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The Teacher's Guide To Twitter

The Teacher's Guide To Twitter
Twitter has proven itself to be an indispensable tool for educators around the globe. Whatever skill level you may be, Twitter is downright fun and worth your time. So here’s a useful guide that we curated from Edudemic’s archives in an effort to put something together that was a bit easier to read than random blog posts. We hope you enjoy and will be regularly adding to this guide so feel free to leave your ideas down in the comments or by, what else, tweeting us @edudemic anytime! Our Biggest Twitter Tips For Teachers For many teachers making a foray into the edtech world, Twitter is an excellent tool for consuming and learning. Many are also harnessing Twitter as a part of their PLN (personal learning network) to connect, share, and network. Check out our biggest Twitter tips for teachers below! Create, Don’t Just Consume The best way to get the most out of Twitter is to use it. Connect and Network Share Your Resources Keep At It Guide To Education-Oriented Twitter Hashtags Search Rule #1

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Qualities Of Memorable Teachers - Megan Dredge I want to be a teacher who is remembered well. I love asking teachers to think about a teacher they remember who had a positive influence on them. Time and time again, I see similar character qualities emerge. There are some qualities that make some teachers more memorable than others. 1. Memorable teachers have passion. Gamification About the Course Gamification is the application of digital game design techniques to non-game contexts, such as business, education, and social impact challenges. Video games are the dominant entertainment form of modern times because they powerfully motivate behavior. Game mechanics can be applied outside the immersive environments of games themselves, to create engaging experiences as well as assign rewards and recognition. Over the past few years, gamification adoption has skyrocketed.'s Awesome Easter Egg To Instantly Turn Any Link Into A QR Code Earlier today, Google formally released, their URL-shortener, to the public. They’re calling it the “stablest, most secure, and fastest URL shortener on the web.” But it also may be the coolest thanks to an easter egg. 5 Elements To Better Connection And Communication With Online Students My philosophy on teaching online adult learners is centered on building a solid relationship that establishes the instructor first and foremost as the real person committed to the process of learning. This article is about the 5 elements you can use to achieve better connection and communication with online students. To make herself truly tangible and three dimensional for her students, the instructor must make every effort to communicate across multiple modes of media as well as be responsive and available in the ways that best suit her student population.

Using Facebook ‘Live’ In The Classroom Is A New, Exciting Learning Tool. – EDTECH 4 BEGINNERS Facebook Live allows you to stream live video to a Facebook Page or Group. It has such great potential for use in schools to support education and share learning. How do you ‘Go Live?’ It is very easy to do. You must use a mobile device (Android or Apple) and the Facebook App needs to be installed. First sign in to the App and go to your Page (you must be the administrator). Public Speaking: 5 Quick Tips - Megan Dredge I’m often asked, “What do you do when you’ve got to give a speech?” It is certainly something I like helping people with, whether you’re aged 5 or 75 or anything in between. I think there are some really important things you can remember. Here’s five quick things that can help you to be a great public speaker. (Thanks goes to Ian Casswell from The Ambition Project who interviewed me about public speaking and these were my responses).

How To Bring Your Lab Notebook Into The 21st Century As more and more states adopt the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), teachers are beginning to wonder what tools they will need to implement the new standards in their classrooms. The NGSS focuses on three dimensions: core ideas in science and engineering necessary to prepare students to gain more knowledge independently; concepts that cut across content areas; and practices employed by scientists and engineers as they investigate, design and build (National Research Council 2011). The framers of the NGSS emphasize the need for students to do science and not just learn about science. What do you need to do science in the classroom? Well, that’s going to depend a lot on your grade level and your content area, but I would argue that all science students need a lab notebook – an electronic lab notebook (ELN) to be specific.

5 Ways to Create Motivation Using eLearning Scenarios Scenarios are the proving ground of eLearning. It’s where the rubber meets the road and learners put their new skills and knowledge to use. Elearning Scenarios are also a super effective motivating tool to get learners to continue the course instead of giving them a reason to quit and walk away. We’ve compiled just a few of the many reasons scenario interactions are awesome opportunities to guide a learner on the path from ignorance to enlightenment. Gamification Do you remember trying to trick your dog into taking his medication by mixing the pill in with his food?

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