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Class Charts - seating plans and behavior management

Class Charts - seating plans and behavior management | Social media and education | Scoop.it
Check out @Classcharts a free tool to manage your classroom. Works on web and tablets http://t.co/5awBxN6DgU

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Class Charts's comment, April 23, 2013 3:25 PM
Nice Scoop - thanks!
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Critical Thinking Is Best Taught Outside the Classroom: Scientific American

Critical Thinking Is Best Taught Outside the Classroom: Scientific American | Social media and education | Scoop.it
Critical thinking is a teachable skill best taught outside the K–12 classroom

 

Informal learning environments tolerate failure better than schools. Perhaps many teachers have too little time to allow students to form and pursue their own questions and too much ground to cover in the curriculum and for standardized tests. But people must acquire this skill somewhere.

 

Our society depends on them being able to make critical decisions, about their own medical treatment, say, or what we must do about global energy needs and demands. For that, we have a robust informal learning system that eschews grades, takes all comers, and is available even on holidays and weekends.

 


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10 Ways Teachers Use massively multplayer online role-playing games (MMOs) in the Classroom

10 Ways Teachers Use massively multplayer online role-playing games (MMOs) in the Classroom | Social media and education | Scoop.it

The media tends to love a story of some Cheeto-dusted, Mountain Dew-chugging troglodyte landing in rehab because Everquest or World of Warcraft more or less encompassed every millisecond of their lives and they, like, totally thought they were a Blood Elf mage in real life or something. Except MMORPGs, or massively multiplayer online role-playing games, actually benefit society when applied to certain situations, but nobody ever talks about it. Academics have seized upon these games in order to better illustrate classroom lessons, build necessary character skills, and other lovely things you’ll find out if you keep reading.


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20 Interesting Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom

20 Interesting Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom | Social media and education | Scoop.it
20 Interesting Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom

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Michelle Higgs's curator insight, March 26, 2013 4:07 AM
I've been wondering how to implement Twitter in a controlled manner, thanks!
Carmenne Kalyaniwala-Thapliyal's curator insight, March 26, 2013 7:03 AM

Very, very interesting and controlled !! 

khodge55's curator insight, April 28, 2013 11:21 AM

Though I do not have a Twitter, I find this very interesting.  I think that if teachers did end up using this the kids who do have a twitter would get more involved in the assignment, but I'm not sure what they'd do with the kids like me would do during this lesson.  Overall,  I think this is a really cool and unique idea that could probably done with other social networking sites aswell.

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Using Social Media In The Classroom For Real-World Learning

Using Social Media In The Classroom For Real-World Learning | Social media and education | Scoop.it
There is already evidence that teachers are using social media as part of teaching strategies, with the aim of encouraging students to view social networks as less of a pleasurable distraction, and more as something that can be used in projects and for personal expression in a medium they prefer.
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Mark Keane's comment, December 3, 2012 4:49 AM
The use of social media for learning is essential, particularly in secondary (high schools). Too many teens are engaged with social media, for fast periods of time, with no return on their investment. Schools and their pupil's would benefit from the social media angle.
Mark Keane's comment, December 3, 2012 4:49 AM
The use of social media for learning is essential, particularly in secondary (high schools). Too many teens are engaged with social media, for fast periods of time, with no return on their investment. Schools and their pupil's would benefit from the social media angle.
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Laptops in class: Distractions or tools?

Laptops in class: Distractions or tools? | Social media and education | Scoop.it

For some students, laptops trump pen and paper in the classroom, but students and teachers agree that whatever the choice of tools, it’s important to exercise self-discipline to get the most out of the learning experience.


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