25 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Twitter Twitter may very well be the single most important tool for teachers right now. Considering many are not even using the service, that says a lot about how effective the platform is for learning, engaging, development, and more. In an effort to make sure you are getting the most out of Twitter, we’ve compiled a very lengthy list of tips and tricks. That long list is coming out tomorrow morning but we thought you’d enjoy our hand-picked choices. See Also: 45 Simple Twitter Tips Everyone Should Know About Katie and I went through our list and narrowed it down to the top 25. Follow folks who are interesting to you. Just tweet!
Increase Student Achievement in 5 Easy Steps Increase Student Achievement in 5 Easy Steps Posted on Tue, Jul 10, 2012 @ 08:54 AM In the forward of William Parrett and Kathleen Budge’s recent book, Turning High-Poverty Schools Into High-Performing Schools, Michael Copland describes standing in front of the faculty in an after-school meeting to discuss data regarding student achievement. Copland recalls presenting the information on an overhead projector and stoking his colleagues to produce a dialogue that would help him better understand the unsettling gaps in student achievement. At this point, the hands of several teachers went up. Copland recalls working hard to push the conversation into critical and self-reflective direction, but ultimately, it regressed into scapegoating and blaming students and their socio-economic “maladies” instead of taking ownership for the lag in student achievement. You should also know that Marygrove College has reduced tuition rates for several online graduate programs by 19 percent!
Actualités de l'ITC À l'occasion du premier Festival international de twittérature tenu à Québec le 16 octobre dernier, Lirina Bloom a voulu témoigner de l'état des lieux. Son texte rappelle les grands moments de l'histoire récente du jeune mouvement. Il suggère des interprétations concernant les motifs et les motivations des twittérateurs en évoquant les origines du genre, mais surtout en soulignant les balises esthétiques et poiétiques du nanotexte sur Twitter, qu'il soit en 140 caractères ou non.Le texte que nous reproduisons ici avec l'aimable permission de l'auteur est d'abord paru sur son blogue Ceci n'est pas un poème. La twittÉrature est-elle une littérature ? Un jour, fut inventée la Twittérature. En cette invention, l'humour et le second degré étaient de règle. On feignait d'encadrer l'affaire rigoureusement. Se bâtissait cependant, subrepticement, constamment, progressivement, obstinément, délibérément, un corpus, corps de texte, corps constitué, paquet d’écrits en Lettres de Lumière.
Twitter For Learning: 7 Ideas For Using Hashtags In The Classroom By Anibal Pacheco, TeachThought intern Twitter For Learning: 7 Ideas For Using Hashtags In The Classroom If you are an Educator looking to use Twitter in the classroom you might have noticed most tweets include a #Hashtag. The use of the # sign with a word attached to it makes up one. Hashtags trace their history to IRC (Internet Relay Chat) networks where they are used to label groups and topics. I would recommend you search hashtag directory services like tagdef.com, twubs.com and hashtags.org to see if somebody is using the one you want. When you visit one of these services you can enter a hashtag, view what it means and register yours using Twitter’s app authentication system. Here are some examples for Hashtag usage in the classroom. 1. Have your students engage in class discussion through the use of Twitter. 2. Create a topic hashtag for your class and have your students tweet answers to questions posted on the class Twitter account. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
Google Apps For Education Community Launch Over the last couple of months we have been working on a new partnership idea with the Google Apps For Education Team where we would create a Google Apps for Education Community. As I travel training teachers how to use Google Apps for Education, the most asked question was ‘What’s next?’ There are a select group of teachers who have the opportunity to be connected in the Google Certified Teacher Community, but apart from that there are no other Google endorsed options available for school staff to come together and share ideas, best practices and have their questions answered. And a whole lot more We are going to host 3 free Google Apps For Education Events. The first event will be specifically for school administrators and I.T leaders. The second event is open to all education staff. The third event will be held in Auckland at Buckland Beach Intermediate School on the 18th of May. To register for these free Google Apps For Education Community Events go to our REGISTRATION PAGE
