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50 Plus Tips on How To Use Twitter in Your Classroom

50 Plus Tips on How To Use Twitter in Your Classroom | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Bill Weigall's curator insight, October 12, 2013 11:28 PM

While no-one is likely to use all of these, most of us would find something appealing in this.

Mary Glynn's curator insight, October 13, 2013 11:30 AM

This tweet provides interesting ways to bring the 21st century into the classroom, and presents some good ideas on how to get the children more engaged and involved in class.

I have to say that I never really saw how Twitter could be useful in schools. I thought that it was just a way for people to express their immediate feelings and thoughts, and to see what celebrities are doing. I never thought that Twitter could be applied in the classroom in so many different ways! Using Twitter as a bulletin board is a great way to reach children. I didn't even realize that the University of Maryland and many universities utilize Twitter for this purpose. For example, when there severe weather and there is a school delay or closing, President Wallace Loh tweets to the UMD community letting them know whether or not classes are cancelled. Twitter can also be used to send out mini quizzes to students which they can answer for bonus points. Honestly, I never thought that students and teachers could communicate through Twitter in all of these ways! Truly brilliant! The tweet also describes how Twitter hash-tags can be used for organizing information in the classroom. By creating a classroom hash-tag, students can see other classmates' thoughts on class and teachers can look for questions students have. I think using the hash tag can be very beneficial because it's a space where everything can be piled together connected by a single hash-tag. However, it can be a disorganized pile if there is not structure and directions on what the hash-tag should be used for. I think if students are given a guideline on what the teacher is looking for in on the hash-tag (questions, thoughts on today's readings), then the classroom will profit from having a classroom hash-tag. There are so many more amazing ways Twitter can be used in school! This tweet really opened my eyes to the academic ways of using Twitter. I have become more accepting to having forms of social media in the classroom after reading this tweet. I think it is all about the way you use technology in the classroom. If you use it properly, it can change the way we teach and truly bring education into the 21st century.
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How-to: Students Share a Google Drive Folder with Teacher | EVSC ICATS

How-to: Students Share a Google Drive Folder with Teacher | EVSC ICATS | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Updated February 15, 2014 | Published August 29, 2013 We had a request for directions on how students can share a Google Drive folder with [...]

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Student and teacher guides to sharing Folders in the classroom.

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The MY HERO Project -Students can Share their Stories

The MY HERO Project -Students can Share their Stories | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
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"MY HERO invites your family, school, or organization to take part in this not-for profit educational project. Add your vision by sharing your words, images and short films celebrating heroes from around the world on this ever-growing internet archive."

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Create and share your own videos and podcasts

Create and share your own videos and podcasts | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Many educators don’t realize how easy it is to create their own instructional videos or podcasts. Follow this guide to record lessons, tutorials and other content for your students, then share them as open educational resources.

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New Books From Dr. Seuss to Be Published After Manuscript Discovered, Random House Announces

New Books From Dr. Seuss to Be Published After Manuscript Discovered, Random House Announces | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Following the recent discovery of an original manuscript and sketches by beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss, a new book by the late author will be published in July and at least two other titles are planned, publisher Random House announced Wednesday. His books have featured imaginative illustrations of fantasy characters and employed engaging rhyme.
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DOGO News - Kids news articles! Kids current events; plus kids news on science, sports, and more!

DOGO News - Kids news articles! Kids current events; plus kids news on science, sports, and more! | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
DOGO News has fun articles for kids on current events, science, sports, and more! There are also lots of stories, pictures, videos, games and the DOGO news map for kids! Add your comments, read reviews of cool websites, and more!
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There is a new feature where kids can submit movie reviews. Looks pretty cool. Very nice site.

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Free PD for Teacher Librarians (an infographic) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Free PD for Teacher Librarians (an infographic) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
There’s a whole lot of learning going on out there, but I’ve learned that it’s not all that easy to find.

For the last few years I’ve tried to keep up with it myself and help my students and colleagues keep up as well. I decided it was time to pull it all together. Here’s a first go at an infographic collecting some of the major professional learning opportunities out there for school librarians.

Please let me know what I missed and please feel free to embed and share with friends.

Via John Evans, Mark E. Deschaine Ph.D., Elizabeth E Charles, Dennis T OConnor
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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, February 4, 2:13 PM

Really useful!

Anita Vance's curator insight, February 5, 12:40 PM

Always worthwhile to keep up with Joyce Valenza! Here are her suggestions for keeping up....thanks to John Evans!

David Baker's curator insight, February 8, 11:40 AM

Librarians are vital as we move 1:1. The resources are changing but the need for text and learning are never greater. 

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FREE NUTRITION GAMES FOR KIDS

FREE NUTRITION GAMES FOR KIDS | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
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Nice selection of games teaching about nutrition, food, and being active..

