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How To Use Twitter For Teaching And Learning | Edudemic

How To Use Twitter For Teaching And Learning | Edudemic | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it

Are you still unsure about taking the plunge into Twitter? Worried it’s not actually useful for learning or teaching? Think it’s still just about people talking about what they’re eating?

 

Whether you’re a newbie wondering the above questions or a talented tweeter, there are always new and exciting ways to use Twitter. Lucky for us all, Maggie Verster (check out her edublog here) created an epic e-torial (e-tutorial!) that walks you through the A to Z of Twitter for education.

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The 60-Second Guide To How Flashcards Actually Work | Edudemic

The 60-Second Guide To How Flashcards Actually Work | Edudemic | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it

Flashcards are not just for cramming. They’re helpful for understanding new concepts in a shorter period of time than it’d take to get a complete handle on the larger picture. While I loathe memorization, I like flashcards. Go figure. Enjoy the infographic!

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Web 2.0 Survey & Polling Tools: A Quick Guide

Raising your hand in the classroom is so old school. Thanks to the massive influx of technology into education, there are dozens of new ways students can virtually voice their opinion. From hardware (clickers) to software (Survey Monkey), there’s no shortage of free and cheap ways to get more students talking, thinking, and participating.

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My 5 Biggest Twitter Tips | Edudemic

My 5 Biggest Twitter Tips | Edudemic | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it

Whether you’re a new user of Twitter or a seasoned expert, the following tips are meant to act as a refresher for anyone feeling like Twitter hasn’t been doing as much for them as they’d hoped.

Twitter can be a rewarding yet cumbersome tool that requires constant supervision. That means it could be very difficult to manage for most full-time teachers, administrators, and really anyone who has responsibilities. If you haven’t yet signed up for Twitter, don’t let this caveat stop you.

Like any social network, you should dip your toe in, spend some time absorbing, and then figure out if it can fit into your life. If you simply have no time to manage your Twitter account and hate even logging in, then Twitter is not going to be a very powerful tool for you. But if you’re willing to devote at least a little time and attention to Twitter, you can learn, connect, and evolve in ways like never before.

So how should you go about using Twitter on a daily basis? The following tips and recommendations are based on my personal experience with Twitter. Your experiences will likely be different so I’ve tried to keep these as general-yet-specific-enough so they’re helpful for anyone.

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The Powerful Role of Video Games In Learning | Edudemic

The Powerful Role of Video Games In Learning | Edudemic | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it

According to a new infographic from FrugalDad, video games play a critical role in bolstering a child’s ability to socialize, learn, and grow. From therapy to literacy improvement, video games are an easy way to get a child’s brain to start thinking, problem-solving, and figuring out solutions to complex problems. Makes me glad I played Halo so much in college

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25 Twitter Hashtags That Will Help You Get A Job | Edudemic

25 Twitter Hashtags That Will Help You Get A Job | Edudemic | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it

While career counselors at your school can be a great source of information, grads can also seek out guidance on their own through a wide range of career-focused Twitter chats. Here, we’ve listed some of the best get-togethers on Twitter for learning about everything from resume writing to working with recruiters to scoring a killer internship and just about everything in between.

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25 TED Talks Perfect For Classrooms | Edudemic

25 TED Talks Perfect For Classrooms | Edudemic | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it

Whether you’re looking to inspire or entertain your students, the following TED talks have terrific lessons embedded in fascinating talks.While not every single talk may float your boat, there are likely a few that you should think about showing to students this year.

 

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The 60-Second History Of Social Networks | Edudemic

The 60-Second History Of Social Networks | Edudemic | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it

From the very beginning in the 1960s to present day, the below infographic walks you through the many nooks and crannies of the major social networks that rose and fell over the past decades. My personal favorite is Geocities as it was how I got my start learning how to do web design. Which was / is your favorite social network?

 

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Twitterfall

Type in a keyword ("communism", "appeasement", "poverty" - whatever)

Then watch the results come pouring in using twitterfall!

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20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now | Edudemic

20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now | Edudemic | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it

Whether you’re a librarian, student, teacher, or just an avowed bibliophile, Pinterest offers another great way to keep up with creative and cutting-edge ways libraries are engaging with their communities. Read on to learn about some of the many ways libraries are helping spread the word about the resources and services they offer, using this innovative new social media forum.

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Why Oregon Trail Is Still Perfect For Your Classroom | Edudemic

Why Oregon Trail Is Still Perfect For Your Classroom | Edudemic | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it

Most of us also know that games can be educational, and can even be used for learning in schools. Important sounding theories like “experiential learning” or “scaffolding” explain how games can be good learning tools, but don’t really help the average person understand why a particular sequence of play is so engaging, or why one game teaches fractions better than another. This series of posts will take a close up look at specific games and try to understand how and why they teach.

