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Anatomy of A Tweet- Must See Guide for Teachers

Anatomy of A Tweet- Must See Guide for Teachers
Using Twitter for educational purposes starts with understanding how this social networking and microblogging platform works. This is best done via going through the tutorials found in its FAQ page or through videos other volunteers created and posted in YouTube or Vimeo. Now that your students have understood how to create their profile on Twitter, they will need to know what a tweet is all about. This is where "anatomy of a tweet" comes in handy. By dissecting the tweet into its constituent parts and showing students what each part is about, they will not only make a head start in tweeting but will also transform their tweeting experience. Anatomy of a tweet is a phrase I learned from SandyK's blog. 1- Avatar This can be a photo or any other graphic that a user is known by. 2- Tweeter's name This is the name of the person sending the Tweet. 3- Twitter username or handle This is a name by which a tweeter is known in the twitter community. Related:  Poster &Co.

5 Good Tools to Create Flip Books for your Class Below are some of the web tools that will help you and your students create awesome books with flipping pages. I have particularly selected these titles because they are very simple to use and have a user friendly interface that your students will enjoy working on. 1- Pageflip Flap PageFlip Flap allows you to transform your doc, pdf, word, movie in an interactive flipbook. It's very easy: upload your file and you will receive an email with the url to your creation. Issuu is a plublishing platform where you cam upload your documents or pdfs and turn them into a nice flipbook. This is a tool that you can use to create photo books with turning pages. This is another cool web tool to use when creating a photobook for your class.

Luca Parmitano sta per tornare sulla Terra...e le scrive una lettera d'amore Si avvia alla conclusione la missione di quasi sei mesi nello spazio dell'astronauta italiano dell'Esa Luca Parmitano. Insieme ai colleghi della Spedizione 37 farà rientro a Terra stanotte, atterrando nella steppa del Kazakistan alle ore 3:50 (ora italiana di lunedì 11 novembre). Prima di salutare lo spazio ha voluto scrivere una lettera alla Terra Vota: Votata: 25volte, Media voti: 3.44 Luca Parmitano Roma, 10 Novembre 2013 Si avvia alla conclusione la missione di quasi sei mesi nello spazio dell'astronauta italiano dell'Esa Luca Parmitano. Tra poche ore Luca Parmitano entrerà all'interno della capsula Soyuz per iniziare le operazioni di rientro terra e quindi lasciare dopo 166 giorni di permanenza la Stazione Spaziale Internazionale. Parmitano, maggiore dell'Aeronautica Militare, ha quindi concluso con 'Volare', la missione da record dell'Agenzia Spaziale Italiana, il suo impegno nello spazio che lo ha visto anche primo italiano a compiere ben due passeggiate spaziali a luglio scorso.

Teacher's Visual Library of 40+ iPad Apps I love it when I come across such educators curated lists of apps because I know since these apps are reviewed by fellow teachers then there is a high possibility that they will work for other teachers in different settings too. For instance, the wonderful work embedded below and which has been created by the folks in St.Plunkett Oliver Primary School is a great library of apps that every teacher should have the chance to explore. It contains a set of useful apps pertaining to different categories. Most, if not all of these apps, have been already reviewed here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning before but it is much more practical to see them compiled and organized all in one page. I wish the titles of these apps were clickable so that it saves you time when trying to access them but given the way they are now, you will have to type in the name of the app and Google it to access it in iTunes app store. All thanks go back to teachthought for the tip.

8 Excellent Apps to Create Narrated Slideshows Check out the list below and share with us what you think of them. Enjoy 1- SonicPics SonicPics makes digital storytelling fun and easy! Turn your photographs into narrated slideshow movies to share with your family and friends! 2- Storyrobe The excitement begins when you share your story with other Storyrobe users. 3- Educreations Educreations turns your iPad into a recordable whiteboard. 4- ReplayMe ReplayNote is an app that records your writing and voice, then converts it to YouTube video. 5- ScreenChomp ScreenChomp for iPad helps you do it all. 6- Explain Everything Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design tool that lets you annotate, animate, and narrate explanations and presentations. 7- Voice Thread Create and share dynamic conversations around documents, snapshots, diagrams and videos -- basically anything there is to talk about. 8- ShowMe ShowMe allows you to record voice-over whiteboard tutorials and share them online.

See The Beauty Of Math, Even If You Don’t Understand Math There comes a moment in most of our lives when we realize that some secrets of the universe will remain hidden from us--not because mankind hasn't discovered them, but because those secrets are encoded in complex math and physics problems that few of us have the talent or patience to understand. But Beauty of Mathematics, a new video by Yann Pineill & Nicolas Lefaucheux, gives the mathematically challenged a peek into living equations. The animated triptych shows an equation on the left, its quantified schematics in the center, and its real world manifestation on the right. The video is like academic X-ray vision, but in reality, its inspiration was never math or science. It was beauty. “We wanted to explore beauty with an angle as objective as possible, and we thought of science because it's something that you can’t really deny,” Pineill tells Co.Design. The clip above demonstrates the math behind forces like electricity, probability, and fractals. See more here. [Hat tip: FlowingData]

A Handy Guide to Everything Teachers Need to Know about Edmodo What is edmodo ?Edmodo is a web-based platform that provides a safe and easy way for your class to connect and collaborate, share content, and access homework, grades and school notices. It is like Facebook but in a safe and controlled environment appropriate for school. How can I use edmodo with my students ? Place digital resources on edmodo for students to access or download, Create polls for students to vote online.Write short summaries of lessons for students who were absent from class (better yet: get your students to write the summary). What is it that makes Edmodo class a secure environment ? Edmodo explicitly deals with school and teacher concerns about social networking for students in the following ways:Each edmodo class group is managed and controlled by the teacherStudents need an access code to join the class. Here are some video tutorials to help you learn more about edmodo 1- A quick explanation of why to use Edmodo in the classroom. 2- Edmodo assignments 4- Edmodo homework

Maestro Gianfranco Scialpi Get ready for your new class Welcome. The acrostic elements were generated by Year 6 right at the start of the year. Ownership of the room was thus subtly established as being shared with the teacher. A big question when you finally get to the holidays is the extent to which you get ready for your new class before the term starts. I want to look at how you can prepare your classroom for the new school year and still have some time for yourself. I’ve written about this before (Leaving Room for Your Class) but I think it is worth re-visiting . Teacher Time During the holidays you do not have your TA to help you get ready for your new class with the displays so everything is down to them. In the UK this is less prevalent than it is in the US. Schools have holidays not just for the children.You do need to spend part of your ‘time off’ preparing for next term but I seriously question if you should be spending a large part of it on displays. Ownership I want to consider the idea of ownership of the classroom. Like this:

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