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The Twitter Guide for Teachers Twitter can be an incredible tool for both teachers and students when used correctly. As a teacher, your role in the process is to be professional, understanding, and as creative as possible. In regards to Twitter, the possibilities are as endless as you make them. At the Teachers Guide to Twitter you will find: How as a teacher can you effectively utilize Twitter, a creative writing lesson plan using Twitter, 15 creative ways to use Twitter in the classroom, and 17 videos on how as a teacher can you use Twitter in classroom! Justin Bieber has 40.3 million followers.

2020's Learning Landscape 2020's Learning LandscapeA Retrospective of Dyslexia David H. Rose, Ed. 100+ Sites to Download All Sorts of Things These days you can find all sorts of things online, from audio books to flash files, from sound effects to CSS templates. Below we compiled a list with over 100 download sites that serve that purpose. We will also try to keep the list updated, so if your favorite download site is not here, let us know about it with a comment. Audio Books Librivox: One of the most popular audio libraries on the web. Radical Futurism for Newbies » (A Brief Reading List) This page presents a series of links to online articles and essays, that I feel are useful for bringing “newbies” up to speed on some of the main currents of modern transhumanist / radical-futurist / Singularitarian thinking, science and technology. When assembling these links I was heavily biased toward articles that were short, punchy and don’t require much technical background; but in a few cases I chose articles deviating slightly from these properties, because I wanted to include a certain topic and couldn’t find anything sufficiently “short + simple + explanatory” on that topic.

What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education? We’re living in a Web 2.5 kinda world. If that makes no sense to you, check out this chart. It shows that Web 2.0 consists of cautiously adopting technology, schools are still online and offline, and parents still view school as daycare. But we’re evolving past that in short order (in education’s typical pace, that is). So what is Web 3.0 and how will it change education? What does that even mean? Teach Your browser may lack functionality needed by Webmaker to function properly. Please upgrade your browser for an improved experience. Welcome to Webmaker!

Creative Education's Lesson Plan Search Engine We’ve recently discovered they joy of Google Custom Search engines – you can quite easily create your own – but this time we’ve done the hard work for you and indexed some of the most popular sites for lesson plans so you can search to your heart’s content for lesson plans and resources a plenty. Here is the link to our Lesson Plan Search Engine – or you can return to it anytime by visiting the blog and clicking on the ‘Lesson Plan Search’ button at the top right of the page. I hope you like it.

Mind Uploading = Brain Emulation = Reverse Engineering the Brain In an interesting article from January 2011 this year, Carl Zimmer, writes about mind uploading and the future of neurotechnology. The article was published in Scientific American. For those who don’t know, another name for “mind uploading” is brain emulation, or reverse engineering the brain. There are many and long articles written about mind uploading, but they all tend to miss one fact, that is, the answer to the following question: How is brain uploading done? This article answers this question:

Teacher-Tested Travel Grants Educators enrich their profession with globe-trotting experience -- and get funding to do it. Teachers who travel bring back to their classrooms all of the experiences they had and passions they felt to inspire students and make global content come alive. By applying for grants, teachers can get these unique globe-trotting learning opportunities partially or fully funded. web 2.0 This is hardly a marvel of prophecy, but bear with me... The signs are that this year will be one marked by something of a backlash against social media/ web 2.0/ any internet stuff. I don't mean from the traditional media, who've always been suspicious, but from people who know what they're talking about and have been advocates. In other words, increasingly 'us lot' will be declaring that this stuff is peripheral, uncool, over- rated, etc. I think this will often been focused on a particular technology, and Twitter will be the main candidate this year.

Diamond « Dr Popper's Foresight & Horizon Scanning Blog For example, Delphi surveys are probably becoming less of an exclusively expert-oriented activity, and being used more as part of consultation processes for gathering views from wider pools of knowledge and practice; similarly, they are used to explore normative possibilities as well as to forecast “when” particular things might happen. With regards to the type of knowledge source (based on creativity, expertise, interaction or evidence) it is important to emphasise that these domains are not fully independent from one another. However, it is helpful to consider characteristics that can be assigned to each of them, as indicated below: The complete list of all the text emoticons in the world : Cool Smileys This list is our attempt to create a resource of all the text smileys and emoticons in the world. This should be quite useful – People currently use ASCII Emoticons in chat rooms, Emails and cellular phones SMS Messages. Often times I also get questions about this or that unique smiley: “What does this text emoticon mean?”

Green Eggs & Facebook: 15 Social Media Tips from Dr. Seuss The older I get the more I realize how smart my mother & Dr. Suess are. Yes, Dr. Seuss may have some crazy rhymes and guys drawn in his books.