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Education Technology - theory and practice: Pearltrees for teachers

Education Technology - theory and practice: Pearltrees for teachers
Year 2012 last post is a guest post from Finnish teacher Tommi Viljakainen. He is a teacher in Elimäki lower and upper secondary school. He teaches English, French and P.E. He is also interested in social media, iPad and the future of education. You can find Tommi also in Twitter under name @tommiviljaA (Finnish) teacher's dive into social media - "I discovered pearls in Pearltrees!"Tips for teachersThis time I thought I could write about Pearltrees from a teacher's perspective. 10 tips for teachers: 1. The new social media tools make it possible for us to take the learning to the next level. Links:The program: app (iPad, iPhone) Me and Pearltrees:My blog writings (in Finnish) Articles about Pearltrees:Pearltrees makes Web curation a joy with its 'magical' new iPad Web curation service Pearltrees launches a premium offering for private content in Wikipedia: about Pearltrees:Exclusive first look: Pearltrees iPad app enables new kind of content The Role Of Curation In Search?

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