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How (And Why) Schools Are Encouraging Social Media Use [Infographic]

How (And Why) Schools Are Encouraging Social Media Use [Infographic] | BYOD iPads | Scoop.it
Bringing social media (in its many forms) into the classroom has become a Really Big Thing. With all of that information out there, its interesting to also see who is using it and to what degree.

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Study calls for stronger focus on IT and entrepreneurial skills in schools

Study calls for stronger focus on IT and entrepreneurial skills in schools | BYOD iPads | Scoop.it
European Commission - Press Release - European Commission Press release Brussels, 19 November 2012

 

The teaching of IT, entrepreneurial and citizenship skills is fundamental for preparing young people for today's job market, but, in general, schools are still paying insufficient attention to these transversal skills compared with basic skills in literacy, mathematics and science, according to a new European Commission report. Part of the problem is rooted in difficulties with assessment.

 

===> For example, only 11 European countries (Belgium Flemish community, Bulgaria, Estonia, Ireland, France, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovenia and Finland) have standardised procedures to assess citizenship skills, which aim to develop critical thinking and active participation in school and society. <===

 

Such testing does not exist at all for entrepreneurship and IT skills in any of the 31 countries which took part in the survey (27 EU Member States, Croatia, Iceland, Norway and Turkey). The report also outlines progress in teaching six of the eight key competences defined at EU level for lifelong learning in knowledge, skills and attitudes.

 

“It is only by equipping children and young people with the necessary skills, including transversal skills, that we will ensure that the European Union will have the means to remain competitive and to seize the opportunities of the knowledge economy,” said Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth.

 

"This study shows us where there is room for improvement and, most importantly, what we need to do to create more opportunities for our youth.

 

===> Rethinking education, a policy initiative that I will launch tomorrow, will outline concrete proposals for doing this." <===

 

Read more, a MUST:

http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-12-1224_en.htm?locale=en

 


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6 Ways For Teachers To Effectively Use Social Media

6 Ways For Teachers To Effectively Use Social Media | BYOD iPads | Scoop.it
Using social media inside the classroom can be extremely effective. Increase productivity, communication, and understanding by using these six tips.

 

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http://edudemic.com/2012/11/6-ways-for-teachers-to-effectively-use-social-media/

 


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The Emotional Cycle of Digital Interactivity

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The Emotional Cycle of Digital Interactivity


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Thanks Jumun Gimm for this pointer!
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Teachers Guide on The Use of QR Codes in The Classroom

Teachers Guide on The Use of QR Codes in The Classroom | BYOD iPads | Scoop.it

QR codes are gaining momentum in todays technology. They are popping up everywhere and across all the business and social landscape. QR stands for quick response. They have been around for more than 15 yeras now and are found mainly on billboards, magazines, on TV, and even textbooks. You might probably be asking yourself " what these codes have to do with education ? "Well that is what this article is trying to answer.

 

Gust MEES: Be aware when using QR-Codes and install protection against malware on your computer and on your smartphones; my selection here:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/qr-code-and-its-applications?tag=Norton-QR-Reader-Security

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/ict-security-tools

 

 

- http://www.scoop.it/t/qr-code-and-its-applications?

 

 

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http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/06/qr-codes-are-gaining-momentum-in-todays.html?goback=.gde_108447_member_127558592#

 


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Twitter as a Metacognitive Support Device

Twitter as a Metacognitive Support Device | BYOD iPads | Scoop.it

Integrating social media into academia is not a novel idea. And since you are reading this, chances are you probably have been utilizing some feature of social media in the classroom for years. What is more interesting is asking why academia should exploit social media and, more specifically, Twitter.


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How to Learn Online | Online and Distance Learning

How to Learn Online | Online and Distance Learning | BYOD iPads | Scoop.it
How to learn online? Find out how online learning is different to classroom learning, and how you can learn more effectively.

