If we want to gain respect as a profession, then we must embrace a 21st century model of constant growth and improvement.
Be a reflective practitioner.
This is probably one of the most important areas, as we as a profession have in many ways not changed in 100 years. Tools in our classrooms have changed, but the pedagogy and practice have not. A 21st-century teacher is able to look at his or her practices and adapt and change based on the needs of learners. Too many teachers are teaching as they did when they started their careers 10, 20 or 30 years ago. What we know about student learning and motivation has changed; so, too, must the art of teaching.
Go way beyond Internet safety. Turn students into great digital citizens.
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Every day, your students are tested with each post, search, chat, text message, file download, and profile update. Will they connect with like minds or spill TMI to the wrong people?
Will they behave creatively or borrow ideas recklessly? Will they do the right thing or take shortcuts?
Robin Good: ooVoo has just released a new Facebook app allowing any user to videoconference at zero cost with up to 12 people. No registration or download is required. ooVoo is a downloadable software available for Mac/PC/Android/iOS.
Sharing audio messages with your students on your blog or classroom website is an effective way to maintain communication with them and their parents. Chances are short audio messages may attract students attention better than textual ones. In this regard, I have compiled some awesome tools that can allow you to easily record a short audio message and share it online without any need for signing up .
Big day. After more than a year of planning and dreaming, we're finally launching our new TED-Ed website, whose goal is to offer teachers a thrilling new way to use video.
The site is in Beta. But we think there's enough there to show why we're so excited about this. Because the goal is to allow any teacher to take a video of their choice (yes, any video on YouTube, not just ours) and make it the heart of a "lesson" that can easily be assigned in class or as homework, complete with context, follow-up questions and further resources.
Teaching kids to be 'digital citizens' (not 'digital natives')Washington Post (blog)Yes, most young people know more than we adults because the fast-changing world of modern technology is alien to us, wildly different from the one we grew up in.
Pinterest has taken off in the past few months. According to a Shareholic study, it exceeds reddit, Google+, Linkedin, and YouTube as a referral source. It may seem as though everyone you know is Pinning something to the online bulletin boards to share their favorite articles, collections, and items available online.
This is a great social networking tool that you can use for educational purposes, whether you are a teacher or a student.
This tool can make it possible to create boards for specific projects and to collect and share lesson resources.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.