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Reflections on Skills-Building: 360

As part of our faculty assessment and professional growth program, called 360, I took part in a Teacher Reflection Group this year. Monthly, our cohort meets over a long, yummy lunch to dive into a question of practice that each of us is facing by unpacking a problem, asking questions to generate understanding, sharing observations […]

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Plus Participation: G+ Communities for In-Class Discussion

In my class this year, we’ve tried a variety of online discussion and collaboration: Google Docs, Today’s Meet and Collaborize. With this initial foray into a true social media tool using a classroom Google+ Community, I was pleased to see that students’ comments seemed more immediate and more personal than in a purely academic or […]

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