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A 60 Seconds Guide to The Use of Blogging in Education

A 60 Seconds Guide to The Use of Blogging in Education
A few months ago Educational Technology and Mobile Learning posted a detailed guide on how Teachers can Use Blogging in Education. We are glad this post has received a wide interaction from your part. We are also equally happy to know that so many of you have already set up their classroom blog and started leveraging the power of blogs in education.Good job and keep up the good work you are doing. For those of you who are new to this blog and want to learn about how to use blogs in teaching then I recommend you read the above mentioned article. Today, however we are going to add up to what we have already said about blogging but this time we have an infographic from our colleague Langwitches. This graphic contains all the things you need to know as a teacher to set up your blog and the educational pluses you get from it.

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Excellent Tutorials to Help You Create Presentations on Google Drive January 13, 2015 Here is a set of practical video tutorials on Google Slides (formerly Presentation) I have bookmarked over the last couple of months. The purpose behind this collection is to provide teachers, especially beginner users of Slides, with practical know-how to assist them in creating, editing and sharing Google Slides. Google Slides is one of the easiest and simplest presentation creation tool out there. It is also part of Google Drive suit which makes its integration with other Drive services a seamless process. The video tutorials below will introduce you to some of the basic tips and tricks to help you create beautiful slides on Google Slides.

Educators Guide to the use of Pinterest in Education Some educational Pinners to follow This is the editor of the famous blog cool cat teacher. It has over 69 boards all with more than 600 pins. Community Driven List Posts: A Tool for Bloggers Most bloggers quickly discover that posts that contain lists are popular. Unfortunately, list posts usually require a lot of work to write and are rarely updated after they’re published. What if there was an easy way to create list posts and keep them up to date? List.ly can help you do this. Plus List.ly offers you a welcome bit of social interaction.

How To Get Involved in the Peeragogy Project Hello and welcome! The peeragogy project was kicked off around the time of Howard Rheingold’s January 23, 2012 Regents Lecture at UC Berkeley on Social Media and Peer Learning: From Mediated Pedagogy to Peeragogy. We have put together a handbook about peer learning: you’re reading it — maybe on our website, or in your hammock with the beverage of your choice and our print on demand paperback. Or maybe you grabbed our free PDF or some other remixed version in some other format or flavor from some other place (which would be cool!). But: there’s still more work to be done. We created this page because you might be interested in getting involved in improving the book or furthering the project in other ways.

How to Find Great Content? The Ultimate Guide to Content Curation So much content written on the web everyday, that sometimes finding great content to read becomes a challenge. With the onset of different social media tools, discovering awesome content to share with your community is a thrill in itself. Content Curation is unlike Content Marketing where it focuses on amalgamating content from different sources on a particular subject (in this case your favorite topic) and delivering it in an organized fashion. Being a content curator is a great responsibility, studying new points of view on different subjects and sharing it with your community which can provide value to them. People love to read great content. How can you provide it to them?

A Handful of Ways to Display YouTube Videos Without "Related" Content Advertisements and "related" videos in the right hand side of a YouTube page can contain some content that you don't want to accidentally project when showing a video to students. Here are some ways to project YouTube videos in your classroom without showing YouTube's sidebar content. Watchkin is a service that allows you to watch and project YouTube videos without seeing the related sidebar content typically seen on YouTube.com. Watchkin can be used in a few ways. You can enter the direct URL of a video into Watchkin to have the sidebar content removed.

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50 QR code resources for the classroom As mobile learning and technology is more readily integrated within classroom settings, QR codes can be used as an interesting method to capture a student's attention and make lesson material more interactive. Quick response codes, also known as 'QR' codes, are simple, scannable images that are a form of barcode. By scanning a QR code image through a mobile device, information can be accessed including text, links, bookmarks and email addresses. How Do You Capture Your Eureka Moments? I've found EverNote to be extremely helpful with this. Not only that, but I use EverNote as a productivity/GTD system by integrating the GTD principles with EverNote outlined here... The tagging part is what keeps everything organized. Whenever I have an idea or thought about something I need to get done (either today or sometime soon), I just quickly jot it down in EverNote on my phone, save it, and return to it later at night for review to tag everything and put them in their respective folders/categories. Check it out, it might help you. Flagged

100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom 100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom by onlineuniversities.com Students and educators have a wealth of learning and productivity tools available to them online. Google offers some of the highest-quality resources on the web to meet all your study and teaching needs, and all you need to access them is an internet connection. The Google Docs collection provides a streamlined, collaborative solution to writing papers, organizing presentations and putting together spreadsheets and reports. But besides the basic features, there are lots of little tricks and hacks you can use to make your Google Docs experience even more productive.

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