background preloader

Teacher's Guide to Creating Facebook Group for Students

Teacher's Guide to Creating Facebook Group for Students
After posting about how to create a Google Plus community for your class one of my readers here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning asked about whether there is a way to do the same on Facebook. Her question got me thinking : how come I have been blogging for all these years and never came into my mind to post a tutorial on how teachers can create a Facebook group for their students. Although it is not on my posting schedule for today, I am not letting the idea go because if if I postpone it I might probably forget about it. Why create a Facebook page for your class ? As a teacher, I would not want to add my students to my friend list on Facebook not because of any considerations other than the fact that their feeds would not be relevant to mine. How to use your class Facebook page ? From the start, set out clear and strict rules on what to post and share . Benefits of engaging students in a Facebook page for class ? 6- Click on skip to skip advertising options Related:  lidiacasalini

12 Puzzle and Quiz Creation Tools for Teachers There are many different sites on the internet that allow you to create your own puzzles and games to use either directly in class, or which can be linked to/embedded into your VLE. I’ve been doing some trawling ahead of a training session I am running soon, and here are a few of the best ones that I’ve found. There are others out there, but the focus specifically for my session was KS4 and 5, so these links are aimed at older students. If you have any other favourites, please add them to the comments! 1. Classtools is already one of my favourite websites, home of the Countdown Timer and Random Word Picker. 2. Content generator’s templates allow anyone to generate their own e-Learning quizzes, games and applications through our custom software – no coding required. 3. is dedicated to providing technology tools for teaching that are quick and easy to download, learn, and start using in your classroom. 4. 5. 6. 7. Also worth a look: 8. 9. 10. 11. And finally….. 12.

Teacher Resigns Via YouTube Over Standardized Testing Standardized testing has long been a hot-button topic among educational circles. But a veteran teacher is now taking a very open position against the concept by resigning from her job — and telling everyone about it on YouTube. The video, which was posted on Tuesday under the account I Quit You Can't Fire Me, is quickly going viral. “The emphasis in education has shifted from fostering academic and personal growth in both students and teachers to demanding uniformity and conformity," she says. The now-former teacher says in the video that her school's administrators gave a letter of involuntary transfer for fostering a "poor for climate in [the] building." "I care more about the people my students become than the scores on the tests they take," she says. How do you feel about the increase in standardized testing in schools? Image courtesy of YouTube, I Quit You Can't Fire Me

6 Herramientas Online para Crear Imágenes para tu Blog Una imagen vale más que mil palabras”, ya lo decía mi madre, y mi abuela… Y ahora, los que nos dedicamos al Marketing Online bien sabemos que esto es cierto, pero que valga más que mil palabras… eso tampoco Un buen contenido, acompañado de buenas y bonitas imágenes, y con un puñadito de creatividad, son los pilares básicos para atraer visitas a tu blog. Hoy en Globo a Marte vamos a mostraros cómo tener un blog limpio, bonito y llamativo, lo cual ya está al alcance de cualquiera. ¿Cuáles son nuestras herramientas favoritas? 1. Nuestra favorita por excelencia, la que encabeza el ‘number 1′ de nuestro pódium Canva es una herramienta online para crear y/o editar todo tipo de imágenes e incluso crear collages. 2. Siguiendo con nuestro número 2, Pickmonkey es una herramienta bastante parecida a Canva en cuanto a funcionalidades y estética. 3. Hace poco os contamos en nuestro blog qué son las infografías y herramientas para crear infografías bonitas y muy visuales. 4. 5. 6. ¡Feliz día!

