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Derek McCoy
Works at Spring Lake Middle School, Cumberland County Schools
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Using Infographics in the language arts classroom
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It's time to ditch the phrase 21st century teacher
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Liz,
This is great.  We will use this as a simple visual chart for our Phase 1 participants iPad initiative.  Thanks for sharing.  I really like that you put in there face to face communication.  Just saw Shelly Turkle's TED talks on "Connected but Alone" and I do think face to face is more important than ever.
http://www.ted.com/talks/sherry_turkle_alone_together.html
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Top 9 Free Web Tools to Develop Students Creativity http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/06/top-9-free-web-tools-to-develop.html
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RT @John_DAdamo Leading Turnaround Schools: Avoiding Early Mistakes http://www.amanet.org/training/articles/Leading-Turnarounds-Avoiding-Early-Mistakes.aspx?pcode=XCRP #edchat #edadmin | Good suggestions here, Thanks
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My post regarding the need to ditch the phrase '21st century teacher' has hit a nerve with a lot of us. Given the discussion, instead of 21st Century Teacher/Educator, what would YOU like to be reffered to as?
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Okay, I'll be the one who meanders down the less travelled "road not taken". While I don't like the term 21st Century teacher, learner, classroom, I also believe there are a whole lot of people who don't seem to get that a monumental shift has occurred and we're still creating learning environments that look like they did 20 years ago. Oh sure, we might be tacking on some shiny new technology but in essence, we continue to teach as we have for so many years. So for me, using the term 21st fill-in-the-blank signals a need to SHIFT our current teaching and learning paradigms in big, big ways...that it's not optional...that in fact, it is absolutely our responsibility to do so. This goes far beyond simply having students start glogging or blogging...it's about a complete change in how we view learning. So despite the fact that several folks have chastised me for using the term 21st Century fill-in-the-blank and despite the fact that I, too, hate the phrase, I will continue to use it (sometimes with an accompanying apology) until we start creating learning experiences that reflect the fact that we are indeed in the year 2013. 
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I'm Derek McCoy, middle school principal passionate about shift practices and changing mindsets of teachers. I want classroom to reflect the needs of our kids, including next level learning, tech integration, connected learning experiences and pbl. Love to share! Twitter name is @mccoyderek. Google+ is awesome
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Two areas primarily (both work related). Use it with my administrative school team for planning and strategizing on weekends and after breaks. Me and some of the #edfocus regulates use it for planning as well. With the Drive feature, can't beat it. How are you enjoying your new rule, sounds exciting
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RT @AncientProverbs The journey is the reward. -Chinese Proverb
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School Administration, Tech Integration, Professional Development, Strategic Planner
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  • Spring Lake Middle School, Cumberland County Schools
    Principal, 2012 - present
  • West Middle School, Montgomery County Schools
    Principal, 2010 - 2012
  • Montgomery County Schools
    Director of Curriculum and Innovation, 2009 - 2010
  • West Montgomery High School, Montgomery County Schools
    Assistant Principal, 2007 - 2009
  • Wilson Middle School, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
    Facilitator, 2006 - 2007
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Husband, Father, Middle School Principal, Shifter
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Principal, Husband, Father, web 2.0 enthusiast,
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#NASSP 2014 Digital Principal, #NCED 25 Educators to Follow on Twitter
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Sanford
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Charlotte - Richland
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