Share on FacebookTweet ThisGoogle+Pin ItLinkedIn Whether you’re a new Twitter user or a seasoned pro, there are probably some things you should know. From the key terms to the hashtags to how long your tweets should be. In an effort to help share some of the best bits of wisdom we’ve learned over the years, …
Jo Blannin - Innovative Learning's insight:
Are you new to Twitter ? Maybe you're a seasoned pro who often has to explain the twitterverse to those around you.
Struggle no more! This brief article and EXCELLENT one pager will get those newbies going in no time! Print it off, download and save to iPad, make it your computer screensaver or pop it on the iWB in the staffroom...share the Twitter love!
With my Doctorate Student hat on - this article is great. Nice and reasuring! I try and stick to office hours as much as possible. And make up the time I miss when the temptation to have coffee with a friend is too much!! #phdchat #edchat #DEDstudent #gradschool
"Stories have captivated us as a species since the dawn of man. Through stories, we have passed on traditions, remembered the past, and carried information across the millennia.
And it's not just our ancestors who harnessed the power of stories, either. Stories still work to reach people, which is why we see businesses turning to the power of storytelling in branding efforts, marketing campaigns, corporate strategies, and even eLearning courses and business presentations."
Do you work with older students? Then you will enjoy this article about storytelling in learning. Great for introducing studnets to the need to structure online presentations as well as traditional, writing tasks.
Reading a good online presentation (from TED maybe) and then asking students to map the presentation to the story outline in this article will reinforce this learning for them.
Let me know if you give this a go - I've done similar activities with videos and story structures in primary schools and the students loved investigating the hidden structure!
“ The invention of fire and the wheel – nice. But from the first cave paintings to the beginnings of logographs, and then of course the alphabet, human achievement has been tied closely with how we put our thoughts across. Come to think of it, we are still learning how to communicate. Twitter and Facebook are…”
Via David W. Deeds
Great list and quick read on why you should be considering blogging with your students. Not sure about the leadership comments at the bottom but the classroom and pedagogy ideas are great. What would you add to this list?
I love this graphic of the difference between Personalisation, Differenctiation and Individulisation. We often use the words interchangeably but as with anything, the language becomes important when you are trying to communicate to people - including teachers.
I've used this with teachers at my school, in small groups, to talk about what it is we are actually doing in the classroom....
Have you tried AR with your students? Start small with a treasure hunt around the classroom and build from there. Our prep (5-year-old) students love this - gives independence and decision making skills a run for their money!
Play can release code from the rules and structures that drive it.
Jo Blannin - Innovative Learning's insight:
These games bring coding into the classroom nice and easily! It's not hard to see how these would engage children and the coding concepts behind them are a good start to the analytic and logical thinking required for more in-depth computing. The new Australian curriculum will likely have a focus on these thinking and coding skills - these resources (and this article) is a good place to start!
Love this infographic - walks students (Grade 5 +) through the use of Google search strategies. I've put this up in the classroom so that I can refer to it. With primary school kids, its not really a 'work alone' resource but it is great for using as a reference point to direct their research and search skills.
Is your school looking at a BYOD program? Maybe you're concerned about managing a range of devices and platforms in your classroom. This article gives a good graphic overview of the challenges and benefits of a multi-platform set up.
Blogging is an excellent way of motivating students to develop a lifelong love of learning. Writing is a process, and when they learn this they will be able to apply the skills to other aspects of their schooling.
Flevy Tools is a free PowerPoint plugin that provides a set of automated diagramming tools for Waterfall Charts, Approach Diagrams, Step Box Diagrams, Harvey Ball Diagrams, Gantt Charts, Circular Approach Diagrams, Pyramid Diagrams, Relationship...