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A Teacher’s Guide to Social Media

A Teacher’s Guide to Social Media

Google Launches Open Course Builder Google launched an open source course building web application for the growing list of K-12 and big-name universities developing online classes. The barebones website is a lightweight way to bring course material online, track student engagement (with web traffic and surveys), and evaluate performance. “We want to use this launch to show that Google believes it can contribute to technology in education,” says Google’s Director of Research, Peter Norvig. Course-builder came off the back of an experimental Google class, “Power Searching with Google,” which went out to schools across the country to educate students on the more advanced features of Google for online research. Google is hoping that big-name universities, such as Stanford and MIT, who have started to put their courses online for free, will adopt the technology. There are many websites, such as Udemy, that have long offered services for individual users to create (and get paid) for their own classes.

Teachers Easy Guide to The Most Important Web Tools in Education When it comes to using web resources with our students, time plays a decisive role.It is next to impossible for a busy teacher restricted by curriculum constraints, day to day lesson preparations, assignment corrections, to mention but a few of his chores, to effectively search the web and find the adequate resources to share with his/ her students. Most people just do not have the time to learn all these technologies and some educators pick just one or two websites of interest and start exploring them. This is definitely not the right thing to do particularly if you want to leverage the huge potential of technology into your classroom.There is, however, a simple roudabout to this problem. 1- A List of The Best Video Editing Tools for Teachers 2- A List of The Best Digital Story Telling Tools for Teachers 3- A List of The Best drawing and Painting Tools for Teachers 4- A List of The Best Presentation Making Tools for Teachers 5- A List of The Best PDF Tools for Teachers

Les cinq types d’influenceurs des médias sociaux Dans mon dernier blogue sur @Intelegia, je présentais les quatre volets de l’influence dans les médias sociaux (lire L’influence dans les médias sociaux en 4 étapes. Pour réussir dans les réseaux sociaux, je soulignais l’importance pour les professionnels de se positionner parmi les leaders. J’expliquais aussi comme il s’avère essentiel pour les marques et les entreprises d’identifier et de suivre les utilisateurs les plus influents, pour faire en sorte qu’ils deviennent par la suite leurs ambassadeurs. À quoi reconnaît-on un influenceur ? L’influence reste une notion difficile à évaluer précisément puisqu’elle réfère à des valeurs autant subjectives qu’objectives, qui se traduisent de plusieurs façons : par la réussite commerciale et financièrepar la renommée et la crédibilitépar la qualité des affiliations et des contactspar le charisme et l’impact de la personnalité Et, chacune de ces valeurs, sur lesquelles repose l’influence, pourront varier d’une personne à l’autre.

Peer-to-Peer Learning Handbook | Peeragogy.org Portfolio Development for Early Childhood Educators Ma vie connectée est ultra-chronophage Hier, pour rire, j’ai fait la liste des réseaux sociaux que j’utilise au jour le jour (ou presque) : FacebookTwitterFoursquareLinkedInPinterestPearltreesStumbleUponWordPress (x2)Over Blog Tumblr Ajoutons-y un compte Google+ et un compte Viadeo où je ne mets les pieds qu’une fois tous les 36 du mois (pour Google+, pas d’inquiétude : c’est la norme ; pour Viadeo, c’est normal aussi compte-tenu de mon secteur d’activité), ainsi qu’un compte Instagram alimenté au gré du hasard (et le hasard ne se fait pas très présent ces derniers temps). Tout ça, rien que pour moi : je ne compte pas le côté pro ! Force est de constater qu’avec autant de comptes, il faut dégager du temps. Du temps pour les alimenter ; notamment les blogs qui demandent non seulement d’avoir des idées, mais également de savoir les mettre en forme et de trouver un moment pour rédiger un contenu pertinent, cohérent et ordonné. Dès lors, pas étonnant que les digital natives passent autant de temps devant leurs écrans.

Open Course: Social Media & Open Education I will be facilitating an open graduate course this Fall titled EC&I 831: Social Media & Open Education. This will be the 5th time I have taught the course (first time was 2007), and it’s different each time. It looks like I will have about 25 graduate students taking this for credit (which is well over the usual limit), and I’m also inviting anyone out there interested in the experience to participate for free. If you would like to learn more about the course, go to If you’re familiar with the course (from past iterations), you’ll notice that I’ve abandoned the old wiki and moved over to a WordPress site as the ‘central’ space. But most of all, my students could use your help. For non-credit students, the course begins on September 20th at 7pm Saskatchewan time, and you’ll find us by clicking on this this Blackboard Collaborate link. Thanks everyone, and I hope to learn with you soon.

