background preloader

Tech in Education

Facebook Twitter

This is CS50 (AP) Are you interested in using Twitter or other social media as a teaching tool?

Our culture has transformed significantly where online distribution of ideas has become commonplace. Our students’ needs have shifted and they require digital citizenship skills. We’ve seen all sorts of creative use cases, but here are the most common forms: Teachers and students use Twitter for communication and conversation so they can keep the in-class discussion going after class!

Twitter is a great way to add context to content especially when students need to study a topic and find experts in the field and ask them questions on Twitter! Below, you will find some great resources for your school community to help jump into using social media, specifically Twitter, as a learning tool. As you know, being a teacher means you’re uniquely positioned to provide valuable guidance and insight to your students around areas related to online safety and digital citizenship.

Wawa Named America’s Favorite Convenience Store. LearningStyles and Assessment. 21st Century Learning and Skills. 100 Web Tools to Enhance Collaboration (Part 1) by Ozge Karaoglu. 0 Comments January 5, 2010 By: Tech Learning Blog Staff Jan 5 Written by: 1/5/2010 8:48 AM ShareThis "If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.

100 Web Tools to Enhance Collaboration (Part 1) by Ozge Karaoglu

" “Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together. " It is easy to collaborate with your colleagues around you. DabbleBoard is a whiteboard that enables you to visualize, explore and collaborate. CoSketch is another whiteboard that you can collaborate to visualize your ideas and share them as images. Stixy lets you create online bulletin board to collaborate with family, friends, colleagues. lets you create your own social network. I'm sure many of us are a member of a Ning group and Ning is the one of the best sites to create and join new social networks that interest us. ImaginationCubed is a multi user drawing tool. If you are using Twitter, you may want to try GroupTweet. Wallwisher is an online notice board maker. (You can read this post on my blog.) Teaching for the 21st Century:How to Lear. "Class, it's time for your test on our study of Africa.

Teaching for the 21st Century:How to Lear

Number a paper from 1 to 50. I am projecting a map of Africa on the screen. For number 1, write the name of the country and its capital. Do the same thing for each of the other numbers. You have 30 minutes to fill in all the country names and capitals. " That was how my junior high school social studies teacher in Lawrence, Kansas, tested my knowledge of Africa in the early 1960s. I don't remember learning a lot about the people in these places and how South Africa might differ from Egypt, being at opposite ends of the continent. A few years later, I read some books by Alan Paton, the South African author of Cry, the Beloved Country (Scribners, 1948). Today, if I were teaching that social studies class, I would want to challenge my students to use 21st century thinking techniques and the technology at their fingertips. The Evolving Encyclopedia When I was a student, we used encyclopedias in the library.

Global Information Sources. ThinktanK12 Blog. Digital Education. By Benjamin Herold July 20, 2015 at 12:32 PM The ConnectHome initiative aims to help close the "homework gap" by enlisting corporations to provide affordable Internet to students living in public housing.

Digital Education

By Sean Cavanagh July 17, 2015 at 1:17 PM Microsoft is ending support for its Server 2003 operating system, which could pose security and other risks to districts that haven't upgraded. By Benjamin Herold July 17, 2015 at 9:47 AM Public and privately funded web portals are being created to help parents pick a high-quality preschool based on data, rather than just intuition. By Benjamin Herold July 16, 2015 at 11:36 AM The bipartisan SAFE KIDS Act seeks to protect student data privacy by placing new prohibitions on companies and granting enforcement authority to the Federal Trade Commission. By Sara Gilgore July 13, 2015 at 12:35 PM By Audrey Armitage July 8, 2015 at 3:35 PM. EmergingEdTech. Education Technology. Internet and instructional technologies for teachers & other educators.

ISTE Connects Blog.