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A Great Project Based Learning Checklist for Teachers

A Great Project Based Learning Checklist for Teachers | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

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jillyfrees's curator insight, May 6, 2013 12:15 AM

This ia a neat checklist to assess whether the project you set is worth the effort.

Michelle Gohagon's curator insight, May 14, 2013 10:45 AM

Great checklist for project-based learning

KiwiBelma's curator insight, August 18, 2013 3:16 PM

Just to remind myself :-)

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A Printable Guide to Social Media [#Infographic]

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Ask anyone to name the most popular social media tools used by students, and it’s a safe bet everybody could name the top two: Facebook and Twitter.

But those are far from the only online applications making inroads. As administrators warm to engaging students through social media, the list of potential resources at their disposal grows longer by the day.

 

Facebook and Twitter are the obvious choices. But there are other options- Tumblr, YouTube and Google+, to name three.

Of course, if naming the latest social media tools seems tough, learning how to use them all is harder still. In an attempt to shorten the learning curve, Flowtown and Column Five published this Social Media Cheat Sheet for your reference...


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Henri Guérin's comment, March 1, 2013 7:38 AM
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Katelm's curator insight, March 4, 2013 2:44 AM

Un résumé graphique pour savoir à quoi correspond les differends réseaux sociaux, comment s'y inscrire et le vocabulaire associé.

Rahadian P. Paramita's curator insight, March 14, 2013 8:00 PM

Cool!

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Nik's Learning Technology Blog: How I use social media for my professional development

Nik's Learning Technology Blog: How I use social media for my professional development | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

Nik's Learning Technology Blog:

 

How I use social media for my professional development


This has been a common theme to many of the presentations, workshops, webinars and seminars that I have been asked to do over the last few years, but however many times I try to present on this subject I never really feel that I get the message across as clearly and persuasively as I would like.

 

So here it is. This my own attempt to outline my digital media learning experience, or at least part of it.

I’ll split this into 3 sections which I’ll call


- Information in - This is how and where I find information

 

- Information processing - This is how I process, engage with and capture information

 

- Information out - This is how I share what I’ve learned or discovered

 

Read more:

http://nikpeachey.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/how-i-use-social-media-for-my.html

 


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10 Creative Collaboration Tips for Educators

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What would you do to gain more collaboration time with colleagues? The first of 10 creative strategies is Open the door.
“Let go of the idea that you have to teach in ‘your way’ in ‘your space’. Team teach. Invite people in. Share spaces. Learn together.”


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21 Characteristics of 21st Century Learners

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Whether you are a teacher, a parent, an aunt or an uncle, it is important to know that today's students are wildly different in some ways, from past generations.
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Enabling Education Network - EENET

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20 Ways To Make Professional Development More Effective

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Administrators often ask how to best utilize their staff meeting time to promote best instructional practices and improve professional development.

 

It has been said that once teachers start teaching, we become the most uneducated of professionals about our own profession, failing to research and implement the cutting-edge best practices that make the difference in student engagement and learning. We can’t use 20th century practices with our 21st century students.

 

In order to encourage and even demand curiosity, creativity, learning, sharing and growing in our students, we must model those traits within our own profession; a staff meeting is the perfect time to cultivate these skills within and among our colleagues.

 


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Roger Francis's curator insight, March 27, 2013 11:17 AM
Although this was written for teachers, it applies equally to any work-based PD.
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A List of The Best Free Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers

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A List of The Best Free Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers.

 

Here some of the pluses of digital storytelling in education :


- It develops creativity and critical thinking Students who are shy or afraid to talk in class get a chance to speak out their minds 

 

- It empowers students voice to deliver rich, deep message that is capable of conveying a powerful message. 

 

- It helps students explore  the meaning of their own experience, give value to it, and communicate that experience with others.

 

- It promotes the notions of life long learning and independent learning 

 

- It develops students communicative skills It is a reflective process that helps students reflect upon their learning and find deep connections with the subject matter of a course or with an out-of-class experience. 

 

- It fosters students sense of individuality It also gives students an opportunity to experiment with self-representation and establish their identityStudents creating digital stories develop proficiency with multimedia applications

 

 


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5 Things Every Teacher Should Know

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In order to be a successful teacher using technology for your 21st century learning encounters, you need to be able to model 21st century learning and innovation skills in your encounters with technology.

 

 

===> These skills are also known as the 4 C’s: <===

 

- Critical thinking and problem solving


- Communication


- Collaboration


- Creativity and innovation


Key basic functions to know: creation capabilities (document, spreadsheet, presentation, WYSIWYG website), collaborative capabilities (document sharing, interactive form building, wiki—collaborative website building). One free (so far) suite to explore for these functions, all under one banner, is GOOGLE. Not just the mainstream search engine, but Google Scholar, Google Alerts, and the entire suite of Google products helps you become more effective and efficient in your search missions, and more. They are constantly adding functions to their suite of tools, so keep up to date by exploring the “More Google Products” page on their site: www.google.com/intl/en/options/. They organize their expanded tool set under the following categories:

 

- Search
- Explore and Innovate
- Communicate, Show and Share
- Go Mobile


Make your computer work better (beta versions of pack software to enhance performance)


Web 2.0 tools have something for everyone and are constantly changing. If you can imagine it, it is most likely out there in one form or another. The trick with web 2.0 tools is, though, that they rarely do everything you are looking for, so sometimes DIY mash-ups are necessary. Understanding the functionality of what you’re looking for helps you to choose the right tools to help you attain it, rather than relying too heavily on a specific set of tools. Focus instead on a class of tools based on functionality.

 

Read more, very interesting...:

http://teachteachtech.coe.uga.edu/index.php/2011/05/02/5-things-every-teacher-should-know/

 


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Creativity and diversity. To add value and meaning

Creativity and diversity. To add value and meaning | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

Maybe “design” can help in understanding the importance of cultural diversity and interdisciplinarity.

 

Why?

Because, “to design is much more than simply to assemble, to order, or even to edit; it is to add value and meaning, to illuminate, to simplify, to clarify, to dignify, to dramatize, to persuade and even perhaps to amuse.”-Paul Rand

 

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Ways to Evaluate Educational Apps

Ways to Evaluate Educational Apps | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

Are you looking for a rubric that would help evaluate educational apps? This article shares a number of rubrics looking at various aspects related to apps such as relevance, customization, thinking skills, engagement, sharing and more. Questions are posed that will make you consider what you want to do with the app, to see if it will meet the intended purpose and the needs of the student. 


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