Wordle - Beautiful Word Clouds Ten Tips for Becoming a Connected Educator We all know that education budgets are getting cut more and more, and that meaningful professional-development opportunities have unfortunately become a bit of an oxymoron in education. Not only can being a "connected educator" help change that, but it can also provide you with ongoing inspiration and support. I'd even go as far to argue that being connected will be the most impactful thing you can do in your career. So with all of that said, I'd like to provide you with these ten tips on how you can get connected -- starting tomorrow. 1. I've been in so many meetings with educators who talk about the power of making mistakes. 2. When I teach others how to get started using social media for professional development, many request a manual of some sort -- a detailed step-by-step account that tells you exactly what you need to do. 3. I recently heard this playful metaphor of a puppy getting loose for the first time to describe how people should use social media. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
How Should Social Media Be Taught in Schools? Before we ask how, I think we should address why social media should be taught in schools. Students may appear to be comfortable using social media, but don’t assume that they know how to use it appropriately in a classroom setting. Educators Baiyun Chen and Thomas Bryer from the University of Central Florida conducted research on instructional strategies for social media last year, and they pointed out that, “one of the common themes in previous research is that students use social media for personal reasons, but rarely for educational or learning purposes.” With this in mind, teaching students how to appropriately use social media becomes not just a good idea; it becomes a school’s responsibility. The Gift of Social Learning Social media can provide two things that are critical for student engagement in a literate environment: audience and purpose. Audience refers to those who will see what students create and share. Purpose is the reason students are doing the work.
Colonialisme numérique XEnvoyer cet article par e-mail Nouveau ! Pas le temps de lire cet article ? Fermer Géopolitique Comment la vieille Europe a perdu sa souveraineté dans la bataille du big data Il devait être spirituel. La maîtrise de l’information en masse donne aujourd’hui à celui qui la possède la promesse de l’ultra-domination politique et économique. Le théorème est simple : 1/ Les données représentent le pétrole de la société de l’information. 2 / Pour l’essentiel cette matière première est recueillie par quatre grands acteurs privés américains, au premier rang desquels le géant Google, qui les stockent dans leurs mega-gigantesques “fermes” d’ordinateurs à leur disposition. 3 / Cela pose aux pays européens le même type de problème que leur dépendance à l’égard des puits de pétrole du Moyen-Orient. L’Europe vassalisée Vue d’Europe, hélas, cette nouvelle histoire commence mal. Le politique inerte La colonie numérique européenne peut-elle encore reprendre son destin en main ? Par Jacques Secondi
Inquiry Activities for Schools | PATHWAY: The Pathway to Inquiry Based Science Teaching The school constitutes the “epicentre” of formal comprehensive education. Most processes and educational models start there and revolve around the work carried out within its walls. Naturally, the same applies for activities involving the IBSE model, generally acknowledged as one of the most effective teaching approaches;2 the students start their acquaintance with inquiry-based learning at school, with the help of their teachers. Therefore, schoolbased work on the IBSE constitutes the cornerstone upon which any further activities can be built. Solid, engaging, well designed and time-tested practices are of the utmost importance for the successful implementation of the IBSE at schools and beyond.
10 Predictions for Personalized Learning for 2013 The main change that will happen in teaching and learning in 2013 will be about empowerment. Teachers and learners will be more empowered to take charge of their learning. We will see this through the evidence they share as they learn. Connected Learners: Teachers and learners of all ages are connecting more than ever. In 2013, we will see teachers expanding their Personal Learning Networks (PLN) using social media. Evidence of Learning: Assessment will look different in 2013. Lesson Plan: Teach Students to Put the 'You' in YouTube Lesson Description Communication is an essential skill that all students must develop to function successfully in both the physical and digital worlds. That's what "Finding Youth Voice" is about: helping young people develop a perspective and articulate their ideas in meaningful ways using digital media. This project hinges on the passion and motivation of the students, who are tasked with telling personal stories in digital form, and that of the teachers who mentor them. The diversity of the technology tools that are available for student use also will determine how creative they can be in the documentary films, music videos, animated shorts, audio recordings or other multimedia projects they produce. What matters most is that their own perspective drives the work. Video tends to be a popular choice among students, so this lesson plan details how to proceed with that type of project. Subject Area This project was developed for high school students but can be adapted for any grade level.
Récompensez, oui, mais n'oubliez pas la fiscalité ! Les populations commerciales de l’entreprise sont les premières concernées par l’attribution de gratifications en tous genres. Qu’elles soient remises sous forme pécuniaire (prime) ou d’avantages en nature (voyages, cadeaux, titres-cadeaux…), des règles fiscales sont à respecter. En effet, sont considérées comme des rémunérations, en application de l’article L. 242-1 du Code de la Sécurité sociale, toutes les sommes versées aux salariés en contrepartie ou à l’occasion de leur travail (indemnités, primes, gratifications et tous les autres avantages en argent et en nature), ainsi que les sommes perçues directement ou par l’entremise d’un tiers à titre de pourboire. Autrement dit, lors d’un challenge, les voyages et les cadeaux remis aux gagnants doivent être soumis à cotisations sociales, au même titre qu’un salaire, dès lors qu’il existe un lien de subordination entre les intéressés et l’entreprise, ce qui est effectivement le cas entre le commercial et son employeur.
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13 Million Facebook Users Haven't Touched Their Privacy Settings As Facebook prepares Graph Search for wide release, some have concerns about the privacy issues the new feature raises. How can you be sure only your friends will see your name during searches? After all, more than a quarter of Facebook users share information with an audience much wider than their social circle. And 13 million users haven't even touched their privacy settings. To see how Graph Search will affect you, as well as a few helpful tips for customizing your privacy settings, check out this infographic, courtesy of Marketo. Are you worried about Graph Search invading your privacy? Homepage image courtesy of Flickr, D.