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How-To use Twitter with success for Education and more

How-To use Twitter with success for Education and more | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

 How-To use Twitter with success for Education and more… . . Ever wanted to use Twitter but didn’t find his utility? You tried Twitter but you didn’t have that success with it? 

 

 

  

 

 

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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/how-to-use-twitter-with-success-for-education-and-more/

 


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Twitter Tutorials - A Brighter Web

Twitter Tutorials - A Brighter Web | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Anxious to learn more about the art of tweeting? Watch this video for a quick overview of Twitter, then dig into these tutorials to learn more Don’t see what you’re looking for? Shoot us a suggestion and we’ll be happy to assist you in any way we can.

 

Read more:

http://www.abrighterweb.com/twitter/

 

 

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A Simple Comprehensive Guide on The use of Personal Learning Networks in Education

A Simple Comprehensive Guide on The use of Personal Learning Networks in Education | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

PLNs are basically based on the concept of a learning community. Teachers who are passionate about developing their learning experiences recognize the value of sharing their knowledge and expertise with others. They constantly seek out other learning venues that could be experts in their field or other professionals with whom they can exchange information.They, in short, become a part and parcel of a learning community of like-minded people.

 

PLNs have a great importance f not only in education but in our overall professional development and that is why I deem it crucial to write a simple and comprehensive guide for teachers to review and hopefully share with their students.

 

Read more:

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/06/simple-comprehensive-guide-on-use-of.html?m=1

 

 

 


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Which is the most popular antivirus software?

Which is the most popular antivirus software? | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Using a data set consisting of 120,000 data points, researchers from OPSWAT estimate that Avast is the market share leader in the antivirus software market.

 

Gust MEES:

 

1.) IT-Security, Internet-Safety, Online-Safety, Cyber-Security are a need and a MUST for 21st Century Teaching and Learning! That's why this article is mentioned in this Topic!!!

 

2.) other companies not mentioned should perhaps make more efforts on "Social Media" and get more "social" as well to be present on main PC Magazines + Mac Magazines for a better marketing of their products! Critical Thinking, sorry ;) Learn that the customer doesn't need to go to you, but that YOU should go to the customer ;)

 

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http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/which-is-the-most-popular-antivirus-software/12608

 


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Critical Thinking Apps | Teacher Reviewed Educational Apps for 2012

Critical Thinking Apps | Teacher Reviewed Educational Apps for 2012 | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Teachers are in the business of creating learners—which means that just teaching math or science or English is only part of the equation.

 

 

 

 

 

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http://www.weareteachers.com/educational-app-reviews/itemlist/category/96-critical-thinking-apps

 


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Konstantinos Kalemis's comment, June 23, 2012 9:53 AM
http://icce-2012.weebly.com/index.html

The Department of Education, University of Athens, Greece is hosting the

2nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CRITICAL EDUCATION
10-14 July 2012, Athens, Greece

Organized by the journals:
JOURNAL OF CRITICAL EDUCATION POLICY STUDIES (UK)
CULTURAL LOGIC (USA/CANADA)
KRITIKI (GREECE)
RADICAL NOTES (INDIA)
Eleştirel Pedagoji (TURKEY)
The venue of the Conference is the city of Athens.
Plenary Sessions will take place in the Auditorium of the National Hellenic Research Foundation (Vas. Konstantinou 48, Athens 11635)
Parallel Sessions will take place in Marasleion Academy Building (Marasli 4, Athens)
Both Buildings are within 3 minutes walk from the metro station "Evangellismos".

The Travel Agency for the Conference is "ESCAPE TRAVEL"
For flights and Hotels in Athens you can contact
Mrs GEORGIA KAKKOU
kakkou@escapetr.ondsl.gr
tel: 00302103625068 - 00302103631730
fax: 00302103631380

The Conference Hotels are: 1) Hotel Arethousa <http://www.arethusahotel.gr> and 2) "Best Western Ilisia Hotel Athens" <http://www.ilisiahotel.gr>
Please, make your booking through our Travel Agency

The full Conference fee is 200 euros. For MA/MSc and PhD students the fee is 100 euros.
The fee covers participation in the conference, the book of abstracts, coffee/tea/refreshments during conference breaks.
The Conference fee for participants from Greece, Turkey, Eastern Europe and all those in hardship is 50 Euros.
The participation of unemployed and colleagues from the third world is free/no fees.
Participation in the conference dinner in a traditional taverna is an extra and costs 30 Euros.

