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Special Edition: Exploring Cyber Security Education

Special Edition: Exploring Cyber Security Education | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
It's no secret that cyber security is a hot field, with many more jobs available than qualified workers. So what's the best way to become one of those qualified workers?
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Intro to Letters: A Powerful App for Letter Learning - ClassTechTips

Intro to Letters: A Powerful App for Letter Learning - ClassTechTips | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

 @ClasTechTipsThere are a handful of terrific iPad apps for early learners and Intro to Letters, by Montessorium is one not to be missed.  This powerful app for letter learning brings foundational language skills to your iPad screen. With Intro to Letters students can hear letter sounds and trace letters on their screen.  Kids will see upper and lowercase letters and work on their fine motor skills.


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This is an excellent resource for parents and teachers alike!

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5 Trends That Will Change How You Use Social Media in 2015

5 Trends That Will Change How You Use Social Media in 2015 | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
Here’s a look into the crystal ball at five ways social media will (likely) evolve in 2015.
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I am always looking to the future! 

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Inspiring Writing using Adventure Game Creation with Book Creator App - Sept 2014 Blog Post

Inspiring Writing using Adventure Game Creation with Book Creator App - Sept 2014 Blog Post | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

This term I have been working with upper Key Stage 2 pupils to develop interactive adventure style games in Book Creator. One of the features of the app is it allows you to link objects such as images and text to other pages within the book. For images, tap on the image to select it, then tap on the Info icon and use the hyperlink box to type in the page number. For text, highlight the text withIn the text box and you will see a hyperlink option.

This has enabled us to create games where choices, questions and decisions are asked of the user/player throughout. We have then used this as a stimulus for writing, not only creatively but also instruction and advertising. Above are a few screen shots of an example book I made but I didn't want to show the pupils too much as I wanted them to come up with their own ideas.


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Digital Story creation challenge! Enjoy! :-)

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Agora Abierta's comment, November 21, 2014 6:39 AM
Can you share a link to see the results??
Agora Abierta's comment, November 21, 2014 6:39 AM
Can you share a link to see the results??
Ness Crouch's curator insight, July 8, 2015 9:12 PM

What a great writing idea!! 

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Kim Komando: Make Wi-Fi network safe for kids - The Desert Sun

Kim Komando: Make Wi-Fi network safe for kids - The Desert Sun | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
Kim Komando: Make Wi-Fi network safe for kids
The Desert Sun
Kim Komando: Make Wi-Fi network safe for kids. For filtering an entire network, the program you want is called OpenDNS Family Shield.
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Thanks to Kim Komando  (is that her real name?) for this timely tip!

We all want cyber safety & security for our kids. She offers excellent tips on her website.

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40 Maps That Explain The Internet

40 Maps That Explain The Internet | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

The internet increasingly pervades our lives, delivering information to us no matter where we are. It takes a complex system of cables, servers, towers, and other infrastructure, developed over decades, to allow us to stay in touch with our friends and family so effortlessly. Here are 40 maps that will help you better understand the internet — where it came from, how it works, and how it's used by people around the world.


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This informative site sheds light on the pervasive workings of the Internet.

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, August 22, 2014 1:00 PM
Here's why the Internet works, "... because open standards allow every network to connect to every other network.  (So far...)   This is what makes it possible for anyone to create content, offer services, and sell products without requiring permission from a central authority.

It levels the playing field for everyone and it’s the reason why we have a rich diversity of applications and services that many of us enjoy today.

Source:  Internetsociety.org    ~  D 

Well Connected Mom's curator insight, August 22, 2014 8:04 PM

Curious how the Internet started?  These maps of servers show the progression.

Mel Leggatt's curator insight, November 20, 2014 11:36 AM

A really excellent visual resource for understanding how the Internet has and continues to evolve.

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Cybersecurity Summary for Parents

Cybersecurity Summary for Parents | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

Cybersecurity Summary for Parents

 

Learn how to help your kids use the Internet safely and responsibly...

 

Read more:

http://info.uknowkids.com/cybersecurity-summary-for-parents/Default.aspx?utm_campaign=Tip-Sheets&utm_source=Blog%20Posts

 


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Learn | Prezi

Learn | Prezi | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

The Prezi Learn page is a library comprised of the Prezi manual, tutorials, and training prezis to help you get started. You must see this, if you have a major presentation to give or teach!


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Over 100 ideas for using Twitter in the Classroom | Emerging Education Technology

Over 100 ideas for using Twitter in the Classroom | Emerging Education Technology | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

These resources provide over 110 ideas for incorporating Twitter in the educational/instuctional process.We can never have enough information about changes to Education, and the instructional process (especially using technology)!


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Online Distance Learning Infographic

Online Distance Learning Infographic | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
This infographic provided courtesy of onlineeducation.net, click it for a full sized view OnlineEducation.net...

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Five ways to stop online cheating | On Teaching Online

Five ways to stop online cheating | On Teaching Online | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

I had the chance to talk with a class of college undergraduates (real, live people in an actual classroom) a few weeks ago and one of the topics that came up made me re-examine a common problem for online teachers– cheating.

 

Academic cheating is nothing new but the impact it has on online education seems easier, and more widespread, than in face-to-face classrooms. This is a gut feeling, and the research suggests cheating and plagiarism are widespread in every educational environment, at any age, across every culture.

