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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 | Into the Driver's Seat | 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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WEAC's curator insight, January 21, 11:57 AM

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

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

For development of our teachers.

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35 Digital Tools To Create Simple Quizzes And Collect Feedback From Students

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35 Digital Tools To Create Simple Quizzes And Collect Feedback From Students If there is one thing teachers lack, it’s time. And while using technology to automate learning has been frowned upon by many, using...

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, December 13, 2013 2:52 PM

A good compilation of on-line tools for assessments

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, December 20, 2013 7:12 AM

Creating a quick quiz is a good way to get quick feedback on students and to help adjust your teaching. Here are some free tools that may help make this effective on an iPad. 

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Reaching Students: 18 Simple Ways To Make A Lasting Impact On Your Students

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"Reaching students emotionally may seem like a red herring, but maybe it’s not.

Inspired by Justin Tarte’s recent—and excellent–post on making a difference in the lives of others around you, I immediately thought of the legacy teachers leave in the minds (and hearts) of students. If and how you will be remembered by students may sound like a bit of an ego trip, but the truth of the matter is, if you’re not making any kind of an impression, they’re probably not learning."


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This post provides 18 ways to reach students in your classroom, beginning with curiousity and including model macro behavior and be human. In addition you may watch a five minute video clip from the Dead Poets Society.

 


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 6, 2013 8:47 PM

This post provides 18 ways to reach students in your classroom, beginning with curiousity and including model macro behavior and be human. In addition you may watch a five minute video clip from the Dead Poets Society.

Mary Cunningham's curator insight, October 13, 2013 12:15 PM

Legacy and impact - making connections and developing relationships  are important keys to successful teaching and learning. 

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Minecraft, an Obsession and an Educational Tool ~ NY Times

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Teachers and parents are using Minecraft, a video game popular with children, to help teach science, history, languages and ethics.


by Nick Bolton


"A study by S.R.I. International, a Silicon Valley research group that specializes in technology, found that game-based play could raise cognitive learning for students by as much as 12 percent and improve hand-eye coordination, problem-solving ability and memory.


"Games like Minecraft also encourage what researchers call “parallel play,” where children are engrossed in their game but are still connected through a server or are sharing the same screen. And children who play games could even become better doctors. No joke. Neuroscientists performed a study at Iowa State University that found that surgeons performed better, and were more accurate on the operating table, when they regularly played video games.


“Minecraft extends kids’ spatial reasoning skills, construction skills and understanding of planning,” said Eric Klopfer, a professor and the director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Scheller Teacher Education Program. “In many ways, it’s like a digital version of Lego.”

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Social Emotional Learning and Mindfulness-based Contemplative Practices in Education - What Meditation Really Is

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"Mr. Gray, an educator in his second year of teaching in New York City wrote out his resignation letter and left it on his desk. As a final measure, he chose to attend a Renewal and Restoration Retreat for Educators provided by The Inner Resilience Program – a nonprofit organization started right after September 11, 2001 to help teachers in Lower Manhattan begin to heal and recover from the tragic events of that day. He felt he had nothing to lose. “I was so tired of trying to balance the pressures I was feeling, I wanted to quit. After the retreat I went home and ripped up the resignation letter sitting on my desk. I found that place in me that knows why I wanted to be a teacher in the first place.”

 

"What allows an educator to stay strong, creative and connected to purpose amidst adversity while another to burn out and leave the field of education altogether? What inner resources do students, teachers and administrators draw upon in order to respond to moments of profound crisis and uncertainty in schools? Are schools preparing our children for a life of tests or the tests of life? For more than a decade, these are the questions the Inner Resilience Program has been grappling with. Mr. Gray, one of many educators in this country was teetering on the edge of burnout and happened to attend one of our retreats at the right time for him. But every day several gifted teachers leave the field of education due to the immense stresses they face. In fact, the modal year of experience in the American teaching force today is only one year – and the average years of experience have dropped by over 30% in the last decade."