 

Thanks to http://www.scoop.it/t/a-new-society-a-new-education

 

 

 


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10 BYOD Classroom Experiments (and What We've Learned From Them So Far)

10 BYOD Classroom Experiments (and What We've Learned From Them So Far) | BYOD iPads | Scoop.it
Stories of schools that have tried out BYOD programs seem to be largely positive, allowing students to embrace technology in learning.

 

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http://www.onlineuniversities.com/blog/2012/07/10-byod-classroom-experiments-and-what-weve-learned-from-them-so-far/

 


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Learning to Learn is 21st Century Teaching and Learning Challenge!

Learning to Learn is 21st Century Teaching and Learning Challenge! | BYOD iPads | Scoop.it

Learning to Learn is 21st Century Teaching and Learning Challenge! In 21st Century we get that masses of information so  that it is nearly becoming impossible to follow them and especial to collect and understand them!

 

A practicle guide...

 

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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/06/24/learning-to-learn-is-21st-century-teaching-and-learning-challenge/

 


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Great Leadership: 10 Essential Leadership Models

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10 Essential Leadership Models

 

While there have been thousands of books written about leadership, there are a handful of leadership models that have served me well as a leader and leadership development practitioner. These are the tried and true models that have shifted my thinking about leadership and help create teachable leadership moments for others. Mind you, I’m not a scholar, so the models I favor tend to be simple, practical, and I have to had seen evidence that they are effective.

 

Here are 10 leadership models that I believe any leader or aspiring leader should be familiar with (Kudos to Mind Tools for supplying many of the summaries in the links, and to Vou):

 

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http://www.greatleadershipbydan.com/2012/06/10-essential-leadership-models.html

 


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15 Secrets of the Most Successful Self-Learners

15 Secrets of the Most Successful Self-Learners | BYOD iPads | Scoop.it
Though self-motivated learners will always find a way to learn, these tips certainly don't hurt!

 

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http://www.onlineuniversities.com/blog/2012/05/15-secrets-of-the-most-successful-self-learners/

 


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BYOD in the 21st Century

Wondering what BYOD means or if your school is ready for it? In this 8-minute Pedagogical Quickie, I present some of the many advantages and limitations of his concept for education.

 

Gust MEES: A MUST WATCH Video! Best I have seen about BYOD... It explains very well...

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&amp;amp;amp;v=SSXyfX8ABhA


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Stacey Marten's curator insight, March 11, 2013 12:50 AM

Cute cartoon figures combined with a Star Trek analogy is a recipe for success. Thanks for passing on this BYOD gem.

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What Makes a Master Teacher

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My name is George Couros, and I am currently a Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and Learning with Parkland School Division, located in Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada. The schools are from ages K-12, and I love working with kids of all ages.

 

I am passionate about distributed leadership within my division, and believe that creating a collaborative environment with all stakeholders, will help to ensure that we meet the best needs of all children.

 

The term “master teacher” seems to get thrown around a lot, but is something that many educators aspire to be. In my ten years in the field of education, I would say that the definition of “master teacher” has definitely changed. When I think of a master teacher, here are the qualities that I would suggest they have:

 

1. Connects with kids first

2. Teaches kids first and curriculum second

3. Ensures that they draw relevance to curriculum

4. Works with students to develop a love of learning

5. Embodies lifelong learning

6. Focuses on learning goals as opposed to performance goals

7. Ensures that “character education” is an essential part of learning

8. Passionate about the content they teach

9. A master teacher is a “school teacher” -

10. Strong communication skills

 

Read more for details:

http://georgecouros.ca/blog/archives/267

 


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National Curriculum Needs more Attention to Digital Skills | LSE Media Policy Project

National Curriculum Needs more Attention to Digital Skills | LSE Media Policy Project | BYOD iPads | Scoop.it

 

Internet safety has also disappeared entirely from the proposals for the over 14 group. Although it has long been a problem that internet safety and responsible digital use has been taught only in secondary schools, this is a curious and disturbing reversal. Now the proposal is to teach it only in primary schools. Ask any secondary school if they experience problems with their pupils’ use of internet, phones, social networking etc., and you will receive a resounding yes.


