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The Conference Manifesto - EduCon - Google Docs. Student Discovery Sets - For Teachers. The new Library of Congress Student Discovery Sets bring together historical artifacts and one-of-a-kind documents on a wide range of topics, from history to science to literature.

Student Discovery Sets - For Teachers

Interactive tools let students zoom in, draw to highlight details, and conduct open-ended primary source analysis. Full teaching resources are available for each set. Twitter Exec Reports that Educators Dominate the Twitter sphere. 60 Inspiring Examples of Twitter in the Classroom. 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.

60 Inspiring Examples of Twitter in the Classroom

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 Twitter makes staying in touch and sharing announcements super simple and even fun. How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School. Free and Safe Text Messaging for Teachers. How do we teach Digital Citizenship? 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. Infographic App & Presentation Tool. Nets Standards.

NETS for Teachers. VoiceThread - Conversations in the cloud. 10,000s Cool FREE Seamless Patterns for Blogger and Twitter Backgrounds, Blog and Website Wallpapers. Infographic: Social Media and College Admissions. © 2010-2014 EdTech Digest.

Infographic: Social Media and College Admissions

Skip to content ← Cool Tool | Something to Help With School Enrollment Trends | Video: The Voice of the Active Learner → Trend | Infographic: Social Media and College Admissions Posted on August 16, 2012 by victorrivero. 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) How to Teach Internet Safety to Younger Elementary Students. Back in October, I wrote a post about Teaching Digital Citizenship in the Elementary Classroom.

How to Teach Internet Safety to Younger Elementary Students

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. Pinterest for Educators? APPitic - 1,800+ EDUapps. 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. 21 Things That Will Be Obsolete by 2020. Education Restart. Get Your Webtools Resource Bundle – Vol. 1. 84% Discount Expiring In… 4 hours 22 minutes 7 seconds!

Get Your Webtools Resource Bundle – Vol. 1

“ 10 Step-by-Step Webtool Videos That Make You Feel Like You Can Do It Too! ” Watch these fun videos and YOU will learn 10 webtools that can improve your classroom Forever… and we have the Teacher Feedback to prove it! Why Educators Should Join Twitter. Plagiarism. You have something in common with the smartest people in the world.


Unleashing the Potential of Technology in Education - Powered by Google Docs. K12_Teachers_open_Book_by_Dell. Forms. October 2011. The guys over at Filmmakeriq has put together an excellent list of 22 Apps for the really serious Filmmakers amongst us.

October 2011

Really Bad Powerpoint. I wrote this about four years ago, originally as an ebook.

Really Bad Powerpoint

I figured the idea might spread and then the problem would go away--we'd no longer see thousands of hours wasted, every single day, by boring PowerPoint presentations filled with bullets. Not only has it not gone away, it's gotten a lot worse. Last week I got a template from a conference organizer. 10 Ways to Use Google Plus in the Classroom. 10 Ways to Use Google Plus in the Classroom is a great blog article I found from The Theatre Professor blog.

10 Ways to Use Google Plus in the Classroom

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