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Putting Technology in the hands of teachers to prepare today's students for tomorrow

Putting Technology in the hands of teachers to prepare today's students for tomorrow

The 2012 A-Z List Of Educational Twitter Hashtags We got so many additions and updates to our 2011 list we thought it was time to bring you the most up-to-date list for 2012. So, without further ado, here’s the 2012 A-Z list of educational Twitter hashtags. We went through all the comments on the 2011 version , wrote down all the Twitter and Facebook updates, and compiled this list over the course of several months. I’m sure we still missed some as new hashtags seemingly pop up every day. First, some background to get you up to speed on what the heck a hashtag is. First, What’s A Hashtag? Whether you’re a new or seasoned Twitter user, you likely come across confusing hashtags that probably look like a bunch of nonsense. The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keyword or topic in a Tweet. For example, the popular #edchat hashtag is used by thousands of users every Tuesday. How To Hide Your Hashtag Chat From Followers You don’t need to do this with all your chat tweets (though you could). Sources The Most Popular Hashtags Technology

Classroom 2.0 EasyTech - Interactive Online Technology Literacy Curriculum Practice PARCC and Smarter Balanced Skills in the Classroom One of the best ways to prepare students for online assessments is to integrate technology into core instruction. With EasyTech, teachers don’t have to stop or change what they plan to teach in order to integrate technology into their classroom routine. Features & Benefits Lessons reflect current representations of technology and software, including a ribbon interface Grade-appropriate, guided instruction with immediate feedback Detailed instruction for core technology skills: mouse basics, keyboarding, and word processing PARCC and Smarter Balanced prep sequence Aligned with ISTE Standards for Students Complete online safety instruction that exceeds E-Rate requirements Available in English and Spanish Content is web-delivered with no downloads or installs required EasyTech is Tablet-Ready The app provides students with access to EasyTech lessons on iPad® and Android® tablet devices. Sample Screens Exciting New Lessons

Top 14 Educational Technology Tweeters to Follow I don't think that there is a week that passes by without us posting a new article about Twitter here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. Given the importance of this social network in education, we have dedicated a whole section in this blog to cover only educational Twitter tools that teachers can use to promote their teaching and learning and also to grow professionally. In today's post, I am introducing you to some of the top educational technology accounts you can follow on Twitter.If you are a busy teacher who does not have time to sift through Twitter to look for guys whose tweets can trust and therefore follow then you can check the ones mentioned below. These educators are among the most prominent in the field of educational technology and their tweets will definitely save you time and energy especially when looking for updated and fresh news, resources and tips on technology integration in education. 1- @Jerry Blumengarten 2- @ isteconnects 3- @ Edudemic 4- @edutopia