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A Simple Guide on The Use of Hashtag for Teachers Chris Messana was the first guy to share a tweet containing a hashtag back on August of 2008. Since then, hashtags have become the most popular communicational medium of choice for television shows, political campaigns, educational news and updates, commercials, and also an icon of the 21st century pop culture. So, what is a hashtag ? Who can use Hashtags? How can I create a hashtag ? Related : Why using a hashtag ? 1- #edtech This is one of my favorite hashtags on Twitter. 2-#edapp If you are interested in discovering and learning more about the use of educational apps in teaching, edapp is a hashtag to follow. 3-#edchat This is one of the popular hashtags and it is a great way for you to meet other teachers from all around the world and stay updated about the trending topics in education. 4-#edreform This one stands for education reform and it speaks for itself , when you join this chat you will have the chance to explore what educators are sharing on educational issues.

OK2Ask®: Free Online Professional Development for Teachers Welcome to OK2Ask®, a series of live, online "snack sessions" (available both live and in archived format) for self-directed teacher professional development and exploration. These sessions, scheduled at convenient times for you to attend from any computer (kick off your shoes!) share great ideas you can use in your classroom, courtesy of TeachersFirst's staff. You know our style, so you know these sessions are useful and teacher-friendly. What teachers are saying about OK2Ask® Summer 2015 Printable OK2ask Session Schedule Upcoming sessions: Click here to read the full catalog and pre-register. You "attend" OK2Ask® sessions on your computer, with live video and audio from our moderators and a text chat area for you to ask questions live. Invite a friend to attend with you (and bring a snack). It's FREE, and it's OK2Ask®! Sample OK2Ask® session titles: One to One: Ideas and Tips for Teaching in a 1:1 Classroom Hands Off, Vanna! OK2Ask® Special Edition: LIVE from ISTE 2014

Teachers Teaching Teachers, on Twitter: Q. and A. on 'Edchats' A screenshot from TweetDeck showing, left, a recent #Edchat stream and, right, the #Engchat stream at the same time. Like other groups with shared interests, from epidemiologists to James Joyce fans to locked-out N.F.L. players, teachers are turning to Twitter to collaborate, share resources and offer each other support. Many, in fact, are using it to take professional development into their own hands, 140 characters at a time. Each week, thousands of teachers participate in scheduled Twitter “chats” around a particular subject area or type of student. Math teachers meet on Mondays, for instance, while science discussions happen on Tuesdays, new teachers gather on Wednesdays and teachers working with sixth graders meet Thursdays. (Jerry Blumengarten, Twitter’s @cybraryman1, posts this helpful list of educational chats.) Anyone can participate, and joining is easy: just go to Twitter, search for the hashtag of the chat that appeals to you, and start to read the stream of messages. T.W.

Chromebook Tips Every Teacher Should Know Cards on the table, we love Chromebooks. They’re a fast, relatively low-cost portal to powerful learning opportunities. And that’s what we want out of classroom technology: something to push learning beyond current limitations. We collected some next-level tips every Chromebook-using instructor should know: Shortcuts! There are tons of em. Ctrl+N: New window Ctrl+T: New tab Ctrl+Shift+W: Close current window Ctrl+Tab: Next tab Ctrl+Shift+Right/Left Arrow: Select text one word at a time Ctrl+Shift+Up/Down Arrow: Select text one line at a time Alt + F or Alt + E: Opens Chrome settings menu Alt+1, Alt+2: Navigate between different windows Ctrl+Shift+a: Select all Alt+Tab: Go to next window Ctrl+F: Find Shift+Search: Caps lock/disable caps lock You Can Still Have a Home Icon You can get a “home” icon on your omnibar by navigating to “settings” and then “appearance.” Screencast Like A Pro There are a few different ways you can screencast on your Chromebook. Are You Pinning Tabs? Using a Chromebook now?

Educational Hash Tags #edude#eduFollowChallenge#edugreen #eduhashtag #eduit#edumindset#eduON (Ontario)#euduoz #edupd#edupreneur#edupunk #edutech #EduThingsILike#eduvc#eduvoxers #elemchat #elementary#elemsci #ell #ellchat#elrnchat #elt#eltchat#eltpics#emchat #emotionalliteracy#edpolitics #engagechat#engchat #engedu #EngineeringEducation#english #english-teacher#engsschat #enrichingkids#enviroed#e-safety#ESCchat#esdgc#esea#esl #esol#esp#ETAS#etcchat#etmchat#ettipad #e20#expandedlearning #family#fb4ed#FCE#FETC #FF#fft#filmclass#finnedchat#fitnessedu#flatclass #flatclassroom#FLE#flipchat #flipclass#flipped#flippedclassroomflippedlearning#flteach #followalibrarian #followfriday#fooded#foodtechteachers #formativeassessment#forteachers #frenchchat#frimm#FutureReady#FYCchat #health #healthed#hemkting#highered#higheredchat #highschool #highscope #hiphoped#histedchat#history#historyteacher#historyteaching#homeschool#homeschoolers#homeschooling #HourofCode #hs #hsc#hsmath#htagcommoncore

Using Google Apps in a Math Classroom This week I am hosting some guest bloggers. This is a guest post from Bethany Mager. I have been teaching high school math for 12 years and I currently work to help teachers integrate technology in our 1:1 high school using Google Apps. Collaborative Challenge Problems The best part of using Google in the classroom is having students collaborate with each other on a document. Screenshots I love using online math tools in my classroom, including Desmos and GeoGebra. Images Of course, it’s true all math students must still do most of their work using pencil and paper. Students submitting images through Classroom also makes it really easy to share and discuss their or student work as a class. Forms One of the first things I used when we started using Google Apps was Forms.

Twitter for your PLN Public by Al Rowell on Prezi Must-Know Google Doc Hacks for Classrooms Buckle up. We collected must-know tips, tricks, and shortcuts for classrooms using Google docs. Funky Features You can find a doc’s revision history under the “File” tab.Similarly - click any file (single-click) and then click the “i” in the right corner to view the activity history of a doc.And you can still track changes by navigating to the “editing” button on your toolbar and selecting “suggesting” instead of “editing” mode. Docs has citation support, accessible via the research option under “Tools.” This pane has a built in search. For longer works, docs will auto-generate a table of contents if you use heading styles throughout. Savvy Settings Also under “Tools” is your personal dictionary. Just Gimmie the Shortcuts, Please You can find the shortcut motherload here.

Everypost 8 Unbeatable Resources for Online Learning There are all sorts of reasons why online learning can be immensely useful and why it is used by so many different students for all types of contexts and purposes. Sometimes it can be integrated into classroom learning, as in the Flipped Classroom model, where online learning is used to enable students to familiarize themselves with topics during homework time. This leaves them free to attempt the more challenging practical task of tackling questions or putting the theory into practice in the classroom with the teacher present to help them iron out any issues and perfect their techniques. In other cases, students may use online learning to gain long-distance qualifications, or to top up existing knowledge and learning. Some parents find online learning resources incredibly helpful to keep their kids topping-up their learning during the school holidays without getting too rusty and out of practice! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. What are your favourite resources for online learning?