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50 Education Twitter Hashtags Perfect For Parents

50 Education Twitter Hashtags Perfect For Parents | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it

As a parent, it’s important to be a part of the discussion about education. Informed parents can make a difference, not just in the lives of their own children, but in schools, policy, and more.

 

You can stay in the loop and contribute your opinion by taking part in these Twitter chats and using these hashtags. Check out our list, and you’ll find more than 30 of the most relevant and useful hashtags for parents interested in education today.


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Kids as Game Designers: Fostering Creativity and Thoughtfulness with Online Learning

Kids as Game Designers: Fostering Creativity and Thoughtfulness with Online Learning | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
Much of what we hear when people talk about games for learning may be behind the potential of video games to teach traditional content, but there's also a very exciting, and increasingly popular trend in education of kids as game designers.

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Knowmia - Thousands of Video Lessons on Every Subject

Knowmia - Thousands of Video Lessons on Every Subject | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
Search thousands of tutorial videos on any subject from the worlds best teachers. Before you know it, you'll know it.

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Beth Panitz, Ed.D.'s comment, August 18, 2012 11:05 AM
Great website for High School.
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Thoughts of a Cyber Hero: 40 Sites for Educational Games

Thoughts of a Cyber Hero: 40 Sites for Educational Games | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it

"With the start of school right around the corner, I decided to revisit a post I've done on sites for educational games. This list I've compiled has a nice mix of subjects and grade levels that teachers can use w/ their students.

 

*This list is in alphabetical order."


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The History 2.0 Classroom: Back to School App-pack

The History 2.0 Classroom: Back to School App-pack | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it

A list of apps structured around specific classroom goals ...


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Live from Mars - see hundreds of images from Mars as they are received by mission scientists

Every week, THEMIS takes several hundred images of the surface of Mars, and you can see them here as they are received by mission scientists. As you watch, you'll see many kinds of geologic features scroll by. Some will look recognizable, others may be harder to figure out. To see all kinds of Martian features imaged by THEMIS, visit the THEMIS Images by Topic Gallery.

 

Because THEMIS images are very large and would load slowly, the images you see here have been reduced in resolution; full-resolution THEMIS images are available through the Mars Planetary Image Explorer and NASA's Planatary Data System.


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CCTV Learn Chinese

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This site has a collection of many hundreds of video lessons for learning Mandarin Chinese from China's national broadcaster. These videos introduce some Chinese culture and the first few programmes are for complete beginners, but by the end of the series, and after some hard work, your Mandarin will be 非常好.

http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Mandarin+%26+Chinese+culture


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Best iPad Apps for Art Education, 2012 | ArtSite Blog

Best iPad Apps for Art Education, 2012 | ArtSite Blog | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it

"The new school year is about to begin so it’s time to take a look at what’s available in the app store for art teachers and students. Here are my top picks from the current crop:"


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MmeHawtree's curator insight, June 29, 2013 11:07 PM

Arts and technology do go together. Here is a collection of iPad apps to check out.

Jennifer McCarthy's curator insight, July 16, 2013 1:10 PM

Great additions for my classroom!

janebeck's curator insight, May 31, 2016 10:21 AM
Artset in particular looks very user friendly.  Some really good app ideas for digital pedagogy in visual arts
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For President, I Want the Guy Who's Failed

For President, I Want the Guy Who's Failed | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it

"Before Election Day, the presidential candidates will be asked a litany of questions to help us determine their positions on the major issues: Where do you stand on foreign policy; how will you reduce the deficit; who should pay more in taxes and who should pay less? I'll leave it to others to ask these questions. In most cases, the answers will be preprogrammed and predictable.

 

I'd lean toward a different set of answers from the presidential hopefuls — answers to questions I ask candidates for positions in my own company. I don't claim to have the expertise to be president, and I acknowledge the uniqueness of the challenges facing the country's largest enterprise — one with 330 million customers, an equal number of shareholders, and a staff of more than 4.4 million (that's a lot of birthday cakes in the company kitchen). However, I have run enough successful companies to learn a few things about choosing a successful leader. What I want to know most doesn't have to do with plans and promises. What I want to know is how our presidential candidates think and solve problems."

