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SMILE - Social Media in Learning and Education Handbook

SMILE - Social Media in Learning and Education Handbook | Technology  - or not - in the English classroom | Scoop.it

More than 100 teachers from across Europe participated in the SMILE (Social Media in Learning and Education) action and undertook a pedagogical journey to explore jointly the challenges and opportunities involved when using social media in learning and education.
 
The outcomes of the project, funded by a Digital Citizenship Research Grant from Facebook, are now published in a digital handbook. You can find pedagogical materials and resources from the learning laboratory with many valuable reflections and suggestions on some critical aspects of the use of social media as regards school policies, pedagogical principles, professional development, responsible use and challenges to adoption.


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nicolaperry's curator insight, June 24, 2013 6:53 AM

Good to know someoe is looking at the pedagogy.

Andrew McRobert's curator insight, August 19, 2014 8:48 AM

12. Any innovation in education deserves to be heard even if it’s just to start the conversation. This example shows the use of facebook being used in education. Interesting to see the comment of the teacher regarding the enthusiasm of the students.

Jessica Alanis's curator insight, April 1, 11:56 PM

You can download the digital handbook from a link here. There is also a newsletter that might be worth signing up to.

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Free Apps to Capture, Create and Connect to the Common Core

Free Apps to Capture, Create and Connect to the Common Core | Technology  - or not - in the English classroom | Scoop.it

"In the Digital Classroom, teachers have many opportunities to design flexible and engaging student-driven learning experiences that allow them to create. Adopting this style of teaching and learning can be overwhelming, especially when being expected to embrace new technology and also implement the Common Core Standards at the same time."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 21, 2013 8:52 PM

If you are looking for some apps that help address Common Core Standards this post will help you out. Below are the apps listed with a short description of how you might use them...but more information is available when you click through to the post.

* Popplet + Common Core Mastery - Have students write a script that address content and Common Core standards

* ThingLink Mobile - Take an image and tag it with video and text and share

* Pixntell - Select your images, add narration and a video will be created which you may share...special effects also available

* Educreations - An app that turns your iPad into a recordable whiteboard. Have students create tutorials, presentations and more

* ShowMe - Another app that allows you to record voice while using your iPad as a whiteboard

Students love to create, and these apps are tools that allow students to be creative and address Common Core standards.