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Digital footprint: Cybersmart

Digital footprint: Cybersmart | Emerging Technologies in the Classroom | Scoop.it
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Are there any differences between our digital footprint in the UK and the digital footprints of Australia's indigenous people?

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Mark Brumley: 'Seven Social Media Lesson Ideas for the Classroom'

Mark Brumley: 'Seven  Social Media Lesson Ideas for the Classroom' | Emerging Technologies in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Social media meets students on their own turf and provides an engaging avenue to learning. In this guest article, take a look at using social networks and microblogging. Let’s jump in and take a look at several lesson ideas.1. FrontloadingFrontloading, also known as the reverse classroom, is when the bulk of your lessons are taught as homework through student interaction. When students arrive for class, they are ready to apply their knowledge.Social media works perfectly for frontloading. With a classroom social network, you can add almost any type of media. For example, record your Spanish lesson, video a science experiment or even find a YouTube video that introduces a concept. Then, post is on your social network website. After viewing the content, students engage in an online discussion. When class starts the next day, your students are already familiar with the content and are ready to take it a step further.2. Role playingRole playing is an absolute blast when combined with social media. The concept is super simple yet generates powerful learning opportunities. Assign students to a role and they engage other students (who are also assigned roles) in character. Here are a few examples:

Characters in a novel
Historical figures and the people around them
Online debates
What if these people met? (i.e. Rachel Carson and an oil company CEO)

Try these ideas in your class. Your students will love it!3. Fan pagesIf you can use Facebook in your school, have your students create fan pages for just about any topic you can think of. For example, a math teacher can create a “Geometric Theorems” fan page. This is probably a stretch but you get the idea. Would students rather prove theorems on paper or by writing on a Facebook wall? Check out this sample fan page for Atticus FinchThe collaborative properties of a fan page are a huge factor. Students can work together and the results of their work can be shared with the entire class.4. MicrobloggingMicroblogging is an excellent learning activity for students; however, your school may not allow Twitter. Or, if your students do not have school email accounts, it may be a challenge for students to create an actual Twitter ID. No worries! Alternatives exist that are just as good and work great for students.Without a doubt the easiest microblogging site to use in the classroom is TodaysMeet. This site is completely free and requires no accounts at all. You create a microblogging environment called a room where your students interact. It’s so easy and students love it. The assignment at the end of this lesson will walk you through creating a TodaysMeet room.5. BackchannelingBackchanneling is when your students carry on a Twitter conversation, relevant to the lesson, while the lesson is occurring. Allowing students to tweet during your lessons can be a challenge but it is also an effective way to extend learning. Start by giving clear directions and goals you have for using microblogging during class. Explain how this is a way to write their thoughts while the lesson is in progress. Instead of just thinking, “I’m not sure if I agree with that,” you can tweet it. This can help steer the lesson for better understanding for all. 6. TweetupsA tweetup is when a group of Twitter users gather together and…tweet. It’s like getting together at a friend’s house but no one talks! In your classroom, you want all of your students to be involved in lively discussions. And, of course, you encourage actual, real-life dialogue between students. However, some students are quite reserved and nervous about speaking in front of their peers. While you continue to encourage these students to develop verbal expression, you can tap into their thoughts through a classroom tweetup. Many times, the quietest student in the room will share amazing insight. Here’s a quick lesson example. You assign reading for homework. When the students come to class, they go to your TodaysMeet page and digitally discuss the assignment in silence for ten minutes. You are involved in the tweetup as well, probing for understanding. When the time is up, follow up with a short, real-life discussion. The tweetup primes the pump and when the students can finally speak, the ideas flow.7. Discussions in characterAn effective way to use Twitter is to have students tweet in character. Let’s look at a specific example based upon Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Divide your class into groups of about five students each and have a Romeo and Juliet tweetup. Assign each group a unique hashtag (i.e. #chsenglit11 for CHS English Literature Period 1 Group 1). If you are using TodaysMeet, create a separate room for each group. Then assign each student a character from the play. Each group will be assigned the same set of characters. In our example, you will now have several groups with a Romeo, a Juliet, a Mercutio, etc. For the assignment, have the students tweet in character about important parts of the play or even tweet new scenes. A directive might be, “Tweet your characters thoughts immediately after Juliet’s wedding gets moved to the next morning (before she drinks the poison).” Make sure they tweet in the Shakespearean writing style! This assignment could be a one-time event or a continuous assignment throughout the entire unit of study.Try out these ideas and discover how social media can positively impact teaching and learning. 
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Short Film About Smartphone Overuse Is Smart, Poignant, Depressing

Short Film About Smartphone Overuse Is Smart, Poignant, Depressing | Emerging Technologies in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Quintuple threat (actress/comedian/musician/tap dancer/awesome person) Charlene deGuzman stars in I Forgot My Phone -- a short film she wrote about life in these modern, soul-sucking, smartphone-saturated times.
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The bookless school with iPads for all

