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10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

The potential of social networking sites in education is huge and we need to capitalize on it to enhance our professional development and consequently improve the quality of our instruction. Searching for articles on this topic , I came across Doug Johnson's post on the 10 social media competencies for teachers [http://doug-johnson.squarespace.com/blue-skunk-blog/2010/7/31/top-ten-social-media-competencies-for-teachers.html ]. I like the competencies Doug included and decided to make an infographic featuring all of these skills.  Have a look and share with your colleagues.


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WEAC's curator insight, January 21, 11:57 AM

From identifying the best educational tools to managing your online reputation, this is a great social media checklist for educators.

Epict Italia's curator insight, January 25, 3:47 AM

Le competenze del docente che usa strumenti "Social"
1) Aiutare gli studenti a utilizzare gli strumeti di betworking per trovare informazioni e comunicare in rete con esperti, pari, docenti
2) Conoscere le principali categorier del Web 2.0 e gli strmenti utili per la didattica. COnoscere gli sturmenti a disposizione e utilizzabili nella propria scuola
3) Utilizzare strumenti di rete per comunicare con i colleghi, studenti e genitori
4) Navigare, valutare e creare contenuti su siti social (prezi, slideshaer,..)
5) Utilizzare gli strumenti sociali per creare, mantenere e imparare in una personale rete di apprendmento
6) COnoscere le regle di netiquette e gli standard di comportamento eticon in rete
7) Conoscere e insegnare le regole sul copyright e le questioni di pricacy in rete
8) COmprendere e insegnare l'impolrtanza della gestione dell'identità e della reputazione in rete
9) Scegliere e seguire un personale piano di autoformazione per rimanere infomrato su nuovi strumenti e applicazioni
10) Partecipare nella definizione a livello di Scuola delle regole di utilizzo degli strumenti social

chua meng joo's curator insight, February 3, 11:06 PM

For development of our teachers.

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Don’t use technology.… Do use technology.… - Mark Anderson's Blog

Don’t use technology.… Do use technology.… - Mark Anderson's Blog | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

"Don’t get me wrong – given my Twitter ID it’s a given that I believe very strongly in using technology to support and enhance learning. The OED states that an evangelist is “a person who seeks to convert others to the Christian faith, especially by public preaching”, so ok… I might not be doing the Christian faith bit, but as an ‘ICT Evangelist’ I do believe that technology has the power to change our world and certainly the learning that takes place in our classrooms and beyond.

 

There’s a problem though. There is a dichotomy of experiences, skills, beliefs and abilities when it comes to using technology in our classrooms. It’s written in to the United States Declaration of Independence that, “all men are born equal”, but it’s certainly not true when it comes to the experiences that our students receive in their lessons at the hands of some of our teachers and that’s before you even think about entering technology into the equation."

 


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Perfect timing from John Evans in sharing this graphic.  I will be using it with my pre-service students as they become familiar with methods to integrate technology. 

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Google for Education

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Google had now released their own education training resource site.  This site is broken down into multiple tracks.  The tracks include tools, programs, and training avenues.  

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Teach Copyright Basics with a Cool Interactive Tool

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The Search Results: Among other useful materials, I stumbled across a pretty neat interactive image on the Cyberbee site that answers some common student questions about copyright, including the one that sent me over the edge!


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Thanks to Jamie Forshey for sharing this copyright teaching resource via her scoop.it curation page.  I will be sharing this with my elementary and pre-service teachers. 

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Llandrillo Library's curator insight, January 20, 7:24 AM

Great online resource page to help with questions about copyright. A US slant but still good basic common sense

BookChook's curator insight, February 23, 4:15 PM

Nice simple interactive to help explain copyright to kids. 

Gina Paschalidou's curator insight, February 26, 1:00 PM

Teach your students about copyright laws.

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An Introductory Guide to Content Curation

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Thanks Robin for sharing this Curation guide on your scoop.it site. 

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Sieg Holle's curator insight, January 17, 9:35 AM

knowledge is power to be enjoyed

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, January 23, 3:25 PM

A very useful guide from one of the Pioneers in Content Curation

Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, April 1, 10:35 PM
Content curation
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iPad Insight | iPad blog for iPad app reviews, accessory reviews, and how-tos

iPad Insight | iPad blog for iPad app reviews, accessory reviews, and how-tos | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
iPad Insight offers iPad app reviews, iPad accessory reviews, iPad tips and tricks, and insight on all things iPad.
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This is a new iPad insight website for me. I am liking the weekly app recommendations as well as the additional posts.  

