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finds a place in the classroom Twitter has place in classroom A Los Angeles teacher has found Twitter to be an important teaching tool Students can chime in with questions and answers using the Web service Twitter is integrated into 2% of college lectures, says one study Los Angeles (CNN) -- Students tap away at their cell phones, laptops and iPads during Enrique Legaspi's high-tech history lesson. In some grade schools, pulling out these devices during class would result in a one-way ticket to the principal's office. But Legaspi encourages this behavior, as long as the kids are using Twitter. A technology enthusiast, Legaspi learned how to incorporate the social network into his 8th-grade curriculum while attending the annual Macworld convention in San Francisco earlier this year. "I had an aha moment there," he said. Teachers across the country have been incorporating Twitter into classrooms for a few years, but the site's adoption by educational institutions appears to be limited. Still, Legaspi is hopeful.

Electronic portfolio An electronic portfolio (also known as an eportfolio, e-portfolio, digital portfolio, or online portfolio[1]) is a collection of electronic evidence assembled and managed by a user, usually on the Web. Such electronic evidence may include inputted text, electronic files, images, multimedia, blog entries, and hyperlinks. E-portfolios are both demonstrations of the user's abilities and platforms for self-expression, and, if they are online, they can be maintained dynamically over time. E-portfolios also help to foster an independent and autonomous way of thinking, according to Strivens. An e-portfolio can be seen as a type of learning record that provides actual evidence of achievement. Students have been taught to create digital identities using presentation software or tools to create web pages. Types[edit] There are three main types of e-portfolios, although they may be referred to using different terms: Usage[edit] Today, electronic portfolios are gaining popularity in: Services[edit]

Brainstorming and Voting Amazingly Easy. Free Online Tool | tricider Free Technology for Teachers Students Speak Up in Class, Silently, via Social Media Stacy Brown Erin Olson, an English teacher in Sioux Rapids, Iowa, uses Twitter-like technology to enhance classroom discussion. Now, Erin Olson, an English teacher in Sioux Rapids, Iowa, is among a small but growing cadre of educators trying to exploit Twitter-like technology to enhance classroom discussion. The poet “says that people cried out and tried but nothing was done,” one student typed, her words posted in cyberspace. “She is giving raw proof,” another student offered, “that we are slaves to our society.” Instead of being a distraction — an electronic version of note-passing — the chatter echoed and fed into the main discourse, said Mrs. “When we have class discussions, I don’t really feel the need to speak up or anything,” said one of her students, Justin Lansink, 17. With Twitter and other microblogging platforms, teachers from elementary schools to universities are setting up what is known as a “backchannel” in their classes.

MAPS - Managed Assessment Portfolio / ePortfolio | Delivering solutions that evidence skills and capabilities Lifestream.fm / Home Top 100 Sites of 2011 1/12/2012 By: The time is finally here for my annual list of favorite sites of the year. This year I decided to up my post to the top 100 instead of 25 because of the number of sites that I reviewed and the popularity of the post. I tried to cover a wide range of sites, from flash-card creators to digital storytelling, and of course social networks, which really stood out in 2011. 1. 9. 17. 25. 31. 51. 89. 92. 94. 96. 97.

Great Tools to Create Protected Blogs and Web pages for your Class As I was reading " The Socially Networked Classroom: Teaching in the New Media Age " by William Kist, I stopped by the chapter talking about how teachers can set up blogs for their classrooms ( pages 52 to 64 ). Dr Kist has mentioned several facts about the educational blogging that I want to share with you. According to Dr Kist, teachers will often introduce blogging to their students by teaching the routines and conventions of blogging, feeling that the key to a successful experience, whether offline or online, is setting up the agreed upon group norms at the beginning of the process. It is okay to be critical but it is not okay to be meanIf you have something negative to say combine it with something positiveMake sure your comment stays on the topicIf you do not have anything to write, don't write anythingAlways remember they can comment on your post too. Staying safe online is part of introducing blogging into the classroom for many teachers. Here is the presentation in Docstoc

CETPA MentorMob - Learn What You Want, Teach What You Love Resources & Tools Grants NEA Foundation Grants The NEA Foundation's Innovation Grants provide an opportunity for teachers, education support professionals, and higher education faculty to develop and implement innovations that significantly improve student learning. Nutrition Grants Having a healthy and nutritious school meal is the right of every student. Resource: Nutrition Grants (3 pgs) Professional Development NEA ESP Conference The ESP Conference is designed to provide professional development opportunities for participants to help them gain the skills they need to: build stronger locals, build strong internal and external relationships, organize members, and enhance NEA ESP members' ability to positively influence student achievement. Click here to review the NEA Online Degree Criteria Executive Summary. Click here to visit our NEA ESP Conference Highlights page. Retirement Web Resources The ESP List is an E-mail discussion list (a "listserv") open to all NEA members and staff. NEA ESP Publications

Three Free Online Whiteboards Students Can Use Together in Realtime Online whiteboards that let students communicate in realtime either by voice or text can be powerful tools to create a mathematics tutorial, create a diagram, or to brainstorm ideas for a project. The following three whiteboard tools can all be used by students for free. NoteBookCast is a free whiteboard tool that will work in the web browser on a laptop, iPad, Android tablet, and Windows tablet. NoteBookCast is a collaborative whiteboard tool. You can invite others to join your whiteboard by entering the code assigned to your whiteboard. Web Whiteboard makes it easy to include a whiteboard in your Google+ Hangout. Stoodle is a free collaborative whiteboard tool hosted by the CK12 Foundation.

Edublogs is a website dedicated to classroom blogs. Blogs can be created by students and monitored by teachers. Students are also able to link to one another’s blogs and comment on their peer’s blogs
• Use edublogs for students to create blogs about their favorite books.
• Use edublogs for students to create blogs critiquing a recently read book.
• Use edublogs for students to make book recommendations to peers. by cheryllr5 Oct 11

avantages: permet la communication entre les apprenants et le formateur, permet la collaboration et l'apport d'aide entre les apprenants, facile à naviguer et à lire les commentaires car ils sont en ordre chronologique.
désavantages: peut prendre beaucoup de temps à mettre à jour, pour garder l'attention des apprenants les formateurs doivent participer et poster des commentaires intéressants. by melgag Nov 12

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