Best resources of the week (Nov. 20 to 26, 2011)

Here are my favorite resources of the week, curated from my Twitter account.

Social Media

Schools would be wise to adopt Granville district’s social media policies – Newark Advocate

How to hide Twitter #hashtag chats from your followers by Dave Larson

The Rise of the Connected Non-Profit from Mashable

10 Things I Learned On My Twitter Journey To 100,000 Followers by John Paul

How 5 Top Brands Crafted Their Social Media Voices by Lauren Indvik

“Don’t do as I say, do as I do” – the role of leadership in promoting the use of social media by Don Ledingham

7 Secrets Of Highly Effective Twitter Power Users  by Lauren Dugan

10 Steps to Kick Start Your Twitter Network from Blog

Proposed social media policy has this school committee in a huff by Sherilynn Macale

Literacy and Essential Skills

Reading to your kid: even more important than you think – The Globe and Mail

How Canadian contemporary authors inspire youth – Imaginaction

Language Learning and Teaching

Chicago Public Schools teacher Kickstarting ESL program through song by Alyssa Vitale

Scaffolding Academic Learning for Second Language Learners by Karen Sue Bradley & Jack Alden Bradley


Activities for online courses: The Beginning by Nicky Hockly

How To Be a Top Learning Organization by Tiffani Murray

7 Things You Should Know about Google Apps from Educause

For some kids, a book is just an iPad that doesn’t work by Ivor Tossell

62 things you can do with Dropbox from MacWorld

Education Resources

Tools for Teaching: Authentic Assessment from the Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies, Royal Roads University

Flipped Classroom Full Picture: An Example Lesson by Jackie Gerstein

Google Scholar Citations Now Open to All by Ryan Cordell

Education News

Dyslexia may explain my school failure, says Annabel Heseltine by Julie Henry

Ministers of Education Report to Canadians on Official Languages in Education – Canada Newswire

A School System in Maine Gives iPads to Kindergartners from Voice of America

Alberta education minister welcomes input on overhauling system via social media – Metro News

Year-round school: An idea worth exploring – The Windsor Star

Public Speaking and Presentation Skills

Stop Breaking the Basic Rules of Presenting by Ned Potter

App for Speakers: A presentation timer by Takuya Murakami

Secrets from JFK’s Speechwriter by Peter Temple


How to Write, Launch and Sell Your Informational Ebook by Alexis Grant

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Dr. Sarah’s Favorite Resource of the Week (Nov. 13 to 19, 2011)


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Sarah Elaine Eaton is a faculty member in the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Canada.


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