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The Use of Social Media in School | Best Master's in Education

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Teachers and schools are attempting to leverage the engaging qualities of social media for use in the classroom and beyond.
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Quite an informative infographic...perhaps a bit long. Might have been better as a slide deck or a Prezi.

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Jordan Anderson- www.havefunandprofit.com's curator insight, July 30, 2013 8:35 PM

Using Social Media in School.. #smlbiz #HFAP

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, July 31, 2013 10:34 AM

A few ideas of how to use social media in school or reasons to use it. I'm going to use this in my presentation to teachers to implement Edmodo this year. 

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22 Effective Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom

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You can actually use Twitter in the classroom with Bloom's Taxonomy thanks to this awesome table that details nearly two dozen different ways to integrate the pair!

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, July 4, 2013 5:54 PM

Twitter and Bloom's! I'm very very happy right now.

davidconover's curator insight, July 9, 2013 10:59 PM

This is a great infographic to learn the multiple uses of Twitter for personal and student growth.

Elena Borge's curator insight, July 15, 2013 12:58 PM

Try to use Twitter in class #motivation #newways #challenge

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How To Convert Prezi To YouTube Videos

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Anyone who has used the Prezi platform would know that creating a Prezi and uploading it to Prezi.com is easy enough, however when it comes to converting it to a YouTube video, there seems to be no native method of doing so...

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An Introduction to Content Curation and Its Relevance For Students and Teachers

 

 


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Dean J. Fusto's comment, September 7, 2013 7:49 AM
Helpful primer on curation and its particular skill set. Thanks for the scoop.
Dean J. Fusto's curator insight, September 7, 2013 7:50 AM

A very helpful primer on content curation.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 22, 2013 5:49 PM

 

Stacia Johnson and Melissa Marsh have recorded a 10-minute video introducing to Content Curation for their EDCI515 graduate course at the University of Victoria.

 

Topics covered:

Defining CurationWhat skills neededWhat tools can help

 

good summary recomendet to anyone interested in content-curation and its aplications in learning

 

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Search, Collect and Organize Information Into Visual Learning Boards with Edcanvas


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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, May 22, 2013 9:50 AM

This looks fantastic!

joanna prieto's curator insight, May 24, 2013 11:42 AM

Se ve genial la herramienta, la probaré y les cuento!

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reyhan's curator insight, December 12, 2013 1:14 PM

EdCanvas is a web service which allows you to search, find, clip and collect any kind of content, from text to video clips and to organize it into visual boards for educational and learning purposes.

 

Differently than Pinterest, EdCanvas is specifically targeted at the education world and at schools and teachers, and it makes possible not just to collect "images" from web pages, but to collect and organize whichever content elements you want, including full web pages.

 

EdCanvas boards also offer the ability to easily reposition each item in the collection according to your preferences and it provides a number of pre-set layout options for displaying content in your boards.

 

The strongest feature for EdCanvas is an integrated search engine, which allows you to search for images, websites, video clips across Google, YouTube and Flickr, and lets you grab and drop any relevant result into anyone of your collections. Furthermore Edcanvas can connect directly to your Dropbox or Google Drive giving you access to all of your personal library files.

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Why Historical Maps Still Matter So Much, Even Today

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With 150,000 or so old print maps to his name, David Rumsey has earned his reputed place among the world's "finest private collectors." He continues to expand his personal trove as well as the digitized sub-collection he makes open to the public online — some 38,000 strong, and growing.


He's created a series of interactive maps that layer old prints onto the Google Earth and Google Maps platforms, and this summer he plans to launch a geo-referencing tool (similar to one recently introduced by the British Library) that lets users get involved in the digital mapping process themselves.

While preparing for this next expansion of his online map empire, Rumsey remains fascinated by "the power of putting these images up and letting them go," he says.

