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The Teacher's Guide To Pinterest

The Teacher's Guide To Pinterest
Pinterest has quickly become one of the biggest ways for teachers to share resources and information short of Twitter. It lets you build ‘boards’ and easily ‘pin’ parts of the web (text, images, videos, websites, etc.) onto those boards. Simple enough, right? Here’s our Teacher’s Guide To Pinterest that gives you a few more ideas about how to properly use Pinterest in an education setting. A Quick Guide To Pinterest Do you love to pin? What follows below is one of the most useful infographics I’ve seen on Pinterest’s role in education. How do you use Pinterest in education? How Teachers Are Using Pinterest Pinterest is for more than just looking at photos of clothes you want or recipes you love. Thanks to a new infographic from OnlineUniversities.com, we now know 16 different ways teachers are using Pinterest for education. If you’re new to Pinterest and need a quick guide, check this out. Want a printable version of this infographic? Ways To Use Pinterest 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Inspiration Lessons Related:  Teaching StrategiesEducational Technology

35 Tips Tricks To Manage and Handle Multi-Author Blogs Inviting other bloggers and writers to become co-authors is one great way to expand one’s blog. Assuming the recruiting of writers part is being taken care of, the next big problem you could be facing is management. Managing multiple authors for a blog is never an easy task. Luckily there are lots of WordPress plugins and resources out there to help owners and administrators to manage co-authors. More WordPress related blog post: Full list after jump. Managing Blog Posts If you have more than 5 authors on a particular blog, managing the daily published entries can be tedious especially when rules and checklists are not properly laid out. Future Posts CalendarAdds a simple month-by-month calendar that shows all the months you have future posts for (and the current month no matter what), it highlights the days you have posts for, and as an added bonus if you click a day the Post Timestamp boxes change to that day, month and year. Managing Multi Authors Authors Profiles Communication

How to Use Piktochart in Any (and Every) Classroom This post is part of our guide to using infographics in education. For more information, check out the guide here. I’m the instructional tech coordinator in a rural school district in Michigan. I love to think about transforming education. On a day to day basis, though, I have to be more concerned with small steps rather than radical change. The teachers I work with want simple, somewhat different, and effective. So this year, I put aside the plans I had to redefine school. One of those Packs focuses on Piktochart as a tool for creating infographics. Infographics are my go-to option when I’m asked for “something easy, but that’s more than a PowerPoint.” Whether the class just finished a traditional unit on The U.S. And Piktochart is my favorite tool for making these. My Tech Project Packs are sort of like FAQs for tech tools. What is an infographic? What are infographics best for? If you normally would assign a “PowerPoint”, these can be a more contemporary format. Examples:

The Teacher's Guides To Technology And Learning Welcome to the official guide to technology and learning by Edudemic! This part of Edudemic is meant to offer you, the teacher, some of the best and most popular resources available today. We’ve combed through hundreds of resources in order to narrow down our guides into something easy to read, easy to use, and easy to share. Below are links to the guides we have made so far. Just click on the title or image of each guide to view that particular resource. The Teacher’s Guide To Twitter Twitter has proven itself to be an indispensable tool for educators around the globe. The Teacher’s Guide To Flipped Classrooms We talk a lot about flipped classrooms on Edudemic. The Teacher’s Guide To Copyright And Fair Use Today, so much of our research happens online, and part of what makes the internet so wonderful is the ease at which it brings information into our lives. The Teacher’s Guide To Google Glass If you’re as excited as Katie and me about Google Glass, this guide is for you.

The Pinterest Guide For Teachers How Does Pinterest Work? Pinterest allows its members to create a board on virtually any topic and pin images to that board. Other members, called pinners, are able to follow a board and repin any images they find interesting onto their own boards. Pinterest Terminology Board: Your board is where you “pin” images. Navigating Pinterest is easy and you’re bound to get the hang of it immediately. How To Sign Up For An Account Before signing up for a Pinterest account, be sure to check your school’s social media policy. It’s easy to sign up for Pinterest. Under the category education, for example, you can follow boards such as “Early Literacy Activities” or “Teaching Tidbits”. Once you’ve spent some time on Pinterest, you’ll want to start utilizing it in the classroom. Tips To Use Pinterest In The Classroom 1. Make any research topic interesting and fun by having students creates a board about their topic where they can pin videos, images, and relevant articles. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

The Best Books About Teaching and Learning of 2017—So Far We are only about 25% of the way through the year, but there has already been a number of exciting books published in the world of education. From scholarly books to practical guides and straight-talking classroom help to intellectual political thought, there is something new to be found for every type of teacher leader. Reading is not only a great example for our students, it is also an ongoing, self-guided professional learning opportunity. We cannot all get on a plane to hear Robert Marzano speak or attend the latest conference on differentiated learning, but we can all spend a few dollars on a great book that will help us to become better teachers. Here are some of the year’s best books that are hot off the presses and bound to stimulate the mind: Teaching Literacy in the Visible Learning Classroom by Fisher, Frey, and HattieResearcher John Hattie has written several books around the topic of Visible Learning.

Best of Teacher HELPLINE!: 12 Ways to Use Kahoot! in Your Classroom - WeAreTeachers If you haven’t heard of Kahoot! yet, you’ve got to check it out! The teachers in our community frequently rave about the free website teachers can use to play review games and quizzes with their students. Bonus: Kids can log in to the platform from any device, even their cell phones. Last week, teacher Beth asked for some specific advice on how to use the site: “Can anyone give me ideas for how they use Kahoot! Beth, we’ve got you covered. 1. After you’ve created an account, launch a game and then have students input the unique pin at kahoot.it.2. 3. … But still keep the volume at a minimum. 4. 8. 9. 10. On the flip side, you could also do this as a pre-assessment, piquing students’ interests and gauging what they already know about the topic by asking questions before teaching the material.11. 12.

How Not to use Google+ Have you noticed some people on Google+ doing the same annoying thing, over and over? For most, it's not on purpose. It's not their fault that they don't know any better. But the fact is, there's something they're expected to do, or expected not to do, and they're messing it up. Sociologically, we refer to these as Norms, and there are four different kinds of norms: Folkways, Mores, Laws and Taboo. Unfortunately, while Laws and Taboo are generally documented, Folkways and Mores are less understood and often poorly communicated. Here are some of the most common mistakes people make on Google+, and what they should be doing differently. Sharing With and Notifying Circles There's a lot of confusion over how to use circles and notifications - and of course there are a few people who know what they're doing, they know that they're essentially spamming people, yet they do it anyways. When creating a new post on Google+, there's an Audience field that is set to Public by default.

Pinterest for Teachers – 32 Ways to Use Pinterest in 2017 While many people use Pinterest as a pastime to daydream and window shop, there are a lot of practical uses for this visual bookmarking site as well. You can use Pinterest to make your job as an educator so much easier. Educators all over the globe log onto Pinterest to share resources, get a dose of inspiration, and network with others. It’s a valuable tool that can give you sanity and stoke your creativity. Have you ever considered using Pinterest for your classroom? If not, you definitely should. And if you already use Pinterest, let’s discuss how to maximize your time on this tool – including some ideas that you’ve probably never even considered before. We’ll also highlight real examples you can learn from.

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