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Paul McGuire sur Twitter : "8 Tips and Tools for Teaching Digital Citizenship. 8 Tips and Tools for Teaching Digital Citizensh... Digital teaching tools. 7 Tips From Effective Teachers Who Use Technology. Creating Our Own Unique Learning Environments #DigiLead. Over the past couple of months, the staff at New Milford High School has been diligently creating our own unique learning environments for our students.

Creating Our Own Unique Learning Environments #DigiLead

Building on the success of our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative and with the addition of a new, innovative staff member two noteworthy advancements have been made since September 2013. That new staff member is Laura Fleming and she has done nothing less than blaze a trail since joining the NMHS team. She embraced the autonomy that she was given in a position that functions as a librarian, media specialist, and educational technology integrator to push the envelop.

47 Core Teacher Apps: A Visual Library Of Apps For Teachers. Five Tips for Taking Advantage of Twitter Over the Summer. Image credit: iStockphoto Ahh, summertime -- a time to relax and recharge.

Five Tips for Taking Advantage of Twitter Over the Summer

OK, well not really if you're an educator. In reality, educators are the most dedicated professionals I've met, and despite what the rest of the world may think, we know nobody really has summers off. Come Together: A Guide for Group Blogs. Many of the blogs and websites we discover are fertile ground for a mix of voices and perspectives, and for some of you, blogging is a collaborative effort.

Come Together: A Guide for Group Blogs

On WordPress.com, you’ll stumble upon pockets of micro-communities on every subject, from the author-illustrators writing about illustration and design at Illustration Age to the political science PhD students discussing current events at The Smoke-Filled Room. These sites, and many more, take advantage of various features in the dashboard that make group blogging easier. Have a collaborative blog — or thinking of starting one? {Infographic} 6 Tips for Choosing Digital Tools to Support 21st Century Learning. Rossieronline.usc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/twitter-for-teachers.pdf.

Beautiful web-based timeline software. Evernote in Education. 12 Essential Social Media Cheat Sheets. Ann Smarty is a search marketer and full-time web entrepreneur.

12 Essential Social Media Cheat Sheets

Ann blogs on search and social media tools. Her newest project, My Blog Guest, is a free platform for guest bloggers and blog owners. Follow Ann on Twitter at @seosmarty and on Google+. Getting around a social media site is not always easy. The Top 10 Digital Learning Apps Teachers Can Actually Use (By a Teacher Who Actually Uses Them). 2012 has been an amazing year for my growth as a professional.

The Top 10 Digital Learning Apps Teachers Can Actually Use (By a Teacher Who Actually Uses Them).

The main catalyst of this growth was when I started engaging with like-minded educationalists around the world on Twitter in January of this year. In particular, I learnt about new methodologies like brain-based learning, flipping the classroom and a variety of technology-based teaching aids. The area I explored most fervently was the bewildering array of educational software and apps for learning.

In what follows, I would like to offer a round-up firstly of the apps I found particularly useful, as well as those which disappointed and annoyed me. Twitter Series-What I Wish I Knew Before I Started Twitter. This is the second in a series I am doing all about Twitter.

Twitter Series-What I Wish I Knew Before I Started Twitter

You can read the first post here, where I discuss the need to change the way we teach about Twitter. Today, lets go back to the beginning and look at what we wish we had known... Twitter Series-A New Kind Of Twitter PD. This week I am going to do a series of posts on Twitter.

Twitter Series-A New Kind Of Twitter PD

20 Twitter Hashtags Every Teacher Should Know About. Twitter chats are such a great way to stay connected and informed in your professional circle , and education is no exception. Through education chats, you can find out about new methods for teaching, tech resources, even jobs for teachers. Most chats are held weekly, and offer an opportunity to have a regularly scheduled conversation with like-minded educators. Check out our collection to find a wealth of Twitter chats that are great for all kinds of educators. General These Twitter chats cover anything and everything in education, and represent a great jumping off point for those just getting started in Twitter education chats.

#edchat – Talk to a variety of educators around the world through #edchat, Tuesdays at noon and 7 p.m. 8 Great Twitter Accounts for Students to Follow. Putting together a list of 10 Inspirational Student Blogs recently was such an eye-opener to the fantastic ways students are using the internet, I couldn’t resist delving deeper and checking out some of the ways they are using social media too!

