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Tweet of the Week:

Tweet of the Week

Welcome back! Let's start the school year right!


We made this video in less than ten minutes with Animoto, a free online multimedia slideshow application that you and your students can use to create 30-second cross-disciplinary

Wanna give it a try?

(Check it out: it's only been two minutes and you've already learned something new...)

Do you #edchat?

Every Tuesday, educators all over the world tune in their twitterfeeds using the #edchat hashtag, as @web20classroom helps tackle a new issue facing educators each week.

One issue a week, that's all we ask.

How to:

Find it: go to twitter.com and enter #edchat in the Search bar at the top. This will bring up all the tweets pertaining to #edchat -- the whole "conversation" so to speak. (Protip: save this search for next week using the Save this search button.


Participate: Jump in! Tweet your response, including the #edchat tag so other educators will get your tweet included in their feed. To respond to one particular person's comment, simply start the tweet with their @twitterhandle.

#edchat conversations take place throughout the week. Vote now on the topic of this coming Tuesday's discussion and talk with the Tarrant Institute: @innovativeEd, @pennybishop, @jdownes_tiie, @hennesss and @meredithswallow.

See you there!

Vermont middle schools in the news:

  • Instructors explore new ways to teach students about 9/11



    Seventh-grader Nick Pare writes about the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks during a writting exercise in social studies teacher Stephen Boyle’s classroom at Edmunds Middle School in Burlington on Friday. Photo credit: RYAN MERCER, Free Press
  • SVSU and its schools have new websites
  • Other great back to school resources:

  • 20 tips for new teachers

  • A great slideshare presentation from Lisa Houle, Beginning School, 2011

  • A LiveBinder of great iPad and iPod resources

  • How to use Jing in your classroom

  • Exploratree - ready made thinking guides

  • At last, a reason to rejoice in the start of a new school year: Inspector Lewis is back in Oxford.

  • Have a great year, people! Be amazed and amazing.