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Brian Kelley
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Where do social media platforms, micro-blogging, and blogging fit into the professional development of young teachers in education programs? Are assumptions made that because teenagers and twenty-somethings may have a handle of social media in their personal lives that they understand its potential value in their professional lives?

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If I don't return the doc, but it is scored, will the student see the score? Or will they see it only when it is returned?
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Is there a way, after multiple assignments, to see a list of Student As assignments? (instead of going into each assignment separately)


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Made an education meme with the message and theme, inspired by Don Graves, of my classroom this year.
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So often during summers, I laid on the floor and got lost in album covers.

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Driven mad by the ice cream truck song and the Fudgie-Wudgie man's lyrical chants humping heavy chests of ice cream across the sand...these are some of my memories of summer and ice cream.

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Yet another great reason to use social media as a teacher...what a great opportunity!
ELA teachers and bibliophiles: Each year Random House opens up their catalogs for teachers to order up to 10 books at a reduced cost.  Paperbacks are only $3 each! #nwp #engchat

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"I Remember" will be a series of interviews with people sharing their unique family histories, cultures, and memories. Episode 1 features my friend Diane Dougherty--Diane's father chased Pancho Villa, served our country during WWI, and worked in the Pennsylvania coal mines as a child."

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A collaborative article I helped write is published in July's edition of English Journal. Our piece is able to be read for free online.

"Transforming Professional Lives through Online Participation"
Luke Rodesiler, Meenoo Rami, Gary Anderson, Cindy Minnich, Brian Kelley, and Sarah Andersen

Abstract: This article draws from a qualitative study investigating five English teachers’ experiences participating online (via blogs, microblogs, and social network sites) in exploration of issues related to teaching, learning, and literacy.

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Gift-Givers Amid a Thousand Faces
This is the time of the year when "thank you" notes or gestures appear out of the blue. Today, a student surprised me in the hallway with a bag of fresh ground coffee from a farmers market in Philadelphia. It was before school in a crowded, chaotic hall. It...
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