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Ten Ideas for Using Instagram in the Classroom

Ten Ideas for Using Instagram in the Classroom
I didn't understand the pull of Instagram the first time I heard about it. To me, it sounded like a fancy app that would take regular pictures and make them look like they were crappy, old photographs. Eventually, though, I changed my mind. I saw the artistic side of the app and eventually began to see the social interaction. After spending a few months using it, I see a powerful element that I had failed to understand before. And yet, for me, Instagram has done the opposite. So, with that in mind, I'm thinking of ten ways I might use Instagram with my students next year: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.Just Let Them Take Pictures: I'm thinking of letting kids take pictures for the sake of taking pictures. Related:  Clasificar

Chronas May Be The Best New World History Site Of The Year Chronas is a new site that lets you used a time “slider” at the bottom to see how the world looked at pretty much any given date during the past 2000 years. If you click on the countries/regions/empires shown, then it will show you the appropriate Wikipedia entry. It’s still working out its kinks — it wouldn’t let me view it on a mobile device and, even though it says you can view it on browsers other than Chrome – I wouldn’t. I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Teaching & Learning About World History, though I’m not quite ready to add it to The “All-Time” Best Social Studies Sites. Thanks to Google Maps Mania for the tip. Here’s a video describing how it works: Related The Best Social Studies Sites Of 2014 -- So Far Here's one more in my series of mid-year "Best" lists (you can see all 1,300 of the lists here). June 6, 2014 In "best of the year" The Best Social Studies Websites -- 2010 It's time for another year end list, this time focusing on social studies. October 10, 2010

School Pen Pals and Key Pals Play around with the map below to find penpals, or submit your own! You can DRAG the map by click-drag, you can also zoom in real close. Have fun! <b>JavaScript must be enabled in order for you to use Google Maps.</b> However, it seems JavaScript is either disabled or not supported by your browser. Map Data Imagery ©2015 NASA, TerraMetrics Map DataImagery ©2015 NASA, TerraMetrics Map Please choose a grade to see available pen pal locations! NOTE: Age - 5 = Grade (Approx) Narrow by Grade: Need help with grades? U.S. schools are done by 'grades'. Currently Selected:None *IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Teacher's Corner DOES NOT SCREEN ANYONE that uses our penpals service.

Educators Guide to the use of Pinterest in Education Some educational Pinners to follow This is the editor of the famous blog cool cat teacher. It has over 69 boards all with more than 600 pins. Some of her best boards include "Teaching Ideas and App", Collaborative Writing", and " Global Collaboration in Education ". This guy is one of our favourite educational writers. He has several boards covering different topics such as: Google chrome extensions, Twitter apps and resources, web2.0 tools for educators and his own personal learning network. Karen is a great educator with a huge presence online. This is an ICT specialist. Shannon has a great Pinterest page that includes some awesome boards on educational technology essentials. Shelly has one of the resourceful boards on Pinterest. Useful Pinterest Tutorials : 1- How to start using Pinterest 2- How to save Time Using Pinterest 3- How to Pin a Quote and Text to Pinterest 4- Everything you Need to Know about Pinterest

Sociala medier kan förbättra samtalen i klassrummet Skolor runt om i Sverige står inför ett faktum. Elevernas samtal, i form av debatt och diskussioner i digitala sociala forum på Internet, får konsekvenser för samtalen i klassrummet. Men när retoriken från Nätet brakar in i det vanliga klassrummet kan det uppstå en konflikt som förvandlar läraren till ofrivillig åsiktspolis. Erik Andersson har nyligen disputerat i pedagogik vid Örebro universitet och Högskolan i Skövde. I sin doktorsavhandling analyserar han samtal i nätgemenskapen Svarthjärta. En fördel med samtalen på Nätet, enligt Erik Andersson, är att fler perspektiv kommer upp till ytan än vid jämförbara diskussioner i ett vanligt klassrum. – Därför menar jag att vi i skolan borde kombinera digitala samtal framför datorn med vanliga klassrumsdiskussioner. Öppna konflikterI sin avhandling går Erik Andersson igenom tio ämnestrådar i Svarthjärta och gör en retorikanalys av kommunikationen mellan debattdeltagarna. – Diskussionerna i forumet är argumentativa och polemiska.

22 Powerful Closure Activities Too many university supervisors and administrators criticize the absence of lesson closure, a dubious assessment practice likely caused by the improper use of Madeline Hunter’s lesson plan model (PDF) as a de facto checklist of eight mandatory teaching practices -- anticipatory set, objective and purpose, input, modeling, checking for understanding, guided practice, independent practice, and closure -- a custom that Hunter decried in 1985 (PDF). Although it offers multiple benefits, please don't view closure as a professional must-do. What Is Closure? Closure is the activity that ends a lesson and creates a lasting impression, a phenomenon that Colorado State University professor Rod Lucero calls the recency effect. Teachers use closure to: Check for understanding and inform subsequent instructionEmphasize key informationTie up loose endsCorrect misunderstandings Students find closure helpful for: Creative Closure Activities 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Have kids sketch a book cover. 11.

Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Digital Storytelling | Coursera About the Course Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Digital Storytelling introduces educators to digital storytelling and explores ways to use digital stories to enhance students’ learning experience. The course is designed to be comprehensive yet fundamental. Course Syllabus Over the course of five weeks, we will cover the following topics: Week 1: Choosing a topic and purpose Week 1 introduces you to the basics of digital storytelling. Week 2: Writing an effective script and creating a storyboard Week 2 will focus on scriptwriting as you learn the steps in developing and writing a script for a digital story. Week 3: Recording audio narrationIn week 3, you will learn to record audio narration using digital devices so that your voice can be added to the digital story you will create. Recommended Background The course is primarily intended for: In-course Textbooks Suggested Readings In addition, other publicly available articles and resources will be provided throughout the course.