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Internet-Safety ALONE isn't enough anymore, there is ALSO a MUST for teaching and learning the basics of Cyber-Security! Both together are a MUST in the 21st Century Education!

 

Check also:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/10/11/learning-basics-of-cyber-security-by-easy-to-follow-steps/

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/cyber-hygiene-ict-hygiene-for-population-education-and-business/

 

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37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow

37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow | BYOD iPads | Scoop.it
37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow: blended learning, elearning, digital tools, khan academy, youtube...

 

 

 

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http://www.teachthought.com/teaching/37-blended-learning-resources-you-can-use-tomorrow/

 


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Struggling with educators lack of technology fluency

Struggling with educators lack of technology fluency | BYOD iPads | Scoop.it

It's 2012. Technology suffuses everything around us. The Internet and Internet browsers have been pretty mainstream for ===> at least a decade. <===

 

And yet, I continually run into significant numbers of educators who still don't know how to work their Internet browser. They struggle with copying and pasting. They get confused just clicking between 2 or 3 different browser tabs. They don't conceptually understand the difference between their browser's Google search box and the box where they can actually type in the URL and get there directly. They have no idea that they can right-click on things like hyperlinks or images. And so on… [And this is just the Internet browser. I'm not even talking about individual software programs or online tools.]

 

Read more, a MUST:

http://bigthink.com/education-recoded/struggling-with-educators-lack-of-technology-fluency

 


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Tracee Orman's comment, November 4, 2012 3:36 PM
Oh my gosh, yes! This article describes several people I know and no matter how many times they are shown how to do it, they always forget... So frustrating.
Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, November 5, 2012 6:40 AM
Hi +Tracee Orman, yes I so understand what you mean! They nod, smile and yet still don't put anything into practice in the classroom.
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Is Too Much Tech Bad for the Modern Teenager? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Is Too Much Tech Bad for the Modern Teenager? [INFOGRAPHIC] | BYOD iPads | Scoop.it
This infographic provides some perspective on just how immersed the modern teenager is in technology.

 

A MUST read

http://mashable.com/2012/05/03/teenager-infographi/

 

My take - at least it gives us an opportunity to think carefully about cause and effect ;)

 


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50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About | Edudemic

50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About | Edudemic | BYOD iPads | Scoop.it

Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a little bit easier and more fun for all involved.

 

Yet as with anything related to technology, new tools are hitting the market constantly and older ones rising to prominence, broadening their scope, or just adding new features that make them better matches for education, which can make it hard to keep up with the newest and most useful tools even for the most tech-savvy teachers.

 

Read more:

http://edudemic.com/2012/08/50-education-technology-tools-every-teacher-should-know-about/

 


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Digital Passport by Common Sense Media

Digital Passport by Common Sense Media | BYOD iPads | Scoop.it
The interactive, fun, and effective way to teach and test the basics of digital citizenship to 3rd-5th grade...

 

Digital Passport is fun and effective.


- Web-based games and videos engage 3rd - 5th graders in independent learning

 

- Modules zero in on critical skills related to digital safety, respect, and community

 

- Collaborative classroom activities reinforce online lessons

 

- Students earn badges toward a Digital Passport

 

- Teachers get robust reports to demonstrate student success

 

- Currently available on the web and coming soon for mobile devices

 

- Supports responsible use policies and E-rate

 

- FREE to your school thanks to generous support from our sponsors

 

Read more:

https://digitalpassport.org/educator-registration

 


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15 Great Free iPad Apps for Professional Development

15 Great Free iPad Apps for Professional Development | BYOD iPads | Scoop.it

iPad apps, professional development iOS apps Med kharbach

 

With the advance of mobile technology into our life, the notion of professional development has been radically reshaped.To grow professionally is no longer limited to a certain geographic setting with a predefined set of resources, we can now learn wherever we are and on the go. No more boundaries and this is certainly one of the biggest advantages in embracing this kind of technology.

