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60 Inspiring Examples of Twitter in the Classroom

60 Inspiring Examples of Twitter in the Classroom | 21st Century Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Teachers around the world have found innovative ways to use Twitter as a teaching tool. 

 

Which of the 60 listed ways do you use twitter?  Other ways no mentioned? 


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The Global Education Conference Network

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Join our online community for those interested in global education. Contribute by adding media, conversation, and collaborative projects.
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Students Are Choosing Colleges With Social Media Clout [STUDY]

Students Are Choosing Colleges With Social Media Clout [STUDY] | 21st Century Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it

A survey of 7,000 high school students by Zinch reveals almost two-thirds of students are turning to social media when deciding which college or university to attend.


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Louder libraries for a digital age to open across U.S. - NashuaTelegraph.com

Louder libraries for a digital age to open across U.S. - NashuaTelegraph.com | 21st Century Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
CHICAGO – Imagine walking into a public library filled with PlayStations, Wii game consoles and...

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Hoot.Me Demo

This is an overview of Hoot.Me

 

With finals coming, we wanted to share the lastest features and show you how they can help:

1. See what's going on at your school: Hoot is now based on your school, so study sessions in your feed are personalized for you.

2. Better questions and answers: tag your questions and receive notifications when they are answered.

3. Record videos: create video clips to elaborate on your questions and answers; you no longer have to be live to share face-to-face thoughts...

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Social Reading and the Foundations of Digital Literacy

Social Reading and the Foundations of Digital Literacy | 21st Century Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it

"In short, my most important reading is social. If I had been reading on my tablet, I would have highlighted the passage and shared it and the link to the story on either my Facebook or Twitter accounts, or both. But, as it was, I kept reading, and I didn't share the story. This meant I did not have a record of the link or the interesting passage, nor did I have any enlightening discussions with my friends and followers about the story. No record, no notes, no conversation: it was pleasure reading at its most basic, simply killing time until we hit 10,000 feet and I could get back to work.

 

Of course, most of us first experience reading as a social activity. Whether having stories read to us as children or the collective reading that characterizes early reading instruction, reading begins as a social experience. It is only as we grow older that reading becomes a private, individual activity, one often divorced from contact with others. There are certainly many avenues of social reading that exist prior to digital networking—book clubs come immediately to mind—but the pervasive nature of digital technologies has the potential to transform all of our reading into a social experience."


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Education Week: Virtual World of Learning

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This special report examines e-learning around the globe and the virtual education partnerships emerging between schools in the U.S. and those outside its borders.

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Novels on Location

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A Google-Maps/Amazon mash-up for finding books that take place where you're traveling. Search the map and make your next destination come alive!

 

This site has the potential to merge geography and social studies education with English and literature studies. This site, Novels on Location let's you search for book titles using Google Maps to scroll through the collection. However, there are very few geo-coded titles at the moment, but with some help, this could be a fantastic resource.


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60 Inspiring Examples of Twitter in the Classroom

60 Inspiring Examples of Twitter in the Classroom | 21st Century Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Teachers around the world have found innovative ways to use Twitter as a teaching tool. 

 

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Let's use video to reinvent education

TED Talks Salman Khan talks about how and why he created the remarkable Khan Academy, a carefully structured series of educational videos offering complete curricula in math and, now, other subjects.

 


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Using Pinterest to Collect and Share Teaching Ideas

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"What I want to talk about today is the people who are using Pinterest to share ideas about education, or more specifically – THE CLASSROOM!" 

 

Scoop.it is still my preferred way to share educational material, because of the magazine layout, but for sharing with a large community (especially sharing pictures) pinterest certainly does have some value for educators since it can socially archive all of your favorite resources and materials. 


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Top 10 Ways to Use Skype in Your Classroom (Grades K-12) - TeacherVision.com - StumbleUpon

Looking for ways to use #edtech?Top 10 Ways to Use Skype in Your Classroom http://t.co/ne0TQVQj...

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Education Week: The Classroom Is Obsolete: It's Time for Something New

School design needs to change from a classroom-based model to one centered on principles such as personalized education and inquiry-based, student-directed learning, Prakash Nair writes.

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20 Ways to Bring Your Textbook to Life! by @ShellTerrell - TeacherCast Blog

20 Ways to Bring Your Textbook to Life! by @ShellTerrell - TeacherCast Blog | 21st Century Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Your textbook is another tool in your teacher's instructional kit. The problem is that for many of us it becomes a crutch when we begin lesson planning. (Practical post by @ShellTerrell 20 Ways to Bring Your Textbook to Life!

