NYSUT’s Phil Cleary in the news

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Our national union leaders are not giving up the fight to restore jobs, and neither is Phil Cleary. Phil teaches preschool students with disabilities in the North Syracuse school system. He’s on his way to Washington D.C. to be part of an effort of labor and community activists trying to get information out about the […]

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Gear up for fall with ideas from this tweetup

Gear up for fall with ideas from this tweetup

NYSUT’s second tweetup had locals sharing how they plan to engage members at the start of the school year. Of course, you don’t have to wait until the start of the school year. Several locals organize events well before school starts. They offer new-member breakfasts or luncheons, and other events such as voter registration drives […]

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Sunday summer homework

Heads up that starting at 7 p.m. this Sunday, a group of NYSUT activists will be tweeting about how to engage members at the start of the school year. We’ll be using the hashtag #nysutchat to help keep it organized. And yes, even if you don’t work in a school, we’d still love to hear […]

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See you in the funnies!

This guy makes it fun to think inside the box. A free web site, MakeBeliefsComix.com, has been helping students learn to write in fun and creative ways by creating comic strips online. Now, founder Bill Zimmerman, a former Newsday journalist, announces he’s launched a special needs section to help students with disabilities communicate better. The […]

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NYSUT locals use social media to learn about social media

NYSUT locals use social media to learn about social media

NYSUT’s first Tweetup or Twitter town hall had locals sharing about how they use social media. We’ve got a summary, tips and a full archive of the discussion.

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Have a smartphone? Visit www.nysut.mobi

The mobile-enhanced site offers the latest convention news and headlines, links to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube – and more.

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Just click to raise a dime

Florence McCue, retiree of Yonkers Fed, just sent me this info. About 136 former cheerleaders got together to do a dance routine to benefit “Susan G. Komen for the Cure” (Breast Cancer). Each time someone views the video, United Healthcare will donate a dime to the Komen organization. Their goal is to get a million […]

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Are you using Skype in the classroom?

Are you using Skype in the classroom?

You don’t need expensive teleconferencing technology to connect your classroom with students around the country and around the world. Over at the Tech Blog, Dave Adkins weighs in on the use of Skype in educational settings.

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Are you a Digital Native or a Digital Immigrant?

A digital native is a person who has grown up with digital technology such as computers, the Internet, smart phones, and MP3 players (iPods).

A digital immigrant is someone who was not born into the digital world, but rather came to live there later in life by adopting various technologies in their personal and professional lives. Continue reading

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