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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 10 Must Have Tools for BYOD Classroom November 10, 2015 With the advance of technology and mobile gadgetry there emerged a wide variety of learning trends endemic to 21st century classroom environment. One of these trends is what is conventionally referred to as BYOD/T (Bring Your Own Device/Technology). In a BYOD classroom, students bring their own technology (e.g hand-held devices, laptops..etc) and use them for various learning activities.

This is How to Use Twitter as a Curation Tool Twitter bookmarks way outnumber all the other bookmarks I have in my Chrome browser. Whenever I come across a video, a guide, a tutorial, a graphic, or a well written article on Twitter I automatically add it to this list of bookmarks and from time to time I refer to these bookmarks to select for the content I want to share with you here as is the case with the awesome graphic below. I am also working on a term paper for my MA Ed here in the Mount University. This paper is about the use of twitter as a professional development tool for teachers and which I will share with you in PDF format once it is submitted . Today I am sharing with you this great graphic from Langwitches. check it out below and share with use what you think of it.Enjoy

Nine Tools for Collaboratively Creating Mind Maps Mind maps or graphic organizers can be invaluable tools for visual thinkers and visual learners. The process of creating a mind map can help students gain an overview perspective on complex, multifaceted concepts. Mind maps can also help students outline an essay or story they're planning to write. The following list contains nine tools that can be used by students to create mind maps independently or collaboratively. Wise Mapping is a free collaborative mind mapping tool. Wise Mapping has fairly easy to use editing and sharing functions.

Conferences & Events EDUCAUSE professional development programs deliver both forward-thinking innovative solutions as well as practical, tangible ideas to handle campus challenges and identify opportunities. Conferences The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference unites the best thinking in higher education IT. EDUCAUSE Connect takes place in locations across the U.S. and are highly interactive, action-driven events where peers solve, network and grow together. Additional programs target specific skills and issues: Advanced Programs: Created for CIOs and senior IT leadership to network and explore issues and solutions EDUCAUSE Institute: Builds and enhances progressive management and leadership skills for success Focus Areas and Special Topic Events: Focused on specific roles and responsibilities, including enterprise and infrastructure, policy and security, and teaching and learning.

10 Things Teachers Should Know To Do With Google Docs Google Docs is a powerful word processing tool that many schools have adopted. As it’s similar to Microsoft Word and other word processing tools, most of its features are intuitive to use. However, in addition to completing many of the functions of a traditional word processor, Google Docs provides even more capabilities that can be invaluable to educators. Here are ten tricks that can make your life easier with Google Docs: A new kind of Classroom for 10 million students and teachers Posted by Cinthya Mohr, User Experience Lead, Google for Education In a junior high class in Queens, New York, Ross Berman is teaching fractions. He wants to know whether his students are getting the key concept, so he posts a question in Google Classroom and instantly reviews their answers. It’s his favorite way to check for understanding before anyone has the chance to fall behind. Across the country, in Bakersfield, California, Terri Parker Rodman is waiting at the dentist’s office. She wonders how her class is doing with their sub.

5 Content Curation Infographics 5 Content Curation Infographics Discover what content curation is, its challenges, and how to use it to improve your social media branding. Part of a good content marketing strategy, content curation is the art of finding, selecting, and sharing the best, most relevant content related to a particular theme or topic. It’s not possible (or recommended) to share your own content 100% of the time, which is where content curation comes in. Curating and sharing topical content that’s useful to your audience associates that content with your brand and creates brand affinity. Curata’s Content Marketing Pyramid nicely illustrates all the facets of content marketing and the amount of effort required for each initative.

Web-based Concept Mapping Tools for Learning Do you use concept maps to show relationships among different topics/sub concepts in your classes? Or do you draw diagrams to brainstorm or organize your thoughts? Concept maps (similar to mind maps, topic maps, or semantic maps) are a popular education tool to represent relationships between different ideas by visually connecting links through arrows, lines, and labels.

Publications 7 Things You Should Know About The 2016 Key Issues in Teaching and Learning February 11, 2016 Since 2011, ELI’s Key Issues survey has been a way for the higher education teaching and learning community to discover the common ground that cuts across differences such as Carnegie Classific… 10 of The Best Google Docs Add-ons for Teachers October 31, 2016 After publishing the best Google Sheets Add-ons for teachers, we are sharing with you today another collection of some of the most popular Google Docs add-ons to try out in your instruction. The add-ons span different topics and you can use them to : Give and receive feedback using both voice and text commentsInsert accents for different languages into your Google DocEasily and quickly create educational rubricsCreate and insert graphs, equations, and math quizzes into your Google DocUse speech recognition to voice type your Google docsAccess and use a huge library of clipart images to use in your docsAutomatically create a table of content for easy document navigationCreate and insert diagrams, flowcharts, and mind maps into your docsAdd electronic signatures to your docs and share them in PDF formatAutomatically cite sources and generate bibliographies 4- g(Math) ‘Write virtually any mathematical expression directly on your PC or Chromebook’s keyboard or touchscreen.

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