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Social media offers some great opportunities for learning in the classroom, bringing together the ability to collaborate, access worldwide resources, and find new and interesting ways to communicate in one easily accessible place. Teachers and educators around the world have found innovative ways to use Twitter as a teaching tool, and we’ve shared many of these great ideas here with you. Read on, and we’ll explore 60 inspiring ways that teachers and students can put Twitter to work in the classroom. Communication 60 Inspiring Examples of Twitter in the Classroom 60 Inspiring Examples of Twitter in the Classroom
What would happen if social media were seen as a powerful tool rather than a threat to student learning? Schools and districts around the country are starting to put social media policies and guidelines in place to support this learning while taking appropriate precautions against misuse. Download this guide for the seven steps -- and a roundup of valuable resources -- you need to help safely bring social media into your school or classroom. How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School
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How do we teach Digital Citizenship? How do we teach Digital Citizenship? Everyone- parents, teachers and students- can agree that being a "good citizen" is important. We try to teach children these skills early on at home, in the classroom, and even on the playground. Now, our students socialize as much through text messages and Facebook posts as they do in the hallways, and often times these conversations happening outside of the classroom effect the environment inside of the school as well. While we are all aware of cyberbullying, are we also taking the time to teach kids about internet safety, being informed consumers with internet commerce, or what is or is not okay with digital intellectual property rights and remix? How do you define a good digital citizen, and how do we teach these skills? When should we start teaching skills to students?
How Teachers Are Hacking Their Own Digital Textbooks How Teachers Are Hacking Their Own Digital Textbooks March’s issue of Wired Magazine included a fascinating interview* with Clayton Christensen, Business professor at Harvard University and author of several books, including The Innovator’s Dilemma and Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovations Will Change the Way the World Learns . Since these books were published, the world of education has seen an influx of technology with tablets leading the way. While it’s difficult to know exactly how many schools have deployed 1 to 1 initiatives, one thing remains certain: there were will be more schools with 1 to 1 technology disrupting the classroom tomorrow than there are today. The disruptive device of choice these days seems to be the iPad. Perhaps you’ve seen one of the gazillion articles written about how iPads are disrupting the learning environment. The gist of the conversation usually highlights both positive and negative benefits to learning and inevitably reaches the question “when will iPads replace textbooks?”
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Ken Tothero · University of Texas at Austin VoiceThread conversations are media-centric, which keeps the discussions focused. They also provide an opportunity to reflect, resulting in higher quality input. VoiceThread - Conversations in the cloud VoiceThread - Conversations in the cloud
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The Top 10 Education APIs (And Why They’re Important) The Top 10 Education APIs (And Why They’re Important) First off, what is an API? API stands for A pplication P rogram I nterface. It’s a tool which allows web applications (websites and apps to the layman) to communicate with each other and share information stored in each other’s databases. This information can then be incorporated into new and different projects. How APIs Work (Simple Version) We like to think about it in culinary terms.
Back in October, I wrote a post about Teaching Digital Citizenship in the Elementary Classroom. As it is Internet Safety Month, I want to share a sample lesson for teaching Internet Safety to students as young as kindergarten. Yes, you read correctly . . . kindergarten. With children spending time online at younger and younger ages, it is vital that we explicitly teach young children how to protect themselves online. How to Teach Internet Safety to Younger Elementary Students How to Teach Internet Safety to Younger Elementary Students
Pinterest for Educators? After hearing about all the hoopla surrounding Pinterest, I decided to check it out and see if it had any value to me as an educator. Up until this point I really didn't have a clue as to what it was all about except that it was a social media tool that functioned like an electronic bulletin board. After requesting an invite, I was all set to go a day later and began to create my first pin board. Pinterest for Educators?
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MIT Now Granting Official Certificates For Their Free Online Courses This is big. M.I.T., the hub of education and technology where innovations seem to happen on an hourly basis… has just unveiled the future of online education. Basically, you can now earn official credits toward an M.I.T. certificate by taking their free and online courses. The school is calling the program “MITx” reminiscent of TEDx.
10 ways to change the minds of tech-reluctant staff Start small, make training personally relevant, pair staff with knowledgeable co-workers—and keep it fun, readers recommend By Meris Stansbury, Online Editor Read more by Meris Stansbury November 18th, 2011 "Removing technology from its stature as something mystical and powerful is something I stress to whomever I'm working with," says one reader. We often hear about tech-savvy educators and administrators who have an array of best practices and whose love for technology is evident.
21 Things That Will Be Obsolete by 2020 Big Ideas Digital Tools Flickr: Corey Leopold Inspired by Sandy Speicher’s vision of the designed school day of the future, reader Shelly Blake-Plock shared his own predictions of that ideal day.
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