
  257. A4: We esp need to feel safe to share failures. There are no failures IF WE LEARN FROM THEM! #txeduchat
  258. @jenmarten Exactly! It helps a lot when trying to find them a book to read too. That gets tricky sometimes! #txeduchat
  259. Hate to run on this great chat #txeduchat thank you all for your time and energy this evening! Together we can do so much!
  260. @MelanyStowe Thank you for including that we need to not only share successes but failures too. #txeduchat
  261. @nathan_stevens @kylepace ..and there the analogy breaks down. But I will never fall out of love with learning. #txeduchat
  262. A4: I think it is our duty as Ts and educators to share knowledge. Sharing benefits everyone. #txeduchat
  263. @nathan_stevens a4) Fake answer: Great question. Law makers are at least a decade behind on this one #txeduchat
  264. #txeduchat a4: "just in time" learning...let's ditch sit and get and create a culture of lunch-n-learns for facilitators by facilitators
  265. A4 My twitter PLN has been a gold-mine of ideas from savvy educators & admins, who love students & are passionate about learning! #txeduchat
  266. Totally off topic, but I just learned that my 3 1/2 year old  son is amazed by this. C things simply #txeduchat http://t.co/tluGJ6ZGQU
    Totally off topic, but I just learned that my 3 1/2 year old son is amazed by this. C things simply #txeduchat pic.twitter.com/tluGJ6ZGQU
  267. A4: We need to continue learning to use new technologies. Not for their own sake, but to support our pedagogy. #txeduchat
  268. I would feel guilty if i never shared knowledge. anyone else feel this way? #txeduchat
  269. A4 - I blog about how I incorporate 21st Century Skills, Technology & Student-Ownership in my class here:  http://psolarz.weebly.com/mr-solarz-eportfolio  #txeduchat
  270. @nolagirlfromtx Let Ts have choice to join you.Some will, some won't &some will get mad that they didn't join first time around #txeduchat
  271. #txeduchat A4 When Educators share students reap the benefits. #bottom line
  272. @MR_HUTCHINGS And scripts (like Formemailer) to make those streamlined processes more versatile! #txeduchat
  273. This site I built for our 1:1 Chromebook program next year. All compatible w/Chromebooks. Feel free 2 use  https://sites.google.com/a/wgcloud.org/one-to-one-teacher-resources/  #txeduchat
  274. @timbuckteeth @kylepace sometimes I have trouble with concepts and feel like learning broke up with me and left me notes #txeduchat
  275. A4: Creating true PLCs in our schools where innovation is valued, successes celebrated and failures learned from=transformative. #txeduchat
  276. A4: I think it's vital for us to freely share ideas and experiences with other Ts - because we love learning & care about Ss #txeduchat
  277. @mattBgomez @ShakeUpLearning Matt’s here. He’s gonna say something awesome and then just drop the mic. #txeduchat
  278. A4: it took me a while to realize I had something to contribute to the conversation, and why I finally started blogging. #txeduchat
  279. @kylepace @rondorland sometime I have to save a little knowledge or no one would come to my presentations #txeduchat #Sometimes
  280. @dayankee Yep, but when you find that connection, it's magic. THE most important thing in teaching is building relationships. #txeduchat
  281. @rondorland It would be like hogging all the food...we would be bloated and no one else would be nourished #txeduchat
  282. Q5: We all are eager to share with those “willing hearts”. How do you breach the sharing with those that aren’t so willing? #txeduchat
  283. @snydesn2 A4 When we isolate ourselves, we shut the door to opportunities for learning for ourselves & our students. #txeduchat
  284. Learning is not multiple choice; it's organic, open-ended, and questioned. #txeduchat
  285. Have to go... Enjoy the social side of this weekend! Will follow up w/ rest of great convo later! Thanks @txeduchat @Tom_Kilgore #txeduchat
  286. #GreatTeachers share their stories. We all can learn by hearing successes AND failures. #edchat #txeduchat
  287. @nathan_stevens @kylepace dont worry. i realized at last presentations to sometimes look behind u in your learning. #txeduchat
  288. @DrMattParker they can join the NSA, and the FBI. Try and find me. Wait there is a knock downstairs #txeduchat #acronymchat
  289. A5: find something that they are interested in And help them make a meaningful connection. #txeduchat
  290. @snydesn2 Tom you are so right.what do u do if your staff doesn't share. It's great to have a PLN but what about at f2f level #txeduchat
  291. A5: say/post great things/photos of them rocking it in the class, they will seek out the gratification #txeduchat
  292. All ideas are slight modifications on old ones - share your interpretation to add to the discussion/growth/learning #txeduchat
  293. @kylepace when you show value everyone tends to listen. Focus on value not tools #txeduchat
  294. A5: Lead by example. Let your kids speak for you. Our learning benefits our students! #txeduchat
  295. A5: Don't pressure. Let them watch and they will eventually come to learn #txeduchat
  296. A5: Relationships!!! Care about people. Know what motivates them. #txeduchat
  297. @MikeNitzel there's so much out there that we're all practically newbies :) #txeduchat
  298. @Thrasymachus @txeduchat I am still waiting for my hoverboard next. Come on google. Give me my hoverboard #txeduchat
  299. A5: 1/2 Building relationships is foundational to our work w/anyone but especially those with less than "willing hearts". #txeduchat
  300. A5 Build personal relationships first based on trust. #txeduchat
  301. A5 - I have taken care not to force my ideas onto anyone who's not interested, not ready, or doesn't agree with my philosophy. #txeduchat
  302. Q5: Highlight the success others are having. Follow up with coaching questions - "How might you utilize ... How might it help?" #txeduchat
  303. A5: You can lead a horse to water... For the unwilling - just set a good example & maybe thay will become curious #txeduchat
  304. Greatness!“@MR_HUTCHINGS: A5: say/post great things/photos of them rocking it in the class, they will seek out the gratification #txeduchat
  305. #txeduchat A5 Present in a matter where peers can take baby steps and look to find a comfort zone. Reassure and support along the way.
  306. @mattBgomez And that is a great point. I first and foremost want the value of what I’m sharing to never be in question. #txeduchat
  307. A5 I think we have to lead by example, take public risks, fail and succeed in front of others and continue to speak our own truth #txeduchat
  308. A5 get a few colleagues to talk up successes the enthusiasm is usually contagious. #txeduchat
  309. A5 if they refuse to join, we help them find another address #txeduchat #justsaying
  310. Stick with sharing even when it's resisted. If we keep building connections, they will come. #txeduchat
  311. A5- when u model it, not just say it, it eases concerns/fears #txeduchat