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Ersatz Kitchen Table

I recently discovered a Facebook post in which a parent expressed disagreement over how I graded her son’s assignment. This unleashed a torrent of hateful, profanity-laced comments including one person saying I should be fired. I’m afraid something like this … Continue reading

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Using Social Media and Technology to Encourage Students’ Evidence-Based Discussions

Teachers often aspire to help their students become more involved in a community of practice. In my classroom, members of the community are my students, as well as students in other classrooms and professional scientists. In this blog post, I … Continue reading

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#OrganelleWars: A Model for Using Social Media in the Science Classroom

Given the current political fervor over the candidacies of the people attempting to become our next president, now seemed like a good time to revisit one of the most successful projects I have had the good fortune of incorporating into … Continue reading

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The True Story of #LilHil: How Social Media Helped Me Write My #NSTA16 Nashville Story

I started my Flat Stanley-esque campaign of #LilHil to chronicle my trip to the NSTA National Conference on Science Education in Nashville … I figured EVERYONE was tired of seeing me in a selfie… so I made a Flat Patty … Continue reading

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#NSTA Social Scene: October 3, 2015

What are science teachers doing in social media this week? Here’s our top 10 favorites! #1 SHARKTOBER Is there a better time of year than #Sharktober? We don’t think so! #EarthIsBlue (Photo: @sharkstewards) pic.twitter.com/a2iIsQUF43 — Sanctuaries (NOAA) (@sanctuaries) October 3, … Continue reading

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Tweet All About It: Happening Now @NSTA

It’s been a busy week in the Twitterverse for the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). Our favorite shout-out came from Science Friday, promoting great science books for kids; we were delighted to see one of our readers’ favorites on the … Continue reading

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It's All About the Hashtag for @2footgiraffe

Hi, Social Media at NSTA? Oops, I mean #NSTA. Double oops, I mean #NSTA15. It’s all about the hashtag. Want to see what happened at #NSTA15? Well, go to Twitter, Instagram, or Vine and search the hashtag. Yes, there are … Continue reading

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Using Your NSTA Social Media Dashboard for Connected Educator Month

October is Connected Educator Month (CEM), and NSTA supports the goals of not only getting more educators connected through social media, but also elevating those connections to develop personal learning networks. Originally developed by the U.S. Department of Education, CEM … Continue reading

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Social Science Teachers: Meet Us at #NSTA14

How do you start an #organellewar? Create a virtual Professional Learning Community? Use Facebook with preservice teachers? Flip your classroom? Use YouTube in your science classroom? Five social-savvy science teachers will be gathering at the National Science Teachers Association’s National … Continue reading

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Twitter in your toolkit?

A wise professor once told us, “If the only tool you have is a hammer, pretty soon everything starts to look like a nail.” My takeaway from that class was that teachers need a variety of tools, from basic strategies … Continue reading

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