How to recognize true learning Skip to main content Browse All Briefs by Topic How to recognize true learning Forward to a friend 07/22/2012 | SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education Veteran educator David Warlick reflects in this blog post on common traits that true learning experiences share. View Full Article in: SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education Education | Educational Leadership | K-12 Published in Brief: ASCD SmartBrief SmartBrief Job Listings for Education View More Job Openings ©2014 SmartBrief

How To Manufacture Desire Editor’s Note: This guest post is written by Nir Eyal, a founder of two startups and an advisor to several Bay Area companies and incubators. Nir blogs about technology and behavior engineering at nirandfar.com. Type the name of almost any successful consumer web company into your search bar and add the word “addict” after it. We’re on the precipice of a new era of the web. A company that forms strong user habits enjoys several benefits to its bottom line. But how do companies create the internal triggers needed to form habits? I created the desire engine in order to help others understand what is at the heart of habit-forming technology. The trigger is the actuator of a behavior—the spark plug in the engine. For example, suppose Barbra, a young lady in Pennsylvania, happens to see a photo in her Facebook newsfeed taken by a family member from a rural part of the State. After the trigger comes the intended action. But, like it or not, habit-forming technology is already here.

Pearltrees Educators in the United States face not one but two skill gaps - the gap in skills high school seniors have when they start college and the second, when college graduates begin their first job and are not prepared to do the job they were hired for. This week I bookmarked [using Pearltrees] articles that provide a fresh perspective on these problems along with potential solutions. And just how big are these gaps? Difficult to pinpoint, but it’s not closing, it’s widening, furthermore the United States ranks far below other developed nations in academic performance on high-school science, math and reading assessments. But there is hope. I conclude by sharing reports of four innovative approaches to education reform that have great potential to address the void. The First Gap: High School to CollegeSAT® Report: Only 43 Percent of 2012 College-Bound Seniors Are College Ready. We Need more Access to A.P. Rigor is Better. (2011). The Second Gap: College to the WorkforceSkills Gap? Like this:

10 Great Flashcard Making Tools for Educators 1- FauxFlash FauxFlash is a great online application that takes the hassle out of flash cards and lets you easily get right to studying. 2- Flashcard DB FlashcardDB is another cool web tool that allows users to make , study and share flashcards online. 3- FunnelBrain FunnelBrain gives your students a new way to learn. 4- StudyDroid You can use StudyDroid to create cards on the web right from your browser. 5- Braineos Braines is an awesome web tool where students can create flashcards, and play games. 6- ProProfs Flashcards This is an online free flashcards maker that lets users print, download, and study using free flashcard software. 7- Flashcards Friends Flashcards Friends allows users to find and modify existing flashcards, share them with friends and many more. 8- Cobo Cards Cobo Cards is a great free flashcard software that enables users to create- alone or in team - flash cards online and save your knowledge. 9- Study Stack 10- Edisco

Géolocalisation et traque sociale : les dangers des réseaux Très remarquée en octobre dernier, l’appli Facebook Take This Lollipop a réveillé une vieille (enfin, tout est relatif) peu liée aux réseaux sociaux : la traque sociale, ou traque via les réseaux sociaux. “Dis-moi ce que tu aimes, je te suivrai jusque dans la vraie vie”… Instrument marketing pour les marques, outil social pour les connectés, la géolocalisation est le nouvel eldorado. Grâce à votre iPhone, vous pouvez savoir où vous allez, mais aussi dire où vous êtes. Prenons l’exemple de Foursquare (oui, je sais : encore !). Non, rien de bien méchant. Un danger que certains ne perçoivent pas, mais qui pourtant existe bel et bien. L’aspect angoissant de Take This Lollipop, à l’origine une appli-canular lancée un peu avant Halloween par un grand fan de cette fête et de films d’horreur, met les utilisateurs face à cette réalité. A ce titre, la géolocalisation représente un danger pour des utilisateurs non avertis. Un article Absolute Trendsetter

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