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Building Authenticity Through Student Blogs

Students love an audience. Look no further than their social media presence to get an idea of how much today’s generation of students craves a like, retweet, or favorite. Loops, views, and share numbers are worn as a badge of honor. Gone are the days when every student despised the sound of their own voice, […] ...

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10 Educators on Twitter You Need to Follow

Truth be told, I came late to Twitter.  My Twitter Birthday is May 1, 2011. Yes, there is a site that can tell you this information. In my five Twitter-years, I have used it exclusively for professional purposes, e.g. networking, professional learning, etc., and only recently have begun to use it for news and communication […] ...

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Notice of Upcoming Changes for EasyBib Users

Starting March 1, 2017, our new Terms of Use and Privacy Policy will go into effect for users with EasyBib accounts. The major changes include: Agreement to arbitration as sole means of legal dispute resolution Changes to information we collect about you, and how we use them From March 1, any registered EasyBib user who logs […] ...

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Let’s Have a Chat: Teaching Students that Writing is a Conversation

When I sit at the teacher table during lunch, I’m not looking for my colleagues to speak with formality as though I’m conducting an interview. I’m also not looking for them to say things that are inappropriate and offensive. I’m looking for them to engage in a conversation in which they use their authentic voices […] ...

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Identifying Fake News: An Infographic and Educator Resources

We recently posted, “10 Ways to Spot a Fake News Article,” which highlighted key items to look for on a website when determining its credibility. The infographic found here summarizes the content from the blog post and students can use it as a guide when using news sources in research. Post, print, or share it […] ...

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How to Cite a President Trump Tweet

The use of innovative technology by presidents to address the nation isn’t a new concept. Abraham Lincoln was one of the first presidents to use the telegram, Franklin Roosevelt spoke via radio through his Fireside Chats, and Harry Truman was the first president to broadcast on TV. It isn’t too surprising that our Commander-in-Chief can […] ...