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About 2footgiraffe

High School Science Teacher Dickson, TN

Talking to Parents about Social Media (Twitter) in Class

I received the following email from a parent about her daughter using Twitter for school.  If you have time, please share what else should I have included in the email. 🙂 Mr. Taylor, My name is JoeAnna Hasen and I … Continue reading

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Goals for my Science Class this Year. – (http://wp.me/p17e1J-7a)

Over the last 2 years, I have been implementing a few simple ingredients from the Next Generation Science Standards. This year I am going to make a much bigger jump into the standards. For those who are not familiar with … Continue reading

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Transitioning to an NGSS Classroom: Starting simple — http://wp.me/p17e1J-70

Pedagogically speaking I am new to the NGSS and I am in a state that decided to write their “own standards” (almost carbon copies of the Next Generation Science Standards). The standards are so close to the NGSS that I … Continue reading

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So Comes the Start of #SciStuChat for 2015-2016 School Year. (http://wp.me/p17e1J-6R)

We are thrilled to announce our first #SciStuChat of the school year will be a collaboration with the US Department of Energy. With the help of NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) the DoE reached out and asked if we would … Continue reading

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Twitter in high school, a short journey. – http://wp.me/p17e1J-6O

Below are links to several of my blog posts that document many of the benefits for using Twitter (social media in general) in the high school classroom. Some of the links also show the steps myself and others took in … Continue reading

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Suspended, blocked, and lock accounts Oh My – How can we get our students signed up on Twitter?

If you have attempted to get your students sign up for Twitter accounts at the beginning of the school year in class you know that it can be a huge pain. Some of the problems include… Verify the account with … Continue reading

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Scientist on Twitter: Compilation Video

(Thanks for the RT and visit but please submit a video…. Pretty please) Hey all, I realized my little project needs a little better explanation. Here is my original request with a short video explanation. https://twitter.com/2footgiraffe/status/567490166915620864 As you know some … Continue reading

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