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A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom. Is Social Media Relevant? Take the Quiz Before we talk social media, let's talk about the relevance of social media by taking a quiz. Which of the following is most likely to be true? ☐ Should we teach letter-writing in the classroom? Kids need to write letters and mail them. But what if they become pen pals with strangers and share private information with them? What if their letter gets lost in the mail and the wrong person opens it?

The Social Media Answer ☑ There's one form of writing that can arguably get someone fired, hired or forced to retire faster than any other form of writing. One form of writing is that powerful. If you guessed social media, you're right. The Social Media Myth The myth about social media in the classroom is that if you use it, kids will be Tweeting, Facebooking and Snapchatting while you're trying to teach. You don't even have to bring the most popular social media sites into your classroom. 12 Ways Teachers are Using Social Media in the Classroom Right Now. 100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom. 100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom by Students and educators have a wealth of learning and productivity tools available to them online. Google offers some of the highest-quality resources on the web to meet all your study and teaching needs, and all you need to access them is an internet connection.

The Google Docs collection provides a streamlined, collaborative solution to writing papers, organizing presentations and putting together spreadsheets and reports. Ed note: This is an older post, so some of these features or links may be out of date. Keyboard Shortcuts Navigate your documents and screen a lot faster when you use these keyboard shortcuts for formatting and more. Productivity Hacks These hacks will make your Google Docs experience even more efficient and streamlined.

Features & Tools Make use of features and tools like Docs Translation or CSS Editing to customize your docs and make them work for you. Collaboration Files, Folders and Filters Organization. 8 Online Tools To Help Educate Students With Disability. 8 Online Tools To Help Educate Students With Disability One of the most remarkable aspects of modern education is the great diversity of today’s classroom.

Thanks to mainstreaming and inclusion policies, students of all abilities study in all classrooms from kindergarten through college, even when they have physical, psychological, or cognitive disabilities that seem too challenging to integrate or excluded them from traditional classrooms in the past. This has been a benefit not just for disabled students, who gain educational opportunities, but also for their non-disabled colleagues, who learn that a student with a disability is in most ways just the same as they are, and no one to fear.

However, this integration creates challenges for educators. For example, the cost of teaching disabled students has more and more often fell on the already-stretched budgets of public schools. As one American school official told Huffington Post, this “raises an ethical responsibility question. Google Apps for Learning: 9 Best Practices. Starting March 3, educational technology specialist Jennifer Bloomingdale launches three exciting courses on Google Apps. Google Apps may be similar to traditional productivity tools. But look a little closer, says Jennifer Bloomingdale, you’ll find they are so much more. A few years ago when I was first introduced to Google Apps, I was not convinced it was such a great thing, I loved using my traditional products and I didn’t want to change anything. That was…until I got a classroom set of netbooks and began teaching in a 1:1 environment.

I discovered that Google Apps was so much more than productivity tools. There was a whole other level of collaboration that could happen when using Google Apps, not only could we develop group projects, but then we could then easily share our work and receive almost immediate feedback. 1. The most powerful feature of Google Apps is the ability to collaborate with colleagues, both synchronously and asynchronously. There are three ways to do this: 2. 3. 6 Platforms to Create Augmented Reality by Two Guys and Some iPads. I first met this dynamic duo at ISTE 13 last June, just had to share their latest blog post and get more teachers up and running using augmented reality in the classroom! If you are new to this venue check out this guest blog: Augmented Reality in Education or head directly over to the Two Guys and Some iPads site and get the pro’s point of view - Meaningful Integration of Augmented Reality in Education Drew Minock wrote this piece yesterday and was kind enough to share!

