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A 60 Seconds Guide to The Use of Blogging in Education. A few months ago Educational Technology and Mobile Learning posted a detailed guide on how Teachers can Use Blogging in Education.

A 60 Seconds Guide to The Use of Blogging in Education

We are glad this post has received a wide interaction from your part. We are also equally happy to know that so many of you have already set up their classroom blog and started leveraging the power of blogs in education.Good job and keep up the good work you are doing. For those of you who are new to this blog and want to learn about how to use blogs in teaching then I recommend you read the above mentioned article. Today, however we are going to add up to what we have already said about blogging but this time we have an infographic from our colleague Langwitches.

This graphic contains all the things you need to know as a teacher to set up your blog and the educational pluses you get from it. How Educators Use Pinterest for Curation. Digital Tools Jody Strauch By A.

How Educators Use Pinterest for Curation

Adam Glenn The phenomenal growth of Pinterest has sparked interest among millions of users. It’s also spread to journalism educators, who are increasingly experimenting with it in the classroom. The social network launched two years ago, but in recent months has drawn red-hot excitement for its unique visual, topic-based curation approach. Now journalism school faculty are increasingly in on the act. On Twitter: To Follow or Not to Follow.

Recently, I have had students discover my @TheNerdyTeacher Twitter account and follow me.

On Twitter: To Follow or Not to Follow

It usually only lasts a few days before they unfollow me -- a few days of my flooding their feed with blog posts, education news and Edutopia articles. The big question I get from kids is, "Why don't you follow me back? " I tell them that I have some guidelines when it comes to Twitter and following students. I thought it would be great if I shared them with all of you that use Twitter as part of your education life. 1) Have a School-Only Account @TheNerdyTeacher is my personal/business account. 2) Create a Set of Follow Rules to Share with Students I always follow a student back if he or she follows me on my school account, but then I tweet them some guidelines that I stick to when following students. 3) Limit the DMs There will be times when students will DM me a question that might be something they do not want to share with the entire Twitter stream. See more see less. How One Response to a Reddit Query Became a Big Budget Flick. With just a handful of posts about a hypothetical time travel scenario, James Erwin went from web commenter to professional screenwriter.Photo: Robert Maxwell James Erwin, 37, works for a financial services firm in Des Moines, Iowa, writing software manuals.

How One Response to a Reddit Query Became a Big Budget Flick

He’s been doing that for a couple of years, and he enjoys it. It’s a pretty low-stress job for a person with a methodical turn of mind—good pay, short commute. He’s home by 5:30 every night to spend time with his wife and 1-year-old son. One Wednesday last August, Erwin rose from his desk around noon. Reddit is a sprawling news site, where “news” is defined by its tens of millions of users—one of the largest communities on the Internet. It’s common for random questions to appear on Reddit’s front page, like “Is there a magnet capable of pulling the iron out of your body?” Erwin, who studied history at the University of Iowa, had been posting on Reddit for about five months. Crowd Sourced Twitter Guide For Teachers. This guide is specifically for teachers who are interested in finding out more about Twitter and even jumping in to the Twittersphere themselves.

Crowd Sourced Twitter Guide For Teachers

It is made up of a series of videos from teachers who use Twitter all the time, so it was 'crowd sourced.' Meaning people in the crowd each added a little until there was a whole. Pretty cool stuff really. You can hit the About page to find out who is responsible for all of this... :-) Anyway, on with it... How Teachers Make Cell Phones Work in the Classroom. A.P.

How Teachers Make Cell Phones Work in the Classroom

Chemistry students use their cell phones to answer their teacher's question. When we talk about using cell phones in class, we’re not just talking about using cell phones in class. The idea of mobile learning touches on just about every subject that any technology addresses: social media, digital citizenship, content-knowledge versus skill-building, Internet filtering and safety laws, teaching techniques, bring-your-own-device policies, school budgets. At its core, the issues associated with mobile learning get to the very fundamentals of what happens in class everyday. At their best, cell phones and mobile devices seamlessly facilitate what students and teachers already do in thriving, inspiring classrooms. In the most ideal class settings, mobile devices disappear into the background, like markers and whiteboards, pencil and paper – not because they’re not being used, but because they’re simply tools, a means to an end.

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