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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

Tips for Teachers on Facebook 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!

Pipe App Transfer to Facebook After more than a year of teasing its service in beta and in invitation-only mode, a Facebook app called Pipe is finally launching this week to make file transferring easy and possible for the first time on the social network. It also has the potential to be a true game changer. Berlin-based Pipe Dream Technologies aims to change the way people share on Facebook, allowing members to drag and drop music, documents, video and pictures into a virtual green tube that looks like the one from Super Mario Brothers franchise. And here's the kicker: The files can be big — very big, up to 1 GB. "There are more than a billion users on Facebook and there is no easy solution to transfer a file from one person to another," Simon Hossell of Pipe told Mashable. "There are more than a billion users on Facebook and there is no easy solution to transfer a file from one person to another," Simon Hossell of Pipe told Mashable. The user then drags and drops the file into the virtual green tube on the screen.

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.

Comment utiliser Facebook en classe ? Le réseau social le plus utilisé par les élèves est peu exploité par le personnel enseignant. Comment utiliser cet outil de manière innovante et sécurisée en classe ? Franco Bouly/Flickr Utiliser Facebook en cours ? La plupart des enseignants n’y songent même pas. Ils pensent ne pas avoir une maîtrise de l’outil suffisante de l’outil ou craignent de « perdre le contrôle ». Ce guide vous propose des ressources et des pistes pour exploiter de manière sécurisée le potentiel éducatif du réseau social le plus utilisé par les étudiants. Protéger la confidentialité des données personnelles Beaucoup d’enseignants hésitent à utiliser Facebook en classe car ils ne souhaitent pas que les élèves aient accès à leurs informations personnelles. Il existe pourtant des moyens simples de communiquer via un profil Facebook avec les étudiants, sans mettre en danger la confidentialité de ses informations personnelles. Utiliser les fonctionnalités de Facebook à des fins pédagogiques

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.