Please could fees be paid directly into the following bank account :
NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE
Account holders: Katsiampoura Ioanna Nikolaos and Psomiadis Ploutarchos Andreas
Account Number: 719/703258-75
IBAN: GR4401107190000071970325875
SWIFT Code (BIC): ETHNGRAA

You can pay the registration fee using your credit card with the PAY PAL SYSTEM
in the following address:
< http://icce.hpdst.gr/venue-fees>;

After you complete payment, please proceed to "CHECK OUT"
Gust MEES's comment, June 23, 2012 10:41 AM
Hi Konstantinos Kalemis,

Thanks for sharing this. I made the curation about it...

Have a nice day :-)
Gust
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The Fallacy of Good Grades | Psychology Today

The Fallacy of Good Grades | Psychology Today | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Why tests don't measure your child's most important strengths By Marilyn Price-Mitchell, Ph.D....

 

Even for children who perform well on academic tests, an "A" grade is only one measurement of success. A few things that school testing cannot measure include:

 

- Effort


- Critical thinking


- Creativity


- Collaboration


- Curiosity


- Respect


- Kindness


- Capacity to love


- Social and emotional intelligence


- Honesty


- Open-mindedness


- Initiative

 

Read more:

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-moment-youth/201108/the-fallacy-good-grades

 

 

 

 


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Infographic: Get More Out Of Google

Infographic: Get More Out Of Google | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

A very interesting and helpful Infographics on How-To work BEST with Google for Online Research....

 

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http://www.hackcollege.com/blog/2011/11/23/infographic-get-more-out-of-google.html

 


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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 | TEFL & Ed Tech | 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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5 Tips to Prevent Digital Burnout and Maintain Good Mental Health

5 Tips to Prevent Digital Burnout and Maintain Good Mental Health | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

The Internet's reach is so pervasive, it feels as though it has always been around. The reality is that the web is still in its infancy, and we don't really understand the risks it poses to our mental health. In fact, various experts, such as Larry D. Rosen, a psychologist and author of "iDisorder," believe that personal gadgets are making us mentally ill and are exacerbating other problems such as narcissism, depression or obsessive-compulsive disorder. Other mental health professionals have already identified disorders ranging from "Facebook depression" to "phantom vibration syndrome."

 

Realistically, most of us don't have the luxury of disconnecting from the Internet, particularly communication professionals whose work depends more and more on it.

 

However, there are various things you can do to curtail the negative effects it may have and prevent digital burnout.

 

Read more:

http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2012/06/5-tips-to-prevent-digital-burnout-and-maintain-good-mental-health-159.html?utm_source=feedburner&amp;amp;amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;amp;amp;utm_campaign=Feed:+pbs/mediashift-blog+(mediashift-blog)&amp;amp;amp;utm_content=Google+Reader

 


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How Interactive Ebooks Engage Readers and Enhance Learning

How Interactive Ebooks Engage Readers and Enhance Learning | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
What's the difference between an ebook, an app and an interactive ebook? We explain.

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Kidblog - Blogs for Teachers and Students

Kidblog - Blogs for Teachers and Students | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Kidblog is designed for elementary and middle school teachers who want to provide each student with an individual blog.

 

Kidblog's simple, yet powerful tools allow students to publish posts and participate in discussions within a secure classroom blogging community. Teachers maintain complete control over student blogs.

Set up your class with no student email addresses.

Provide your students with an authentic, engaging, and interactive learning experience with Kidblog.

 

Learn more...

http://kidblog.org/home.php

 


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Digital Citizenship Poster for Elementary Classrooms

Digital Citizenship Poster for Elementary Classrooms | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Digital Citizenship Poster for Elementary School Classrooms K-5


In the Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum

 

http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/elementary_poster

 


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New Pedagogies For the Digital Age | Edudemic

New Pedagogies For the Digital Age | Edudemic | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

eLearning 3.0 Characteristics

1. Distributed Learning

2. Enhanced Mobile Technology

3. Collaborative Intelligent Filtering

4. 3D Visualization and Interaction

 

Read more:

http://edudemic.com/2012/05/new-pedagogies-for-the-digital-age/

 


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Nine steps to quality online learning: Step 8: Communicate, communicate, communicate

Nine steps to quality online learning: Step 8: Communicate, communicate, communicate | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

This is the ninth in a series of 10 posts on designing quality online courses. The nine steps are aimed mainly at instructors who are new to online learning, or have tried online learning without much help or success.