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Progressive Education

"If progressive education doesn’t lend itself to a single fixed definition, that seems fitting in light of its reputation for resisting conformity and standardization. Any two educators who describe themselves as sympathetic to this tradition may well see it differently, or at least disagree about which features are the most important.

Talk to enough progressive educators, in fact, and you’ll begin to notice certain paradoxes: Some people focus on the unique needs of individual students, while others invoke the importance of a community of learners; some describe learning as a process, more journey than destination, while others believe that tasks should result in authentic products that can be shared.[1]

What It Is

Despite such variations, there are enough elements on which most of us can agree so that a common core of progressive education emerges, however hazily. And it really does make sense to call it a tradition, as I did a moment ago. Ironically, what we usually call “traditional” education, in contrast to the progressive approach, has less claim to that adjective — because of how, and how recently, it has developed. As Jim Nehring at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell observed, “Progressive schools are the legacy of a long and proud tradition of thoughtful school practice stretching back for centuries” — including hands-on learning, multiage classrooms, and mentor-apprentice relationships — while what we generally refer to as traditional schooling “is largely the result of outdated policy changes that have calcified into conventions.”[2] (Nevertheless, I’ll use the conventional nomenclature in this article to avoid confusion.)

It’s not all or nothing, to be sure. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a school — even one with scripted instruction, uniforms, and rows of desks bolted to the floor — that has completely escaped the influence of progressive ideas. Nor have I seen a school that’s progressive in every detail. Still, schools can be characterized according to how closely they reflect a commitment to values such as these:....."
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Back to School 2012 – Start your “year of empowerment” now! | Generation YES Blog

"Start the year off with hands on


Think you need to wait for kids to settle down and learn the basics before you let them do projects and hands-on work? Not according to this expert teacher.

 

What tech vision will you share?


What message does your Acceptable Use Policy send when it goes home with students for them and their parents to sign? This year, change overly complex, negative language to language that celebrates the potential of technology – and students.

 

Games for collaboration and teamwork

 

Want to create a more collaborative, constructivist classroom? Instead of traditional icebreakers, try these games that encourage collaboration and teamwork.

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12 Most Stupendous Tricks You Can Perform with an RSS Feed

"One of the most important tools a blogger has is their RSS feed. It is not all about the subscriber count. We can make our feed a very prominent aspect of our promotion activities.

Here are 12 tricks that will take your feed from invisible to an essential part of your daily routine."
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45 Simple Twitter Tips Everyone Should Know About

45 Simple Twitter Tips Everyone Should Know About | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
"Are you a tweetin’ teacher? Do you rely on tweets for your extended PLN? Whether you use the service or not, there’s a whole world of information being shared and you should start taking part.

But if you’ve been too nervous or unsure about HOW to actually use Twitter as efficiently as possible… the wait is over. We’ve offered up plenty of tips and tricks for Twitter but never anything like this."
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The Current State Of Social Networks (2012 Edition)

The Current State Of Social Networks (2012 Edition) | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it

Have you wondered what is going on with social networks? This article and infographic show the "newest statistics" Ignite Social Media has been looking at social networks since 2008 and this updates their previous reports. Learn which social networks are doing well, which ones have the most educated users, the networks with the youngest and oldest users demographic and much more. To see the original reports check out http://bit.ly/2012-social-analysis.


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Voscreen

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This is an interesting tool for developing your understanding of different languages through the use of short video clips. Just watch the video clip and test your inderstanding.


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Juan Fernández's comment, August 21, 2012 11:05 AM
it´s a shame it is only for learners of English...
Ricard Garcia's comment, August 22, 2012 2:16 AM
Indeed, Juan, una pena... espero que alguien lo pueda adaptar...
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Curate Educational Content Discovery and Collection with instaGrok Search

Robin Good: Instagrok is a web-based app that makes it easy to find relevant information on a specific topic, and to collect the bits that are of most value to you.

