Education conferences are like church. Therefore, I must be devout. I attend at least one education conference a month. And although I do enjoy these gatherings—and I will continue to speak at, participate in, and live tweet these events—I also need to be honest: sometimes they feel more like religious [...]
'MakerSpace is a new social media network for exclusively for makers. The goal of the online community is to connect makers with one another to share projects, follow other makers’ work, or collaborate on a project. MakerSpace is the official online community of Maker Faire.
Users interested in joining MakerSpace can request an invitation on the site.'
There is a correlation to the amount of change and innovation schools do and the freedom that people within the schools have to change and be innovative. Being innovative isn't easy, it means taking risks and trying new things - putting oneself out there. Without a culture that supports such initiatives, schools will continue to be places where innovation happens in pockets, not throughout the system.
This collection of blogs, articles, and videos aims to help educators deploy social-media tools to develop professionally, connect with parents and communities, and engage students in 21st-century learning.
Kelly Christopherson's insight:
Great resources for anyone looking to information on social media in education.
Creating forms with Microsoft Word is easy, but the challenge comes in when you decide to create fillable forms with options that you can send to people and have them fill out digitally. Whether you need a form for gathering information about people or if you are trying to take a survey to test out user response to software or a new product, MS Word has the solution for you.
The latest update to Google Slides introduces more animation options. Now you can have objects simply appear or disappear in your slides on your click. Previously objects had to fade or fly in or out. Speaking of the fly in option, you can now set the direction from which objects fly onto your slides.
As educators, are we focusing on what's ahead to help our students improve or stuck in what's passed? Do we look toward the horizon or back at what's happened? To help students, focusing on what's ahead requires refocusing, not on past accomplishments or what has happened but looking forward, learning from mistakes to improve what students are doing.
A few weeks ago, I listened as Sylvia Martinez gave an inspiring keynote about Maker Education. She shared a video clip of Andrew Katz, a boy at a New York Maker Faire, who had invented his own automatic pet feeder. The boy excitedly shared how his design worked and the interviewer asked, "
Are you looking to bring education technology into your classroom? Want to leverage the power of tech and unlock a new set of learning outcomes? Who doesn’t?! Many teachers around the globe are heading down this path and I thought it might be time to offer up some useful skills any new edtech teacher should …
Former journalist and current educator Reuben Loewy as spent recent years creating a digital curriculum that aims to teach high school students beyond throwing new technology at students and instead giving students a complete education on digital...
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