In 2009, we shared our favorite tools for teachers on Twitter, with 100 resources for managing feeds, finding followers, and tackling classroom groups on the social media site. Since then, many tools have been revamped, replaced, or simply aren’t available anymore. Clearly, an update is in order, so we’re proud to present a new list for 2012, featuring the very best tools available to Twittering teachers today.
Nykyisin työnantajat ovat yhä vähemmän kiinnostuneita tutkinnoista ja sertifikaateista ja enemmän todellisista taidoista ja työkokemuksesta. Tehokkain tapa antaa konkreettista näyttöä osaamisestaan on oma (asiantuntija)blogi tai ePortfolio.
There is no blinking the fact that Twitter is a great social networking tool with a huge and promising potential in education. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is trying to tap into this potential with a series of posts covering and reviewing web tools together with providing tips on how to effectively leverage this medium in the teaching and learning process.
As the iPad approaches popularity that’d make The Beatles blush, it’s easy to forget what technology in learning looked like before the little tablet from Cupertino entered our collective pedagogical consciousness. It’s also easy to forget what exactly it does from a functional perspective that makes it such an effective teaching tool.
Have a look at this video below in which a Norwegian center of ICT ( Information Communication Technology ) envisions the world of tomorrow, and you will see how these people think about the future of their kids education.
1) it gives students more control over their education.
2) it allows students to choose when and where they receive instruction. 3) It lets teachers talk to every student in every class. 4) It turns learning into a two-way conversation between teachers and students.
Are you looking to figure out exactly which Twitter hashtag is the right one to follow? There’s no shortage of options and it can feel overwhelming. Sure, there’s the popular #edchat and #edtech hashtags most of us follow. But what about the more focused tags that you’re missing out on?
Lucky for all of us, there’s an incredible live Google Doc available to the public from Chiew Pang (@aClilToClimb) that lets you help build a useful database of helpful hashtags. Be sure to check out the doc and the list below (current as of September 14, 2012).
Creating infographics is a skill much needed in the 21st century classroom. They can serve a wide variety of learning objectives and they are not really hard to make. They are very useful in the sense that they can be used for illustrative purposes. For instance, teachers can use graphs, diagrams , and colorful templates to present information in such a way that catches students attention.
The current era of iPad application in education might be considered the “personalized era.” While it will continue to evolve in terms of hardware and software, there is already more than enough there to change the way students learn. It’s no longer about quantity, but rather personalization, and this starts not with technology, but human beings.
There’s likely a new iPad getting unveiled in the very near future. Like, in the next couple of weeks kinda near future. What better time to take a step back and figure out how to actually use these devices in your classroom?
There’s more to the iPad than just apps. Just ask the always incredible Tom Barrett, creator of the below presentation.
Efforts by higher education institutes to gain Twitter followers, Facebook likes and YouTube views, while connecting with students on blogs and message boards, are paying off.
A recent survey of 7,000 high school students by Zinch, an online college resource, reveals university social media accounts are influential to students who are deciding between colleges and universities.
FORTUNE — “Overall, the higher education system is failing to prepare students with the needed digital and social skill set in any meaningful way,” says Dr. William Ward of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. “Higher education, like business, needs a culture shift.” For Ward, who goes by the handle @DR4WARD on Twitter and has nearly 10,000 followers, the imperative for more courses is clear. “Students with social media certification are getting better jobs and internships,” he says. “Those who harness social communications are in high demand and have an advantage.”
The ease of access to the system and the recent speculation on the Epic 2020 website that iTunes would someday become the dominant informal education platform in the world prompted me to take a closer look at the interface and its potential for current teacher use and future world domination.
From having the courage to experiment with different technologies to possessing online literacy, readers said being a tech-savvy student in the 21st century is about much more than learning how to use a certain software program or device—it’s about being able to adapt to what’s constantly changing.
There are many who haven’t heard about the flipped classroom, and many who have heard about it have a particular set of misconceptions about it. I would like to address both groups in this blog post through a FAQ about the flipped classroom.
There’s a whole new classroom model and it’s a sight to behold. The newest school system in Sweden look more like the hallways of Google or Pixar and less like a brick-and-mortar school you’d typically see. There are collaboration zones, houses-within-houses, and a slew of other features that are designed to foster “curiosity and creativity.” That’s according to Vittra, which runs 30 schools in Sweden. Their most recent school, Telefonplan School (see photos below) in Stockholm, could very well be the school of the future.
Schools were built upon the fundamental that teachers and knowledge and information were scarce. That is no longer the reality. Now, as so many more of us gain faster and broader access to the Web, all of those things are suddenly abundant. That means that the traditional role of school, to deliver an education, is quickly becoming less and less relevant. If we continue to see schools as the place where our children go to master a narrow list of content, knowledge and skills that were originally defined almost 150 years ago, we risk putting those kids out into the world with little idea of how to take advantage of the explosion of learning opportunities that now exist.
Sensing the excitement from online education tools like edX, Google has just unveiled a (very beta) version of its own course building software. If you’ve ever wanted to run your own online courses, this might be worth your time.
Well if you think file sharing takes much of your time then check out the list of the web tools included below and I am pretty sure you will change your mind .These tools are very easy to use and allows users to instantly share files without any need for sign-up or any software installation. Just ulpoad your file and you will get a generated link to share with others. Yes it is that simple.
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