"Maps have a way of speaking to people very straightforward," he says. "You don't have to have a lot of knowledge of map history or history in general. To me they're perfect tools for teaching history to the public."


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An Introduction to Content Curation and Its Relevance For Students and Teachers

 

 


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Dean J. Fusto's comment, September 7, 2013 7:49 AM
Helpful primer on curation and its particular skill set. Thanks for the scoop.
Dean J. Fusto's curator insight, September 7, 2013 7:50 AM

A very helpful primer on content curation.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 22, 2013 5:49 PM

 

Stacia Johnson and Melissa Marsh have recorded a 10-minute video introducing to Content Curation for their EDCI515 graduate course at the University of Victoria.

 

Topics covered:

Defining CurationWhat skills neededWhat tools can help

 

good summary recomendet to anyone interested in content-curation and its aplications in learning

 

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How Teachers Are Integrating Technology Into The Common Core

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Fred Sitkins takes a closer look at how teachers and other educators are integrating technology into the common core.

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7 Fabulous iPad Apps to Create Short Animated Lessons for Your Flipped Classroom

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John Rudkin's curator insight, January 16, 3:29 AM

Great choice.....

Gilles Le Page's curator insight, January 19, 2:41 AM

outils Ipad

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The Power of the Educational Infographic

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 12, 2013 3:48 PM

Have you had people ask you why you choose to use infographics in your classroom? This presentation is by Mia MacMeekin, who has created many great infographics (some of which have been posted on this Sccop.it). The best way to access this is in PDF format. This file is quite large so here is a direct link to it: http://anethicalisland.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/rscon-presentation-22.pdf

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Guide to Using Twitter in Your Teaching Practice

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Are you interested in using Twitter or other social media as a teaching tool? Our culture has transformed significantly where online distribution of ide

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Alex Rada's curator insight, October 2, 2013 2:47 PM

I agree

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, October 3, 2013 5:34 PM

Some great resources for your school community to help jump into using social media, specifically Twitter, as a learning tool.

María Asunción Martínez Mayoral's curator insight, October 7, 2013 8:58 AM

Con diversos enlaces a otras guías, tutoriales y sugerencias sobre el uso de Twitter en docencia. Muy interesante.

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20,000+ FREE Online Science and Technology Lectures from Top Universities

20,000+ FREE Online Science and Technology Lectures from Top Universities | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

The following topics are covered:

 

Aerospace, Anthropology, Astrobiology, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Cognitive Science, Computers, Cosmology, Dentistry, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Environment, Future, General Science, Geoscience, Machine Learning, Material Science, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Metallurgy, Mining, Nanotechnology, Oceanography, Philosophy, Physics, Physiology, Robotics, and Sociology.

 

Lectures are in Playlists and are alphabetically sorted with thumbnail pictures. No fee, no registration required - learn at your own pace. Certificates can be arranged with presenting universities.

 

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This newsletter is aggregated from over 1450 news sources:

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Michel Jammes's curator insight, December 30, 2013 4:02 AM

MOOC , not a buzz word , a reality...

Margarida Sá Costa's curator insight, January 31, 9:55 AM

Lectures are in Playlists and are alphabetically sorted with thumbnail pictures. No fee, no registration required - learn at your own pace. Certificates can be arranged with presenting universities.

Casper Pieters's curator insight, March 9, 7:21 PM

Great resources for online learning just about everything.  All you need is will power and self- discipline.

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What You Need to Be an Innovative Educator

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Innovation isn't a matter of will.

Like most things worth creating, critical ingredients pre-exist the product. In the case of innovation in education, many of those necessary ingredients are simple

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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 31, 2013 2:58 PM

 

A MUST read!!!

