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Brain Breaks. Google Doc for this Pearltree. Writing. Storyjumper (Writing) Little Bird Tales. Flipsnack. What Kind Of Animal Could It Be? Kid Blog. WRITING- collaborative Stories. WRITING- descriptions. Implementing Blogging article. State of our School Address (regarding Blogging) 3 years ago, we created blogs (WordPress platform) for ALL classroom teachers and resources.

Implementing Blogging article

There was an expectation for teachers to be at least on the first step of the blogging ladder, illustrated in the image below. Their classroom blog needed to be, as a minimum, a replacement of a weekly folder filled with parent-school communication and homework assignments. Teachers were expected to learn how to update their blogs (at least on a weekly basis), insert images and videos and categorize their blog posts. (Getting to Know your Blog- A Beginner’s How To Guide) This was a steep learning curve for some teachers. Then the question shifted from How to We Did it… We Built It…Will They Come? Some teachers felt ready sooner than others, to climb the next step on the ladder. Once students were well on their way to begin. Some teachers: I created the following infographic to demonstrate the flow of blogging in the classroom.

Examples: iFake text. Wordle. Tagxedo. Social Studies. Skype in the Classroom. Skype 'R US (social studies) Skype with Iowa Governor. Google Maps.

Google Map Update. Today we’re making our Street View coverage more comprehensive than ever before by launching our biggest ever update--doubling our number of special collections and updating over 250,000 miles of roads around the world.

Google Map Update

We’re increasing Street View coverage in Macau, Singapore, Sweden, the U.S., Thailand, Taiwan, Italy, Great Britain, Denmark, Norway and Canada. And we’re launching special collections in South Africa, Japan, Spain, France, Brazil and Mexico, among others. Hey World, are you ready for your close up? You can explore our many new places directly in Google Maps, including parks, city centers, castles and tourist attractions like Catherine Palace and Ferapontov monastery in Russia, the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taiwan, or Stanley Park in Vancouver. You can even walk through the urban jungle of Singapore's Fort Canning Park, without ever leaving home. To see, or not to see? Spelling City. Voicethread. Conversations in the cloud. Google Voice. Audioboo.

Vocaroo. Math. ScootPad. IXL. MATH- number stories. MATH- time quiz. Drawings. Drawzit. Kerpoof Studio. Class Dojo. PT Conf Sign up Genius. PT Conf Volunteer Spot. Twitter.

Pinterest. Top 10 Hashtags for Teachers. More Hashtags for Teachers. Hashtags are a great way of searching for tweets in a specific category from the whole of the Twitterverse – search for #ukedchat and you will come up with a huge stream of tweets which have been tagged as interesting to anyone wanting to read about UK education.

More Hashtags for Teachers

As well as searching for tagged tweets, you can tag your own tweet to make sure you are talking to an interested audience that extends beyond your followers. You can tag absolutely any word on Twitter so it can sometimes be difficult to sort the wheat from the chaff. I have read dozens of lists of ‘useful’ hashtags where many of the tags have never been used more than a handful of times. Not useful in my book. By talking to my followers and noting which hashtags are most often used by the tweeters I follow I have compiled a list of hashtags which I think will all be of interest to UK Teachers though many extend far beyond the UK.

General Education Hashtags #ukedchat – UK Education. Technology Subject Specific Specific Areas / Roles. SchoolTube. YouTube. Animoto.