 

This week's app is Command-C.  This app is currently $3.99 and provides copy/paste functionality between computer and iPad.   The Android version is Ctrl+C  and available here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.grilledmonkey.ctrlc

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From Technology Integration to Learning… by Design

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This is a well developed table addressing the integration of technology into classroom instruction all while basing pedagogy via the Learning By Design framework. 

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Drora Arussy's curator insight, May 31, 2013 8:42 AM

A great tool for self-evaluation and for those of us who consult, a great way to explain to our teachers the where why when and how's of technology integration.

davidconover's curator insight, May 31, 2013 8:58 AM

Another informative chart to be hung on the classroom wall.

 

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, January 4, 5:33 AM

This is an extremly valuable tool.

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Awesome Digital Mash Up Tools for Creating Digital Learning Content

Awesome Digital Mash Up Tools for Creating Digital Learning Content | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Creating digital learning content has never been easier. In these pages you'll find eleven tools that make it fun to bring together different types of digital media - text, images, audio, video - to "mash up" your own online learning materials.
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Nice use of web based interaction to share a wealth of resources. 

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Active Ingredients For The Flipped Classroom Infographic

Active Ingredients For The Flipped Classroom Infographic | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Active Ingredients For The Flipped Classroom Infographic illustrates the steps a Professor took to flip his classroom along with the remarkable results he achieved.
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The Best Free Education Web Tools Of 2013

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There's a wealth of education related web tools out there that can make your life easier and turn your computer, phone, and/or tablet into a teaching and learning powerhouse.
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Updated - A Teacher's Guide to Classroom Backchannels & Informal Assessment ~ Free Technology for Teachers

Updated - A Teacher's Guide to Classroom Backchannels & Informal Assessment ~ Free Technology for Teachers | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

by Richard Byrne

 

"Back in January I published a guide to using backchannels in the classroom. Shortly after I published that guide Wallwisher changed its name to Padlet. This weekend I updated the guide to include the Padlet name as well as some updated directions. The guide includes ideas and directions for using Padlet, Socrative, and TodaysMeet. You can download the guide here and view it as embedded below."


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I have always been a big supporter of educators using backchannels to engage student communication.  Honestly, I have seen some of my quite college students actually shed their shell upon using this concept during video conference discussions. 

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33 Great Apps for Storytelling and Creativity

33 Great Apps for Storytelling and Creativity | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

Here are some great apps for storytelling and creativity. Some of them are actual bookmaking apps, some are for creating stories in various ways and others are to help kids plan out a story. Matt has listed them in the order of importance for his classroom. The first 10 on the list are the 'must have' for all elementary classrooms.

 


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Matt Gomez is one of the best resources I know for elementary education integration of technology.  He is one of the leaders for student engagement in Texas. 

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How Stories Can Scaffold Creative Learning

How Stories Can Scaffold Creative Learning | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
How might stories emphasize scaffolding, the external supports that contribute to our learning and finding new paths?
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Digital books for teacher development

Digital books for teacher development | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

If you are interested in finding out how to create your own digital e-book and discovering some of the problems I come across and some of the resources I find to overcome these problems, then you can follow my digital magazine on Flipboard, where I’ll be sharing some of the ups and downs and insights into the project.


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Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, March 17, 5:23 PM

Nice resource!

David W. Deeds's curator insight, March 20, 9:29 AM

Thanks to Nik Peachey.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 28, 7:59 PM

Some tips for creating your own e-books.. sounds good to me! I'd like to try this with my class. 

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Collaboration Matters

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Blogger's note: This post focuses on the importance of integrating collaboration into classroom practice. In my next post, I'll talk about strategies for successful facilitation of collaborative work
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This is a nice article written by Joshua Block on the matter of student collaboration.  I truly appreciate how Joshua makes the point of combining students with different skill sets together and establishing individual responsibilities.  

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EDpuzzle

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Make any video your lesson
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Users can add a video for cropping, insert audio notes or record voiceover, and add questions. 

