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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 could ruin my good reputation at school. Any thoughts on how to handle this? — […]

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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 will show how using science and engineering practices with technology can give students the tools […]

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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 my freshman biology classroom. Launching a Model Organelle Campaign In the fall of 2011, I […]

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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 or Little Hillyer aka #LilHil (I’ve gone back and forth with #LilHil and #LilHill… that […]

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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, 2015 #2 Science Teachers Rock! Keynote @ainissaramirez reminding science teachers that their power is to […]

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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 list: Next Time You See the Moon! Try reading some of these great science books […]

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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 pictures and funny videos being shared. However, there is much more than images and jokes. […]

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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 offers highly distributed, diverse, and engaging activities to educators at all levels. CEM programs include […]

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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 Conference on Science Education in Boston on Saturday, April 5, for a dynamic, interactive session […]

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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 to more specialized ones. And adding tools to the toolkit is part of professional development. […]

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