5 School-Worthy iPad Alternatives Amplify Tablet The recent decision to split News Corp saw the introduction of a new division tasked with providing digital learning materials to the education market. That division, named Amplify, has since sprung into life with the 10-inch Android tablet designed specifically for K-12 education. The tablet is manufactured by Asus, offers a quad-core Tegra 3 system-on-chip and the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, while battery life is quoted at an impressive 8.5 hours. While that in itself isn’t revolutionary, the Amplify tablet impresses with its array of education-friendly features. Eye-tracking technology helps the tablet push out an “eyes on teacher” message asking students to look-up from their devices and pay attention to the teacher, while teachers themselves can also use the Amplify tablet for planning lessons, sending out assignments and managing students’ tablets during lessons. Dell Latitude 10 essentials configuration LearnPad Quarto Kuno Tablet Amazon Kindle Fire

¿Necesitas imágenes para tus proyectos? Detalles Publicado: 26 Septiembre 2014 Los docentes que mantienen blogs educativos o que fabrican sus propios contenidos digitales, a través de herramientas de autor como Constructor 2.0, Ardora, Lim..., son conscientes de lo importante que es cuidar el aspecto gráfico de sus publicaciones introduciendo iconos que contribuyan a reforzar la efectividad de sus mensajes. Pero a veces localizar esas imágenes puede resultarnos complicado, porque todos sabemos que muchas de las que encontramos en la Red están sujetas a derechos de autor. Una buena solución al problema es hacer búsquedas avanzadas en Google (Google Avanced Image Search) o CC Search Creative Commons, que nos exigirán respetar ciertas normas de publicación como citar la fuente o autor de la imagen, o bien dirigirnos a algunos de los numerosos bancos de imágenes que existen en Internet, los cuales muchas veces nos permitirán hacer un uso gratuito de las mismas.

How To: Use Wikipedia in the Classroom Responsibly Despite the fact that it’s currently the year 2013, and that our collective EdTech excitement is growing every single day, there’s still one aspect of modern technology and the Internet that is too often ignored in our classrooms. You know what I’m talking about: the “W” word. Wikipedia. The problem is that Wikipedia in the classroom has gotten a bad reputation in the K-12 world, undeservedly so I think. I would suggest that Wikipedia can be used for a multitude of educational purposes at a wide variety of grade levels. 1. Even though it has a reputation among teachers for inaccuracy and lawlessness, Wikipedia does have a few guidelines that all editors should abide by. Free content: All content submitted to Wikipedia must be original, since it will become part of the commons. Assignments you give to your students should always follow these guidelines. 2. Once your students have the necessary guidelines down, everybody should pick a way in which they want to improve Wikipedia. 3. 4. 5.

Cortar o Dividir un PDF ONLINE y sin instalar nada | Contagiando TICs Cortar o Dividir un PDF ONLINE y sin instalar nada En la página de Splitpdf, podemos dividir los archivos de PDFs ONLINE. Esto viene bien si no tienen instalado el Acrobat PRO, pueden hacerlo de forma rápida, Sencilla y sin instalar nada. El enlace es y los pasos a seguir: 1. 2. 3. 4. Y sólo queda… guardar y aceptar. Teachers on Pinterest - A Great Resource for Teachers Pinterest has recently rolled out Teachers on Pinterest, a page packed full of Pinterest boards for teachers. I have been going around these boards and found them really interesting. Some Boards are labelled according to student grades and therefore you will find grades for preschoolers, kindergarten, 1st grade to the 6th grade. All thee boards feature interesting learning and teaching materials, tips, lesson plans and ideas that you can use with your students. Teachers on Pinterest is a good place to start with when looking for teaching resources to use in your class.

¿Qué es un MOOC? Para aquellos que no lo sepáis, MOOC responde a las iniciales en inglés de las palabras Massive Open Online Course. Estas iniciales podríamos traducirlas como ‘Cursos en Línea Masivos y Abiertos’. Creo que a día de hoy es difícil no haberse percatado de este término si formas parte de redes sociales como Google+ o Twitter. ¿Por qué MOOC? MOOC viene a dar respuesta a una nueva forma de entender el conocimiento y la forma con la que nos enfrentamos a los distintos aprendizajes en una sociedad y en una era de la información. Es por ello que MOOC quiere ir un paso más allá de lo que entendemos por el conocimiento convencional. MOOC tiene muy claro que el conocimiento ha dejado de ser cosa de unos pocos. ¿Qué tienen de especial los cursos MOOC? Para mí, la palabra clave que define la filosofía de MOOC se define con la palabra conexión. ¿Qué características tiene un MOOC? ¿Cómo se trabaja en un MOOC? ¿Cómo se comparte la información de un MOOC? ¿Qué es INTEF? Y aquí es donde quería llegar.