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How Using Social Media In Classrooms Can Backfire (And How To Avoid It) | Edudemic

How Using Social Media In Classrooms Can Backfire (And How To Avoid It) | Edudemic | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it

Can high school ever be fun? As a student who walked the halls of good old Waubonsie Valley High School just a few years ago, I can remember that the answer to this questions was always, without question, “no.” Although teachers can’t make high school a place students want to be all the time, the use of social media in the classroom has made a slight difference.

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Edu-pinning: Pinterest in Education

Edu-pinning: Pinterest in Education | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it

These are six pinners from the field of education and leadership that I think have boards worth following.

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7 Tips For Using Social Media in Your Classroom

7 Tips For Using Social Media in Your Classroom | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it
Teachers can use social media to meet students on their own turf and provide an engaging avenue to learning. In this post, we'll take a look at using social networks and microblogging platforms. Let's jump in and take a look at several lesson ideas.
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15 Awesome Interactive Virtual Field Trips

15 Awesome Interactive Virtual Field Trips | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it

When you just can’t scrape together enough cash for the bus and kids won’t bring back their permission slips.

 

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ClassConnect | Find, build and share lessons

ClassConnect | Find, build and share lessons | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it
Do you spend too much time planning lessons and searching for resources online? Do you have trouble organizing your lesson files? Would you like to be able to access your lessons from any computer, and share them with colleagues? ClassConnect.com may be the tool you need.
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Top Issue-Oriented Computer Simulations | Edutopia

Check out these serious games to see what the buzz is all about.
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Sims vs. Games: The Difference Defined | Edutopia

Sims vs. Games: The Difference Defined | Edutopia | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it
The difference between computer simulations and computer games is subtle but important.
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How to Use Service Learning to Engage Kids | Edutopia

How to Use Service Learning to Engage Kids | Edutopia | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it
Six strategies for starting meaningful community-service projects.
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Ten Simple Strategies for Re-engaging Students | Edutopia

Blogger Andrew Marcinek shares some ideas for jump-starting a tired classroom.
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Ten Steps to Better Student Engagement | Edutopia

Ten Steps to Better Student Engagement | Edutopia | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it
How to use project-based learning teaching strategies everyday to improve your everyday classroom experience.
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Apps in Education: Apps for Grading Assessments

Apps in Education: Apps for Grading Assessments | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it

Using rubrics and providing student's feedback via the iPad has not been an area that has received a great deal of attention. This is, however, starting to change. I have recently spoken to a number of teachers who have developed apps that will allows teachers to use the iPad as a viable way of assessing student work. Some of these apps actually do more than just mark work. Check out the list and see if any would work for you and your students.

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How To Cite A Tweet In Academic Papers | Edudemic

Twitter is a big part of education and technology. But what happens when it needs to be included in an academic paper? Until now, you had to do your best to guess the proper citation for tweets in academic papers. That all just changed.

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15 Interesting Facts about Wikipedia

15 Interesting Facts about Wikipedia | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it

Wikipedia is one of the most reputed encyclopedias online. It is pretty obvious that as a teacher you must have had recourse to its services while working on a research or a classroom project. Students are using it too and sometimes to the point that it starts to jeopardize the overall learning operation.

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» Famous Women in History

» Famous Women in History | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it

March is Women’s History Month. Using Flocabulary’s Women’s Rights Song as a jumping off point, this lesson plan allows students to focus in on key moments in the history of women’s rights and create a kinetic timeline of famous women in history. At the end of the lesson, students will use historical examples to support a plan for the future of women’s rights.

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Students Demand the Right to Use Technology in Schools | MindShift

Students Demand the Right to Use Technology in Schools | MindShift | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it

We’ve heard arguments from ed tech experts about how using technology for learning may in fact deepen the divide between wealthy and low-income kids. Students who have access to technology and are encouraged by teachers and parents to leverage it for new ways of learning, the argument goes, will leap even further ahead than low-income students who are forbidden to use it in public schools.

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13 Reasons Teachers Should Use Diigo

Diigo stands for “Digest of Internet Information, Groups and Other stuff.” It is a social bookmarking program that allows you to save your ‘favorites’ online, so that they can be accessible from any computer with an internet connection. However, Diigo does much more than this.
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The Scale of the Universe 2

The Scale of the Universe 2 | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it
Zoom from the edge of the universe to the quantum foam of spacetime and learn about everything in between.
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ICED - I Can End Deportation

ICED - I Can End Deportation | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it

In this game from Breakthrough, you play an immigrant teen trying to earn U.S. citizenship and steer clear of the law -- but avoiding trouble is harder than it seems.

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Teaching Tools: Using Online Simulations and Games | Edutopia

Students who are passionate gamers can talk a blue streak about the virtual online worlds where they invest their free time and energy. Usually, of course, they get to play only when they're not at school. But why not bring gaming into the classroom? Could teachers tap that same passion to spark learning?
Gaming remains new territory for most schools. As the following examples show, educators on the frontiers are eager to share what they're learning. Here are just a few examples.
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Simulation Nation: The Promise of Virtual Learning Activities | Edutopia

Simulation Nation: The Promise of Virtual Learning Activities | Edutopia | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it
Inventive computer sims can turn dull lessons into hyperreal experiences -- if we can get educators to use them.
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How to Bring Service Learning to Your School | Edutopia

Students who engage in educational community service have the opportunity to help others and to grow academically, emotionally, and socially.
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How to Keep Kids Engaged in Class | Edutopia

How to Keep Kids Engaged in Class | Edutopia | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it
When students let their minds drift off, they're losing valuable learning time. Here are ten smart ways to increase classroom participation.
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Old Maps Online: Project

Old Maps Online: Project | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it
The OldMapsOnline Portal is an easy-to-use gateway to historical maps in libraries around the world.
It allows the user to search for online digital historical maps across numerous different collections via a geographical search. Search by typing a place-name or by clicking in the map window, and narrow by date. The search results provide a direct link to the map image on the website of the host institution.
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How to Create a Portfolio with Evernote (Education Series)

How to Create a Portfolio with Evernote (Education Series) | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it

I started teaching 15 years ago and that is when I first came across this concept of a ‘portfolio.’ A portfolio is a storehouse for projects, writing pieces, art, and performances. It can be used by students, teachers, and parents to document what they’re doing (either day-to-day things or through their best work or improvements they’ve made). I see portfolios as a way to hold onto and think about what you’re doing.

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» 9 Essential Skills Kids Should Learn :zenhabits

Let’s look at a good set of essential skills that I believe children should learn, that will best prepare them for any world of the future. I base these on what I have learned in three different industries, especially the world of online entreprenurship, online publishing, online living … and more importantly, what I have learned about learning and working and living in a world that will never stop changing.

 

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