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The Complete Guide To Twitter Hashtags For Education. What is a hashtag?

The Complete Guide To Twitter Hashtags For Education

A word or phrase preceded by a “#.” How do hashtags work? Twitter can be a busy place with lots of tweets–and thus lots of “noise.” A #hashtag is a way to aggregate tweets that are appended with a hashtag. Picture it like a magnet that attracts all messages categorized by that topical word or phrase. Who can use hashtags? Anyone. What else do I need to know? Don’t hashtag spam–if your tweet doesn’t add to that hashtag’s topic, discussion, or user base, don’t add the hashtag.Use more than one hashtag if it applies to more than one topic, but choose wisely.

Meeting Times Many of the hashtags have “meeting times” where educators agree to “meet and tweet”–that is, send out messages on a topic at a certain time on a certain day. If you do participate at the agreed upon time, you’ll see the tweets stream in live and participate in said conversation (via twitter) in what is nearly real-time. Updated: Added #edcamp, #ukedchat Popular Hashtags Trends General Content Areas Literacy iPad. 5 Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools. I thought I could read my students' body language.

5 Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools

I was wrong. As an experiment, I used Socrative when I taught binary numbers. What I learned forever changed my views on being a better teacher. Why Formative Assessment Makes Better Teachers Formative assessment is done as students are learning. Here's what happened in my classroom. "We've got this, it's easy," they said. The “All-Time” Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly. I’ve been posting annual lists of the Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly for seven years.

The “All-Time” Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly

The Teacher's Guides To Technology And Learning. Welcome to the official guide to technology and learning by Edudemic!

The Teacher's Guides To Technology And Learning

This part of Edudemic is meant to offer you, the teacher, some of the best and most popular resources available today. We’ve combed through hundreds of resources in order to narrow down our guides into something easy to read, easy to use, and easy to share. Below are links to the guides we have made so far. 10 Ways To Fake A 21st Century Classroom. 21st century learning isn’t a trend as much as a reality.

10 Ways To Fake A 21st Century Classroom

It’s 2013, so whatever you’re doing in your classroom right now is technically 21st century learning. Semantics aside, we all can improve, and many of us are being held accountable for improvement by administrators, blogs, and the local PLC to “bring the next generation into the 21st century.” With that kind of pressure—and constant district walk-throughs—it may be necessary for you to fake a 21st century thinking and learning environment to make the right kind of impression with the right people, and give the appearance of forward-thinking. 10 Ways To Fake A 21st Century Classroom 1. Projects are what students do in the 21st century. The 24 Best Apps to Remember Everything You Discover Online. Today, there’s never a lack of new things to see and read online.

The 24 Best Apps to Remember Everything You Discover Online

In fact, the biggest problem is keeping up with the stuff you really want to remember. Blogging. 7 Great Web Tools To Help Students Study Collaboratively. May 23, 2014 Students love to work in groups and every teacher knows this fact by heart.

7 Great Web Tools To Help Students Study Collaboratively

Group work has several pedagogical pluses that includes developing collaborative and co-operative skills, enhancing social skills and interactions, promoting critical thinking skills, and nurturing a learning environment of trust and support. Now with the web 2.0 technologies, the potential of group work is even bigger. Students can create study groups online and learn collaboratively with others regardless of their geographical locations.

Below are some of the best web tools students can use to create online study groups. Members Area. You must register to attend the webinars Why?

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Each webinar has a capacity of 95 participants. Seven Free Online Whiteboard Tools for Teachers and Students. This afternoon through the Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page I received a request for some free whiteboard apps.

Seven Free Online Whiteboard Tools for Teachers and Students

All of the following seven tools can be used to draw and type on a whiteboard in your browser. With the exception of PixiClip all of these tools can be used collaboratively for brainstorming sessions. While PixiClip doesn't allow for collaboration it does have a voice-over capability. Sketchlot is a free collaborative whiteboard service that works on any device that has a web browser. I tested it on my MacBook, my iPad, and my Android tablet.

How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School. Produced in collaboration with Facebook.

How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School

Social media is fast becoming as ubiquitous as the air we breathe. In recent months, many schools and districts around the country have taken steps to create social media policies and guidelines for their students and staff. In my work with several districts to draft these documents, I have seen many approaches that work well, and some that don't. That said, there is no silver bullet for administrators; every school, district, and state has a different set of circumstances. With that in mind, here are some steps that will help you determine the best approach for your own community. 2. This team should include educators who use social media in the classroom and those who do not. Resources for teaching safety online. It can be risky to leave students totally alone to develop internet behaviours.