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Murielle Godement's curator insight, January 22, 5:31 PM

Certainement des idées à trouver dès le cycle 3

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Free PowerPoint Plugin - Flevy Tools

Free PowerPoint Plugin - Flevy Tools | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Flevy Tools is a free PowerPoint plugin that provides a set of automated diagramming tools for Waterfall Charts, Approach Diagrams, Step Box Diagrams, Harvey Ball Diagrams, Gantt Charts, Circular Approach Diagrams, Pyramid Diagrams, Relationship...

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, January 16, 12:19 PM

Hurry to download PowerPoint plugin that makes all kinds of diagrams while it is free, you just have to share the site on social networks.

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, January 31, 9:32 AM

This could be an excellent add-on for PowerPoint!  I always have to copy and paste a chart from Excel.  It is free now, so hurry and download it before they start charging for its use.

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10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators

10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

These tools can be very helpful for language teachers. Students can use them to impprove their pronunciation and develop their reading skills. All these tools are easy to use and above all free of charge. Most of these tools are extensions that you can install on your browser.


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Profesor Mills's curator insight, January 25, 4:59 AM

Great for preparing for language assessments

Training in Business's curator insight, January 28, 7:32 PM

10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators

 

Progressive training's curator insight, January 28, 7:34 PM

10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators

 

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A Beginner's Guide to Creating Digital Portfolios

A Beginner's Guide to Creating Digital Portfolios | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
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Thanks to @Holly Clark for sharing her posting of this digital portfolio guide on Twitter. 

In this post from Holly, she addresses the three types of portfolios I discuss with my pre-service students: Process, Showcase, and a hybrid of the two styles.  Holly also provides information addressing the process, collection, and publishing of portfolios. 

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Museum of Science and Industry: Simple Machines Game

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Game with challenges to create simple machines that help adorable-but-lazy Twitch do his work.

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Dale Borgeson's curator insight, December 24, 2013 3:20 PM

The games are super fun and the there is plenty of solid information to support the activities as very good learning tools. 

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Curate Topic-Specific News Channels on Twitter with Custom Timelines

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I realize this is old news but it is still relevant and new to a large number of teachers and pre-service students.

 

I would also recommend folks to follow Robin Good's scoop.it site for a vast array of curation tools and resources. 

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Mariale Peñalosa Arguijo's curator insight, November 13, 2013 7:53 AM

add your insight...

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Stephen Dale's curator insight, November 14, 2013 12:47 PM

Hoping this facility will soon be available to use on aggregators other than Tweetdeck (which I don't use).  Looks useful, particularly for themed storytelling. #socmed #curation

Elsie Whitelock's curator insight, November 17, 2013 10:28 AM

Ise Tweetdeck? Then this is for you.

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Becoming Invisible In My Classroom

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Becoming Invisible In My Classroom (Becoming Invisible In My Classroom http://t.co/DVWlbOqSCP via @teachthought)
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I found this post quite insightful regarding the current mindset of numerous students today. Honestly, I see much of the same at the pre-service level. I recommend this read!
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Teachers' Educational Content Curation Infographic | e-Learning ...

Teachers' Educational Content Curation Infographic | e-Learning ... | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
The Teachers' Educational Content Curation Infographic focuses on curation and identifies ways educators can start curating content in order to harness information in the digital age.
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A Great Chart on SAMR Model Applied to Classroom iPad Apps

A Great Chart on SAMR Model Applied to Classroom iPad Apps | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

The graphic outlines the different steps teachers and educators can follow to apply SAMR model to iPad apps used in the classroom. " This graphic is not intended to be an exhaustive list but it will give you an idea of how you can integrate the SAMR Model into your teaching and learning.


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Here is another visual resource I will be using with my pre-service students as we discuss SAMR and TPACK throughout my Technology in the Classroom course. 

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Creative Commons 4.0 Is now Available for Everybody to Use

Creative Commons 4.0 Is now Available for Everybody to Use | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

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It is nice to see the updates being done to Creative Commons.  Thanks to @Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)  for sharing this post on his scoop.it page. 

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Petra Pollum's curator insight, December 23, 2013 5:09 PM
Creative Commons 4.0 Is now Available for Everybody to Use
Viljenka Savli's curator insight, December 24, 2013 2:39 AM

an important moove on for education