The bookless school with iPads for all | Emerging Technologies in the Classroom | Scoop.it
An academy in Bolton is pushing the boundaries of education by putting away pens and paper and giving all pupils and teachers their own iPad.
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Khan Academy: The man who wants to teach the world - Telegraph

Khan Academy: The man who wants to teach the world - Telegraph | Emerging Technologies in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Khan Academy's online tutorials are already watched by millions, including Bill Gates's children.
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Teacher gives lessons on YouTube

Teacher gives lessons on YouTube | Emerging Technologies in the Classroom | Scoop.it
A teacher is giving history lessons by dressing up as famous characters from the past and filming them on YouTube for his pupils.
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Trends | Infographic: Apps and Education

Trends | Infographic: Apps and Education | Emerging Technologies in the Classroom | Scoop.it
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28 Simple Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom

28 Simple Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom | Emerging Technologies in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Between the cat images and celebrity garbage the Internet actually manages to boast educational potential. Considerable educational potential, in fact.
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There's no app for good teaching

There's no app for good teaching | Emerging Technologies in the Classroom | Scoop.it
8 solid, actionable tips for using tech in ways that actually improve the classroom.
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Internet Matters | Help your teenager stay safe online

Internet Matters | Help your teenager stay safe online | Emerging Technologies in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Even teenagers need support and guidance when they use the internet – here’s how to help them be safe online without getting in their way
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10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Emerging Technologies in the Classroom | Scoop.it

The potential of social networking sites in education is huge and we need to capitalize on it to enhance our professional development and consequently improve the quality of our instruction. Searching for articles on this topic , I came across Doug Johnson's post on the 10 social media competencies for teachers [http://doug-johnson.squarespace.com/blue-skunk-blog/2010/7/31/top-ten-social-media-competencies-for-teachers.html ]. I like the competencies Doug included and decided to make an infographic featuring all of these skills.  Have a look and share with your colleagues.


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Epict Italia's curator insight, January 25, 2014 3:47 AM

Le competenze del docente che usa strumenti "Social"
1) Aiutare gli studenti a utilizzare gli strumeti di betworking per trovare informazioni e comunicare in rete con esperti, pari, docenti
2) Conoscere le principali categorier del Web 2.0 e gli strmenti utili per la didattica. COnoscere gli sturmenti a disposizione e utilizzabili nella propria scuola
3) Utilizzare strumenti di rete per comunicare con i colleghi, studenti e genitori
4) Navigare, valutare e creare contenuti su siti social (prezi, slideshaer,..)
5) Utilizzare gli strumenti sociali per creare, mantenere e imparare in una personale rete di apprendmento
6) COnoscere le regle di netiquette e gli standard di comportamento eticon in rete
7) Conoscere e insegnare le regole sul copyright e le questioni di pricacy in rete
8) COmprendere e insegnare l'impolrtanza della gestione dell'identità e della reputazione in rete
9) Scegliere e seguire un personale piano di autoformazione per rimanere infomrato su nuovi strumenti e applicazioni
10) Partecipare nella definizione a livello di Scuola delle regole di utilizzo degli strumenti social

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The mysterious powers of Microsoft Excel

The mysterious powers of Microsoft Excel | Emerging Technologies in the Classroom | Scoop.it
After economists admit a spreadsheet miscalculation in a study used to support austerity policies, writer Colm O'Regan pays tribute to the ubiquity of Microsoft Excel.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Microsoft Mouse Mischief - Free PowerPoint Add-on

Free Technology for Teachers: Microsoft Mouse Mischief - Free PowerPoint Add-on | Emerging Technologies in the Classroom | Scoop.it
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Tablets, laptops and mobiles in the classroom: top tips from teachers

Tablets, laptops and mobiles in the classroom: top tips from teachers | Emerging Technologies in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Tablets, laptops and mobiles aren't there to replace traditional teaching tools, but designed to complement them.
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QuadBlogging | "In terms of young children developing as writers this is the most interesting development in the last 20 years." Pie Corbett

QuadBlogging | "In terms of young children developing as writers this is the most interesting development in the last 20 years." Pie Corbett | Emerging Technologies in the Classroom | Scoop.it
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Lectures change structure in the digital age | Melbourne Alumni eNews

Lectures change structure in the digital age | Melbourne Alumni eNews | Emerging Technologies in the Classroom | Scoop.it

Zwoor app - online polls in class

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5 Ways Classrooms Can Learn From Mobile Apps

5 Ways Classrooms Can Learn From Mobile Apps | Emerging Technologies in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Mobile phones have historically been banned from the classroom and seen as a distraction to education. But with new developments in education apps, there are some…...
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