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edWeb: A professional online community for educators

edWeb: A professional online community for educators | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
edWeb is a free online community for professional educators, offering networking, resource sharing, collaboration, and professional development webinars.

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Truly professional online community!

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, December 17, 2013 12:21 PM

Wanting to connect with other teachers or learn some professional development, edweb has some great tools!

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The Ups And Downs Of Social Media Use Among Teenagers [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Ups And Downs Of Social Media Use Among Teenagers [INFOGRAPHIC] | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
This infographic take a closer look on social media use among teens, like their most favorite and important network.

Via Linda Dougherty, Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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      Social Media privacy is of concern to parents and teachers of our young people. Cybersafety is an important new skill for everyone.

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, October 20, 2013 9:24 PM
Share for Digital Citizenship Week, October 21-25, 2013
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So many teens have social media and use a variety of sites!

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Online Learning: From Beginning to MOOCs - Infographic

Online Learning: From Beginning to MOOCs - Infographic | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
Some Massive Open Online Classes (MOOCs) have brought together over 250,000 students. Wow.
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From 0  -250,000+ students!    This is the future of education. :-)

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6 Strategies For Engaging Boys In The Classroom

6 Strategies For Engaging Boys In The Classroom | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
6 Strategies For Engaging Boys In The Classroom
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    Here are six concrete, realistic teaching strategies, geared specifically towards boys. Take a close look at the Infogram. You might be surprised at the results shown there!

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Why Read?

Understanding the importance and value of reading in our daily lives.

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This Prezi is an excellent example of using visual learning, to make a point!

Thanks to Jacqui Denaro!

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Deborah Welsh's curator insight, May 22, 2013 7:27 PM

Thank you Jacqui Denaro! 

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Digital Learning Day: Resource Roundup

Digital Learning Day: Resource Roundup | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
The second annual Digital Learning Day is on February 6, 2013. We've compiled some useful resources on digital learning to help you celebrate the day with your class.
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Today is Digital Learning Day! This outstanding site from Edutopia has 25 top digital resources for you to explore and celebrate with your class. Enjoy!

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How The iPad Is Being Used For Mobile Learning | Edudemic

How The iPad Is Being Used For Mobile Learning | Edudemic | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

How The iPad Is Being Used For Mobile Learning


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Middle School iPad Apps

Middle School iPad Apps | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

Another list from the Palm Beach schools, this time over 110 apps for Middle Schoolers. Enjoy!


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How To Set Restrictions On Your Child's iPad

How To Set Restrictions On Your Child's iPad | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

We have had a lot of discussions this year with parents about how they can monitor their child's iPad usage and keep tabs on their activity. The video above takes a quick look at how parents can set restrictions for a variety of resources on the iPad.


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Kids AppFriday: April 27, 2012 - Free or Discounted Apps! - Fun Educational Apps: Best Apps for Kids Reviews iPad / iPhone / iPod

Kids AppFriday: April 27, 2012 - Free or Discounted Apps! - Fun Educational Apps: Best Apps for Kids Reviews iPad / iPhone / iPod | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
Time for another great AppFriday! Some special offers to let you discover many great discounted or free apps for your kids. Fun Educational Apps wishes you a Happy AppFriday!

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Glad you like it! We need more sites like this. :-)
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How Students Can Use Social Media To Actually Learn Real World Skills | Edudemic

How Students Can Use Social Media To Actually Learn Real World Skills | Edudemic | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

  "The times, they are a changin'  ". Real world skills are changing, too!

Everyone (not just students) needs real world skills, in today's hectic world:

communication,collaboration,social media...


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45 apps in 45 minutes from iPad Sammy!

45 apps in 45 minutes from iPad Sammy! | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

Webmix of web 2.0 tools for educators - 45 tools in 45 minutes. This is so cool ! We all need time-savers. This is it, for Educational (& other)  Leaders. See for yourself !

Be prepared to discover new and practical uses for your followers. Enjoy!


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12 Things Students Should Never Do on Social Media

12 Things Students Should Never Do on Social Media | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
The last thing young people want is another set of rules. But these days, social media comes with great responsibility.
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     This article contains practical, constructive  advice and guidelines for young people and their teachers. This is another great post from Mashable's Stepanie Buck!

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Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013

The Top 100 Tools for Learning was compiled from the votes of over 500 learning professionals in workplace learning and education from 48 countries worldwide in (@lia_ciocirlia You need to see the 2013 version http://t.co/S6A3ec0cr5)...
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Jane Hart's outstanding List of Best Learning Tools for 2013!

