Facebook as an Instructional Technology Tool Can the wildly popular social network be used constructively in the classroom? This student’s story says it can. Yesterday, student Kristen Nicole Cardon submitted a comment in response to my post 5 Reasons Why Educators Need To Embrace Internet Technologies in which she explained how she used Facebook in a course she took. I really appreciated her well stated discussion of how Facebook was used in the course and how the approach succeeded (slightly edited in the following excerpt). “In my British Literary History course last winter semester, my professor created a class facebook group which we all joined. We’d finish our reading for class and then get online and write a paragraph about what we’d read, focusing our comments on the specific course aims that my professor had created for the class. This way of conducting class was effective because: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. We shouldn’t discount facebook when it has proven to be a worthwhile classroom tool. About Kelly Walsh Print This Post
New 11 Educational Web Tools for Teachers to Try Below is a list of some awesome educational web tools that you can use in your classroom or for your professional development. As you probably know, each Sunday I post here a list of the new web tools I stumble upon in different blogs, wikis, and websites and because of my time constraints I can not review each one in a single post and hence gathering them here under the one umbrella heading called : Educational Web Tools. Check out the list I have assembled for you this week and tell me what you think about it : 1- StatsGram StastGram is a great web tool that allows users to check the stats about websites. I have tried it a couple of times and found it very interesting. 2- CloudApp CloudApp allows you to share images, links, music, videos and files. 3- Powtoon Powtoon is the brand new do-it-yourself animated presentation tool that supercharges your presentations and videos. 4- Transcribe Transcribe helps you transcribe audio without alternating between an audio player and a text editor.
Usage des réseaux sociaux : un véritable boom chez les seniors ! 8 juin 2012 Réseaux sociaux et TI by Francis Bélime - Akova « Mes clients ne sont pas présents sur les réseaux sociaux! » me rétorque t-on souvent lorsque j’aborde les réseaux sociaux comme un des vecteurs d’une bonne stratégie marketing. Ceux qui pensent encore que les séniors ne font pas partie de l’univers des réseaux sociaux devraient réviser leurs statistiques. Les motivations des seniors sur les réseaux sociaux ? Les têtes blanches vont d’abord sur les réseaux sociaux pour rester en contact régulier avec leurs petits-enfants. Ils sont enfin 30% chez les plus de 50 ans qui déclarent que les réseaux sociaux sont un moyen de faire des rencontres avec des personnes partageant les mêmes centres d’intérêts. Source : Semply Social Et la tendance va très certainement s’accélérer dans les prochaines années. Reposez-vous la question de départ : vos clients potentiels sont-ils ou non sur les réseaux sociaux ?
Teachers Guide on The Use of Wikis in Education Here are some platforms where you can start your wiki for free. They are among the best available for teachers : 1- Wikispaces : This is a free wiki host providing community wiki spaces, visual page editing, and discussion areas. It is my favourite platform and it is the first one I would recommend you try for your class. 2- PBworks This is another great wiki hosting platform that lets anyone sign up and create a new wiki but the free version is ad-supported. Examples of Educational Wikis 1- Classroom Wikis 2- Student Created Wikis 3- Higher-Ed Wikis 4- Group Project Wikis 5- Global Connections Wikis 6- PTO Wikis 7- Teacher Peer Wikis Wiki video tutorials: 1- How to Build an Educational Wiki 2- Using Wikis in The Classroom
Facebook-kirjoitukset eivät ole vapaata riistaa Vapaata riistaa. Näin voisi tiivistää Julkisen sanan neuvoston puheenjohtajan Risto Uimosen linjauksen sosiaalisesta mediasta. Jos se on Facebookissa, toimittaja voi sitä lainata. Linjaus on ongelmallinen, sillä se ei heijasta Facebookin käyttäjien tapaa käyttää palvelua. Uimonen teki linjauksen JSN:n blogissa kesäkuussa. Kirjoituksessaan hän määritteli Facebookin näin: ”Facebook on paitsi yhteydenpitoverkosto myös julkaisualusta.” Jos Facebook on julkaisualusta, sitä koskevat kustantamisen lait ja pelisäännöt. Ehkä siksi, että tämä linjaus tekee työstämme helpompaa. Vaarana kuitenkin on, että tässä kilpailussa kärsijöiksi jäävät ne jopa puolitoista miljoonaa suomalaista, jotka käyttävät Facebookia viikottain. Facebook ilmoittaa käyttöehdoissaan kohtelevansa palvelussa jaettua sisältöä eri tavoin riippuen siitä, onko käyttäjä luokitellut sen julkiseksi vai jakanut sen vain Facebook-ystävilleen – riippumatta siitä, kuinka paljon tai vähän näitä ystäviä on.
