Friday, 21 September 2012

Darin Jolly, Ed.D., Neil and others share top stories Daily Briefing
Top Tips for Tweeting Teachers, 50 Useful Apps For Students With Reading Disabilities, 3 Tech Tools To Encourage Interactive Learning, Tony Vincent's Learning in Hand, Building a Positive, Trusting Classroom Environment, Practical PBL: The Ongoing Challenges of Assessment, Twitter HOTS Establishing a Twitter Routine in the Classroom|Langwitches Blog, Create Custom Ebook Encyclopaedias From Wikipedia, Blackboard Collaborate, Leadership: Doing versus Being, Customs investigates alleged use of helicopter for homecoming invitation, YouTube Testing Feature To Quiz You While Youre Watching AVideo, 13 High Schools Worth Visiting, Why We Love No Office Day, Why Wikipedia Does Belong in the Classroom
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812 stories were shared by your friends yesterday.
Here's the best 15 of the bunch
Top Tips for Tweeting Teachers  ❘   Shared by Vicki Davis, edutopia and 4 others
Since the advent of e-learning and PLNs (personal learning networks), tech-savvy teachers have turned in their droves to the social networking site Twitter. But whilst the site provides a host of useful #edtech functions, from networking and making...
Vicki Davis edutopia Beth Swantz ShareMyLesson Tom Whitby John Goldsmith
50 Useful Apps For Students With Reading Disabilities  ❘   Shared by Barend Blom, Mike Reading and 4 others
Whether you're the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you're undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work...
Barend Blom Mike Reading Mario Addesa Scott Newcomb Michael Graham Julie Collier
3 Tech Tools To Encourage Interactive Learning  ❘   Shared by Corrie Barclay, Kevin Tame and 2 others
Our schools are slowly changing to keep up with the world of technological advancement. Ten years ago it may have been rare to find a classroom stocked with computers for each student. Today, on the other hand, classrooms across the nation are...
Corrie Barclay Kevin Tame Edudemic Brian C. Bailey
Tony Vincent's Learning in Hand  ❘   Shared by lisibo, Alex Dunn and 2 others
Apple has introduced  Guided Access  in iOS 6. It keeps your device in a single app and allows you to control which features are available.  Locking a mobile device into a single app has been a request of parents and educators for some time. Using...
lisibo Alex Dunn Scott Newcomb Lucy Gray
Building a Positive, Trusting Classroom Environment  ❘   Shared by Literally Ready, Mario Addesa and 2 others
Believe it or not, I had a bit of a freak-out before the first day of school. All summer, I had prepared my curriculum, re-thought my lesson plans, reflected on the energies I would put out to my students, and got plenty of professional development...
Literally Ready Mario Addesa UBC PDCE edutopia
Practical PBL: The Ongoing Challenges of Assessment  ❘   Shared by Tina Barseghian, John Robinson and 1 other
In recent years, most students in my project-based AP Government classes have indicated, in both class discussions and anonymously on surveys, that they prefer project-based learning to a more traditional classroom experience. They find PBL more fun...
Tina Barseghian John Robinson Jim Russell
Twitter HOTS & Establishing a Twitter Routine in the Classroom | Langwitches Blog  ❘   Shared by Neil, fboss and 1 other
September 19, 2012 21st Century Learning , Featured Carousel , Infographics , Twitter No Comments Why and how to use  Twitter in the Classroom has been occupying me for a while now. I have written about my thoughts in  Twitter Policy and Rational...
Neil fboss Shayne Swift
Create Custom Ebook Encyclopaedias From Wikipedia  ❘   Shared by Miguel Mendoza and NikPeachey
It was found that many factors interactively influence students' effectiveness of knowledge acquisition in DGBL. Students' learning motivation, learning ability, and playing skill could be key factors that collectively influence the effectiveness of...
Miguel Mendoza NikPeachey
Blackboard Collaborate  ❘   Shared by Jerry Blumengarten and JoHart
Please don't close this window until you are in your Blackboard Collaborate online collaboration session. Please note that your browser security settings may block this site from downloading files to your computer. If so, you will need to accept the...
Jerry Blumengarten JoHart
Leadership: Doing versus Being  ❘   Shared by Irene Becker and Lolly Daskal
Leadership: Doing versus Being Posted on 18. Sep, 2012 by lollydaskal in Lead From Within , Leadership Development As leaders we sometimes get confused with the concepts of being a leader of doing.     What did I do for my team today?    What...
Irene Becker Lolly Daskal
Customs investigates alleged use of helicopter for homecoming invitation  ❘   Shared by Daniel Zeevi and DASHBURST
Customs officials are looking into the alleged use of one of their helicopters in a high-flying high school homecoming invitation. According to the Washington Post, a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) pilot apparently flew his helicopter over a high school football field in northern Virginia to drop a stuffed animal that carried an invitation [...]
Daniel Zeevi DASHBURST
YouTube Testing Feature To Quiz You While You’re Watching A Video  ❘   Shared by Joan Young and Derek James Richards
YouTube videos may soon be getting a little more interactive. There's now a page on the YouTube website describing a feature called "Video Questions Editor Beta," which was spotted by the Dutch tech site The page itself is pretty...
Joan Young Derek James Richards
13 High Schools Worth Visiting  ❘   Shared by Beth Mulvey and Melissa Sheninger
An international school administrator recently wrote: "I have been here for about two months now and am enjoying the challenge. Much of what we are faced with in education is the same, but there is the international context that is terribly...
Beth Mulvey Melissa Sheninger
Why We Love No Office Day  ❘   Shared by Darin Jolly, Ed.D. and Shannon Smith
This post was collaboratively written by Jessica Johnson and Shira Leibowitz Serious critique deserves serious response. When several educators we respect wondered aloud on twitter about whether No Office Day sends a poor message about...
Darin Jolly, Ed.D. Shannon Smith
Why Wikipedia Does Belong in the Classroom  ❘   Shared by JackieGerstein Ed.D. and Robin Ashford
The proper place of social media in the classroom remains a mystery to most people, with Wikipedia standing as the biggest, baddest new media nemesis of them all. Note: Earlier this month, Brian Proffitt 's post explaining Why Wikipedia Doesn't...
JackieGerstein Ed.D. Robin Ashford
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