The Guardian (blog) How to teach … a new class The Guardian (blog) Let's start with some ideas on behaviour management shared by Paul Dix: "Positive ways to manage behaviour" is a mine of information on how to get things right for a new class, or...
Piktochart is a great tool that I have been personally using to create infographics to share with you. I have reviewed this tool in several instances here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning and am glad to hear that some of you have found it equally useful.
"Good essential questions engender other good questions. It is therefore useful to think of a family of related questions as anchoring a course and a unit, and also to make clear to students that their questions that arise naturally are part of clarifying the essential questions."
"Grasping the structure of a subject is understanding and holding it in a relevant memory category. This becomes a neural network that be used for transfer, where it can link with other networks for application beyond the original learning situation."
Have you checked out Learnist? It is one of the newer educational social networks. This post suggest ten ways you could use Learnist in your classroom. Although geared to high school students the ideas are useful in most grade levels. Each suggested way to use Learnist includes ideas to help you create a Learnist board for your class. Ideas for using Learnist include:
* Organizing materials
* Combatting boredom
* Teach research skills
Check out the post for additional ideas as well as links to some learning boards!
Abstract: In today's hypermedia landscape, youth and young adults are increasingly using social media platforms, online aggregators and mobile applications for daily information use. Communication educators, armed with a host of free, easy-to-use online tools, have the ability to create dynamic approaches to teaching and learning about information and communication flow online. In this paper we explore the concept of curation as a student- and creation-driven pedagogical tool to enhance digital and media literacy education. We present a theoretical justification for curation and present six key ways that curation can be used to teach about critical thinking, analysis and expression online. We utilize a case study of the digital curation platform Storify to explore how curation works in the classroom, and present a framework that integrates curation pedagogy into core media literacy education learning outcomes.
Keywords: Media Literacy, Curation, Civic Engagement, Digital Learning
Learning is all about asking questions and finding answers to them. An inquisitive mind is one that goes beyond the status quo and probes deep below surface meanings. To foster such kind of thinking inside our classroom requires some hard work and a serious investment in time and efforts. We, as teachers and educators, need to prepare the right environment where inquisitive minds can nourish and grow. We need to water this environment with a culture of asking questions.
Digital citizenship is not a one time discussion. It is an ongoing process that needs to be taught to all grade levels and to all stakeholders. The problem is that things are changing so rapidly that it is difficult for everyone to keep up to date with the trends. Everyone has to be educated and develop an understanding of the role digital citizenship plays in our everyday lives. There is so much that goes into being a digital citizen; from taking photos of others to knowing when it is appropriate to share something online.
"Google+ for Schools is a short guide created by Eric Curts, a Google certified teacher. I have just finished reading it now and thought you might be interested in having a glance as well.This document walks you through a step by step process to learn everything you need in order to start leveraging the power of this social networking platform in schools."
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.