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Using Twitter to grow your PLN. 3 Unusual Ways College Professors Can Use Twitter. Ninety percent of college-aged students are using some sort of social media platform, a Pew Research Center study reports. So as educators, why not meet students where they are? In 2012, Christine Greenhow, assistant professor of education at Michigan State University, conducted a study that found students who used Twitter as part of the classroom experience felt more immersed in the course content and more connected to teachers and other students, ultimately boosting their grades. “[The students] feel it is connected to something real, that it’s not just learning for the sake of learning. It feels authentic to them,” she says in a blog post. Here are three unique ways educators can use Twitter as part of the curriculum: 1.

As early as 2010, professors were adopting Twitter as a communication tool, according to U.S. “In a large lecture hall, it can be intimidating for some students to participate. 2. 3. Future Ready: Becoming a Connected Educator. 20 Ways to Use ThingLink in Education | Talk Tech With Me. When I first learned about ThingLink late last summer, I was immediately impressed. My mind started racing about all the ways that ThingLink could be used by teachers, students and even beyond the classroom. If you’re not familiar with ThingLink, it makes images interactive. How do you make an image interactive? You upload a still image to ThingLink, and then you can add little icons on top of the image. Those icons become hyperlinks to other web media- websites, articles, videos, sound clips, and much more. Not only can you link to external content, but students can type their own responses onto an icon. I’ve embedded a ThingLink featured example by Molly below, so you can see it in action.

Now tell me that isn’t AWESOME?! So, now that you’re hooked, what are some of the ways you could use ThingLink in your classroom? One of the things I like the most about this tool, is that no matter the project or access to technology, you can incorporate ThingLink into your class. Linkedin. - Okay, so let's go and get started. Hi, I'm Aaron Quigley and welcome to the presentation on The Flipped Classroom. Before we get started with actual content, I'd like to take a second and review the technology I'll be using in today's presentation. Over my left-hand shoulder, I have some slides that are going to be Keynote. To control this Keynote presentation, I'm using the Keynote app on my iPad. This is a great tip for teachers, 'cause it frees us up to move around the classroom, we're not tied to our computer, and we can use some proximity control with our students. Now we're all here today because we have a common goal and that goal is to allow our students to master content.

But we also have a common adversary, and that's time. They're no longer focusing on giving the content to their students, but walking their students through the process of content mastery. And students are expected to go home, use the limited knowledge they gained in class, and complete this homework. Learning with 'e's: Tools of the trade. This site uses cookies from Google to deliver its services, to personalize ads and to analyze traffic.

Information about your use of this site is shared with Google. By using this site, you agree to its use of cookies.Learn MoreGot it About Me Steve Wheeler I'm Associate Professor of learning technology in the Plymouth Institute of Education at Plymouth University. Six of the Best from Learning with 'e's Picture Loading. Can Blended Learning Solve Tech Problems? By: Melanie Nathan, Creative Director, Education Technology Websites at Top Draw. The use of technology in classrooms is meant to help students hone the skills necessary to succeed throughout life. Most schools now include computer or tablet use as a regular part of their educational programs, but study data suggests that having access to technology doesn’t always translate into better performance. Today’s educators face the challenge of integrating technology with traditional learning systems, and blended learning could provide the solution that gives kids the greatest benefits.

Are Computers Really Helping Kids? A recent report from the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) shook the world of education technology when it failed to show a positive correlation between computer use and academic performance. Kids who used computers the most in school and at home tended to be worse off in skills such as reading and mathematical aptitude. Robyn Shulman. Teacher’s Guide to the 2014 GED® Test. Privacy and Cookies This website stores cookies on your computer which help us make the website work better for you. Teacher’s Guide to the 2014 GED® Test GED Testing Service has created an eight-week program to help adult educators become better acquainted with the 2014 GED® test. Read “Introduction to the Teacher’s Guide” to familiarize yourself with the courseDownload “Teacher’s Guide to the 2014 GED® Test” for an in-depth look at the test Each week the “Teacher’s Guide” walks through specific steps to help develop understanding of the new test’s content and broke it down like this: Focus: Begin by focusing on the content area for that week.

Read: We’ll give a required reading assignment and, if you can devote extra time, bonus reading. Engage: Watch each content area’s specific webinar and read about it in the Assessment Guide for Educators. Discuss: Ask questions and prompt conversations about the materials with your colleagues. Reflect: Time to integrate your learning. Exploring Science.