6 Platforms to Create Augmented Reality When most people first try augmented reality(AR) in education, they start with applications that have the AR content already built into the app. Apps like AR Flashcards, PBS Kids CyberChase Shape Quest, and ColAR Mix have this, and are a great way to get your feet wet. As educators, we know the power of creation. First up and probably the most well known augmented reality platform is from Aurasma. Layar Creator is an easy to use free online platform. 10 Excellent Social Bookmarking Tools for Teachers. February, 2014 Social bookmarking is a new concept that has seen the light with the emergence of bookmarking services like the ones I cited below.Semantically speaking, ' social bookmarking' is made up of the the term " social " which is related to society and general interactions between people, and the verb " to bookmark " (used here as a gerund ending in ing) which has to do with recording and/or saving content for both later use and quick access.

Weaving the semantic reference of the two words results in social bookmarking as we know it today : a collaborative and collective saving and sharing of web content.' Below are some of the best social bookmarking websites I would recommend to teachers and students. Have a look and let us know what you think of them on our Facebook page. 1- Diigo This is my favourite tool for socialbookmarking. 2- Livebinders This is another powerful tool for saving and organizing your bookmarks. 3- 4- Pinterest 5- Edshelf 7- Educlipper. 100+ Teaching With the iPad Hacks: A Curated Playlist of Quick Start Resources. A publisher recently asked me if I knew of a good iPad “Quick Start” Guide for teachers just getting started with using the iPad in the classroom. I didn’t, but had to imagine that I could find resources along these lines on the Web. As I searched, I found many good web pages, and knew right away that this was a great topic for creating a LessonPaths curated Playlist to share them.

LessonPaths (formerly known as MentorMob) is an awesome free web tool for easily assembling digital content into an elegantly simple information resource. Just click through the Playlist, stop and further explore resources that interest you (clicking on one will open up the Playlist in full screen mode) then click through to the next one when you’re ready. This hand selected set of sources will provide teachers who are new to the iPad with the information they need to get started, and offer both new and current users information they need to successfully integrate the iPad into their teaching practices. 10 Great Screen Capture Web Tools for Teachers and Students. January 24, 2014 Screen capture images can be used for a variety of reasons. You can include them in tutorials and multimedia classroom projects. You can also use them as illustrative visual aids when explaining a difficult concept or to visually highlight a process. There are several web based tools and extensions that you can use for this purpose.

Here is a list I compiled for you containing some of the best tools I have been using in my work as a blogger. 1- 1- LightShot This is a great screen capture extension that works on Chrome. 2- Web Page screen Capture This is a freeware software for taking screenshots . 3- Tech Smith Snagit The Snagit for Google Chrome™ Extension makes it possible for you to capture images within your Chrome browser. Awesome Screenshot lets you to Capture the whole page or any portion, annotate screenshot, blur sensitive info, one-click upload to share. 5- Screen Capture 6- Snaplr Snaplr is a simple way to capture and annotate your desktop's activity. 9- MonoSnop.

31 iPad Apps For A Smoother-Running Classroom. 31 iPad Apps For A Smoother-Running Classroom A smooth-running classroom is about, among other things, organization, workflow, and classroom management. Organization is about resources, priority, and consistency. Workflow is about clarity, tools, and consistency. And classroom management is about relationships, trust, and consistency. Which brings us to the following collection of apps to help your classroom run more smoothly. From apps that keep time, do one calls, choose groups, promote desired behavior, keep notes, create to-do lists, record grades, or make calendar sharing social, there are 31 here that can help make your life as a teacher easier. If we’ve missed any, feel free to suggest them in the comments below. 31 iPad Apps For A Smoother-Running Classroom. Ultimate list of Minecraft Guides, Cheats and Video Tutorial Apps. Minecraft continues to give students a voice in their own education.

Minecraft is almost perfect for presenting cross curricula projects and the idea that many students direct their own learning in the environment means that it can be a powerful tool in many teacher's toolbox. Students previously disengaged from education have often turned around their love to discover and create and in the process been valued for their particular set of skills. So if you have some little miners in your class here are a bunch of guides, cheats and how-to tutorials apps.

