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Get Connected: Social Networks–Ning

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

This post, the final of a three-part series about “getting connected” through social networks, will focus on what for many is THE social network: Ning. For those new to Ning and/or the concept of social networking, this short screencast provides a nice overview: Like Twitter and del.icio.us, Ning can connect you with other professionals and [...]

Get Connected: Social Networks–Twitter

Sunday, January 6th, 2008

I’d like to begin with a huge THANK YOU! for the positive feedback I’ve received regarding the launch of Technology in the Middle. Writing for one’s peers can be a daunting task and I truly appreciate the support you have shown. Your input is proof-positive that blogs can be a great way to get connected! [...]

Get Connected: Blogs and Aggregators

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

When I started teaching in the early 1990s, my professional resources consisted primarily of the teachers in my hallway, an occasional journal article placed in my mailbox by the principal, and attending the annual local teacher’s conference. My how things have changed…. The challenge of resource-scarcity faced then has been replaced by the difficulties of [...]