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How Twitter is Reinventing Collaboration Among Educators

How Twitter is Reinventing Collaboration Among Educators
In the three years that I’ve been building up Edutopia’s presence on social networks like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, I’ve noticed a significant shift in how our audience of education changemakers interact and collaborate. In particular, I’ve seen Twitter reinvent the way educators collaborate to create change in education. Twitter Transforms Educators Before the advent of Twitter, most educators I know had limited opportunities to collaborate with colleagues outside their building. Some subscribed to listservs or participated in online forums, but these outlets lacked critical mass; teachers also networked at in-person conferences and training sessions, but these isolated events didn’t provide ongoing support. Enter Twitter. Here are some of the specific ways educators are using Twitter to collaborate: Edcamps: Edcamps are “unconferences” for educators that are mostly promoted through Twitter and organized by people who’ve met on Twitter. Hashtags: Educators use a lot of hashtags. Related:  Collaborative / Cooperative Learning

Global Collaboration Projects for Your Classroom - Global Learning Are you ready to integrate technology into your classroom for the first time, just not sure where to begin? Or are you already using technology with your students, and you're ready to go deeper? Either way, the recommendation from Honor Moorman, Associate Director, Professional Development and Curriciulum, Asia Society, is the same. Use technology to engage students in a global collaboration project. by Honor Moorman As thought leaders like Chris Lehmann and Will Richardson often remind us, we need to do more than simply use technology to do what we've always done digitally. Global collaboration projects bring students together from different countries to work on a joint project. Why should you and your students take on the challenge of a global collaboration project? Still not sure? Global collaboration projects employ technology tools in ways that enrich student learning.

Amis Facebook de tous les pays unissez-vous? Avec quels pays entretient-on le plus de liens amicaux sur Facebook? La carte du monde interactive des amitiés Facebook, présentée ici par Flavien Chantrel, est très intéressante pour identifier l’influence des distances géographiques, des proximités linguistiques et des migrations sur les liens amicaux internationaux. La France, en raison de son passé colonial, est plus tournée vers l’Afrique du Nord que vers ses voisins européens, hormis les voisins francophones Belges et Suisses (cf ci-dessus). Il est frappant de constater que nous n’entretenons pas beaucoup plus de liens amicaux avec les Espagnols … qu’avec les Japonais. La carte des liens amicaux de l‘Allemagne (cf ci-dessous) souligne l’influence de l’immigration Turque (11 millions d’émigrés Turcs vivent en Allemagne), la proximité avec l’Autriche, la Suisse et les Pays-Bas, et l’éloignement amical vis-à-vis des Français (bulle rose la plus proche des Etats-Unis). Ah l’amitié franco-allemande… Like this: J'aime chargement…

Going Global-Tips And Tricks For Global Collaborations I had a wonderful conversation recently on Twitter with a teacher from New Zealand that commented on a tweet about using Skype Classroom to go global. She mentioned how her students were going to Skype and talk to kids in Iowa. How awesome is that! I just love the fact that the world gets so much smaller when we use technology like that. There really are endless learning opportunities for students (and teachers as well). During the North African uprisings a high school teacher here in my district was struggling to get her students to understand the whys of those events. I took to Twitter and through some connections was put in touch with a teacher in southern Egypt. We knew it was important to connect the students to their content. You know it's important too. First, what tools will you need? That's a tough one to answer. You will also want a Skype account. So, with the software and hardware out of the way we can focus in on where to find people and projects. Hashtags-Yep, Twitter.

Les partages sur les réseaux sociaux stimulent les achats Le rapport de Sociable Labs publié en Mars 2012 a démontré que 1 acheteur sur 4 ayant effectué des achats en ligne au moins une fois par trimestre, s’est connecté à son compte Facebook et a été influencé par l’une des recommandations sur le dit réseau social. 62% des répondants au sondage ont dit qu’ils avaient déjà lu sur leur fil d’actualité un commentaire d’un ami qui parle d’un produit qu’il avait acheté, tandis que les trois quarts sont partis voir directement le lien du produit figurant au niveau du commentaire. Une fois sur le site marchand, 53% ont tendance à acheter le même produit dont parlait le commentaire de leur ami sur Facebook. Les réseaux sociaux poussent à l’engagementLe rapport montre aussi qu’il existe des opportunités très intéressantes pour les marchands en termes de ventes et ce par le biais des témoignages effectués sur les réseaux sociaux .

Open Your Classroom Door to 'Be Better' Published Online: May 14, 2013 By Jessica Cuthbertson It's May. And yet, it's been a great week in room 214. I wasn't flying solo—I had backup. On Tuesday, Joe Dillon, the instructional coordinator for educational technology in Aurora Public Schools, supported me in my classroom. On Thursday, Lori Nazareno, teacher-in-residence with the Center for Teaching Quality, visited my classroom. Neither visitor is my evaluator. The great poet Maya Angelou says, "Do the best you can until you know better. Becoming better teachers is easier than we sometimes think. How can we do this? • Start small. • Get bigger. • Leverage tools. Opening our doors, videotaping instruction, and sharing our practice can be scary. If you haven't done so already, consider going through the National Board-certification submission process, which includes videotaping and reflecting on your practice. Videotaping instruction and hosting visitors motivates me to reflect on why I do what I do, and how I can do it better.

Le premier festival de twittérature se déroule aujourd’hui à Québec… et sur Twitter! Pour participer virtuellement, rendez-vous sur Twitter et suivez le mot-clic (hashtag) #140MAX. Le thème de la journée est tout simplement « 140 MAX», en référence aux 140 caractères que contient au maximum une publication sur Twitter . Pendant la journée, des tables rondes et des ateliers se succéderont, s’adressant autant au milieu culturel et éducatif qu’au grand public intéressé par cette forme de littérature découlant directement de la montée du Web 2.0. En fin d’après-midi, les participants présents à la Bibliothèque Gabrielle-Roy auront le loisir d’assiste à un volet plutôt ludique, notamment par la lecture publique de twittérature et combats de « tweets »! Un volet « concours » a donné la chance aux élèves de vivre un projet de twittérature. Pour participer, les enseignants intéressés devaient d’abord inscrire leur classe en remplissant le formulaire disponible sur le Web . Vous vous demandez « mais qu’est-ce que la twittérature »? À lire aussi :

Creating Successful Collaborations For the past five years I have collaborated with a playwright who works with my students as they write original plays. Each year, on the first day that she has been in the room with us, Kate and I stage a conflict about what should come next in the lesson. As students squirm uncomfortably in their seats and turn to each other with unbelieving eyes, Kate and I debate what makes the most sense to do next. The goal of the staged conflict is getting students to think about the crucial role of conflict in drama and playwriting. Although we never feel that our acting is very convincing, we have been amazed to see and hear the intensity of student responses to these moments of classroom confusion and leadership uncertainty. The Right Mix I both actively pursue classroom collaborators and agonize about welcoming others to come work with my students. At the same time, dysfunctional collaborations can be incredibly frustrating for teachers and students. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Powerful Rewards

Festival de twittérature- inscription des élèves