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7 Ways Social Media Has a Role in Education | Tech Learning

7 Ways Social Media Has a Role in Education | Tech Learning | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators. Site contains a Software Reviews Database, articles from Technology & Learning Magazine, articles from Educators in Educators' eZine, Event and Contest listings, Reader suggested Web sites, and weekly news updates on education technology leaders." />

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, April 8, 2015 5:01 PM

Consider the role it has in your library.

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5 Ways to Give Your Students More Voice and Choice

5 Ways to Give Your Students More Voice and Choice | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Rebecca Alber offers up five ways to inspire more student-centered learning in your classroom.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 16, 2014 5:34 PM

Edutopia blogger Rebecca Alber offers up five ways to inspire more student-centered learning in your classroom.


Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, October 17, 2014 4:32 PM

Only those that take ownership of their own education really benefit in the best way from education.

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25 Tricks to Stop Teacher Burnout - InformED

25 Tricks to Stop Teacher Burnout - InformED | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"There’s a reason why teachers receive a sad, knowing nod from others at a dinner party or when meeting new people. The profession kicks us around and often kicks hardest when we’re down."


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This is a pretty good list from informED, but it's missing the most important way to avoid teacher burnout: Find support, and fight for improvement by being active in your union.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 17, 2014 9:13 PM

What can we do to protect ourselves from burn-out? Check out 25 suggestions in this post. Five are below. Click through to the post to learn more about each of them as well as an additional 20 ideas...and consider sharing them with your school faculty.

* Mindfulness meditation

* Laugh - all the time and wildly

* Sink into teaching something new

* Take your own advice

* Create small sanctuaries

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, March 18, 2014 12:52 PM

Some useful, if familiar, tips for avoiding burnout. 

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, March 18, 2014 7:37 PM

Thx Beth!

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A Brief History of EdTech (Infographic)

A Brief History of EdTech (Infographic) | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
For the first time in our history, we see personalization of learning for each individual student as a reality. With new technologies growing at a breakneck pace, we’re excited to work with our schools to see what this decade will become.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 30, 2014 10:12 PM

This infographic looks at both technology and education over the last four decades. Are there connections between these two themes? Take a look and see what was going on in the 1980's, 1990's, 2000's and today. This infographic provides geat depth in these two areas, noting that the:

* 1980's was the Age of Processing, the beginning of the Digital Age and a time when tech was a peripheral tool.

* 1990's was Hardware 2.0, the World Wide Web came into being and a time when tech begins to supplement.

* 2000's was the move to connectivity, to an age of sharing and portable devices and technology supplements instruction.

* Today - Perhaps this is yet to be written but a few years in we see multifunctional devices, personalization and technology as an integrated tool.

What would your students think of this chart? What conversation might arise in faculty meeting or with sharing this with the PTO or other stakeholders in your community? It does provide food for thought.

Intriguing Networks's curator insight, January 31, 2014 2:28 AM

how good to see it like this

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

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Epict Italia's curator insight, January 25, 2014 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, 2014 11:06 PM

For development of our teachers.

Jessica Cox's curator insight, November 8, 2015 10:31 AM

Social Networking

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The six common components of good-quality teaching

The six common components of good-quality teaching | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

Six good practices

The research we reviewed suggests there are six common components that are signatures of good-quality teaching:

- Content knowledge 


- Quality of instruction


- Teaching climate 


- Classroom management


- Teacher beliefs 


- Professional behaviours 


Learn more:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Rise+of+the+Professional+Educator


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Great+Teachers


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/05/25/so-whats-the-change-for-teachers-in-21st-century-education/


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=mindset





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Do you agree that these are the six key components of good-quality teaching? Would you add others?  ... Content knowledge, Quality of instruction, Teaching climate, Classroom management, Teacher beliefs, and Professional behaviours .

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SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, November 12, 2014 1:00 PM

I like the list but would prefer that Content not be the first thing to show up.  There are a great many people who know content, but could not teach their way out of a paper bag. 

Ness Crouch's curator insight, July 9, 2015 8:20 PM

I certainly have to agree but could I add more? The only addition I think I would make would be having learners as the centre of all of the above. ;)

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Why Playful Learning Is The Key To Prosperity

Why Playful Learning Is The Key To Prosperity | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
In order for our global society to develop solutions to pressing problems in an increasingly technology-driven and constantly changing world, we need to re-train our workforce to do what machines can’t: to be enterprising, independent and strategic thinkers—to be purposeful creators. This starts with changing the way students, especially the youngest ones, [...]

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Our increasingly structured education system is missing out on valuable opportunities for children to learn through play ... "Learning through play with 'hands-on, minds-on' approaches (not workbooks) is a powerful way forward. Play gives children space to dream, discover, improvise, and challenge convention. It’s crucial to social, emotional, cognitive and even physical development, helping them grow up better adjusted, smarter and less stressed.” 

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Debbie Ruston - The Success Educator's curator insight, April 14, 2014 7:24 AM

Excellent article!  I absolutely agree, "The world we live in is no longer ordered by industrial efficiency or repetition, but the exact opposite: unpredictability."  We must provide youth the education that is relevant for the world we live in today.

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6 Ways To Support Students Without Internet Access At Home - TeachThought

6 Ways To Support Students Without Internet Access At Home - TeachThought | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"While some students enjoy unlimited access to the Internet and other digital technology, there are other students, just as capable and full of potential, who struggle to learn even the basics of computer use due to a lack of access. Our world heavily relies on Internet technology for everyday communication, education, and work. Over time, students without Internet access will face massive disadvantages, including:

    *Lack of basic research skills

    *Lack of networking skills

    *Inability or extreme difficulty in pursuing a degree in higher ed

    *Difficulty searching and applying for jobs

    *Insufficient qualifications for many jobs"


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arcadeensure's curator insight, February 6, 2014 5:38 AM

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Monona Grove teacher, students experience Antarctic science at a Chilean station

Monona Grove teacher, students experience Antarctic science at a Chilean station | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
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This will be the second Antarctic expedition for Monona Grove High School science teacher Juan Botella, as he is also an alumnus of the NSF-sponsored Polar Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating program.

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Milwaukee teachers are taking charge of their profession

Milwaukee teachers are taking charge of their profession | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
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"As teachers, the one thing we have going for us—the best thing we have going for us—is each other.” 

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