 

Training in Business's curator insight, July 31, 2013 3:07 PM

Good list of qualities required to be a innovative educator or trainer

 

#education #business #training http://goo.gl/BRqvr0

 

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Can You Become Smarter? Students Who Say Yes Act More Intelligently

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Can intelligence be changed? This article explores this issue, looking at work by Carol Dweck (and colleagues). It looks at "fixed mindsets" and "growth mindsets" and student whom have "growth mindsets" engage "in adaptive behaviors, such as focusing on mastering concepts and developing new strategies after making mistakes."  

Students with "fixed mindsets showed decrements in performance when faced with negative feedback or failure."

Additional information is found in the article.


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A Design Challenge to Students: Solve a Real-World Problem! ~ MindShift

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by Ian Quillen

 

"Creating a safe recreation space for teens; protoyping a recyclable lunch tray; setting up a water delivery system to guard against urban fires; building a public awareness campaign to combat hunger. These are just a few of examples of the types of tasks students are taking on when they participate in the Design Learning Challenge, an effort to get students to figure out how to solve real-world problems in their communities.

 

"Combining project-based learning, with an emphasis on the arts and design thinking, this academic competition now in its third year — a partnership between the Industrial Designers Society of America, or IDSA, and the National Art Education Association, or NAEA — has more than 750 students participating this year."


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 14, 2013 11:02 AM

Some good suggestions provided in a broad way.

Marnie McGillivray's curator insight, March 23, 8:33 PM

I have rescooped this resource from @Rebecca White as it is a great resource for teaching the Design and technology strand and incorporates sustainability. The website focuses on design thinking, 21st century learning skills, design learning research, curriculum frameworks, project based learning and engaging today’s students. It links with the Australian Curriculum for technology including design technology as it is build student computational thinking by getting them to create and evaluate projects which aims towards creating preferred futures.

Katherine Reed's curator insight, April 7, 10:34 PM

This is the background information for competitions that are coordinated between designers and educators to promote students thinking about how to solve real world problems using design.  There are links provided to sample problems and challenges suited for Prep to Year 4 levels as well as more in depth concepts for high school students, such as designing jobs for 2050.  Interesting read and plenty of information to be explored. 

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8 Educational Apps To Create Digital Portfolios

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8 Educational Apps To Create Digital Portfolios

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Ralph Springett's curator insight, May 24, 2013 7:57 AM

Useful, but what about the obvious - a blog?

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5 Great Tools for Creating Your Own Educational Infographics

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These fun, mostly free tools can help educators easily create their own Infographics, and bring a very modern twist to instruction. “A picture is worth

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Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, June 8, 2013 7:22 AM

Explore this tool to screate your own infographics

diane gusa's curator insight, July 20, 2013 9:21 AM

List of infographic tools to chose from.

Karen Johnson's curator insight, March 5, 8:46 AM

Have you used an infographic before?  Here is an opportunity for you to try creating one yourself.  They can be quite good starter points for discussions.

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What You Need To Know About Self-Directed Learning

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Victoria Collins's curator insight, May 13, 2013 7:38 AM

What an insightful graphic! So true.

Tracy Hanson's curator insight, May 13, 2013 9:30 AM

It is the foundation of NGGE.

Dr. Steven F. Simmons's curator insight, May 18, 2013 1:16 PM

To thrive in the 21st Century Knolwedge Economy, people must embrace self-directed learning.

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Dean J. Fusto's comment, September 7, 2013 7:49 AM
Helpful primer on curation and its particular skill set. Thanks for the scoop.
Dean J. Fusto's curator insight, September 7, 2013 7:50 AM

A very helpful primer on content curation.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 22, 2013 5:49 PM

 

Stacia Johnson and Melissa Marsh have recorded a 10-minute video introducing to Content Curation for their EDCI515 graduate course at the University of Victoria.

 

Topics covered:

Defining CurationWhat skills neededWhat tools can help

 

good summary recomendet to anyone interested in content-curation and its aplications in learning

 

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Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom

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This year, I admitted a hard truth to myself. I wasn't having my students write enough. In an attempt to follow Kelly Gallagher’s advice that students should write more than we can assess, I decided

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