 

Instagrok presents itself with a search interface in which the results are represented as a dynamic mindmap whose nodes can be explored by simply clicking on them.

 

In addition, on the right side of the screen Instagrok provides an aggregated selection of:

a) key facts

b) educational web sites articles on the topic

c) video clips

d) images

e) quizzes

f) glossaries

 

Any information item in these sections can be easily collected and stored inside your personal Journal, an automatic bibliography-builder which captures any and all of your peferred items.

 

Key facts, web site content, glossaries, images and video sections offer lots of useful materials instantly, while I am a bit more skeptical about the value and effectiveness of quizzes.

 

Though the interface leaves lots to be desired and has a typical "academic" feel, the content and results that were offered me in my tests were quite good and the use of pins to build an annotated journal of resource son a topic seems to me to be very effective.

 

Free to use.

 

Blog review: http://gettingsmart.com/blog/2012/08/smart-searching-just-got-smarter-instagrok/

 

PDF brochure: www.instagrok.com/brochure.pdf

 

Try it out now: http://www.instagrok.com

 

 


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Planet Records Fourth-Warmest July on Record

Planet Records Fourth-Warmest July on Record | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
"July was the fourth-warmest such month on record globally, and the 329th consecutive month with a global-average surface temperature above the 20th-century average, according to an analysis released Wednesday by the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC).

The combined-average July temperature over global land and ocean surfaces was 61.52°F, which was 1.12°F above the 20th-century average. This was the 36th straight July with a global temperature above the 20th-century average.

The last time the globe experienced a cooler-than-average July occurred in 1976, when Gerald Ford was the U.S. president.

The globally averaged temperature over land areas was the third highest for July on record. For Northern Hemisphere land areas only, however, it was the warmest July on record, which is significant since this is where most of the planet’s land masses are located."
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Real-time Earthquake Map

Real-time Earthquake Map | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, responsible for monitoring, reporting, and researching earthquakes and earthquake hazards...

 

This map represents the 1079 earthquakes with magnitudes higher than 2.5 that have occured in the last 30 days.  You can customize the map to display different data at any scale.  There is detailed information about each earthquake in this great dataset. 


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Trisha Klancar's comment, August 18, 2012 8:33 AM
I've used this often and kids love it. It is visual and allows them to realize what is happening at that very moment and PERHAPS gets them to see the world doesn't revolve around them! hee,hee
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Ayn Rand Institute finds dilemma in radical author's evolving legacy

Ayn Rand Institute finds dilemma in radical author's evolving legacy | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it

Once peripheral, Rand has veered close to the mainstream, garnering unprecedented influence thanks to US politicians.

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Why Do We Focus On Finland? A Must-Have Guidebook

Why Do We Focus On Finland? A Must-Have Guidebook | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it

Read this well-written article to learn why so many education reformers are enamored with Finnish education and what their system can teach us about reforming our own.


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33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have

33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
"Every single teacher is concerned about his/ her teaching practices and the skills involved in this process. How many times have you wondered about a better way to teach the same lesson you have delivered to an eariler class? How often have you used technology to engage your students and improve their learning ? These are some recurring questions we keep regurgitating each time our teaching skills are put to the test."

"There is no blinking the fact  that the type of students we teach today are completely different from last century's. We , definitely, need to look at some of the skills we, as teachers, need to equip ourselves with to better live up to the challenge. Among all the challenges we would have in education, there is not as daunting a challenge as catching students focus and getting them engaged in the learning process. For this particular reason, and in addition to the skills I initially mentioned in 21st Century Teaching Skills article, I would like to provide you  with another list of  some equally important digital skills that you, as a teacher, need to seriously consider if you want to pave the way for the 21st century teaching. I have added a list of web tools under each skill for teachers to better exploit it.

Please, remember that I have spent many laborious hours working on  this post and all I ask is a credit back to Educational Technology and Mobile Learning when re-using this content somewhere else."