Ultimate Builder Guide for Minecraft: FREE Take your Minecraft experience to the next level with this amazing new app dedicated to helping you build new exciting creations. Your one stop shop for Minecraft creations comes with walkthroughs for many different things to build. Apppicker. 6 propuestas para crear cuestionarios y tests. 57 Free Digital Interactives For All Teachers… Plus 8 Free Mobile Apps. Welcome to a post that examines an amazing free collections of educational digital interactive programs and apps.

You are sure to find something that will fit your classroom in the very near future. First, to ensure you do not miss one of these valuable posts or other resources covering PBL, Digital Curriculum, Web 2.0, STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. As always, I invite you to follow me on twitter (@mjgormans). Please give this post a retweet and pass it on. Have a great week – Michael Gorman (21centuryedtech) Booking Info – Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? 57 Free Digital Interactive For All Teachers… Plus 8 Free Mobile Apps – Michael Gorman ( As I travel the country I hear teachers asking for a collection of interactive applications that can be used with their students.

Like this: How to Add Questions for Students to YouTube Videos. With the popularity of flipped classrooms showing no sign of waning, a new crop of web tools for teachers are emerging to help support instruction. In this post, I take a look at four ways that teachers can add questions to a YouTube video for their students to answer when watching a video at home or on their own. 1. For a more polished approach, check out It works with YouTube, Vimeo or TeacherTube videos. You can add students to your online class, and even assign them video lessons of your choice. To get started, simply copy and paste the link to the video into the Educanon video builder. 2. The last site I am going to share is called EDpuzzle. Like Educanon, you can create a class, add students and get a record of results as they come in from students who are watching your EDpuzzle videos. 3.

Like this: Like Loading... Related Office Mix: It's PowerPoint, but Not as You Know It! In "office365" Kahoot! In "web 2.0" 40+ Places to Find Educational Apps for Your Class. One of the questions I often get asked by readers of this blog concerns the resources I draw on to curate the educational apps I share with you. App curation and reviewing is a time consuming task and unless you want to start up a blog to share apps I don't think you will need as many resources as I use myself.

I follow the feeds of more than 200 blogs and have to spend hours sifting through piles and piles of apps but I really enjoy it not only because it is part of my daily work but the sense of exploring and discovering new tools and getting to learn how these new discoveries could be used for educational purposes provides me with a deep sense of gratification. That being said, and for those of you keen on learning about and keeping updated on new releases of educational iPad apps to use with your students in class, the list below will definitely serve the purpose. It features some of the tops app sharing platforms out there.

The Best Free Education Web Tools Of 2013. There’s a wealth of education related web tools out there that can make your life easier and turn your computer, phone, and/or tablet into a teaching and learning powerhouse. But because there are SO many tools out there, selecting the best ones can turn into a full time job. Downloading a ton of apps, researching, and testing different web tools can take hours – hours that you probably don’t have if you’re busy teaching and having a life. Thankfully, the folks over at Edublogs have put together this great that is filled to the brim with the best education tools, and the best part is that they’re all free! So you can feel free to try any or all of them out without a huge financial commitment. And they’ve been prescreened for you by folks who have put them to use in the classroom. Check them out in the list below.

The Best Free Education Web Tools Of 2013. 4 herramientas para enseñar a programar vídeojuegos en el aula. Me llamo Javier Gómez Torres (@javigoto), mi formación es la de Maestro, en la especialidad de educación Primaria, y la de Psicopedagogo en la especialidad de educación especial. Imparto docencia de Tecnología en el colegio SEK Santa Isabel a alumnos de altas capacidades. Al mismo tiempo, compagino este trabajo con otro en el Grupo SM, como coordinador de encargos digitales, elaborando materiales didácticos para ser utilizados en el ordenador, tabletas, etc. Llevo más de quince años (que se dice pronto) enseñando tecnología a alumnos con altas capacidades intelectuales. Decir esto, en un país en el que la ayuda que reciben estos alumnos dentro del aula ordinaria es prácticamente inexistente, viene a ser lo mismo que decir que llevo más de quince años peleándome y buscando información en muchos foros extranjeros para descubrir programas con los que poder ofrecer la mejor ayuda a estos alumnos.

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