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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.

9 conseils pour bien utiliser les hashtags sur Facebook Les hashtags ont été lancés sur Facebook le 12 juin dernier et déjà nombreuses sont les marques qui s’interrogent sur la meilleure manière de les utiliser sur le réseau social. Si vous aussi le sujet vous intéresse, je vous invite à découvrir mes 9 conseils pour utiliser ces hashtags avec efficacité. 1. Limiter le nombre de hashtags Sur Twitter, il est conseillé d’utiliser un à trois hashtags par tweet. J’aurais tendance à recommander la même attitude sur Facebook. 2. Il est nécessaire de faire attention à la casse car les caractères spéciaux sont pris en compte. Attention également au tiret. 3. Quand c’est possible, choisissez un hashtag court. Lorsque vous souhaitez raccourcir un hashtag, sélectionnez celui qui est le plus utilisé par votre communauté. 4. Rien ne sert d’ajouter des hashtags si vous êtes le seul à les employer. 5. Les sujets à la une sont une des nouvelles fonctionnalités attendues prochainement sur Facebook. 6. 7. 8. 9.

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.

6 Best Twitter Tips Every Teacher should Know about I just came across this great graphic entitled 5 Best Twitter practices and I thought you might be interested to have a peek. Twitter as you know is a social networking website with a huge educational potential and Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has been posting a lot about it in the last couple of years. Check out the Twitter for Educators section we have here to learn more about how to use Twitter with your students, in your classroom or for your professional development. Have a look at the 6 practices included below and share with us what you think of them. Enjoy courtesy of edudemic

Utiliser le #hashtag Google Plus pour suivre votre réputation ou faire de la veille ? Ecrit par Jean-Marie LOUCHE sur . Publié dans Médias Sociaux Le hashtag ou mot-dièse en français est un élément incontournable des médias sociaux. Popularisé par IRC ou encore Twitter, le hashtag a pris sa place également dans Google Plus. Aujourd’hui, nous vous proposons de voir comment utiliser un hashtag dans Google Plus afin de pouvoir profiter pleinement du réseau social. Définition du hashtag « Le hashtag (ou encore mot-dièse, mot-clic) est un marqueur de métadonnées lié au domaine de l’informatique. Composé du signe typographique croisillon « # » (appelé hash en anglais) (et ressemblant sensiblement au dièse, « ♯ »), suivi d’un ou plusieurs mots accolés (le tag, ou étiquette), il est particulièrement utilisé sur les IRC et réseaux sociaux tels que Twitter, Tumblr ou Google+ et Facebook qui testerait actuellement l’intégration. » Source : Wikipedia Le hashtag dans un post Afin de créer un hashtag dans un post, vous devez simplement faire précéder votre mot par le signe #. Conclusion

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

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: How to Twitter in 60 Seconds Our Educational Twitter section here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is growing bigger and bigger. I know all of you have a Twitter account but I am not sure if you all use it for educational purposes or not and this is exactly why I created the section I mentioned earlier. I want those of you who still could not find their way through educational Tweeting to be able to learn how to use this social media first to grow professional and also to improve their teaching and learning. After going through the infographic below I decided to add it to our growing repository of Twitter resources.The graphic is a simple and easy guide that will walk you through the different steps you need to follow to tap into the educational potential of Twitter.