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GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC's curator insight, January 31, 2013 1:07 AM

Applies student-levels for tech requirements, also HE

Kathryn LeGrove's curator insight, July 21, 2013 8:46 PM

hope this helps

Miep Carstensen's comment, September 17, 2013 6:52 PM
very useful information with links to delve further and learn vital skills
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Dozens of Plagiarism Incidents Are Reported in Coursera's Free Online Courses

Dozens of Plagiarism Incidents Are Reported in Coursera's Free Online Courses | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
"Students taking free online courses offered by the startup company Coursera have reported dozens of incidents of plagiarism, even though the courses bear no academic credit. This week a professor leading one of the so-called Massive Open Online Courses posted a plea to his 39,000 students to stop plagiarizing, and Coursera's leaders say they will review the issue and consider adding plagiarism-detection software in the future.

In recent weeks, students in at least three Coursera humanities courses have complained of plagiarized assignments by other students. The courses use peer grading, so each student is asked to grade and offer comments on the work of fellow students.

'I just graded my second batch of peer essays and was saddened to find one of them was lifted from Wikipedia,' wrote one student in the discussion forums for the course, 'Fantasy and Science Fiction.'"

Many students in the discussion expressed surprise that their peers would resort to fraudulent behavior in a noncredit course. Students who complete a course can get a certificate attesting to that accomplishment, but so far the courses do not count for credit at any university."
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New Teacher Task-Force Created to Boost Student Achievement

New Teacher Task-Force Created to Boost Student Achievement | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it

"Last [month], the Obama Administration announced plans to improve the quality of education in areas that, according to Associated Press reporter Josh Lederman, “hold the key to future economic growth,” and, in turn, help close the achievement gap between U.S. students and their international peers. The administration proposed spending $1 billion on a Master Teacher Corps composed of high-performing teachers to help boost student achievement in science, technology, math, and engineering.

 

According to the Associated Press, a 2012 report released by the President’s Council of Advisers on Science and Technology found that the U.S must increase the number of students receiving degrees in the fields of math and sciences by 34 percent in order to keep up with economic demand."

 

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"The STEM Master Teacher Corps will begin with 50 exceptional STEM teachers established in 50 sites and will be expanded over four years to reach 10,000 Master Teachers. The Corps will use their expertise in STEM subjects and teaching to mentor math and science teachers and inspire students."

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Edtech MOOC, January 2013?

"During my sabbatical year (July 1/12 to June 30/13), I plan to focus on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) as one of my key areas of research. To do so, I’m considering planning, organizing and facilitating a semester-long MOOC focused on educational technology starting January 2013. I am envisioning the course to be somewhat similar to my EC&I 831 course, but with the focus more explicitly on the integration of technology in teaching, learning & professional development (hands-on sessions exploring major categories of tools with a focus on pedagogy & literacy).

I’m thinking that this course would be relevant to teachers, administrators, preservice teachers, teacher educators, librarians, parents and likely many others hoping to sharpen their understanding of emerging skills and literacies. Also, it would be great to have newbies involved (people that are fairly new to educational technology and/or those we wouldn’t normally find on Twitter). However, before I get too far along in this, I want to make sure there is interest from both those that would enroll, and those that would help develop & facilitate the experience.

So, is there a need for this sort of thing? Is there anyone willing to help plan the experience? Anyone interested in participating in a course like this? Any thoughts on what we could do to make this successful? I’d love to hear from you."
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What You Believe Shapes How You Teach

"Love. It's not the word we toss around in the staff lounge. It's not the word in the P.D. we attend. But if I have any hope that this whole education thing will pan out, it has to be through love. Pithy, perhaps. But not in the face of the hope of an immigrant student struggling through the present progressive and wanting so badly to believe that hope exists in this land.

Love in the midst of the beautiful and the broken.

And maybe that's what drives my teaching. I don't know. Not yet. Maybe never. But if I believe that humanity is bold and beautiful and fragile all the same, maybe I have a shot doing something meaningful this year. It is in these little moments that the big questions matter the most and it is the big questions that ultimately drive everything that a teacher does."
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