instaGrok | A new way to learn #DCMOOC - A MOOC About Digital Citizenship Whether we work with preschool children or college students, digital citizenship is something that we should all be talking about with our students. To help you help students understand digital citizenship Alec Couros is facilitating a MOOC on the topic of digital citizenship. The MOOC is supported by the Government of Saskatchewan. #DCMOOC begins tonight, May 13th at 7pm Saskatchewan Time (use this tool to convert the time to your local time). H/T to Jen Deyenberg for the Tweet about #DCMOOC
More Spanish: Five for Friday: 5 Web 2.0 tools to record oral communication I am working on a series of blog posts for the summer called Five for Friday. Today I want to share my favorite five Web 2.0 tools to record oral communication in the classroom.The biggest shift in oral assessment for my class occurred because of the variety of web 2.0 tools that can be used to record students. I still believe the best way to practice the language is in person, with a partner or in small groups, but the best way to formally assess a large group of students (at the same time) or gauge their progress is by using the following tools. Each one will fulfill a different need. Google Voice My students use this tool weekly. Voicethread My class gets a lot of mileage from Voicethread as well. Lingt Language I did not use this website this year, but as I was preparing for an end of school inservice that described it, I regretted not using it. Cell phone Record App If I am not mistaken most smart phones have the capability of being used as a portable recorder.
Turn Your School Staff Into A Powerful Twitter Team Chances are if you are reading this article, you are familiar with Twitter. In fact, it is quite possible that you even found this article through your extensive and knowledgeable Twitter network. Congratulations, you are part of a community that is not only revolutionizing education, but also revolutionizing news, journalism, emergency services, marketing and nearly everything else.
Network or Perish I know, a bit of a harsh title for this post but I got your attention… Seriously though, networking has for the most part always been important to being successful in whatever you pursue. I think technology though has significantly amplified the importance of networking. I believe that increasingly, in our rapidly evolving digital work and learning places, those that figure out and embrace the new forms of networking will succeed at what they do more so than those that don’t. Friday was my last day with Coquitlam School Board and Monday will be my first with Vancouver. I share my presentations on Slideshare. see more and more people joining, presenting themselves as professionals with their skills, experience, and interests. My blog has brought invitations my way to speak at conferences and to various other smaller audiences. are also my friends. So folks, if you’re reading this, likely you’ve at least got a toe in the streams of digital conversation and social networking.
6 Free Tools to Easily Cite Resources for Students and Researchers Citing resources is an important skill for the 21st century students and for any other learner or researcher. I have already included it in my ebook " The 21St Century Skills Teachers and Students Need to Have ". It is a fact universally acknowledged that citing resources nowadays is way harder than it used to be when technology was not a huge issue. As technology crouches into our life, new ways of communication emerge giving birth to novel content providers. We have now blog posts, online newspapers, ebooks, tweets, emails,.. and several other forms where learners can get the information they want. Do they know how to properly cite these new resources is where the shoe pinches. 1- How to Include Tweets in your Citations MLA has recently issued a guideline showing researchers using its method how to include tweets in their papers. 2- Cite This For Me This is a citation generator for Harvard and APA. 3- Son Of Citation Machine 5- Purdue Online Writing Lab 6-Zotero EasyBib refDot
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Educational Networking - List of Networks Elgg:Grou.ps:Facebook:Linked In:Ning:General:Art:Classroom Networks:Conferences:Course Material:English as a Foreign Language:English as a Second Language:English Education (Pre- and In-Service):Russian Education:Georgian recruiting :French as a Foreign language :Language Learning:Leadership:LibrariesMusic:Other LanguagesProfessional Development:Science:Social Studies:Spanish as a Foreign Language:Student Organizations:Teacher Education:Technology:Virtual Environments:Visual Mapping (Mind Mapping):Vocational:Other: A listing of social networks used in educational environments or for educational purposes. Please add to this list (alphabetical by category and within categories). BuddyPress: Apprendre 2.0 - Social Network across the world about education 2.0 and learning to learning - Most of the activities are in French in this network ! CourseCracker: Diigo: Elgg: Grou.ps: Facebook: Linked In: Ning: ScolaMates: General: Art: Classroom Networks: Conferences: Course Material: FSC-KU M.Ed. Leadership:
A Brief History Of #Edchat As one of the founders of #edchat I get a lot of questions about the what, where, when and why. So here is everything you need to know (or wanted to know) about #edchat. The History #edchat started out of a series of conversations between myself, Tom Whtiby and Shelly Terrell. Tom is a bit of an instigator and likes to push people's thinking about various topics in education. The Basics To participate users need only add #edchat to their tweets. Following Along You will need a way to follow the conversations. Afterwards The archive is usually posted by the next day and it includes all the tweets during the hour time span. Advice You can't follow every conversation during #edchat. #edchat is just a small part of a greater education community that regularly engages in conversations to make learning better for kids. I am proud of #edchat and the direction it has gone and continues to go. I hope you'll join us!
9-Step BYOD Policy « NextGen Education Leadership Gary Falcon, on October 31st, 2013 A Bring Your Own Device strategy for increasing the amount of technology used in schools will be unique to your school community, therefore schools will need to have their own BYOD policy and supporting documentation, after all you’ll need to have everyone one the same page! Video Archive By Category MacMost includes more than 900 free video tutorials on how to use your Mac, iPad, iPhone and other Apple technology. Select a category below, or search above to find a tutorial and learn how to get the most from your Mac! Also: Accessories (2), Accounts (2), Contacts (3), Disk Utility (1), Dock (2), dvds (1), iBooks (3), iBooks Author (1), iDVD (1), Internet (3), LaunchPad (1), Mac Applications (2), Mac Apps (3), Mac Hardware (3), Maps (1), Messages (2), Mission Control (1), Networking (1), PDF (2), Photo (1), Photos (2), Printing (3), Support (2), Switching (1), Utilities (2), Video Editing (3), Widgets (3).
Learn How to Use Twitter in 15 Minutes - Tutorial This how to Twitter tutorial is designed to get you up and running on Twitter in 15 minutes or less. You'll learn the basics of how to Twitter by setting up your Twitter profile, sending your first tweet and deciding how you want to use Twitter. 1. Fill Out the Sign Up Form on Twitter's Home Page First, go to twitter.com and fill out the three sign up boxes on the right, entering your real name, real email address and a password you'll need to write down and remember. It's generally a good idea to give Twitter your real name, because Twitter is all about real people. Be sure to give your real email address, too. After filling out your name, email and password, click "Sign Up." 2. After you click "sign up," Twitter will display another page with the three items you just filled out and a suggested Twitter username at the bottom. Twitter's suggested username will be based on your real name, but you are free to change it. Click "create my account" when you are done. 3. 4. 5. Why? 6.
NCTIES 2012 Recently, I made my annual trek to the North Carolina Technology in Education (NCTIES) conference in Raleigh. While I did not plan the following strategy when I walked in the conference center, I ended up "immersing myself" in three main themes with three speakers presenting at the conference. Those three speakers were: Ken Shelton, Richard Byrne and Jennifer LaGarde. NCTIES never disappoints. What stood out? In the spirit of Mr. Mr Shelton said In planning a presentation, not considering your audience is like a love letter addressed to "whom it may concern". Here are some resources about presentation design that Ken's shared in his sessions: The next person who I stalked attended sessions with at NCTIES was Richard Byrne. Android apps on the left in blue, and web apps in pink on the right Last, but certainly not least is a mover & shaker and librarian extraordinaire--none other than my dear friend and colleague, Jennifer Lagarde.