 

 

 

The first eight posts (which should be read before this post) are:


- Nine steps to quality online learning: Introduction


- Nine steps to quality online learning: Step 1: Decide how you want to teach online


- Nine steps to quality online-learning: Step 2: Decide on what kind of online course


- Nine steps to quality online learning: Step 3: Work in a Team


- Nine steps to quality online learning: Step 4: Build on existing resources


- Nine steps to quality online learning: Step 5: Master the technology


- Nine steps to quality online learning: Step 6: Set appropriate learning goals


- Nine steps to quality online learning: Step 7: Design course structure and learning activities


A condensed version covering all the main posts in this series can be found on the Contact North web site: What you need to know about teaching online: nine key steps. (French version: Ce que le personnel enseignant doit savoir sur l’enseignment en ligne: neuf étapes clés‘)

 

Read more, very interesting...:

http://www.tonybates.ca/2012/07/04/nine-steps-to-quality-online-learning-step-8-communicate-communicate-communicate/

 


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Free Dictionaries project

Free Dictionaries project | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Large collection of dictionaries. Users can use all dictionaries online and also offline.

 

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http://www.dicts.info/

 


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Twitter For Learning

Twitter For Learning | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

The Pope is now on twitter! The first tweet from the summit of Mt Everest also happened recently.


News no longer breaks, it tweets.


In the best case scenario, Twitter is a great vehicle for connecting, sharing resources, and personal and professional learning. The key is separating the good from the bad.

 

Read more:

http://oli.etlo.org/node/16

 


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Teachers Guide on The Use of Graphic Organizers in The Classroom

Teachers Guide on The Use of Graphic Organizers in The Classroom | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Gone are the days when planning and thinking were done mainly by pen and paper.Technology have made it pretty much easier to think in different other ways. Free mind mapping , brainstorming and concept mapping applications are ubiquitous online and more and more teachers are using them . The 21st century education is based , on a large part of it, on the visual output.

 

The benefits of graphic organizers in education

 

- Teachers can use graphic organizers to engage visual learners and help them organize their thoughts


- Graphic organizers help students make powerful connections between ideas and concepts


- They help students develop their convergent thinking by providing a framework for the development of new ideas through analysis, reflection and display.


- They also help students promote their divergent thinking by using such techniques as brianstorming to generate ideas.


- They can be used for developing vocabulary skills and improve reading, writing and communication skills.


- Students can easily learn new concepts and think in new novel ways using graphic organizers


- They help students focus on connections rather than words 

 

- Finally , graphic organizers can help both teachers and students develop creative and critical thinking skills.

 

Read more:

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/06/teachers-guide-on-use-of-graphic.html

 


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Five IT security threats and how to combat them

Five IT security threats and how to combat them | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Faced with external security threats from hackers and others, along with a growing array of even more dangerous internal security threats, companies worldwide are feeling the heat.

 

Organizations traditionally have had only two options to address identity and access management:

 

1. Internal excessive privilege - System Administrators with complete access to servers and data can pose a tremendous internal threat if they turn against the company. Similarly, everyone from admins up to executives poses a threat to security and data if they maintain excessive access rights after changing positions or taking on different roles.

 

2. Third party access - Giving partners and other third parties appropriate access to data is no longer cut and dried. Data stored in the cloud may be located across the country or overseas—or sit on physical servers owned by one vendor, but housed in facilities owned by any number of data centers. Employees of these third parties often have direct access to unencrypted data, or they may retain copies of both encrypted or unencrypted data.

 

3. Hacktivism - Politically motivated hacking is on the rise. Members of various groups assert that much of their success comes not from their technical expertise, but from having found easy targets. While an organization may not have control over whether or not it is attacked, effective identity and access management strategies and technologies, and basic employee security training, will reduce the chances that attacks will succeed.

