Next year the new Technology Application TEKS go into effect.  In reading through them I have begun to pick out areas I think my campus needs help in getting ready for the new TEKS.   One of these strands is:

Communication and collaboration. The student collaborates and communicates both locally and globally to reinforce and promote learning. The student is expected to:

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(A) participate in personal learning networks to collaborate with peers, experts, or others using digital tools such as blogs, wikis, audio/video communication, or other emerging technologies;

(A) create personal learning networks to collaborate and publish with peers, experts, or others using digital tools such as blogs, wikis, audio/video communication, or other emerging technologies; (A) create and manage personal learning networks to collaborate and publish with peers, experts, or others using digital tools such as blogs, wikis, audio/video communication, or other emerging technologies;

With this in mind I have put together this week’s Twitter Tuesday list to include resources to remind us why these tools are important:

10 Reasons Students Should Blog:
JamiciaCroskery: RT @edutopia: Worth a read: RT @pernilleripp: Why Students Should Blog – My Top 10 #edtech
http://mrspripp.blogspot.com/2011/10/why-students-should-blog-my-top-10.html

Why Wikis Still Matter
RT @Kerry_EasyBib: Why Wikis Still Matter http://soc.li/e3AU2FT via @AudreyWatters #edchat #edtech #edducation #elearning
http://www.edutopia.org/blog/wiki-classroom-audrey-watters

Twitter in the Classroom:
TeachHub: 50 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom #edchat #teachertuesday
http://www.teachhub.com/50-ways-use-twitter-classroom

Math Channel on YouTube Worth Checking Out
TLC_edu: Top Math YouTube Channels For All Ages – #edchat #mathchat
http://blog.simplek12.com/education/top-math-youtube-channels-for-all-ages/