"Whether you’re new to the Twitter game or a seasoned pro, there’s always something to learn. Teachers know that better than anyone. Learning is a lifelong process and figuring out social media is no different. I was pretty excited to come across this handy chart of quick tips for teachers using Twitter because it showcases the A-to-Z tips which will help you get off to a good start. Literally. It’s an A-to-Z walkthrough. Pretty good.
In this graphic from Fedena (a school management software maker), you’ll likely spot more than a few tips you already know. However, you should be able to discover a couple new ones that will help you up your Twitter game. For example, I really like the second tip on how to properly use Twitter. There’s certainly a level of etiquette you should follow. Don’t be spammy. Don’t over-tweet or overshare, and don’t take credit for someone else’s work. That’s a super handy tip to always keep int he back of your mind whether you’re talking about social media or just life in general!"
A makerspace is a collaborative work space inside a school, library or separate public/private facility for making, learning, exploring and sharing that uses high tech to no tech tools. These spaces are open to kids, adults, and entrepreneurs and have a variety of maker equipment including 3D printers, laser cutters, cnc machines, soldering irons and even sewing machines. A makerspace however doesn’t need to include all of these machines or even any of them to be considered a makerspace. If you have cardboard, legos and art supplies you’re in business. It’s more of the maker mindset of creating something out of nothing and exploring your own interests that’s at the core of a makerspace. These spaces are also helping to prepare those who need the critical 21st century skills in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). They provide hands on learning, help with critical thinking skills and even boost self-confidence. Some of the skills that are learned in a makerspace pertain to electronics, 3d printing, 3D modeling, coding, robotics and even woodworking, Makerspaces are also fostering entrepreneurship and are being utilized as incubators and accelerators for business startups. There have already been some amazing success stories that have come out of makerspaces to date.
Flowboard is a storytelling and presentation app that allows creating side-scrolling publications with the help of photos, videos, text and photo galleries. Whether you are looking to tell your story in the form of your personal photo collection, wish to share ideas or require creating and presenting a presentation right from your iPad, Flowboard can help you get the job done without requiring the use of PowerPoint or Keynote.
"he moment Thinglink fans like me have been waiting for… The unveiling of the brand-new Thinglink app!
Yep! One of my favorite edtech tools has finally gone mobile! That’s right! The Thinglink nation now has the ability to create cool interactive images on the go! What could be better?
Here’s how it works: Choose a picture from your camera roll or capture a new image of your travels, family, pets, etc. then add text, video and Twitter tags to make your favorite moments come alive. But you’re not done yet! Share your interactive photo greeting across social media networks and/or email."
Now, with nearly 20 years of middle and high school teaching behind me, I still respect the writing process approach and its benefits. I also recognize that the nature of writing has changed tremendously over those two decades due to the significant influence of digital tools and sources. Of course, today’s composers still must meet the commonly accepted conventions of the genre in which they are engaged, but our visual digital culture creates different demands than did the primarily print text-based world.
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As a result of recent learning and teaching developments, teachers are being trained to use ICT to develop more innovative teaching methods, and students are invariably required to use electronic information resources as part of their assignments. Networked internet access is now the norm in both primary and secondary schools, available not only in the school library but in computer suites and classrooms. Teachers and school librarians are increasingly aware that information literacy is a key skill needed by today's students, who are tomorrow's workers within the knowledge economy. The need for educators to understand how to help students to become effective information users is paramount. This book offers teachers and school librarians the means to exploit the internet effectively both as a learning and a teaching resource; in particular to hone their skills in accessing the most relevant parts of the internet to provide suitable information sources to aid students' learning. It offers valuable insights into information literacy and provides helpful examples of the most effective ways of teaching information skills. The book is a vital resource for all teachers and school librarians, and is relevant in all areas of the world. It is equally of use to head teachers and to professional educators and managers up to further education level. It should be on reading lists of all education institutions offering teacher training courses.
"Having accumulated a modest experience in dealing with educational iPad apps, we deem it important that we share with you some of the learning goals you should keep in mind when using iPad with your students. We have particularly associated sets of educational iPad apps with each learning goal to make it easier for you to achieve the targeted goal.
We’ve all endured “death by PowerPoint.” It’s a painful experience for the audience and probably not all that fun for the presenter either. To help my students deliver effective presentations—free of those deadly bullet points—I have my go-to applications.
"I don’t write about or recommend many apps but this is a free app with wins for the teacher & wins for the student. It’s really simple to use and has got some great features. It’s advertised as a picture collage app but really it is much more. It has some features too which you’d expect to find on paid apps such as Diptic."
"This is a post several of you have been looking for, I know this from the emails I have been receiving from you. Now you have a great video tutorial on how to use Google Drive app to create documentation, spreadsheets, tutorials, and PDF annotation all from the palm of your hand using your own iPad."
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