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Why Teachers and Students Should Blog. Blogs have the potential to expand student creativity, not to mention their writing skills.

Why Teachers and Students Should Blog

Language Arts and Reading specialists will love that, right? But how do I convince them that their students are thirsty for the knowledge they want to share but not the same way that they themselves obtained it? Discovering the Art of Mathematics. Math = Love. Everybody is a Genius. 6 Tools for Connected Educators - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad - EC13, ECM13, edchat, EdTech, social media. October is Connected Educators month.

6 Tools for Connected Educators - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad - EC13, ECM13, edchat, EdTech, social media

If you’re reading this post my guess is you are already a connected educator to some degree because you are, at the very least, someone who is opening the door to the ideas of others. It’s quite possible you stumbled across this post on Twitter, Scoop.It or Pinterest. And it’s likely that you might pass it along to others through the various networks in your own Professional Learning Community. As a connected educator myself, I feel compelled to share some of my favorite ways to collaborate and connect. Because it’s hard to know where to begin to share, I decided to base my framework on the ideas of the work of Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach and Lani Ritter Hall, the authors of The Connected Educator, Learning and Leading in a Digital Age and some of the leaders of Connected Educators Month.

Here is an interactive graphic that identifies the 5 characteristics of a connected educator with links to examples and resources to help make those connections. What is a permalink and why do I need it? - Blogging Basics 101. Before I start my explanation of permalinks, I want to show you two examples so you can refer to them as necessary: An example of a blog’s main URL (which shows all the posts for a given period of time: example of a permalink: A permalink is the link to an individual blog post.

What is a permalink and why do I need it? - Blogging Basics 101

These are important because if you ever need to link to an exact blog entry (e.g., as part of a carnival), you use the permalink as your link. It’s poor blog etiquette not to use the permalink. If you don’t use the permalink, you’ll just be linking to your main blog page. You can find the permalink link under any blog entry. Typepad blogs: There’s a link that actually says Permalink under the entry.Blogger: The link varies. How-To-Start-A-Blog.pdf. Anatomyinfopage.

Daily-checklist.pdf. 5 Social Media Trends All Writers Should Follow in 2015. This is a special guest post written by Hilary Smith, a recent graduate of Medill School of Journalism.

5 Social Media Trends All Writers Should Follow in 2015

Always one to help young writers, I’m pleased to offer this on her behalf. As we approach the holiday season, we also come to the end of another amazing year of technology and the continued growth of social media. The year 2014 brought us the iPhone 6, but more importantly gave us new technological advances in brain mapping, better mobile collaboration and more agile robots. Writers need social media. It may be a distraction, but it’s also the only way you’re going to build your readership. Entering 2015, we need to pay closer attention to the hottest new trends that are forecasted to affect the Internet, especially authors, bloggers and other online writers.

Here are five important trends that wordsmiths should follow for 2015: 1. Today we have mobility that can surpass our feathered friends when we can circumnavigate the globe in mere seconds with our hand-held mobile devices. 2. 3. 5 Social Media Must Knows for Every Teacher. Social media in the classroom reminds me of the saying, “If you can’t beat them, join them.”

5 Social Media Must Knows for Every Teacher

Instead of perceiving it as a distraction or a hindrance to learning, we must embrace opportunities for social media to expand capacity and facilitate education. Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook and YouTube can become an integral part of enhancing the 3 C’s of successful teaching: Communication, Collaboration and Coordination. Real-time access to visually interesting material & resources, guest speakers, community members and industry leaders are possible. And, its being readily available and ease of access makes social media a viable communication tool between teachers and parents.

For dynamic learning experiences to engaged students and parents, let’s look at 5 different tips for teachers on how to apply social media in the classroom. 1. One of the key benefits for utilizing social media is the sharing component the online community offers to students. 2. Pinterest and Tackk are good for: 3. 4. 5. Edutopia. Is Social Media Relevant?

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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. The Social Media Answer. Updated 90 Page Guide to Using Blogger In School. Happenings from my real-life 21st-century mathematics classroom. Yesterday, my students came back, bleary-eyed, from spring break.

Happenings from my real-life 21st-century mathematics classroom

It seemed like a good time to give them a gentle push to try something brand new. So, with a new furniture arrangement in our classroom, new seating charts for the 4th quarter (I can’t BELIEVE it’s already the 4th quarter!) And a new math app, we were off and running. No time to have trouble adjusting back to the grind! Time to get going! Students downloaded the free CueThink iOS app. Before break, we’d just begun various ways of solving quadratic equations. I encouraged students to “play” within the platform, referencing Polya’s poster on my wall and the tabs in CueThink (UNDERSTAND, PLAN, SOLVE, REVIEW). It wasn’t an awkward silence, though. Student: “So, do we *have* to record ourselves explaining the problem? Me: “You have to record yourself explaining your work.” Student: *GULP*