Facebook Friending 101 for Schools Facebook has added an incredible complexity to our lives and relationships for one simple reason: it is in writing. The courts have always put things "in writing" in higher esteem above word of mouth. Now that we are inundated with video, text, and photographs and a set of complex relationships - we end up with things "in writing" that are distributed far beyond our true "friends" into places that get us in trouble. I don't have all the answers but am wrestling with this problem and want to lay out the facts so you and I can become co-travelers on this journey. I speak from experience, however, having two significant experiences under my belt with the school in this arena, know that there are things that I cannot say about situations that come in out what I share. It can happen because it DOES. In "the South" we are taught to be friendly from the moment our Mom's tell us as a drooling tot to "say hello because he just said hello to you." Wrong. Let's get this straight.
40 Sites for Educational Games With the start of school right around the corner, I decided to revisit a post I've done on sites for educational games. This list I've compiled has a nice mix of subjects and grade levels that teachers can use w/ their students. *This list is in alphabetical order. 40 Sites for Educational Games ABCya - A great site for games and mobile apps for elementary students.Academic Skill Builders - A wonderful site w/ learning through the use of multi-player games. Also, there is an educational portal which allows for student tracking.Arcoiris - A nice site for educational games in English and Spanish.Braineos - Games based on flash card in a wide variety of subjects.BrainNook - A fun site for students that focuses on English & Math. For my Pinterest board on educational games click here.
The Best 15 Twitter Hashtags for Teachers Twitter speaks volumes of itself and does not really require any introduction. I am pretty sure everyone of you has an account there.That`s great ! but have you ever considered using Twitter for educational and professional development purposes ? Twitter has a huge potential in education and there are many amazed at creative ways teachers can leverage this social media in the classroom as you will learn in the Teacher Twitter guide I am working on and that will be published here very soon. As was the case with the three Twitter tools every teacher should be using, I have again chopped another part from this guide and this time it is about the power of hashtags as learning mediums. `` For instance, if you wanted to make a comment about Sarah Palin, you could include her name in the tweet, or you could make the comment and follow it with her name marked by hashtag. Some uses of Hashtags : Now that you have an idea about what hashtags are and what they serve. Here is the list :
The Teacher's Guide to Facebook Facebook is the world's largest social network, reaching 1 billion active users at the beginning of October. People across the globe use Facebook to connect with old friends, share news about their lives and even to maximize their brand's social reach. SEE ALSO: The Beginner's Guide to Facebook In its Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, Facebook lists a minimum age requirement of 13, which means that more and more students in high school and college are signing up for the social network. We spoke with teachers, professors and other education professionals about best Facebook practices to help answer these questions and more. Understanding Facebook's Atmosphere Each social platform exhibits a preexisting tone or atmosphere, and Facebook has a large focus on personal, one-on-one interactions. Bree McEwan, an assistant professor of communication at Western Illinois University, says that it's important for educators to consider each platform when using social media. Using Facebook Pages
Curriculum: Understanding YouTube & Digital Citizenship – Google in Education Overview We have devised an interactive curriculum aimed to support teachers of secondary students (approximately ages 13-17). The curriculum helps educate students on topics like: YouTube’s policies How to report content on YouTube How to protect their privacy online How to be responsible YouTube community members How to be responsible digital citizens We hope that students and educators gain useful skills and a holistic understanding about responsible digital citizenship, not only on YouTube, but in all online activity. Lessons in English Below is a list of lessons, and the recommended flow for delivery. Or you can download the Full Teacher's Guide or the Full Set of Slides in PDF. Lessons in Additional Languages Below is a list of lessons and resources in additional languages beyond English: Learn more To learn more visit the Classroom videos page of this website, where you can find links to information on: