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Effectively managing a Twitter account can sometimes be a chore. It's difficult to keep up with followers, steer clear of spam, or know if your Twitter engagement is paying off in ways that are meaningful to your business.
Here is a list of ten Twitter tools that can help in all those respects. It includes tools to analyze your Twitter reach, find and follow relevant Twitter users, filter and curate content, optimize and manage posting activity, and reduce spam.
We’ve been discussing blended learning in the Edudemic Magazine for several months but I had been struggling to find a video that helps explain what it actually is and why you should care. Then I happened upon one of the startups I’ve been watching.
The rise of technology used in classrooms has made learning much more interactive. The emergence of iPads to browser-based tools in project-based learning, take teaching to a new level in the 21st century.
Today’s connected Learners interact in an ecosystem of screens. So for us in the Learning Industry, it should not be just about designing great isolated learning experiences that may only be consumed on desktops and iPads, it’s also about developing a multiscreen strategy that will make our content accessible anywhere, especially as Learners acquire more devices and begin expecting that their ‘learning’ follows them as they shift between devices.
Visualization is a technique to graphically represent sets of data. When data is large or abstract, visualization can help make the data easier to read or understand. There are visualization tools for search, music, networks, online communities, and almost anything else you can think of. Whether you want a desktop application or a web-based tool, there are many specific tools are available on the web that let you visualize all kinds of data.
David Truss shares his Inquiry Hub model and a Slideshare presentation on the 7 Ways to Transform Your Classroom along with audio recordings of the Classroom 2.0 Show "Inquiry Learning and Empowering Students" on September 29th. Here is just a glimpse of the 7 Ways to transform your classroom.
> Transforming Classrooms with Inquiry: It starts with educators asking really good questions.
> Transforming Classrooms with Voice: Be it a presentation to a small group, the entire school, the local community or online (with the world), work with students to craft their message in thoughtful, well represented ways.
> Transforming Classrooms with Audience: Through the use of blogs, wikis, digital portfolios and social media tools, you can invite the world to be a participatory audience in the work that our students do.
> Transforming Classrooms with Community: Provide opportunities for projects to extend beyond age-group peers to include younger and/or older students, parents and teachers, community members, subject area experts, and students from around the globe.
> Transforming Classrooms with Leadership: Buddy up with students in younger classes. Create activities and events which truly allow students to ‘run the show’.
> Transforming Classrooms with Play: There is a lot of pedagogy in play (at all ages). Do we provide “gaps” in our teaching? Time and spaces where students can be creative beyond the scope of the content we are teaching?
> Transforming Classrooms with Networks: Skype is a great tool to bring classes from across the country or across the globe together.
Thank you David for sharing your model and vision to transform learning!
It's 2012. Technology suffuses everything around us. The Internet and Internet browsers have been pretty mainstream for ===> at least a decade. <===
And yet, I continually run into significant numbers of educators who still don't know how to work their Internet browser. They struggle with copying and pasting. They get confused just clicking between 2 or 3 different browser tabs. They don't conceptually understand the difference between their browser's Google search box and the box where they can actually type in the URL and get there directly. They have no idea that they can right-click on things like hyperlinks or images. And so on… [And this is just the Internet browser. I'm not even talking about individual software programs or online tools.]
In today's dynamic classrooms, the teaching and learning process is becoming more nuanced, more seamless, and it flows back and forth from students to teach (Collaborative, tech powered & blended - http://t.co/pLQjAgge...
In addition to formal education, such communities are increasingly emerging in informal and non-formal lifelong learning environments where learning is happening in a freely organised manner, bringing together learners, experts, and other parties. This study aims to examine these new learning communities in order to find innovative pedagogical and organisational practices that support lifelong learning in different settings and foster innovations in the interaction of teachers, learners and organisations.