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Cool Websites - 21st Century School Teacher

Cool Websites - 21st Century School Teacher

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Teachers And Social Media: Finding Your Comfort Zone by Dawn Casey-Rowe, Social Studies & Educational Technology Teacher Teachers And Social Media: Finding Your Comfort Zone “You’re a teacher. You shouldn’t blog.” Creating Library Websites with Joomla: Not Too Big, Not Too Small, Just Right by Ellen Bahr and Matt Speed Introduction Alfred University is a small comprehensive university in western New York with a student population of about 2,400. Herrick Memorial Library serves the College of Business, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Graduate School.

joyce-valenza.wikispaces "A content curator" is "someone who continually finds, groups, organizes and shares the best and most relevant content on a specific issue online" (Bhargava, 2009, para. 4). With this in mind, content curation is digital archiving. This model is classified into five subgroups:Aggregation. The act of curating the most relevant information about a particular topic into a single location;Distillation. The act of curating information into a more simplistic format where only the most important or relevant ideas are shared;Elevation. Refers to curation with a mission of identifying a larger trend or insight from smaller daily musings posted online;Mashups.

A List of 16 Websites Every Teacher should Know about 1- Teachers Network Teachers Network provides lesson plans, classroom specials, teacher designed activities for different subjects and many other resources. 2- Smithsonian Education Smithsonian Education offers a wide variety of free resources for teachers, students and parents. 3- Education World

Education Technology: Is It All Hype With No Return? While some may regard the recent buzz around education technology as hype, it’s important to realize it is based on an element of hopefulness. The hope is that technology can offer personalized and adaptive delivery of curricula, improve outcomes, and better prepare students for tech-driven workplaces. At a time of significant national concern with the price of higher education, there is also hope that innovative technology could reduce these costs. Too often, focus is placed on technology as a panacea or replacement for human interaction. This, perhaps, explains why higher education has been slower to adopt technology than other professions.

The 21st century pedagogy teachers should be aware of Interpersonal learning , personalized learning, second life learning , 3d learning, collaborative learning and virtual learning , these are just some of the few buzz words you would be be reading so often in today’s educational literature. Things have changed , old methods and pedagogies are no longer relevant. The teacher-controlled learning where pre-constructed information is presented in a formal and standardized classroom settings becomes very obsolete. The urgent questions we should , as educators , ask ourselves are : what are the driving factors behind this huge transformation in learning ? and Do we need a new pedagogy to better enhance learning ? Advancements in technology and particularly social networking technologies are changing the whole educational framework .

Building a library Web site Strategies for success At the North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries, we kicked off a Web site redesign project in late January 2010 and launched our new site in mid-August. We started our project the way most of us had seen it happen before—with a committee of 15 people.

Curation School Library Monthly/Volume XXIX, Number 1/September-October 2012 Curation by Joyce Kasman Valenza Joyce Kasman Valenza, Ph.D., is a teacher librarian at Springfield Township High School in Erdenheim, PA. 25 Best Websites for Teachers 1. Best for Young Readers: The Stacks At The Stacks, students can post book reviews, get reading recommendations, play games based on the latest series, watch "Meet the Author" videos, and more. It's like Facebook for reading and it's safe for school, too. 2.

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