8 Great Twitter Accounts for Students to Follow

I’ve written before about the brilliant ways Twitter can be used for learning, so if you’re looking for ways to encourage your students of all ages to sign up, look no further than pointing them in the direction of these inspirational Twitter accounts! 1. New Scientist The New Scientist Twitter tagline is “If someone in the world has a good idea, you’ll read about it here.” Quite simply, it does exactly that – connects student followers to the very best and brightest of emerging scientific discovery in a clear and accessible way – from “Virtual travel goes 3D” to “The punk bat of South Sudan”! The Most Common Questions (And Answers) I Get About Twitter. Infographic: Get More Out Of Google.

Twitter Series-My Super, Top Secret Tips And Tricks For Getting The Most Out Of Twitter. Get your free 13-page Twitter Guide for Teachers. Math. ELA (English Launguage Arts) Design Your Digital Classroom. My Top 10 Free Web Resources for Teachers. Building an Effective School BYOD Plan.

How to Grow a Blog  Last month, in preparation for my K12Online Conference presentation , I re-read Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s Good Business. Leadership, Flow, and the Making of Meaning . In it, he states that the experience of flow – when the person is totally immersed in an activity and genuinely enjoying the moment – comes from “the steps one takes toward attaining a goal, not from actually reaching it.” He adds that: People often miss the opportunity to enjoy what they do because they focus all their attention on the outcome, rather than savoring the steps along the way. Where does the pleasure in singing come from – finishing the song, or producing each note or phrase? In education, however, the product – the grade, the final draft, the test mark – still often takes precedence over the process of learning – the sense of personal journey without which the final destination is meaningless.

In my classroom – a predominantly blogging classroom – things have to be different. Keep in mind, this is not easy. Lights, Camera . . . Engagement! Three Great Tools for Classroom Video. How many times have you thought to yourself, "In what way can I spice up this unit and make it student-centered?

Lights, Camera . . . Engagement! Three Great Tools for Classroom Video

" One great way is to let your students be creative using video. With all the tools and technology available, making videos is easier than ever for you and your students. Recently at the annual National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) conference, Becky Ellis, Greg Kulowiec and I presented three different ways you can use video with your students in the classroom. Below is the slide show we used to introduce these tools: There are plenty of ideas and resources available through the links we shared.

Digital Differentiation. Technology is a tool that can be used to help teachers facilitate learning experiences that address the diverse learning needs of all students and help them develop 21st Century Skills.

Digital Differentiation

At it's most basic level, digital tools can be used to help students find, understand and use information. When combined with student-driven learning experiences fueled by Essential Questions offering flexible learning paths, it can be the ticket to success. Here is a closer look at three components of effectively using technology as a tool for digital differentiation. Note: The interactive graphics you see below have been updated. Historypin.

DIGITAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS: Tools and Technologies for Effective Classrooms. Itouchthefuture [licensed for non-commercial use only] / Apps for Every School Leader to Consider. Glogster EDU - 21st century multimedia tool for educators, teachers and students. Apple iBooks 2 textbook hands-on (video) We just got our first opportunity to get our hands on one of Apple's new interactive textbooks and we have to say, they're as good as they looked during the live event.

We tried a few titles, ranging from steady textbooks to more exotic stuffs, but by far the best is the selection from E.O. Wilson called Life on Earth. Join us for full details and video demonstration of the future of learning after the break. Apple iBooks 2 demo in NYC - 01.19.2012 See all photos 27 Photos. Top Ten Web Tools of 2011. This is the fourth time I have posted my top ten web tools of the year. Looking back over 2008, 2009 and 2010 it’s interesting to see what new web tools I am now using, which old ones have been left on the shelf and the web tools I still use. Gooru - Home Page. 10 Twitter Tools Used by Social Media Experts. With so many Twitter tools out there, it’s hard to know which ones to trust with your Twitter account management.

3 Tips for Teachers Using Social Media. Dan Klamm is the Marketing & Communications Coordinator at Syracuse University Career Services, where he leads social media engagement. - Connecting PBL and STEM… 40 Free Engaging Resources To Use In The Classroom by Michael Gorman. Margaret Atwood says Twitter, internet boost literacy - Arts & Entertainment. 10 reasons students should blog. How to Get a Classroom of Kids Blogging in Under 5 Minutes! Kidblog.org is a service designed by teachers for teachers. Free Sound Effects FX Library, Free download - GRSites. Free Educational Videos for K-12 Students. The Complete Educator’s Guide to Using Google Reader. Digital Kindergarten.

The 100 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You. The Wordle of this list! (Click image to enlarge) iPads are in, cursive is out (and other education trends) iPad therapy The trend: They already help teach kids the alphabet, sentence construction and how to graph equations.