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Twitter for Teachers. Find this page at: DitchThatTextbook.com/twitter Set up your Twitter account by going to: twitter.com Remember (or write down) your username and passwordAfter you enter your name/e-mail/Twitter username, you can close the tab/window you have open, go back to Twitter and log back in.

Twitter for Teachers

A quick, 90-second video showing what you might find on Twitter: A good 12-minute video walking you through the basics of Twitter: Some just read other people’s posts and click on links. Each of these is a hashtag (with # in front … a way to tag and find content). Some Twitter accounts worth following: @INeLearn — Indiana’s elearning (digital learning) office. HASHTAGS — Go to these hashtags to find other great people to follow: #INeLearn — Indiana elearning#engchat — English teachers#sschat — Social studies teachers#mathchat — Math teachers#scichat — Science teachers#edchat — General education#edtech — Educational technology#tlap — Teach Like a PIRATEAnd, of course … #DitchBook — Ditch That Textbook!

Practical Ed Tech Presentations and Workshops. Our Makerspace Journey. Our Makerspace has changed, grown and evolved since it was first conceived and started in January 2014.

Our Makerspace Journey

Follow along with the story of our journey here. Hopefully it will inspire you to start your own Maker journey January 2014: It was around this time that I first began to learn about Makerspaces and the Maker Education Movement. I had always wanted to find a way to incorporate STEM concepts into our library, and I was intrigued by the idea of STEM focused centers. And Design, Make, Play: Growing the Next Generation of STEM Innovators .

At this point, I began sharing my vision of starting a library makerspace with pretty much anyone who would listen. February 2014 My school began piloting 6th grade clubs, so I created a K’nex club. March/April 2014 Our K’nex club continued, building models of London monuments for our Spring Bookfair. I visited the local Gulf Coast MakerCon and started making connections with local Makerspaces. A Blog by Krissy Venosdale. Edublogs website. Udemy Online Courses - Learn Anything, On Your Schedule. 50 Of The Best Teaching And Learning Apps For 2016.

50 Of The Best Teaching And Learning Apps For 2016 by TeachThought Staff What are the best teaching and learning apps for 2016?

50 Of The Best Teaching And Learning Apps For 2016

That’s a good question this post looks to answer. Every year, we put together a collection of what we believe are the best teaching and learning apps for that year. (Here, for example, is our 2015 version of the list below, where you will notice about half the apps are the same, and half have changed. This year, we were asked by the good folks at Easelly (the infographic and visual data platform) to create a collection of resources that while including their apps, would curate a lot of good stuff teachers would benefit from in 2016.

Additionally, Easelly has created a free eBook–How to Use Easel.ly in your Classroom–which is a useful tool for teachers integrating Common Core standards, for example, which call for students to work with different mediums to extract key ideas and data. Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored post.” NeverEndingSearch — @joycevalenza by Joyce Valenza.