Social media is broadly defined as online sites or tools where people create and share content in written and visual formats. Students are social beings and want to share their opinions publicly, so it’s easy to why social media sites hold such an appeal.
Perhaps that’s why teachers who used to be concerned with students texting, tweeting, pinning and posting during class time, have begun to harness the power of their students’ favorite online sites.
ooking for some powerful EdTech tools to try out in your class or probably use for your professional development?
This Symbaloo web mix created by Amy has you covered. The collection has around 50 wonderful educational tools and except for Knowable, an application we didn’t know before, all of the rest have been already reviewed here in the past.
This free interactive lesson about environmentally friendly ways to explore England's capital city is designed to help advanced English learners improve their vocabulary, practise their listening skills, and prepare for the Life in The UK Citizenship Test.
Watch a short video about green tourism in London, learn and review some useful English words and expressions, and complete an IELTS style multiple choice listening quiz. Practise your English with our free series of online lessons about British life, history, places and people.
Social Media has fast become part of many people's every day lives. With so much new technology being introduced today, there are many benefits and reasons for students to be using social media on a daily basis. Social Networks are being utilized by students not to just talk to their friends or share the cutest cat video they can find, but to make use of these networks to develop and enhance the student lifestyle. Many students are using websites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to market themselves to potential employers by setting up business pages and uploading videos for all to see.
Whiteboard animation videos are videos that draw themselves. They involve an animated use of images, shapes, characters, sounds and voice-overs to create a clip. This form of video production has been very popular recently and is widely used by some leading educational YouTube channels such as TED Ed and RSA Animate. Creating a whiteboard animation video is no longer a graphic designer's job. There are actually several web tools that allow you to easily put together an animated video with as simple tools as drag and drop. As a teacher, you can use these animations to create and share tutorials, presentations, step by tsp guides, and many more. Below are three of my favourite tools I would recommend for you:
We humans are naturally creative creatures. We seize every opportunity to put our ideas into action, and to use that infamous creative spark in our everyday lives.
So, it's only natural that using learner creativity when creating eLearning experiences can offer a variety of benefits. But how can an eLearning professional design and develop eLearning courses that capitalize on learner creativity, especially when dealing with subject matters that may be dry or even dull?
Fourth after Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter for social media referrals, StumbleUpon provides a more focused way of browsing the Internet for useful, relevant material than relying on the attention-vortex that is Google.
Just tell it what your interests are, and voila, it serves up a healthy helping of websites, photos and videos.
Not convinced? No worries. Take a look at these suggestions and we’ll soon have you jumping on board.
YouTube, for its problems, is a great place learn something new. Some channels are straightforward and instructional, but others use quirky and interesting people or approaches to teach you something new. Let's make a list of great ones worth subscribing to.
The brain is so exquisitely sensitive to language that it only takes six weeks of learning Chinese for the neurons of English speakers to rewire. And those whose brains are fully bilingual are more facile at learning generally.
What are some of the most encouraging known facts about learning? From taking a walk to learning a new language, there are countless things we can do to improve the way we learn. Below we list fifteen steps toward a better brain:
Digital literacy isn’t about knowing computers inside and out; it’s about using technology to change the way you think. If critical thinking skills haven’t yet become a part of your students’ digital citizenship, it’s time to rethink your teaching strategy.
T.H.E. Journal asked educators for the most creative storytelling apps available, and we did a little digging on our own, too. The tools and apps we found turn students into novelists, artists, and moviemakers with each tool bringing its own powerful mechanism for transforming the traditional narrative--both inside and outside the classroom...
"My philosophy on teaching online adult learners is centered on building a solid relationship that establishes the instructor first and foremost as the real person committed to the process of learning. This article is about the 5 elements you can use to achieve better connection and communication with online students."
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