 

To expand this professional development notion to your iPad , I have compiled a list of some of the best free apps that you as a teacher and educator, can install on your iOS device. The list is not exhaustive and there might be other important apps not mentioned here but the ones below are a great stepping stone into the world of self learning. Check them out.


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40 Open Education Resources You Should Know About

40 Open Education Resources You Should Know About | BYOD iPads | Scoop.it

Whether you’re a teacher looking to incorporate new media into a classroom setting, a homeschooling family, or a parent hoping to supplement the day’s formal coursework, the following resources offer some particularly great examples of using digital technology to get kids exploring the universe. They’re fun. They’re free.

 

Read more:

http://edudemic.com/2012/07/40-open-education-resources-you-should-know-about/

 


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Thanks, Anne - a great collection here!
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QR Code Treasure Hunt Generator from classtools.net

QR Code Treasure Hunt Generator from classtools.net | BYOD iPads | Scoop.it
Design a QR Code 'Treasure Hunt' to get students using their mobile devices to move and to learn...

 

 

 

 

 

Read more:

http://classtools.net/QR/

 


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New site offers a whole new approach to online safety | eSchool News

New site offers a whole new approach to online safety | eSchool News | BYOD iPads | Scoop.it
While schools are right in teaching students about the dangers that exist online, a new website aims to promote the benefits of internet use—as well as bridge the generational gap in online use and knowledge between youth and their teachers and...

 

Gust MEES: A very good approach which I agree too, but the need of learning IT-Security is still there and a MUST!

 

Critical-Thinking: Existing problems don't go away with a makeup ;) Internet will not look more sexy after that, sorry...

 

Protect your computer and you protect ALSO the community on Internet, check my free courses to learn more:

 

http://gustmeesen.wordpress.com/2012/03/16/beginners-it-security-guide/

 

 

- http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/05/26/visual-it-securitylearn-with-videos/

 

 

 

-  http://gustmeesen.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/why-ict-security-why-the-need-to-secure-a-computer/

 

 

 

 

 


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Daniel Pink on the surprising science of motivation

http://www.ted.com Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don't: Tradi...

 

http://www.ted.com  Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don't: Traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories -- and maybe, a way forward.

 

TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED.com, at

 

http://www.ted.com/translate.

 

Gust MEES: A MUST watch and listen! I actually read one of his books...

 

 


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7 Steps to Safer Social Media in the Classroom

7 Steps to Safer Social Media in the Classroom | BYOD iPads | Scoop.it
How to create guidelines for responsible use of social tools.

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1. Examine your school culture. Gain an understanding of how your community feels about social media.

 

2. Organize a team. Include both educators who use social media in the classroom and those who do not.

 

3. Research. Evaluate policies already in place at your school. Look around at other schools. See what they’ve done. Get a sense for what works and what doesn’t.

 

4. Write a draft and solicit feedback. This is the hard part, says Anderson. Gather the information you’ve collected and ask others to weigh in. Schedule meetings and talk to stakeholders face to face.

 

5. Have the draft vetted by the school attorney and school board. Make sure your policy does not violate any current laws, policies or ordinances.

 

6. Introduce the policy to the community. Every team member should be tasked with reaching out to different stakeholder groups, says Anderson. It’s important to be open and transparent.

 

7. Conduct periodic reviews. Your new social media policy should be “a living document that is revisited often.”

 

Gust MEES:

 

8. teachers and Educators need to learn the basics of #itsecurity also to understand why those 7 points were created, check out also:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/05/05/get-smart-with-5-minutes-tutorialsit-securitypart-5-not-only-internetsafety-also-it-security/

 

 

- http://gustmees.wordpress.com/category/get-smart-with-5-minutes-tutorials/

 


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