A CNN video about a teacher successfully using BYOT (bring your own technology) and Twitter in the classroom. This teacher has mostly Latino and low-income neighborhood students and is showing positive results from this. There are people using cell phones and handhelds and it is growing.
Teacher, Alejandra Quaglia, from Buenos Aires, is doing some great things with her sixth graders. One of the best uses of summer vacation for the northern hemisphere is LEARNING. By following the blogs of those educators in the southern hemisphere, we can learn by watching others in practice while they are teaching (and perhaps ask questions.) Intentionally add some southern hemisphere educators to your PLN.
She is a sixth grade teacher, you can see her assignments here.
This is a bilingual blog in both English and Spanish from Marta Lavista in Buenos Aires. She is doing some interesting global collaborative work as well. Although it isn't being updated a lot, I like the format. She's @mlavista on Twitter.
Teacher Fred Haas shares his open evaluation and student results of not giving "grades" for writing in the first few weeks of the fal term. This is a very interesting and introspective read and shows how there is value in reflection. Reflection means that we can all learn from his 'experiment." For those who don't like the fact that the "experimented" at all - realize that all teachers try new things and if you don't, then you're not moving forward. We all try things that work and don't.