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How Teachers Are Turning to Social Media to Extend Learning

How Teachers Are Turning to Social Media to Extend Learning | Pedagogy and technology of online learning | Scoop.it
Teachers are expanding the school day and enhancing learning through social media.
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Nik's QuickShout: Downloading Online video - iDesktop.tv

Nik's QuickShout: Downloading Online video - iDesktop.tv | Pedagogy and technology of online learning | Scoop.it

iDesktop.tv provides a really useful and user friendly service for anyone who wants to use video clips from sources like YouTube, but doesn't want their students looking around at anything unsuitable, or for anyone who has ever found a really useful clip, only to go back later and find it has moved or been removed.

 

You can use the site to search through a huge collection of videos from various video sharing sites and when you find something you like the site will download and convert it to a file type of your choosing.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 10, 2013 1:17 PM

A very useful tool for k-12 virtual, flipped, or blended classrooms.

Scott Langston's curator insight, August 11, 2013 2:37 AM

Invaluable for grabbing video you want to use repeatedly...

Lisa Purvin Oliner's curator insight, August 12, 2013 9:55 AM

Speed is an Invaluable Commodity in Classrooms and Lecture Halls: Students' Need for Readiness and Efficiency


To convey knowledge to the students we currently teach, over preparation is still better than too little. iDesk.tv is one way to appear totally prepared and knowledgeable about the world outside of classrooms and lecture halls. Because most students engage social media at hyper-speed, and this disposition is ingrained and forecasts how they will 'work' in the future, facilitators need to prove that their desktops are organized to meet that relatively new inclination and perception.


iDesk allows facilitators to take advantage of teachable moments (Havighurst, 1952) or switch media quickly to prevent digression or loss of direction toward a thematic objective. Furthermore, allowing students to see their Symbaloo homepage (for instance) prepared for a lesson unit or entire course with tiles that are subject specific and linked to pertinent lesson materials, theories, and videos (as on iDesk) models how they too can harness the semiotic power of their multimodality (Hull & Nelson, 2005) worlds. Also, don't be too quick to judge this attitude unfriendly to speakers of other languages because visual online preparedness allows instructors to return to subject matter seamlessly if informal assessment proves the need.


http://www.symbaloo.com/

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14 New Kidblog Features You’re Guaranteed to Love! | Kidblog

14 New Kidblog Features You’re Guaranteed to Love! | Kidblog | Pedagogy and technology of online learning | Scoop.it

"Kidblog is thrilled to announce a massive update! We’ve listened to our users and made the world’s best student-publishing platform even better with a plethora of new features for teachers and students."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 2, 2013 10:06 PM

Do you want your students to have authentic writing experiences online that they may share with their classmates. Do your students blog? Do you blog? If you are not blogging with your class you should look at Kiddblog, a safe and simple location to set up blogs for your students. Kidblog has come out with 14 new features (based on user feedback). Accounts are free for students and you maintain control over every students' blog. Below are five of the new features.

* Are you a Google Apps school? If so you can sign up through Google and the student name and password will stay the same!

* Private comments - You may now leave a private comment for a student. That's right, no one else will be able to see it.

* "Comment for Me" - "Students now have a comment feed that displays all comments left for them across your entire Kidblog class community."

* Media Uploads - It is now easier to upload photos and videos.

* Student Dashboard - Students now have their own dashboard that provides stats about their posts and more.

An additional nine features are available if you click through to the site.

Yasemin Allsop's curator insight, September 3, 2013 4:04 PM

I love kidblog, so easy to use!