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How Can Teachers Prepare Kids for a Connected World?

How Can Teachers Prepare Kids for a Connected World? | Social media and education | Scoop.it
Educators are always striving to find ways to make curriculum relevant in students’ everyday lives. More and more teachers are using social media around les

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 10, 2013 3:40 PM

Interesting article about making learning relevent, playful and connected.  Mindshift.

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How Twitter is Reinventing Collaboration Among Educators

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TWITTER TRANSFORMS EDUCATORS


Before the advent of Twitter, most educators I know had limited opportunities to collaborate with colleagues outside their building. Some subscribed to listservs or participated in online forums, but these outlets lacked critical mass; teachers also networked at in-person conferences and training sessions, but these isolated events didn't provide ongoing support.

 

Enter Twitter. I've heard many educators say that Twitter is the most effective way to collaborate and that they've learned more with Twitter than they have from years of formal professional development.

 

Here are some of the specific ways educators are using Twitter to collaborate:

 

Read more:

http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2012/09/how-twitter-is-reinventing-collaboration-among-educators272.html

 


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Sonia Thomas's curator insight, May 27, 2013 6:53 PM

Twitter provides a great opportunity to collaborate with educators outside of your local physical community. The exchange of ideas and perspectives can reenergize your career. “Twitter is often just the introduction — the virtual handshake that opens the door to a deeper collaboration”