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The iPad as the Teacher's Pet | Visual.ly

The iPad as the Teacher's Pet | Visual.ly | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
The infographic is all about verbs, that is, the things you can do with an iPad. Those actions include showing your screen on a projector, managing th
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Chicago needs more school librarians - Chicago

Chicago needs more school librarians - Chicago | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
I recall reading national headlines in 2013 regarding massive closures in Chicago Public Schools. Though deemed drastic by many, the underlying principle was that the changes were designed to provide students with new resources needed for a quality education. One of the selling points was that closures would give Chicago Public Schools the resources to provide …
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National STEM Centre

National STEM Centre | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
The National STEM Centre in York is building the largest collections of resources for teachers of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in the UK.
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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 23 Chrome Extensions You Must Have

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 23 Chrome Extensions You Must Have | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
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A Beautiful Classroom Poster On Steps for Good Writing ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Beautiful Classroom Poster On Steps for Good Writing ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it

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Skype in the Classroom

Skype in the Classroom | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Skype in the Classroom is a free and easy way for teachers to open up their classroom. Meet new people, talk to experts, share ideas and create amazing learning experiences with teachers from aroun...
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Lots of great ways to use Skype in the classroom. Great free resource that can be used with ant subject.

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IFTTT Launches Do Note, Do Button, Do Camera for One-Tap Actions

IFTTT Launches Do Note, Do Button, Do Camera for One-Tap Actions | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
The principles of "If-Then" logic can make you productive. IFTTT, or If This Then That, applies the same principles to connect web apps, iOS apps and Android apps. Now, apart from helping you connect apps, it is launching a new way to simplify actions. It's called "Do". IFTTT itself has rebranded as "IF", although it…
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Underserved Austin students embrace their culture through the art of drumming - PBS NewsHour

Underserved Austin students embrace their culture through the art of drumming - PBS NewsHour | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Sevylla del Mazo is a music teacher and founder of Roots & Rhythms, an after-school program that teaches drumming to underserved, bilingual students.

Via Dean J. Fusto
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Reminds me of one of my favorite colleagues, the great Mrs. Tobin. She did something so very similar and her students loved it. Very therapeutic.

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Global storytelling with a green screen and iPads | #elearning #mlearning

Global storytelling with a green screen and iPads | #elearning #mlearning | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Send your students around the world to tell their stories These 6th graders found a way to do some digital global storytelling with a green screen and their iPads.

Via Yashy Tohsaku, Juergen Wagner, Carola Brunnbauer, JoelleYalin, Aki Puustinen
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Sue Gaardboe's curator insight, February 23, 5:18 AM

What a great way to make learning engaging, relevant, and fun.

Julie Lindsay's curator insight, February 25, 3:13 PM

Interesting applications for cross-school & global sharing

Scott Besterman's curator insight, February 27, 8:42 AM

The use of green screens is a fun and effective way of "visually" bringing the outside world into your video stories.

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YouTube Is Launching A Kid-Friendly Video App

YouTube Is Launching A Kid-Friendly Video App | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
YouTube will launch a new, child-friendly version of its service for mobile phones on Monday. USA Today broke details of the news, which we've confirmed with..
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Planet Bonehead | Animated and Music Videos Focusing on Environmental and Wildlife Issues

Planet Bonehead | Animated and Music Videos Focusing on Environmental and Wildlife Issues | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
To entertain and inspire a new generation of environmentalists to become master stewards of our one and only planet Earth.
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Nice site with an abundance of free resources.

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Fort Wayne Children's Zoo - YouTube Channel

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo - YouTube Channel | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
The official YouTube Channel of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, Fort Wayne, Indiana. At the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, kids can get nose to nose with a goat, ...
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Free Nutrition Games for Kids

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Animals Myths & Legends - Stories, Myths, legends, fables and Animal facts from Oban the Knowledge Keeper - Planet Ozkids

Animals Myths & Legends - Stories, Myths, legends, fables and Animal facts from Oban the Knowledge Keeper - Planet Ozkids | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Oban the Knowledge Keeper's tales of Animals Myths and Legends. Read amazing stories, solve puzzles, play games, meet a dragon and help save a world. Find out how Oban the Knowledge Keeper needs our myths and legends to save his world. Send Oban your own stories.
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Some of the Goals for this Site
  • Explore myths and legends of many cultures involving animals
  • Encourage children to find out more about animals and the natural world
  • Present factual information about indigenous people related to myths and legends
  • Present factual information about the animals mentioned in myths and legends
  • Encourage children to think about issues faced by indigenous people and about concepts and issues for the future development of our world and all its people
  • Stimulate children to find out more about the legends and myths of their own country and other cultures
  • Encourage children to identify common themes occurring in different cultures.
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Fun, Effective Classroom Games for all Grades

Fun, Effective Classroom Games for all Grades
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5 games that are easily adapted to most any subject.

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AwesomeStories.com

AwesomeStories.com | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Story-Driven, Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning Platform, Awesome Stories is a Cure for the Common Core. Non-Fiction, Fiction, Films, Books, Social Studies, History, Science, Math, the Arts, Trials, Disaster.
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Excellent site! 2 free options for teachers.

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