Why Teachers Need Social Media Training, Not Just Rules 6.2.12 | Under a new set of social media guidelines (pdf) issued by the New York City Department of Education, teachers are required to obtain a supervisor’s approval before creating a “professional social media presence,” which is broadly defined as “any form of online publication or presence that allows interactive communication, including, but not limited to, social networks, blogs, internet websites, internet forums, and wikis.” The guidelines also call for notifying parents about the social media activities their children will be invited to participate in, and they prohibit online teacher/student communication, including “‘friending,’ ‘following,’ ‘commenting,’ and posting messages” on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Google+, and YouTube. Teachers will likely have to stop playing interactive games such as Draw Something with their students. “[Conversations] occur at church, in neighborhoods, scouting groups, volunteers,” he said.
9 Great Classroom Web Apps You May Have Missed There are so many useful websites for educators; it is inevitable that some get missed. Here is a list of some lesser known classroom web apps that might come in handy next year… 1. A touch-friendly online whiteboard app that lets you use your device to easily draw, collaborate with others, and even share them. 2. Ever had files at home that you wanted to use in school? 3. Yes, it is another word cloud generator – but it allows for much more configurability. 4. This resource is a free, open-source, online, collaborative word processor. 5. A ridiculously simple way to share your screen with others. 6. This service allows you to upload a few of your videos, add some music, and then it automatically picks the best parts, and edits everything into a more suitable, edited final video. 7. FotoFlexer is the world’s most advanced online digital photo editor. 8. Recording a screen is a very useful, efficient way of teaching something or sharing a resource. 9.
Top 15 Most Popular Social Networking Sites Here are the top 15 Most Popular Social Networking Sites as derived from our eBizMBA Rank which is a continually updated average of each website's U.S. Traffic Rank from Quantcast and Global Traffic Rank from both Alexa and SimilarWeb."*#*" Denotes an estimate for sites with limited data. 1 | facebook3 - eBizMBA Rank | 1,500,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 5 - Quantcast Rank | 3 - Alexa Rank | 2 - SimilarWeb Rank | Last Updated: May 1, 2017. The Most Popular Social Networking Sites | eBizMBA 2 | YouTube3 - eBizMBA Rank | 1,499,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 2 - Quantcast Rank | 4 - Alexa Rank | 3 - SimilarWeb Rank | Last Updated: May 1, 2017. The Most Popular Social Networking Sites | eBizMBA 3 | Twitter11 - eBizMBA Rank | 400,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 11 - Quantcast Rank | 16 - Alexa Rank | 7 - SimilarWeb Rank | Last Updated: May 1, 2017.
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Increases Engagement Communicating in 140-character segments may seem to contradict the goals of generally long-winded academia, but a new study has found that the two are less opposed than one might think. Students in the study who were asked to contribute to class discussions and complete assignments using Twitter increased their engagement over a semester more than twice as much as a control group. The study used a 19-question survey based on the National Survey of Student Engagement to measure student engagement at the beginning and end of a seminar course for first year students in pre-health professional programs. Four sections (70 students) were given assignments and discussions that incorporated Twitter, such as tweeting about their experiences on a job shadow day or commenting on class readings. Three sections (55 students) did the same assignments and had access to the same information, but didn't use Twitter.
Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture for Higher Education The Flipped Classroom, as most know, has become quite the buzz in education. Its use in higher education has been given a lot of press recently. The purpose of this post is to: Provide background for this model of learning with a focus on its use in higher education.Identify some problems with its use and implementation that if not addressed, could become just a fading fad.Propose a model for implementation based on an experiential cycle of learning model. Background About the Flipped Classroom This first section provides information from various articles that describe the flipped classroom, and how it is being discussed and used in educational settings. In its simplest terms, the flipped classroom is about viewing and/or listening to lectures during one’s own time which frees up face-to-face class time for experiential exercises, group discussion, and question and answer sessions. It’s called “the flipped classroom.” Sal Khan, of the Khan Academy, states: Personal Experiences Basic Tenets
Tagxedo - Word Cloud with Styles Infographic: The Pros & Cons Of Social Media Tools In The Classroom With technology, or the forces of educational production, moving faster than the social relations of production can keep up with, a great graphic from Wired Magazine online shows how social media is being used in classrooms. John Hopkins, Harvard University, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, Ohio State, Columbia University and many more are now moving into the online world offering classes with over 150,000 students. They have adopted the business plan developed by the University of Phoenix and 13 of the other for-profit college cartels. This now means that the days of for-profit universities are numbered as they now no longer can compete with the internal privatization of education adopted by more and more higher education institutions using technology as the means to remove teachers and turn students over to robots and machines. As a teacher who taught online at a community college for ten or more years, I can testify to both the pros and the cons of technology use with students.
Teaching Strategies, Teacher Resources, Secondary Career Education, Glencoe, 2002 Teaching Strategies Your role as teacher is to create an environment in which all students can participate to the best of their abilities. One of your greatest challenges is to provide a positive learning environment for the students in your classroom. Because each student has his or her own unique set of physical and intellectual abilities, perceptions, and needs, the learning styles of your students may vary widely. Once you determine the special needs of your students, you can identify the areas of the curriculum that may present barriers to them. GiftedSecond Language LearnersStudents With Behavioral DisordersStudents With Learning DisabilitiesStudents With Physical ImpairmentsStudents With Visual ImpairmentsStudents With Hearing ImpairmentsStudents With Speech Impairments Gifted Overview Although no formal definition exists, gifted students can be described as having above average ability, task commitment, and creativity. Teaching Strategies Back To Top Second Language Learners
The Technology Learning Cycle The Technology Learning Cycle is a tool that faculty can use to reflect on their own learning about technology. It provides a way to think about how we learn to use new tools and incorporate them into our teaching. The Cycle was developed in the late 1990s at the University of Missouri to help faculty members who were training pre-service teachers in the use of technology. A central premise of this model is that faculty must be lifelong learners with regard to technology. Phases of the technology learning cycle The cycle repeats each time you become aware of a new technology and choose to implement it in the classroom. Bibliography Wedman, J., & Diggs, L. (2001). A tip o’ the hat to Dr. Like this: Like Loading... Related The Allegory of the Scrambled Egg Many tools are available for faculty who want to help students learn more effectively. In "Commentary"