 

(Those of us in direct, live contact with smiling students are fooling ourselves to think classroom cheating is less prevalent, or that we can somehow catch evil-doers more easily in person.) I’ve written about ways to prevent online cheating here at On Teaching Online before, here.


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A new Google Docs

A new Google Docs | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

They say a house is only as good as its foundation, and we believe the same holds true for web applications like Google Docs.

 

With our old foundation, we could continue delivering most features you wanted quickly, but over time it became clear that some just weren’t possible. So we decided to rebuild the underlying infrastructure of Docs to give us greater flexibility, improved performance and a better platform for developing new features quickly.

 

Today, we’re pleased to announce preview versions of the new Google document and spreadsheet editors and a new standalone drawings editor, all built with an even greater focus on speed and collaboration. To get a taste of what’s new today, check out our video:


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You can't be my teacher.

Nominated as Best Educational Use of Video / Visual 2010 in the edublog awards. If you don't know the internet you can't be my teacher, I need someone who knows...


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Zélia Patrocinio's comment, October 16, 2011 4:02 PM
Yes, João that's our reality nowadays. We have to keep up with this.
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The Ultimate List of Best 30 Free Educational Video Sites

The Ultimate List of Best 30 Free Educational Video Sites | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
Bookmark this site—you’ll want to come back. We appreciate a pin on Pinterest, Stumble or Facebook. Thank you! When I began homeschooling (29 years ago) I purchased a few VHS …
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Go check your privacy settings on Google's new My Account page

Go check your privacy settings on Google's new My Account page | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
In a move to reassure users about the safe collection of their data, Google has launched a new website that puts all the settings and permissions for your Google services in one place.

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Good for Google!   Privacy is an issue for everyone.

 

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Google Tips and Tricks - "I didn't know I could do that in Google!"

Google tips and tricks presentation to educators on Nov. 6, 2014 at BIT14 (ECOO) in Niagara Falls Ontario Canada.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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For those who could not attend this IT Educational Conference:

we are always learning new things about Google, to use with our students. Isn`t technology wonderful? Enjoy!

 

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Jennifer McGuff's curator insight, August 1, 2015 4:49 PM

Google tips, tricks and tutorials that I definitely did not know about it.

Christine Rounsevell's curator insight, August 26, 2015 8:28 PM

Ok. I admit I didn't know Google could do half those things!

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, November 19, 2015 5:31 PM

#Google #Education #Apps

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The Distracted Generation Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

The Distracted Generation Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
The Distracted Generation Infographic: Tools and Tips to Get Children Refocused!

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Thanks to Susan Bainbridge for this timely and informative infographic!

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 7, 2014 6:34 PM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

Kent Lundgren's curator insight, August 20, 2014 7:26 AM

Något nytt i denna artikel om det "nya" digitala samhället? #digiskol

Vanessa Camilleri's curator insight, August 21, 2014 2:22 PM

People always seem to be complaining about this... our children are distracted... who wants to read when they can play games, but in effect children tend to copy their parents. By instilling a passion for reading from a young age we can try to balance out the claim that the young children do not like books or reading. One story a day... just like the apple, helps develop the creativity in children. It doesn't hurt by having the children making up their own stories and writing them together with their parents! 

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The Only Learning Resources Your Children Will Ever Need To Be Smarter

The Only Learning Resources Your Children Will Ever Need To Be Smarter | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
What are the best websites that help children learn? This list covers a variety of tools and resources geared toward preparing your child for greatness.

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Thanks to Susan Bainbridge for this amazing collection of resources for parents!

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Living and Learning with Mobile Devices:2013 report

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       Parents and educators are greatly interested in this timely topic! Please add your own comments to contribute to this interesting report. Do you agree with encouraging young children to use mobile devices for learning? 

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A Parent's Guide to 21st-Century Learning

A Parent's Guide to 21st-Century Learning | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

Discover the tools and techniques today's teachers and classrooms are using to prepare students for tomorrow -- and how you can get involved. Your children deserve it!

Edutopia is a well-respected educational site, offering extensive information for interested parents. Be prepared to spend some valuable time here!"


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The iPad provides a voice to children with autism

The iPad provides a voice to children with autism | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

Learn about how iPad is helping autistic children communicate, express their feelings, socialize, learn, and play.This excellent article offers help and hope to parents of children with autism!


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Catholic schools restoring libraries

Catholic schools restoring libraries | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

Seven months after effectively closing school libraries - igniting a furor and drawing national headlines - the Catholic school board has recruited the Windsor Public Library to help resurrect its libraries. Here is the other side of the story! What is your opinion?

Please feel free to comment, on my Wordpress Blog here: http://coolwired.wordpress.com  .


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Steve Hargadon: The Great "Learning 2.0" Strand Brainstorm

Steve Hargadon: The Great "Learning 2.0" Strand Brainstorm | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
So, here's my tentative Learning 2.0 conference strand brainstorm. I've purposely left out the library and global education categories because of the other two conference. A call for proposals will go out November 15th, with ...
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10 Awesome Free Tools To Make Infographics

10 Awesome Free Tools To Make Infographics | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

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Open source anti-theft solution for Mac, PCs & Phones – Prey

Open source anti-theft solution for Mac, PCs & Phones – Prey | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
Prey is a lightweight laptop and phone tracker that helps you locate, secure, lock and recover your stuff if it goes missing. Works in Mac, Windows, Linux and Android phones.

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