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Individual Learning Plans(ILPs) : What Are They? How to Use Them Effectively?

In this segment we get a working definition of individualized learning plans and discuss how to use them...

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Using Blogs to Engage Students and Families

In this segment two educators share with us how they use blogs as a way to give parents a window into what is...

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Using Data With High School Families

A failure to communicate effectively with parents can translate into student failure. Language barriers, cumbersome...

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Creating a School Environment That is Both Welcoming and Safe

The events at Sandy Hook Elementary raised concerns, awareness and the stakes for school leaders in the area of...

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Helping Our Kids Balance Academics and Leisure

Parents, teachers and child advocates increasingly agree that our children are being over-programmed. In this PTchat...

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Ideal Classroom Design for Student Learning

In this edition of PTChat we discuss highlights from the #ptchat discussion on how to design the optimum space for...

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Difficult Lessons: How to Teach Children about Tragedy

In this edition of PTChat we discuss highlights from the #ptchat discussion on talking to students about tragedies...

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Keys to Hosting School Meetings that Engage Parents and Students

In this edition of PTChat we discuss highlights from the #ptchat discussion on how to create meetings that really...

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Engaging Families From the Start

In this premier edition of PTChat we discuss highlights from the #ptchat discussion on how parents and teachers can...

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EdTech Diet: What Will You Continue, Stop or Start for the New School Year

Our guest hosted a session of #edtechchat on Twitter and challenged us all to go on an edtech diet. What...

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Leading from the Classroom: The Unwritten Rules of Informal Leadership

Our guest says that a boss says "go" while a leader says, "let's go." In this segment we explore the unwritten rules...

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Why Blended Professional Development Is Hot and Getting Hotter

Mixing in-person and virtually professional development has gained momentum and is probably here to stay. Why are so...

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The Tools and Skills You Need to Connect Your Students to the World

Our special guest on this episode is our first international host of #edtechchat. He comes to us all the way from...

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50 Things You Can Do Easier In Google Classroom

Our guest is passionate about Google classroom and literally wrote the book on how educators can make the most of...

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Why It's Important For Students To Create Versus Consume Content

In this segment we talk about encouraging students to create content on the iPad. Though the iPad was central to the...

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Understanding the Difference Between Education Technology and Education Innovation

In this segment we explore the growing distinction being made between technology and innovation. What is the...

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Education Technology Adoption: How Far Have We Come?

In this segment we celebrate the two year anniversary of #edtechchat by looking back at how far we've come and...

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Being Green with Education Technology

The considerations around going green with education technology have expand. In this episode we expand on the issues...

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Finding, Creating and Sharing Digital Teaching Materials

In this segment our special guest walks us through a series of insightful questions around finding, creating and...

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Creating Trust Between Teachers and Parents

Good teacher /parent relationships are essential to educating children and trust is the linchpin of the process. In...

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