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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator
Editor's note: Chris Casal is a member of the NYC DOE Social Media Advisory Team. His insights have helped inspire and guide teachers in the effective use of social media in the classroom. Here's how he does it. I am often asked about how we use "social media" here at PS 10. It is a question that is both simple & easy to answer and one that is also complex and nuanced. Here is how we use it at PS 10Webpages and wikis - Teachers have class webpages and wikis to help foster the home-school connection.

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Month In Review - The Most Popular Posts on Free Technology for Teachers Good evening from hot and steamy Greenwood, Maine. Earlier this week I had the heat on in my house and this afternoon I was outside in shorts. I know that many of you are already out of school for the summer.

Teaching Blog Addict: Welcome to TBA! Let's Get Started! Read about how Teaching Blog Addict got it's name and was started. You just may find yourself nodding in agreement and laughing over just how much you are an addict too. {You're not alone!} Join the community of teachers who enjoy having resources like the fantastic ones shared by teachers on this site. If you're a reader, then join in the conversation on facebook. Five Great Teachers On What Makes A Great Teacher : NPR Ed When we began our 50 Great Teachers series, we set out to find great teachers and tell their stories. But we'll also be exploring over the coming year questions about what it means for a teacher to be great, and how he or she gets that way. To get us started, we gathered an expert round table of educators who've also done a lot of thinking about teaching. Combined, these teachers are drawing on over 150 years of classroom experience: Ken Bain is president of the Best Teachers Institute and author of What the Best College Teachers Do. He taught U.S. history on the college level for nearly 50 years — at the University of Texas, Vanderbilt University, Northwestern University, New York University and elsewhere.

Back to School: 42 Digital Resources for Students & Parents It's getting to be that time of year. Your chances of seeing school supply commercials have increased exponentially. Kids are breaking out last year's Elmer's in anticipation of glorious glue feasts. Useful WebQuest Resources Site menu: Latest news: June 17, 2015: This year marks the 20th anniversary of the WebQuest model. Watch this space for announcements of some new resources coming later this summer! October 22, 2008:WebQuests and Web 2.0? This webinar conducted by the Discovery Education Network features a discussion about how blogs and wikis fit into the WebQuest model. Research and Citation Tools for Students Jump to navigation Updated Privacy Policy Donate Google launches YouTube curriculum to educate students on digital citizenship (video) Google has developed an interactive curriculum on YouTube to support teachers in educating students on how to be safe, engaged and confident model netizens. The initiative is aimed at students aged 13 to 17 and will help them to develop digital literacy skills on YouTube that would be applicable across the web. A list of 10 lessons has been devised, in which students can learn about YouTube’s policies, how to report content, how to protect their own privacy, and how to be responsible YouTube community members and, in the broader picture, digital citizens.

12 Excellent New Web Tools for Teachers 1- EQuizShow EQuizShow is a great app for teachers who want a quick and easy way to engage students and have them ready for exams or assessments tests. It allows you to easily create a jeopardy quiz show for your students. 2- FatURL FatURL is a link sharing service provided to you free of charge by Name.ly platform .The service enables you to forward multiple long or short URLs with just one single URL. You can then share this new URL with friends, add more URLs to it or delete it.

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