Twitter - A Necessity for Educators in 2012 - Texas Principal Twitter A Necessity for Educators in 2012 “Twitter won’t change your life, but it might make your job more fun and a little easier” - NEA What is Twitter? Twitter is an online social networking site which allows users to send and receive messages of up to 140 characters. Why should I join Twitter? Have your students and parents follow you on Twitter where you can post reminders about quizzes/tests, upcoming field trips, websites to check out, reminders about homework, etc.Hold “Twitter Chats” with your students. Key Lingo: Tweet - a tweet is just the way to say you posted something on Twitter. Some great hashtags to follow are #edchat #edtech #ntchat Educators really can’t afford to NOT be on Twitter. Follow us on Twitter! @The3TechNinjas @TechNinjaTodd @TechNinjaStacey
7 Ways to Transform Your Classroom I’m honoured to have been invited as a guest on Classroom 2.0 Live this Saturday morning, September 29th, 2012. I joined the Classroom2.0 Ning back in 2007, and I think it is a wonderful network to help new and seasoned teachers engage in a meaningful social network. [UPDATE: Here are audio & video recordings of the show: Inquiry Learning and Empowering Students and the accompanying slide show is embedded below.] I’ll be talking about Inquiry Learning inspired by our new Inquiry Hub school, (more on the school here and here). (Give learners choice.) Inquiry based learning is a key tenet of the Inquiry Hub. By helping students connect, create and learn together, we will encourage them to look outside of their box and seek a world of potential. * Transforming Classrooms with Inquiry: It starts with educators asking really good questions. (Give learners a voice.) When students explore their interests in-depth, they will often discover insights worth sharing with others. Connect | Create | Learn
Bloquer un correspondant insistant sur Twitter - Tous les navigateurs Web Un utilisateur n'arrête pas de vanter ses services en vous envoyant des messages privés ou en vous mentionnant sur Twitter ? Vous pouvez facilement le bloquer. Rendez-vous sur et identifiez-vous. Educational Hash Tags #edude#eduFollowChallenge#edugreen #eduhashtag #eduit#edumindset#eduON (Ontario)#euduoz #edupd#edupreneur#edupunk #edutech #EduThingsILike#eduvc#eduvoxers #elemchat #elementary#elemsci #ell #ellchat#elrnchat #elt#eltchat#eltpics#emchat #emotionalliteracy#edpolitics #engagechat#engchat #engedu #EngineeringEducation#english #english-teacher#engsschat #enrichingkids#enviroed#e-safety#ESCchat#esdgc#esea#esl #esol#esp#ETAS#etcchat#ETcoaches#etmchat#ettipad #e20#expandedlearning #family#fb4ed#FCE#FETC #FF#fft#filmclass#finnedchat#fitnessedu#flatclass #flatclassroom#FLE#flipblogs#flipchat #flipclass#flipped#flippedclassroomflippedlearning#flteach#FOAMed #followalibrarian #followfriday#fooded#foodtechteachers #formativeassessment#forteachers #frenchchat#frimm#fstenet#FutureReady#FYCchat #jalt#jcedchat#jedchat#jed21#jerdchat#journalism#journchat#JoyfulLeaders #TABSchat#TalkTech#TCEA #tck#TCRWP#TRCWPCoaching#TD#TDSIG#teach#teachchat#teachered#teacher-librarian#teachchat#teachgender#teach-me
About Scratch Who Uses Scratch? Scratch is designed especially for ages 8 to 16, but is used by people of all ages. Millions of people are creating Scratch projects in a wide variety of settings, including homes, schools, museums, libraries, and community centers. Around the World Scratch is used in more than 150 different countries and available in more than 40 languages. Quotes The Scratch Team has received many emails from youth, parents, and educators expressing thanks for Scratch. Learn More About Scratch Learn to Code, Code to Learn The ability to code computer programs is an important part of literacy in today’s society. Scratch in Schools Students are learning with Scratch at all levels (from elementary school to college) and across disciplines (such as math, computer science, language arts, social studies). Research The MIT Scratch Team and collaborators are researching how people use and learn with Scratch (for an introduction, see Scratch: Programming for All). Support and Funding