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Using WebQuests to Fulfill Common Core Expectations « Common Core « Critical Thinking Works

Using WebQuests to Fulfill Common Core Expectations « Common Core « Critical Thinking Works | 21st Century Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
WebQuests have always been good instructional tools for structuring students’ research and inquiry using online information sources.

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Virtual Community and Social Media - What important issues are raised by the use of social media?

Virtual Community and Social Media - What important issues are raised by the use of social media? | 21st Century Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
This Concept Map, created with IHMC CmapTools, has information related to: Virtual Community and Social Media, Virtual Community/Social Media Course raises issues of Collective Action, Virtual Community/Social Media Course raises issues of Social ...

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Social Media In Classrooms: A Case For Why It Belongs

Social Media In Classrooms: A Case For Why It Belongs | 21st Century Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
This piece comes to us courtesy of Education Nation's The Learning Curve blog. Social Media Explorer CEO Jason Falls writes. He is also a member of the board of directors of the National Center for Family Literacy

 

Avoiding -- or worse, banning -- social media platforms for students prohibits them from being successful professionals in fields like accounting, chemistry, the arts and more.

 

Why so declarative? Because social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and blogs) have become the fabric of how the world communicates. Yes, traditional methods of connecting and collaborating still exist -- you can still pick up the phone or write a letter -- but you can also route messages or share ideas with clients, colleagues, vendors and others using collaboration platforms, social networks, wikis and more.

 

In today's business environment, someone lacking not just an understanding but a working knowledge of social media and social networking tools is at a competitive disadvantage. Not preparing our young people - whether in elementary, secondary or post-secondary education environments - to not only have but also excel with these skills means we are failing in our mission as educators.

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Digital Differentiation ~ Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Digital Differentiation ~ Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | 21st Century Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it

Use multi-media to design student-driven learning experiences that are fueled by standards-based Essential Questions and facilitated by digital tools to provide students with flexible learning paths.


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Live tweeting of historical events?

#ff @RealTimeWWII. Technology and education- the possibilities are endless!! #sedric #sschat
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Sounds like a paradox, but this project is planning to tweet WWII 'updates' on this day and time as though it were 1940.  This could really make historical events more real and foster historical empathy. 


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How is technology changing education?

See all the ideas at http://visionsofstudents.org (an HTML5 interactive video collage). Final remix from the Visions of Students Today video project. Thank y...

 

A video 'mash-up' of college students ideas about social media, digital literary and conventional educational styles.  While I can't agree with all the perspectives simultaneously, the questions raised are worth considering deeply. 


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Teachers Bring Text Messaging to the Classroom

Teachers Bring Text Messaging to the Classroom | 21st Century Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Social media and smartphone-based learning help typically shy students find their voice.

 

“While the kids are reading novels, watching movies or listening to podcasts, there’s this awesome discussion taking place without anyone saying a word,” Gianotti says. “Students who are typically quiet during traditional discussions really like Celly, because it levels the playing field for them. It’s totally transformed my classroom.”

 

Fellow Lowell High School English/language arts teacher Kevin Deal uses Twitter in a similar fashion. Deal writes hashtags on the board that address the themes of the day’s lesson; his students then use the hashtags to track their conversations on the microblog, both with other students and the larger Twitter universe.


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This is the information used from class as to how to integrate technology in the classroom, answer the questions below to bring to the next class so we can discuss the use of technology in our classroom.

1. How would you use the technology to advance your learning? 

2. Think about what the former resources you would use without technology then what you use now. Compare the two and create a concept map showing the positives and negatives of the two ways.

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3 Ways To Make Your Own Textbooks | Edudemic

3 Ways To Make Your Own Textbooks | Edudemic | 21st Century Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it

"Ahead of tomorrow’s announcement from Apple, other companies are throwing their hats in the DIY textbook ring. These companies are hoping to get you, the teacher, writing your own textbook or at least contributing up-to-the-minute facts so no textbook is ever out of date again."  Make your social media classroom more autonomous and tailor to your own needs. 


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Classroom 2.0 LIVE!

Classroom 2.0 LIVE! | 21st Century Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it

Classroom 2.0 Live now on iTunes U
This short video demonstrates how to find the channel and subscribe. You can also click on this link to go directly to the page to listen or subscribe.


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ePals Global Community

ePals Global Community | 21st Century Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
ePals is the social network optimized for K-12 learning. Over half a million classrooms in 200 countries and territories have joined the ePals Global Community to connect, collaborate and exchange ideas.

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