 

4. Social engineering - Social engineering is the age-old technique of using lies, deception and manipulation to gain sufficient knowledge to dupe an unwary employee or company. Using public social channels to detail every aspect of your upcoming “unplugged” vacation trip may be just what a scammer needs to put an attack in motion.

 

5. Internal negligence - Negligence typically is an offense committed by management when “they should have known better.” Most successful data security breaches have some element of managerial negligence associated with them, such as simply forgetting to check log reports for clearly suspicious patterns.

 

Gust MEES: A MUST READ for Education and Business!

 

Read more:

http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=13084&amp;amp;amp;utm_source=dlvr.it&amp;amp;amp;utm_medium=twitter

 


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10 Teaching Practices Every 21st Century Teacher should Do

10 Teaching Practices Every 21st Century Teacher should Do | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Teaching is not only a job but is a way of life.It is a sublime task one can ever be entrusted with. Teachers educate generations of learners and in their hands lays the faith of any nation. A well developed country is a country whose citizens are well educated and this is done only by effective teaching strategies.

 

Teachers have also their peaks and valleys, happy moments and sad times. A small conjugal problem can severely affect how a teacher perform in the classroom. Teaching is such a sensitive job that embodies the entire societal, intellectual, and cultural values and being an effective teacher is a challenge that every single player in this field recognizes as the most daunting task.

 

Read more:

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/06/10-teaching-practices-every-21st.html

 


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Collusion: Third parties that are tracking your movements across the Web

Collusion: Third parties that are tracking your movements across the Web | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Collusion is an experimental add-on for Firefox and allows you to see all the third parties that are tracking your movements across the Web. It will show, in real time, how that data creates a spider-web of interaction between companies and other trackers.

 

Gust MEES: Privacy matters!!!

 

Read more:

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/collusion/

 


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The Ultimate Guide to The Use of Facebook in Education

The Ultimate Guide to The Use of Facebook in Education | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Here is the outline of the main ideas we developed below :

 

1- Advantages of Facebook in Education
2- Facebook Tips for Teachers
3- Ways Teachers Can Use Facebook
4- Educational Facebook applications for Students and Teachers
5- Facebook Groups for Teachers and Educators to join
5- Facebook Privacy Issues and how to Work on Them

 

Read more:

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/06/ultimate-guide-to-use-of-facebook-in.html

 


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WAVE - Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool

WAVE - Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

WAVE is a free web accessibility evaluation tool provided by WebAIM. It is used to aid humans in the web accessibility evaluation process. Rather than providing a complex technical report, WAVE shows the original web page with embedded icons and indicators that reveal the accessibility of that page.

 

Gust MEES: I love this one as it is showing very well where the problems are...

 

Read more and test your blog and/or web site:

http://wave.webaim.org/

 


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Kidblog - Blogs for Teachers and Students

Kidblog - Blogs for Teachers and Students | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Kidblog is designed for elementary and middle school teachers who want to provide each student with an individual blog.

 

Kidblog's simple, yet powerful tools allow students to publish posts and participate in discussions within a secure classroom blogging community. Teachers maintain complete control over student blogs.

Set up your class with no student email addresses.

Provide your students with an authentic, engaging, and interactive learning experience with Kidblog.

 

Learn more...

http://kidblog.org/home.php

 


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What Makes a Master Teacher

What Makes a Master Teacher | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

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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Create Your Custom Web Magazine by Curating the Best Content Out There: Keemix

Create Your Custom Web Magazine by Curating the Best Content Out There: Keemix | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Keemix is a web publishing service which allows anyone to create their own web magazine by easily capturing and editing content already available on the web. 

 

You can create multiple channels/topics covering different topics/interests, share items on social networks and have a personalized Keemix web site with your custom look.

 

From the official site: "Keemix allows you to gather loved content from the web, mix it into your own custom-designed pages, and share it to inspire your friends and colleagues.

 

Mixes can be private or public, and administrated individually or collaboratively.


Keemix is tightly integrated with all major social networks and broadcasts your content through feeds or newsletters, helping you reaching like-minded individuals."

 

A bookmarklet makes it easy to grab any site, article, video, image or text you may run into on the web.

===> Gust MEES: By invitation only. (I got mine today) <===

More info and samples: http://keemix.com/  ;

 

(Thanks to Giuseppe Mauriello for discovering this)


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