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Teachers Guide on The Use of Wikis in Education

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

Langwitches Blog The conversation about visible thinking in Math started with one of our teachers at Graded, The American School of São Paulo, Adam Hancock, wanting to know how he could incorporate having students’ use their blogfolios in Math class. It seemed natural to have students write for Humanities (Language Arts and Social Studies), but writing did not seem part of what Middle School Math was about. How could “blogging” go beyond taking a digital image of a Math problem on paper or a quiz and writing about ”how the student felt about solving the problem or passing the test?”or ask themselves what they could have done better? One of the first steps was to bring more “language” into the Math classroom.

12 Most Splendid Sources for Music Discovery The top of the charts can be an enjoyable source of music to enjoy, but sometimes you just want to listen to something new. You want to try a new genre, or find the brilliant indie players in a genre you know and like. There has never been a better time than now for people who want to wander the amazing, vast landscape of music discovery. However, you’ll need some resources to start you on your way.

New Teacher Academy: How to Work with Parents Welcome to week four of Edutopia's New Teacher Academy blog series! I'm excited to be here with you sharing my passion to support and mentor new teachers. I hope that you will come back for the next and last post in the series as we continue to look at five key topics designed to provide resources for new teachers in five key areas. To collaborate in more detail on these and other topics, I invite you to join my weekly New Teacher chat on Twitter, and also to visit my blog Teaching with Soul.

Wikis explained These four friends are going on a camping trip. They need to bring the right supplies because they're backpacking. The group needs to plan and plan well, so coordination is key. They're all computer users, so they start planning with an email. The 12 Learning Principles Video Games Promote I am presently reading a book called What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy. Second Edition: Revised and Updated Edition by James Paul Gee ( one of America's most respected educators ). In this work, Paul Gee argues for the importance of GOOD video games in learning. He particularly focuses on some particular video games including first-person shooter games, fantasy role-playing games, real-time strategy games, and simulation games.For Paul, playing such video games is not a waste of time as many people think, but is a practice that can improve players active and critical learning and sharpen their problem solving skills.

Top 5 Twitter Accounts for Teachers I am a teacher, parent, and founder of My Town Tutors. I have been using twitter for several months, and have discovered how incredibly useful it can be for educators. Whether you are new to twitter or extremely experienced, here are five great twitter accounts for teachers and educators to follow. Play the Election - Games for Learning About the U.S. Presidential Election Play the Election from Rand McNally is a collection of games and lessons for learning and teaching about the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election. Play the Election has three main sections that teachers should check out.

5 Ways To Really Connect With Online Students Thanks to the increasing popularity of online courses, universities and students are no longer restricted by physical boundaries. For schools, this means they can have greater enrollment in highly sought-after programs that would otherwise have limited space. Students benefit by having the opportunity to enhance their education without having to pack up and move their entire lives to a different city. From parents to working professionals, students of all types are enthusiastic about online education — as long as it’s done right. Historically, however, online classes have not been very good experiences, with outcomes being marginal at best.

Speaking to le Monde Richard Shryock argues that French is the most practical language to learn While any language will be useful for some jobs or for some regions, French is a language that is useful throughout the world as well as in the U.S. French as a foreign language is the second most frequently taught language in the world after English. The International Organization of Francophonie has 56 member states and governments. Of these, 28 countries have French as an official language. French is the only language other than English spoken on five continents. So...You Wanna Start Texting More and more students have access to mobile devices. In the last Pew Internet study, 77% of all teens have a cellphone. I wasn't able to find research on pre-teens but from the work I have done in my own district I would say almost 50% of them have cellphones as well.

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