Kathleen Morris highlights a range of resources which can help teachers support students to be savvy online. The internet has always been an evolving medium, however, the rate of change is becoming increasingly rapid. This means children are faced with more challenges in navigating their online world as both consumers and producers. Teachers and caregivers are also challenged as they seek to find the best way to guide children on their journeys. While all teachers would agree that addressing internet safety in the classroom is important, many are unsure how to get started. The following four websites provide a wealth of free information and resources for learning or teaching about internet safety. Cybersmart Cybersmart is an Australian government website managed by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). Allan's Blog. When I received the invitation from the new Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, I decided to completely upgrade two seminar workshops.

Dr Ian Green from the School of Education here at Adelaide and I have used Padagogy101 (introduction to iPad in HE) and Padagogy201 (more advanced use for L&T) to train over 600 faculty from universities in Australia. For Singapore, Ian wasn’t going to be with me and I was solo, as well I needed a better way to leave resources in place for people to revisit. However I was completely surprised at what else happened. During my research I saw lots of great work done by others using Bloom’s Taxonomy including the Revised Taxonomy which has now become the Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy. However when I discovered the excellent pioneer work done by Kathy Schrock with “Bloomin’ Apps” I got the idea for the Padagogy Wheel. With the action verbs. Think outside the box and consider the possibilities!

10 Major Mobile Learning Trends to Watch For. Digital Tools Mobile devices in education are becoming more ubiquitous. Technology has been used in the classroom for decades now. Twitter. 13 Free Web Tools Students and Teachers Should Know About. Web-based tools continue to proliferate, giving teachers more to add to their arsenal, but it can be hard to determine which resources are worth spending time exploring. At the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) conference this year, Adam Bellow, founder of EduClipper, and Steve Dembo, Online Community Manager for Discovery Education offered a quick run through of some favorite apps. The two educators are early adopters of ed-tech classroom strategies and have a lot of experience with tech integration. 1.

K-W-L Creator. Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Unit Making It Visual for ELL Students: Teaching History Using Maus Spark the engagement of English-language learners or reluctant readers with the graphic novel Maus. The visual information provided by the genre serves as a support for reading and critical engagement. Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Unit.

36 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Do. TeachBytes. 9 TEDTalks by impressive kids. Interactive writing and note taking with Meeting Words. Recently I attended an online seminar with Howard Rheingold, an advocate of using technology mindfully. As the session began, Howard directed participants towards a shared note taking space set up using the Meeting Words site. As the session progressed participants added notes in the shared space.

They pasted in links mentioned by Howard, made their own notes and shared ideas. It was an interesting addition to the session and means that there is now a lasting record of the seminar. The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have. Every single teacher is concerned about his/ her teaching practices and the skills involved in this process. Make a digital mural with Mural.ly. Mural.ly is an interesting new site that lets users create a digital mural using images, videos, web pages and diagrams sourced from any website. While there have been other sites that have similar features to Mural.ly, it is definitely worth a look as it combines a number of great features from other web tools.

15 Examples Of New Technology In Education. 26 Ways to Use Comics in the Classroom and 5 Free Tools for Creating Comics. 27 Ways To Publish Student Thinking. Publishing student thinking can be among the most powerful ways to improve learning. There are a variety of reasons for this, but the biggest reason is that the “threat” of publishing moves the lodestone from the classroom to the “real world.”

This, of course, changes everything. » Best Websites for Teaching and Learning: Looking back while moving forward AASL Blog. Back-to-School Guide. Every school year, kids encounter new concepts that build on the previous year's learning. For most, the bulk of this work is in the core subjects -- language and reading, math, science, and social studies. Online Video Conferencing Services. PowToon : Create Animated Presentations Online.

A Few Simple Ways To Introduce Reluctant Colleagues To Technology. Educational-blogging.wikispaces. School Page. Snipping Tool - Windows 7 features. Audience Response Systems. 50 Ways to Use Wikis for a More Collaborative and Interactive Classroom. Web Tools for Teachers by Type.

A List of 20 Free Tools for Teachers to Create Awesome Presentations and Slideshows. Free Online Slideshow maker. Ed Tech Crew 195 - The Fisherman's Friend. Video Training and Online Learning.

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Wikis. Free-downloads. » Top 100 Tools 2011 C4LPT. Russeltarr's mindmapping Bookmarks on Delicious. My Top Free Online Tools and Resources for PBL. Free technology teacher training videos for teachers. YouTube. Using Prezi in the Classroom. Twitter. Google. Blogs.