Be prepared to delve into each of these. 

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FETC Free Online Educational Conference Starts October 10th!

FETC Free Online Educational Conference Starts October 10th! | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

Check out this free !00% Online Virtual Conference:

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   Calling all Educators!  Register today for this amazing conference with: Keynote Speakers; new products; free take-aways; networking; collaborative opportunities, LIVE interactive sessions; much more. 

Pass it on! :-)

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How To Use Evernote: The Unofficial Manual

How To Use Evernote: The Unofficial Manual | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

"Why do you want to use Evernote? There’s a lot I could say, but to begin I’ll say one thing: I willingly opened up my wallet to pay for a premium subscription to Evernote. I can count on one hand how many services have compelled me to do that."


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Thanks, John, for another amazingly useful Scoop! Use Evernote to find all your online documents, pictures, notes, etc. in one great place.

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iPad in Construction's curator insight, June 18, 2013 2:58 PM

Evernote is an awesome tool for any mobile professional.

Louise Quo Vadis's curator insight, June 18, 2013 7:53 PM

Excellent information here about Evernote, There are so many things I don't know. It boggles the mind.

Steven Dopheide's curator insight, June 21, 2013 11:36 AM

Evernote: a tool every teacher should be familiar with.

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The 55 Best Free Education Apps For iPad | TeachThought

The 55 Best Free Education Apps For iPad | TeachThought | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

"Finding apps isn’t difficult. Finding education apps is only a bit more challenging. Finding free education apps is also possible. Finding free education apps worth downloading is a different story entirely.

 

The following is our list for the 55 best apps for learning we can find. Some are formal learning–math drilling and phonics, for example–while others are RSS readers, social media platforms, and the like. Nonetheless, these represent the 55 best we could find as of Q1 2013."


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     Just in time for the Ontario March Break from classes, comes this great article from teachthought.com! Who doesn't like Free?

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Ralph Springett's curator insight, March 8, 2013 8:45 PM

For an institute the management and filtering of information is very important. Sure there are apps, sure they are free or cheap, but which ones are useful for students at University A.

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thank you!
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Innovate My School - Anti-bullying advice and guidance for schools

Innovate My School - Anti-bullying advice and guidance for schools | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

Since 2006, the Education Inspections Act has made it the legal responsibility of every headteacher to ensure their school's behavioural policy addresses the prevention of bullying in all forms.This timely report is very relevant in today's society. In extreme cases, bullying can lead to feelings of depression, worthlessness, and even suicide.


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Cyber-bullying and youth sharing images electronically are in the news - Net Newsledger

Cyber-bullying and youth sharing images electronically are in the news - Net Newsledger | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
Net NewsledgerCyber-bullying and youth sharing images electronically are in the newsNet NewsledgerTHUNDER BAY – Editorial – The issue of cyber-bullying and youth sharing images electronically are in the news in Thunder Bay and across Canada.
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The Best Social Networks for Kids Under 13 | Time

The Best Social Networks for Kids Under 13 | Time | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

"While reality can be scary, there are plenty of safe sites designed for kids under 13. Still, all the kid-friendly social networking sites in the world won’t help if kids find the adult versions more fun. We researched kid-friendly sites and then talked to kids to get a feel for the fun factor to collect four kid-approved sites."


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Google Docs CheatSheet

Google Docs CheatSheet | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
Google Docs is a free online office suite by Google. It allows users to create, edit and store on office documents online. In addition it allows real-time collaboration on documents with other users.

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101 Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers You Should Know About

101 Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers You Should Know About | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
The 101 best web 2.0 tools for teachers based on functionality, application, ease of use and compatibility with educational technology.

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MentorMob - Curation and Presentation Tool for Educators

MentorMob - Curation and Presentation Tool for Educators | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

MentorMob is a Learning Playlist platform that allows educators to curate, collaborate on, and share any kind of content. Articles, videos, PDFs, images, Google Docs, etc. can be easily organized into Playlists and assigned to students in a traditional or flipped classroom setting. Teachers can track student progress and students can ask questions with the social interaction feature on the site.


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12 Things Kids Want from Their Teachers | Angela Maiers Educational Services, Inc.

12 Things Kids Want from Their Teachers | Angela Maiers Educational Services, Inc. | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
RT @biepbl: 12 Things Kids Want from their Teachers: http://t.co/o1ktOiIw We see many of these elements present in Project Based Learning!
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