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A Must Have Guide on Using Twitter in your Classroom

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Another great Twitter resource for educators.This is a special guide full of tips, tutorials, and ways other teachers are using Twitter. Click on any title to access the article. If you are still struggling to find ideas on how to use this social networking site with your students then you don`t need to go any further, the guide below is more than enough for you. I am recommending it for both starters and experienced Twitter users and I am pretty sure you will love it as much as I did. I will definitely add this guide to our Twitter for Teachers section here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. Enjoy

 


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Twitter is a fantastic tool. I'm using with my class. We have a secure account so not everyone can see us but we can see that is happening in the world. The children love sharing their work on Twitter. We are linked with parents and other classes. The discussions we have around approriate material to put on Twitter and who we should accept as our followers is a real world experience for the students

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Tim Kerr's curator insight, February 25, 2013 9:20 PM

Probably applies more to senior secondary and tertiary ed, but handy nonetheless.

Allan Shaw's curator insight, February 27, 2013 11:04 PM

Not all are directly applicable to all schools but a good list none the less.

Alison Hewett's curator insight, April 6, 2013 6:34 PM

Must get more teachers using Twitter

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iPad Coding Apps for Students | Listly List

A list of iOS apps that can help your students learn to code. Get a couple and give coding a try. It engages students and give them immediate feedb...


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How to create lists in Twitter to organise those you follow into groups

How to create lists in Twitter to organise those you follow into groups | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
Creating lists is a way to filter the tweets you read into topics.  Currently when you view your timeline you will see Tweets from everyone you follow, along with retweets. Wouldn't it be nice to zoom in on Tweets from specific users? Creating lists can help you do this. It's a bit like creating folders…

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Elizabeth E Charles's curator insight, January 13, 4:09 PM

Great  @Sue Beckingham  'how to guide' to enable you to focus on specific users.

crummyprong's comment, January 13, 10:39 PM
Its really good :)
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Top Tech Tool Infographic: What Can You Use For...iPad or Chromebook/Web?

Top Tech Tool Infographic: What Can You Use For...iPad or Chromebook/Web? | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

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A very useful infographic for those teachers wanting to learn more about tools for the classroom. The comparison from Apple to Chrome will allow you to find the tools you need. 

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 23, 2014 10:51 PM

This interactive infographic provides 18 concepts and lists the "best" tool to use with the iPad or with a Chromebook or Laptop (and includes many web based tools). In the center you have the concept, to the left is the iPad app and to the right is one for the Chromebook/Notebook or a web tools.

Below are some of the 18 concepts.

* Video Collage

* Interactive Posters

* Show Me What You Know

* Talking Images

Each of the icons take you to the app/website. You will also find links at the bottom of the infographic. One provides a Google Document that lists all the resources and provide some additional information on the features. The second provides a Google Presentation of the resources.

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, November 24, 2014 9:26 AM

iPad and Chromebook apps.

CTD Institute's curator insight, December 4, 2014 9:21 AM

Absolutely indispensable for all using AT in the classroom!

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Announcing Simple Mode – Creating a PowToon just got 150x Easier

Announcing Simple Mode – Creating a PowToon just got 150x Easier | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

In Simple Mode, all the little design details take a back seat while the main functionality stars front and center. We simply took the awesome PowToon platform, that you know and love, and added a punch of awesomeness Bam! so that your experience is cleaner, faster and more focused. And, who doesn’t like a nice clean space to work from!?


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You can now build your presentation on PowToon in user-friendly Simple Mode. Read and see how it differs from the Enhanced Mode.

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PEB's curator insight, August 8, 2015 10:03 AM

You can now build your presentation on PowToon in user-friendly Simple Mode. Read and see how it differs from the Enhanced Mode.

Frank J. Klein's curator insight, August 8, 2015 3:38 PM

You can now build your presentation on PowToon in user-friendly Simple Mode. Read and see how it differs from the Enhanced Mode.

Charlotte L Weitze's curator insight, August 11, 2015 4:42 AM

You can now build your presentation on PowToon in user-friendly Simple Mode. Read and see how it differs from the Enhanced Mode.

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Create Free Interactive Timelines – Stories Displayed on Maps | myHistro

Create Free Interactive Timelines – Stories Displayed on Maps | myHistro | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
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This looks great for history and geography

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Rebekah Crouch's curator insight, August 4, 2015 10:16 PM

This looks great for history and geography

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Historypin | Home

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Historypin is a way for millions of people to come together to share glimpses of the past and build up the story of human history
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HistoryPin is a great resource for teaching history. Look on the map for your area :)

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5 Best Prezi Alternatives

5 Best Prezi Alternatives | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
5 Best Prezi alternatives list from PowToon - the free animated presentation software for business. The best alternative to Powerpoint and Prezi alternative.

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Always fun!

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Iva Golec's curator insight, July 31, 2015 9:18 AM

Five presentation apps (with helpful annotations) that you may want to use when you get tired of Prezi.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, August 16, 2015 3:36 PM

Prezi est déjà tendance, voici quelques concurrents.

