Social Media tools can greatly enhance students creativity. It also facilitates teachers to easily engage students in interaction environment. Here're the free online tools that can be used for educators.
Before the advent of Twitter, most educators I know had limited opportunities to collaborate with colleagues outside their building. Some subscribed to listservs or participated in online forums, but these outlets lacked critical mass; teachers also networked at in-person conferences and training sessions, but these isolated events didn't provide ongoing support.
Enter Twitter. I've heard many educators say that Twitter is the most effective way to collaborate and that they've learned more with Twitter than they have from years of formal professional development.
Collaboration is they key. As a musician I spent slot of my time alone writing music, through school and my 20s. It seemed an isolated career until I started to collaborate with other writers. I learnt from them, they (hopefully) ...
This year while the kids are enjoying a summer off, EdTech advisors, educational IT specialists, teachers, administrators and EdTech buyers across the country are going to be busy with a handful of good EdTech conferences. Atlanta will play host to the largest EdTech conference in the US, ISTE. Texas will play host to the TCEA Tots and Technology conference, and several other regional tech events are planned. Educational Technology or EdTech is one of the fastest growing segments of the technology space. From devices in classrooms to smart boards, to curriculum managers, online curriculum platforms, mobile apps for education, collaborative platforms for students, Learning Management Systems and everything else in the sun, has made the EdTech space tricky to navigate. The folks at Mindshare Learning have prepared an amazing infographic with some important tips for those people responsible for making purchases in the EdTech space. These purchases will directly impact, teachers, administrators, students and parents and have to be carefully thought out and managed. Educational technology can be overwhelming. EdTech purchasers want to get the most for the students that they possibly can but are often stricken with very limited budgets and in some cases, parent fundraising needs to even purchase digital downloads. An EdTech conference can be like a kid in a candy store, but everything in the conference is actually good for kids. In addition to doing research across the web and following Techfaster’s EdTech category, the tips provided below from Mindshare are a great starting point. Oh and if by chance you’re one of those EdTech companies trying to reach millions of educational influencers during the approaching EdTech conference season you may want to check this out. Infographic Source
The Smithsonian magazine recently dipped into David Rumsey's collection of over 150,000 maps to find some of the best representations of American cities over the past couple hundred years. With some simple programming, they were able to overlay images of vintage maps of some major cities onto satellite images from today. The results are fascinating.
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How much is too much enrichment for a preschooler? Tips to keep activities fun and developmentally appropriate for your preschooler. (RT @preschoolers: Preschool tip: When planning your kid's school day, try not to overload on activities.
The first reason is that the public education system in the United States is struggling to provide a proper education for the nation's children with out of date text books, run down school buildings and inadequate equipment.