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10 Ways to Use Social Media for Professional Development

True or False: Educators around the world are using social media for their own professional development.

And the answer is ... True!
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Saving Major Moolah – The Most Popular Discounts for Teachers

Saving Major Moolah – The Most Popular Discounts for Teachers | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it
Take a look at this short list of discounts for teachers. While this is by no means an extensive list, it definitely includes a few of the most popular discounts for teachers.
The bottom line is...no matter what you're looking to buy, there's most likely a company that has a discount for you!
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How 12 Schools Are Using Khan Academy Right Now | Edudemic

How 12 Schools Are Using Khan Academy Right Now | Edudemic | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it

Over the past few years, Khan Academy has grown from a few simple YouTube videos into a fully-featured, interactive educational system that allows students to learn and measure their progress at their own pace. It has drawn the attention of big names like Bill Gates and is being used in some form at hundreds of schools nationwide. In short, it’s pretty hot right now, and you’d be remiss as an educator or a student not to check out what it has to offer.

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The History Of Learning Tools [Infographic] | Edudemic

The History Of Learning Tools [Infographic] | Edudemic | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it

An infograhic all about the history of education technology and could be used to educate just about anyone on how far we’ve come in a short period of time.

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Why Your Classroom Is Like The NFL | Edudemic

Why Your Classroom Is Like The NFL | Edudemic | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it

Is your classroom filled with high stakes, last-minute projects, and rabid fans (parents)? If so, you may want to start considering your classroom to be a whole lot like a professional football stadium.

 

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The Teacher’s Quick Guide To Pinterest | Edudemic

The Teacher’s Quick Guide To Pinterest | Edudemic | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it

Pinterest, created in 2009 and launched in March of 2010, has been ranked 10th out of the top visited social networking sites across the world, allowing users to search for pins with a specific theme or subject. According to Pearson (2011), teachers can easily bookmark or “pin” lesson plans across the web for a later date, organize resources for the classroom, share unique ideas, and allow for collaboration with students, parents, and colleagues. A good example of pinning can be found in a blog-post entitled 30 Inspiring Pinterest Pins for Teachers (2012) where the author shares 30 specific pin boards covering everything from arts and crafts to methods of classroom management through visually stimulating images. While perusing these ideas, I decided to create a group board for my own students to collaborate with one another and other teachers from around the world.

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25 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom, By Degree Of Difficulty | Edudemic

25 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom, By Degree Of Difficulty | Edudemic | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it

It is organized by the categories WATCH (easiest degree of difficulty, TALK (moderate), and PRODUCE (highest degree of difficulty). We did our best to put each box in the appropriate place. Therefore, some of them are in between different degrees of difficulty, etc.

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Why I Love Infographics. | Edudemic

Why I Love Infographics. | Edudemic | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it

In this post, I am going to share the reasons I love infographics. Let’s see if you agree, disagree, or have even better reasons to love them.

 

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The 8 Skills Students Must Have To Be Digital Leaders | Edudemic

The 8 Skills Students Must Have To Be Digital Leaders | Edudemic | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it

Here is an outline of eight necessary skills that students require for future digital marketing career success; tactical skills which will equip them to shape the digital marketing world efficiently and with effortless execution

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Historical Tweets

Historical Tweets | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it

This gives some great ideas about how famous people might summarise their ideas/experiences as "Tweets" in 140 characters max!

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TodaysMeet

TodaysMeet helps you embrace the backchannel and connect with your audience in realtime.

Encourage the room to use the live stream to make comments, ask questions, and use that feedback to tailor your presentation, sharpen your points, and address audience needs.

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How To Use Twitter To Learn A New Language | Edudemic

How To Use Twitter To Learn A New Language | Edudemic | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it

If you’re thinking of learning a new language Twitter is the perfect place to start. It might be an unusual concept, but it really shouldn’t be. There are loads of ways the world’s most popular micro blogging platform can help you master a new language, as this article will show you.

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5 Innovative Mind-Mapping Tools For Education | Edudemic

5 Innovative Mind-Mapping Tools For Education | Edudemic | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it

What do you do when you have an elaborate project, assignment, or paper that needs to be quickly organized? Do you fire up Microsoft Word and whip up an outline? Do you pull out a pen and paper and start sketching?

What if you could have the best of both options with a free online tool? It’s called ‘mind mapping’ (“Mind Map” is a trademark of the Buzan Organization.) and it’s basically a fun and intuitive way to visually organize your thoughts. Thanks to a recent article, I received an influx of mind-mapping web tools that I wanted to pass along to the Edudemic audience. Enjoy!

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Which Is More Expensive, Prison or Princeton?

Which Is More Expensive, Prison or Princeton? | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it
In California alone, spending averages $48,214 per inmate and only $7,463 per student.
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