Eduard Lorda's curator insight, February 3, 4:01 AM

#recursos

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12 Sources for Free Images to Use on Your Blog and Social Media Posts

12 Sources for Free Images to Use on Your Blog and Social Media Posts | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
The right image may be just the added touch your blog post or social media update needs to get noticed, but finding free, high-quality photos that you can use is challenging. You'll want to bookmark all of these resources to use time and again.

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Maria Lazaridou's curator insight, November 27, 2014 6:20 AM

Εργαλεία πα΄ντα χρήσιμα για χρήση εντός και εκτός σχολείου

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 20, 2015 11:58 PM

Do you need picture references? Here are some links to free images.

SENAME Interactive's curator insight, July 16, 2015 1:34 AM

Images grabs people's attention easily. You use these free image sources for all your image needs.

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Teaching With YouTube

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9 Tips For Smarter Teaching With YouTube

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camille's curator insight, November 15, 2014 7:49 AM

TICE

John Rudkin's curator insight, November 17, 2014 3:52 PM

But Mediacore is even more brilliant!

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16 Presentation Tools for Educators on iPads - ClassTechTips

16 Presentation Tools for Educators on iPads - ClassTechTips | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

"Here are 16 of my favorite presentation tools for teachers and students! Which ones are your favorites?"


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Craig Crossley's curator insight, November 11, 2014 1:14 AM

Presentation Tools.

maria papanikou's curator insight, November 23, 2014 5:32 AM

Educational apps for iPad in 2014!

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100 plus resources on Digital Citizenship - Edutopia on Pinterest

100 plus resources on Digital Citizenship - Edutopia on Pinterest | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
We've teamed up with Common Sense Media to compile some of the best resources for parents, teachers and administrators to guide students to become positive digital citizens and leaders.

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Malpere, Ana María's curator insight, November 3, 2014 1:02 PM

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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 | Teaching Tools Today | 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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What a great writing idea!! 

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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??
Coolwired's curator insight, November 21, 2014 3:49 PM

Digital Story creation challenge! Enjoy! :-)

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An iPad Contract Designed by Students - Teachitivity

An iPad Contract Designed by Students - Teachitivity | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
n a 1:1 classroom, I regretted not having a digital contract developed with my students last year. There were many times last year where I wished I had something to pull out of my files and point to when a student wasn’t being responsible with their iPads. Thankfully I have this year to make changes! I wanted a contract that showed some student character to it so that it meant something to them. I think it’s very important that the contract isn’t pre-made by the teacher. Here’s how I started:

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jordank's curator insight, November 6, 2014 6:39 PM

This is a cool idea! It is visual and easy to draw students' attention to when you need to. Kat

Sharon Murdoch's curator insight, December 1, 2014 11:32 AM

Good idea.  Our students will be receiving Chromebooks rather than iPads,  but this would apply to them as well.

Patricia Alexander's curator insight, April 30, 2015 3:31 AM

brilliant! thank you.

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25 Critical Thinking Apps For Extended Student Learning -

25 Critical Thinking Apps For Extended Student Learning - | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
There are many apps that do promote critical thinking--and often extended critical thinking and learning at that. These aren't clinical "critical thinking building" programs either, but rather often enjoyable exercises in strategy, tactics, and problem-solving thought.

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Digital CitizenShip: Social Media AND Privacy

Digital CitizenShip: Social Media AND Privacy | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

Social Media is about sharing, right!? That’s WHAT it is mostly, BUT there are the HIDDEN commercial intents which MOST people don’t see (OUR Privacy is sold and OUR friends one too…) and there isALSO OUR responsibility about it WHEN WE share, WE will discuss in detail here…

First of ALL, there isn’t ANYTHING for FREE in this world, even the death costs the life and a lot of money for the funerals ;)

SO… Let us analyse WHY WE get Social Media and other services on the internet for “FREE“. BTW: there isn’t anything for FREE, WE pay with OUR information which the companies are gathering!


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This is a very good infographic that can help teach about digital citizenship and online safety. 

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Marco Favero's curator insight, November 27, 2014 9:19 AM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, November 28, 2014 9:55 AM

adicionar a sua visão ...

Pyush Pandey's curator insight, November 29, 2014 1:47 AM

Is #Social#Media frog-marching on paths of an Orwellian Future!

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Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Great Tools for Telling Stories With Pictures - A PDF Handout

Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Great Tools for Telling Stories With Pictures - A PDF Handout | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
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TimeMaps

TimeMaps | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
A timeline of maps covering 5000-plus years of world history begins with a map of the ancient world in 3500 BC, showing the first civilizations
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10 Free Tools For Creating Your Own Maps

10 Free Tools For Creating Your Own Maps | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
Maps are handy for a lot of reasons. Not only do they help us navigate through certain areas, they also enable us to learn more about the world and what it has to offer. What if you’re someone who wants to create a map instead? Sure, there’s Google Map and ... Continue reading »

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alistairm 's curator insight, November 19, 2014 9:07 AM

Great looking resources here

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How to Use Backchannels in the Classroom

How to Use Backchannels in the Classroom | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
A backchannel is a digital conversation occurring in the background of a live event. Backchannels are a great classroom tool. Here's how to get started.

