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Why (And How) Teachers Are Using Twitter

Why (And How) Teachers Are Using Twitter
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MinecraftEdu :: Home Skitch en el aula: Cuando una imagen vale más que mil palabras Dicen que una imagen vale más que mil palabras y seguramente es cierto en muchas ocasiones. Para estas situaciones puedes probar con Skitch, una aplicación gratuita para realizar anotaciones y ediciones a imágenes. Aunque existen una gran cantidad de aplicaciones en esta categoría, Skitch está diseñada para comunicar rápidamente con pocas palabras mediante el apoyo de formas y dibujos. ¿En qué destaca Skitch sobre otras opciones? Skitch está disponible tanto para el escritorio (Windows y MAC) como los dispositivos móviles (Android, iOS y Windows 8). Imágenes de Skitch guardadas en Evernote de forma automática. Imágenes sincronizadas automáticamente con el dispositivo móvil Las posibilidades de uso de Skitch en el aula y como educador son infinitas. Enseñar una lengua extranjera La simplicidad de Skitch permite enseñar una lengua extranjera de una forma más interactiva y memorable para los estudiantes. Plantear un problema matemático en un contexto real Mostrar un lugar en un mapa

Getting Organized Organization Tips from Mrs. McDavid I have had many teachers stop by my room to ask how I keep things so well organized. Materials You Will Need ~ Back to the Top ~ Purge Unused Materials and Non Essential ItemsAs teachers we tend to hoard materials and supplies that we think might come in handy one day. Organizing the Teacher's DeskThe teacher's desk can become a dumping ground for paperwork, papers that need to be filed, correspondence from the main office, items that need to be read or evaluated, and papers that need to be held for future reference. The first thing you need to do in order to organize your desk is categorize the type of paperwork that crosses your desk: To Do (things you need to do immediately) To File (papers that need to be filed) To Read (items that require your full attention and evaluation) Pending (items that you need to hold for future reference) The next step is designating an area to file your paperwork. My personal favorite is the metal desktop sorter.

How Twitter can help teachers connect with students -- and each other This post was written by Liz Perman, an editorial project manager for SmartBrief. Hundreds of educators from international schools around the world came to Nice, France, for the European Council of International Schools annual conference from Nov. 17 to 21. Teachers everywhere are grappling with how to integrate social media into their lesson plans, and many seem skeptical of the appeal of Twitter, let alone how it could be used for educational purposes. In her session, “Cure What Ails You: A Dose of Twitter for Every Day of the Year,” Kathy Schrock, director of technology for Nauset Public Schools in Orleans, Mass., walked educators through the basics of Twitter (see her presentation if you could use a tutorial as well) before outlining the specific benefits of Twitter for educators. Schrock recommends that educators think of Twitter as another venue for professional development.

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Usando los formularios Google como recurso educativo El uso en educación de los formularios que vienen incluidos dentro de Google Apps para educación puede ser muy diverso. Ya en su momento os explicamos cómo utilizarlos para hacer Exámenes tipo test y corregirlos rápidamente, pero en esta ocasión os queremos enumerar varias actividades que podemos hacer con nuestros alumnos haciendo uso de los formularios de Google: Formularios de Google como recurso educativo Actividades enfocadas hacia los alumnos: 1) LOS ALUMNOS SE CONVIERTEN EN PROFESOR, POR UN DÍA. Que los alumnos identifiquen aquella información que es importante y relevante de la unidad didáctica con la que están trabajando y que discutan dicha relevancia respecto a las diferentes propuestas presentadas. 2) CONOCE MEJOR A TUS ALUMNOS. 3) EVALÚA LA COMPRENSIÓN LECTORA DE TUS ALUMNOS. 4) CREAR UN DICCIONARIO DE AULA. 5) RECOPILACIÓN DE RECURSOS POR PARTE DE LOS ALUMNOS. 6) CREAR DE FORMA COLABORATIVA UNA LINEA DEL TIEMPO. 7) RECOGER PREGUNTAS O CUESTIONES DE TUS ALUMNOS.

5 Practical Learning Tips Based On How People Do--And Don't--Learn 5 Practical Learning Tips Based On How People Do–And Don’t–Learn by Charlie Chung, Class Central There has been a large body of work in neuroscience, psychology, and related fields offering more and more insight into how we learn. Below are five of the top tips from Barbara Oakley, Professor of Engineering at Oakland University, who has faced her own learning challenges (failing middle and high school math and science classes), and has made a study of the latest research on learning. 5 Practical Learning Tips Based On Neuroscience 1. The advice to get enough sleep before an exam or important performance is age-old, but it is not often accompanied by a strong rationale of why this is important. Of course this will be tough to balance if students are completely unprepared the night before and have to judge when to stop and call it a night. 2. One method for doing this is the Pomodoro Technique, where you set a 25-minute timer for focused activity and then take a 5-minute break. 3. 4. 5.

PowerPoint Twitter Tools WARNING: From March 5th, 2013, Twitter will progressively drop support for RSS feeds, breaking the tools below (except the AutoTweet plugin, which I have updated to the new API). I will try to find a solution, but no guarantees, I’m afraid… Ever wanted to make presentations a more interactive, Web 2.0 experience? The PowerPoint Twitter Tools prototypes are now available. Created using SAP BusinessObjects Xcelsius (but requiring only PowerPoint for Windows and Adobe Flash to run), the twitter tools allow presenters to see and react to tweets in real-time, embedded directly within their presentations, either as a ticker or refreshable comment page. There are currently eight tools – you can easily cut and paste them into your own PowerPoint decks: PowerPoint Twitter feedback slides PowerPoint AutoTweet, PowerPoint Twitter voting — bar charts and pie chart PowerPoint Twitter ticker bar PowerPoint Mood meter PowerPoint Crowd meter PowerPoint Zoom text PowerPoint Twitter update bar AutoTweet

Storybird- Great for Visual Storytelling with Students July, 2014 Storybird is a great platform for visual storytelling. Students can easily use it to create visual stories in few steps. Storybird provides students with artwork curated from illustrators and animators from all around the world and invite them to use those images to create engaging stories. Besides being able to create their own storybooks, students can use Storybird library to access and read a wide variety of books written by others. They can also interact with these works through hearting and commenting on books they like. Storybird is free for educators and the best thing about it is that students can use it without having to create an account. Here is how you can create a class account on Storybird: 1- Sign up for Storybird as an educator 2-Create a class account 3- Now you can create new accounts for your students. 4- Create assignments Asisgnments are thematic challenges you assign to students. To create an assignment , click on the assignment button

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