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Web 2.0 Is the Future of Education

Web 2.0 Is the Future of Education
(Cross-posted from TechLearning) A moment of extreme clarity became an obsession for me last week. A session that I had prepared for the IL-TCE conference went from "Web 2.0 Tools for the Classroom" to "Why Web 2.0 Is Important to the Future of Education." It was not, I know, what I was supposed to talk about. I believe that the read/write Web, or what we are calling Web 2.0, will culturally, socially, intellectually, and politically have a greater impact than the advent of the printing press. Trend #2: A Tidal Wave of Information. I will also say that on a personal level, when people ask me the answer to content overload, I tell them (counter-intuitively) that it is to produce more content. Trend #3: Everything Is Becoming Participative. Trend #6: An Explosion of Innovation. Trend #7: The World Gets Even Flatter and Faster. It's the model of students as contributors that really grabs me, and leads to the next trend. Trend #9: The Long Tail. * Learn About Web 2.0. * Lurk. Related:  cours aut12

Twitter en classe : une pratique qui séduit professeurs et élèves Les enseignants sont de plus en plus nombreux à utiliser les réseaux sociaux en cours. Twitter se prête particulièrement à la mise en place d’initiatives pédagogiques originales, de la maternelle à l’université. Qu’apporte l’utilisation d’un tel outil en classe et comment exploiter ses fonctionnalités dans le cadre scolaire ? Ils sont nombreux à avoir emboîté le pas de Laurence Juin, l’une des premières enseignantes à avoir pris conscience du potentiel pédagogique de l’outil de micro-blogging. Twitter en primaire : un vecteur pour l’apprentissage du français Jean-Roch Masson, instituteur de primaire à Dunkerque, expérimente depuis la rentrée 2010 l’utilisation de Twitter en cours, un « humble tâtonnement » pour l’instant, comme il le définit lui-même. Amandine Terrier, professeur de CE2, CM1 et CM2, utilise également Twitter avec ses élèves, notamment lors des sorties scolaires, suite auxquelles les enfants peuvent tweeter leurs découvertes. Twitter en quelques mots Elsa Doladille

ISTE Technology Standards Education technology standards to transform learning and teaching The time for major change in education is now. In a world where rapid advances in technology have a profound impact on the ways we work, communicate and live, education has struggled to keep pace. The ISTE Standards work together to support educators, students and leaders with clear guidelines for the skills and knowledge necessary to move away from the factory model. Empowering connected learners in a connected world As educators, we are preparing students for a future that we cannot yet imagine. Want to know more? How can the ISTE Standards be used? Visit permissions and licensing.

Effective Web 2.0 Tools for the Classroom Updated by David Brear, May 12, 2014 KnowSchools Presentation 21st Century Learning & Sharing: Engaging for Success! Spring Online Conference 2010 Online Resource Site for Students - compiled by Dave and broken down by subject. E-Learning Web 2.0 Tools and Applications on Go2Web20 ( Great Resource ) E-Learning and Web 2.0 Tools for the Classroom ( Another Great Resource ) Discovery Education: Web 2.0 Tools ( Another Great Resource ) Tools Directory - Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies Please use the sidebar to see the links under each heading, thanks.

The New Media Literacies The white paper Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century (Jenkins et al., 2006) identifies the kinds of participatory practices youth are engaged in today, and draws up a provisionary list of the skills these practices demonstrate. In the video below, members of the NML team share their thoughts and perspectives on the skills we call the new media literacies. One of our key goals is to stop focusing quite so much on “do kids have computers in their classroom?” and start focusing more on “do kids have the basic social skills and cultural competencies so that when they do get computers in their classroom, they can participate fully?” It’s not that it isn’t important that students have computers in their classrooms. The New Media Literacies constitute the core cultural competencies and social skills that young people need in our new media landscape. Play: the capacity to experiment with one’s surroundings as a form of problem-solving.

Des tablettes dès la maternelle Person with tablet com­pu­ter © AKS — Les enfants de mater­nelle sont des digi­tal natives. L'école doit s'adapter à cette révo­lu­tion numé­rique. A l'école Albert Camus de Talence, Philippe Guillem fait par­tie de ces « enseignants-testeurs ». Suivre des ate­liers péda­go­giques sur l'utilisation des TICE en maternelle Le CRDP des Yvelines anime des ate­liers sur l'utilisation des TICE en mater­nelle. Un outil d'apprentissage comme un autre A chaque ensei­gnant de défi­nir com­ment les TICE peuvent s'inscrire dans son pro­jet péda­go­gique, en appor­tant un plus. Pour les élèves comme pour les ensei­gnants, l'intérêt des TICE est évident. « Les choses passent très faci­le­ment. Les moyens manquent cepen­dant et rares sont encore les classes de mater­nelle équi­pées en TICE. Laurène Champalle

INFOGRAPHICS: 8 free tools for creating infographics Done right, infographics can be a great way to make sense of complex data. The best infographics transform complex information and data into graphics that are both easy to grasp and visually appealing. The only problem is, infographics that look like they were simple to make are often anything but. Exclusive offer: Save 15% on Adobe Creative Cloud now Here, we've selected our top free tools and apps for making infographics. Give these free tools a try and let us know which ones you get on best with on Facebook or Twitter. 01. Visme promises to help you 'speak visually'. 02. Canva is a powerful and easy-to-use online tool that's suitable for all manner of design tasks, from brochures to presentations and much more besides. It features a dedicated infographic maker that you can use for free, with hundreds of free design elements and fonts at your fingertips, and many more premium elements that you can buy for up to $1. 03. Google's chart tools are powerful, simple to use, and free. 04.

Web 2.0 for the Classroom - home Use Twitter #Hashtags to Amplify Your Learning! Today, I don't spend much learning time following people or particular lists on Twitter, but I do spend time following, reflecting and interacting with relevant learning hashtag conversations (streams) taking place around the world. If you are confused about what Twitter hashtags are, you have come to the right place to understand the power and possibilities that these learning conversations can do to amplify your learning! "The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. It was created organically by Twitter users as a way to categorize messages" - Source For example, #edchat is a well-known and influential hashtag used by many to discuss educational or learning related issues on Twitter. By following (saving) this hashtag you will be able to see all the tweets shared on Twitter including the #edchat hashtag. WHERE DO I FIND JUICY HASHTAGS? If you are looking for (#hashtag) trends, then tools like What the Trend? HOW DO I FOLLOW (SAVE) A HASHTAG?

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