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I love back channels! I wish I could use them more.

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The 50 Absolute Best iPad Apps - Tech - TIME

The 50 Absolute Best iPad Apps - Tech - TIME | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

"TIME's list of essential software every iPad owner should download."


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Grant Anderson's curator insight, November 16, 2014 10:02 AM

Some great ideas here!

Desiree Stepaniuk's curator insight, November 16, 2014 11:27 AM

Let's see how many I have already loaded!

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Geography of Europe Games

Geography of Europe Games | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

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Jared Medeiros's curator insight, February 18, 2015 5:49 PM

An absolutely great and fun way to learn and explore different geographic locations.  Anytime learning can be made fun or turned into a game is always a win-win.  I found myself screwing around with these mini games and before I knew it, 45 minutes had passed, and I was not as good at Geography as I thought I was.  I will be back to play/learn more!

Lena Minassian's curator insight, February 18, 2015 6:59 PM

This is an interesting way to learn geography in a more interactive way. This link provides many different games that allow you to not only play a game but learn while you do it! These games can test capitals, rivers, monarchies, countries, regions, peninsulas, battles, etc. All of these relate to Europe and can provide different learning techniques for anyone who is interested in them.

Kevin Nguyen's curator insight, December 7, 2015 12:05 PM

This Toporopa is a great interaction games for people who are interested in geography. Europe has a rich history dates back to colonial times and there are many interesting facts that a lot of people does not know about it. It is fun and entertaining way to train your brain and a great review to see what you know about the world.

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50 Apps for the Foreign Language Classroom - teachingwithipad.org

50 Apps for the Foreign Language Classroom - teachingwithipad.org | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

"I enjoy discussing iPad and other edtech resources with my colleague and friend Sylvia Duckworth almost every week through Twitter. Sylvia is a leader in the French teaching community in Canada, and has created an enormous amount of resources for language teachers to use. I asked her if she wanted to collaborate on this post, and she quickly agreed to do so. Below is a list of iPad apps that we both use in our language classrooms. The ones marked with an * are the essential, must-have ones. We have divided the list into two categories: Content consumption apps and content creation apps."

 


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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, November 10, 2014 6:14 AM

Interesting collection of well-chosen apps for the classroom or even for home with Mum and Dad!!

Lee Hall's curator insight, May 11, 2015 11:57 AM

Some cost, so check them carefully.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, May 20, 2015 1:57 AM

Pour les profs de langues.

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Google Drive for iOS CHEAT SHEET - Shake Up Learning

Google Drive for iOS CHEAT SHEET - Shake Up Learning | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
Google Drive Cheat Sheet for the iPad Going Google with the iPad? The Google Drive app has become quite a robust application. Here's a quick cheat sheet to guide you and your students. The Google...

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Christine Maree McCa's curator insight, November 27, 2014 8:02 AM

Incorporating this into classroom practice to reduce paper trail!

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Ten Ideas To Move Classroom Technology Closer To Blended Learning ~ 21st Educational Technology and Learning

Ten Ideas To Move Classroom Technology Closer To Blended Learning ~ 21st Educational Technology and Learning | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it

by Michael Gorman

 

"As we employ the 1 to 1 experience, we need to ask two important questions. Is the 1 to 1 and the device about using technology, or is it about a more meaningful and engaging learning experience? Spending a day online for individual research can be a wonderful simple integration of technology experience, but might not be a true blended learning opportunity. Asking students to research and then collaborate with each other online in a collective experience takes this integration and provides more of a blended experience.

"The blended learning experience allows technology and the online experience to breakdown the traditional classroom allowing important transformation. One might wonder where on the spectrum of simple integration to blending learning a possible learning activity might be. I would like to share a lens of ten ideas that educators may wish to look at as they reflect on their 1 to 1 activity and classroom learning experiences that use technology . Sometimes it is just a simple tweak to bring out the wonderful possibilities of blended learning. Please feel free to read my ideas below that might allow you to use classroom technology to bring out a richer and blended learning experience."


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Malpere, Ana María's curator insight, November 3, 2014 1:03 PM

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Dean Mantz's curator insight, November 5, 2014 4:51 PM

Thanks to Jim Lerman for sharing this resourceful post by Michael Gorman on the topic of "Blended Learning".  

 

Recently I was traveling to a school district in western Kansas, along with a group of awesome education minds, to provide professional development.  It was during the drive west a close friend of mine brought up the topic of "Blended Learning" and how she planned to provide insight and engagement on the topic for her session.  We all agreed that one would probably find 8 or more differing definitions out of a group of 10 educators.  I just wish I had this article to share with her prior to the session.  The article does a nice job of breaking down and explaining "Blended Learning".  

David W. Deeds's curator insight, November 6, 2014 10:05 AM

Thanks to Jim Lerman.