Social Media Channels for Schools
Are weekly folders with completed student worksheets, a typed upnewsletter or a copy of the school calendar enough for parent-schoolcommunication in the 21st century? Learn how classroom teachersand an entire school can take advantage of social media tools tocreate channels that open up new ways to communicate and connectto your parent body as well as the community at large. Createplatforms that house all the important school or classroominformation, embed different media and push out notification toyour intended audience.
Blogging with your Students
Interested in finding out why you should be blogging with yourstudents? Don’t know where to start? Need a guide which platformto consider and the logistics of setting up a classroom blog orindividual student blogs? Prepare your students with lessons oninternet safety, digital footprint, blogging and commenting etiquette.Get tips and resources on connecting your classroom blog withothers around the world for collaborative and connected learning.
iPads in Education
Can iPads replace laptops? Are they just a toy or a tool that canimprove teaching, student learning and productivity? How do youfind the best educational apps for educators and students? Let's talkabout how immediate access and availability to information,productivity tools, a global network, assistive technology as well as being able to create content and media, all on one device, can changea classroom's learning environment.
It’s not about the technology tools, but it is about 21st Century Skills.We are not podcasting in order to teach Garageband. We are notrecording students for the fun of using a microphone, nor are we blogging, so we can practice typing. It is about basic literacy skill,curriculum content, engaging and motivating students, addressing,integrating and embedding 21st century skills and literacies, such asmedia, information, network and intercultural literacy.
Web 2.0 Tools for Educators
There are an overwhelming amount of web 2.0 tools available forteachers. Which ones to use? What is possible? Become aware oftools from an array of categories, such as digital storytelling,podcasting, images, videos, presentations, chat rooms, productivity,and many more.
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Susan Bearden, Melbourne, Florida