Analysis | Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 This is an analysis of the 2014 Top 100 Tools List. The list was compiled by Jane Hart from the votes of 1,038 learning professionals from 61 countries worldwide – see the demographic breakdown below. Like last year there were also a number of unverifiable or invalid votes. Highlights of the 2014 List Twitter is the No 1 tool for the 6th year running.Google Docs/Drive and YouTube remain at No 2 and 3 on the list.PowerPoint moves up one place to 4 (for reasons that will become clear below).LinkedIn moves up into Top 10 (knocking Google+ out of the Top 10)The highest mover up the list is Kindle (& App), up 43 places to No 35 – undoubtedly due to the fact that you don’t actually need to have a Kindle reader to read Kindle books, simply the App on your desktop or mobile device. Demographic breakdown By country 26% USA12% UK7% India5% Australia4% Canada4% Spain3% Switzerland3% Germany2% Greece2% Mexico2% Belgium2% Russia2% Netherlands2% Brazil By profession 5% OL Facilitators 2% Community Managers

Elever om lärare på Facebook: "Kan favoriseras" Dela denna artikel Oskar Sjöstedt, Alma Bertilsson och Erik Nilsson skulle inte tacka ja till en privat vänförfrågan från en lärare.HD/NST Emil Langvad Förbjud lärare att vara privat vän på Facebook med elever. Det tycker Alma Bertilsson, Oskar Sjöstedt, Nelly Roos, Erik Nilsson, Filip Jonsson och Felix Rittinge på Elinebergsskolan.HD/NST Emil Langvad Erik Nilsson.HD/NST Emil Langvad Filip Jonsson.HD/NST Emil Langvad Alma Bertilsson.HD/NST Emil Langvad Oskar Sjöstedt.HD/NST Emil Langvad Nelly Roos.HD/NST Emil Langvad Felix Rittinge.HD/NST Emil Langvad Lärare ska inte vara privat vän med elever på Facebook. Vår artikel om lärare ska vara vänner med sina elever på Facebook (se bakgrund) är ett hett samtalsämne på hd.se och ute på skolorna. Vi åkte genast till Elinebergsskolan och träffade sex högstadieelever. – Du kommer närmare din lärare och kan bli favoriserad, genom att du till exempel får mer hjälp i klassrummet. – Aldrig. – Jag tycker det är fel. Läs mer

Canva och årshjul Har nu testat Canva ett par gånger och är helt såld! Har tittat på Canva tidigare men inte hunnit med att kika vidare utan den blev liggande i min "testa-sen"-mapp. Men för några veckor sen tipsade Niclas Vestlund i fbgruppen "IKT-verktyg", som jag har startat, om Canva och jag kikade på hans instruktionsvideo och kände genast att jag fick flytta upp denna på prioritetslistan =D Canva.com är grymt! Man kan göra posters, inbjudningar, facebookcovers osv, det finns färdiga mått att välja mellan, men man kan också välja egna mått på bilden. När man sedan valt kan man utgå utifrån färdigdesignade för inspiration eller skapa från noll. Det finns hur mycket gratisobjekt som helst att använda för att göra sin grafiska design riktigt proffsig. När man är klar med sitt projekt kan man ladda ner det antingen som .png eller .pdf Jag har under det senaste veckorna skapat massor av olika saker; Facebookcovers, Twitterheader, posters till vår filmfestival på skolan osv Så jag skapade denna: 1. 2. 3.

i-can-read-learning-to-read-at-home Hands-down, my all time favorite thing to teach is reading. I especially love teaching children who are just learning to read. I taught Pre-K and Kindergarten for almost six years and cannot tell how rewarding it is to see little ones emerging as readers. This blog post aims to help parents gain ideas and approaches on how to help children who are ready to explore their reading competencies at home. As a parent, you will be your child's first, most consistent and most significant teacher." At home you can focus on different kinds of reading. 1. Source: Nancy Ann's blog Your child needs to be read to consistently. You can even record your voice and add photos (of the story or your own) as you read . The free app is called Adobe Voice and is ideal for iPads. Visit your local library to see if they have regular shared readings. How long you read with your child will depend on how old they are, how they are feeling on the day, their concentration span and what experience they have as a listener.

10 Sites Teachers Really Love 10 Sites Teachers Really Love (Sorry Admins) Though it’s the administrators’ job to steer the ship with regards to technology use in school, every teacher has their favorite edtech websites and apps they love to use with their students. After all, teachers are the ones who work most closely with their students and know which technology best meets the specific needs of their class. I’ve heard from many teachers over the years I’ve been writing this blog of new tech tools and their standby favorites. Here’s a list of some of teacher’s most talked about edtech websites and apps that might not yet be on your admins’ radars: *In no particular order emaze — Emaze brings presentation creation to the next level.

Checklista för sociala medier Hur används dina personuppgifter i sociala medier? Vad händer med det material du har publicerat? Kan du avsluta ditt medlemskonto? Skolverket har ställt samman en checklista med ett urval frågor som kan vara bra att ställa innan du börjar använda en tjänst, i skolan eller privat. Under senare år har det blivit populärt att använda sociala medier i skolan, som ett inslag i undervisningen eller som ett sätt att hålla kontakt med kollegor. Det finns dock en hel del att fundera kring innan du börjar använda en social medietjänst. Olika tjänster ställer också olika krav på dig som användare, och kommer också att använda dina uppgifter på olika sätt. Skolverket har ställt samman en liten checklista med frågor som kan vara bra att ställa innan du börjar använda en tjänst.

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