- Twitter: Seriously, getting on Twitter and using it for professional purposes is the single best move you can make to improve teaching and learning. Here are educators to follow on Twitter, a guide to educational hashtags and an introduction to twitter for newbies.
- Professional Communities Online – EdWeb.net, Connected Educator Ning, Future of Education, Classroom 2.0, The Educator’s PLN
- Webinars: Check out ASCD’s free webinars archive, Google Apps for Education webinars, Education Week Webinars, Open Education Week Archived Webinars
- Google+ Communities – Google Apps for Education, Gamification in Education, Physics Education, Minecraft in Education, 20% Time
- Blogs & RSS Readers – Try Feedly, Flipboard, The Old Reader
- Social Bookmarking and Curated Collections- Diigo (K-12 Education groups), Pintrest and ScoopIt
- Online Book Club – Simple as GoodReads, complex as Book Club 106, or get picky with something subject specific like Level Up Book Club
- Follow “Summer” Conferences online – ISTE for example. They even have their own Ning. Of course, who needs that when you can read their Tweets? Seriously, just get on Twitter.
- TED-Ed & Ted Talks
- Learn to Code.org
Are you working on your book trailer in iMovie? Use our short tutorials to help you make your project fantastic! We’ve already shown you how to add photos to your iMovie, so this screen cast will show you how to add music to your iMovie. Check back here, as we are going to post more screen casts soon.
Are you working on your book trailer in iMovie? Use our short tutorials to help you make your project fantastic! This screen cast will show you how to start a new project and add photos to your iMovie. Check back here, as we are going to post more screen casts soon.
As some of you may have heard, Mr. Ali, Ms. Katy and Ms. Eleni gave a presentation to LIS parents on about Facebook. We talked about the good, the bad and the ugly of Facebook, but we narrowed in on how they can help you make informed decisions about your privacy and sharing settings.
Next year we will be talking a lot more about social media in your homeroom classes. This year, use the resources in this post to make sure that you are sharing what you want with who you want on Facebook. As you use Facebook and other social media sites, remember these five tips from Common Sense Media:
- Think before you post or text — a bad reputation could be just a click away. Before you press the “send” button, imagine the last person in the world that you’d want seeing what you post.
- What goes around comes around. If you want your privacy respected, respect others’ privacy. Posting an embarrassing photo or forwarding a friend’s private text without asking can cause unintended hurt or damage to others.
- Spread heart, not hurt. If you wouldn’t say it in person, don’t say it online. Stand up for those who are bullied or harassed, and let them know that you’re there for them.
- Give and get credit. We’re all proud of what we create. Illegal downloading, digital cheating, and cutting and pasting other people’s stuff may be easy, but that doesn’t make it right. You have the responsibility to respect other people’s creative work — and the right to have your own work respected.
- Make this a world you want to live in. Spread the good stuff. Create, share, tag, comment, and contribute to the online world in positive ways.
Resources on Facebook, Privacy and your Safety
- Playing it Safe – Facebook’s page on safety. It includes information on how to unfriend or block someone and how to report abusive content. There’s also a link to their introduction to your privacy settings.
- How To Change Your Privacy Settings On Facebook – Facebook Tutorial: In two minutes, this video points out the basics, but you’ll need to dive in more deeply.
- Facebook Privacy Settings tutorial 2013: This video takes you through the privacy settings, step by step.
- Facebook Security Video: This tutorial, like the one above it, is quite detailed and offers an in-depth tour of the Facebook security settings. The speaker is not as good, but the information is solid.
Want help with your Facebook privacy settings? Come see Ms. Katy in the secondary library.
Padlet, (paper + wood + tablet, the stone ones), formally known as Wallwisher, has undergone an overhaul, an upgrade of sorts, but their missions remains the same; “Easiest way to put something on the Internet, or as we like to say ‘write’ on the Internet.” From creative writing, to posing thought provoking questions, initiating debates and many more uses.
Learn More About Padlet
- Padlet Features – Why Padlet is good enough to make you cry, brought to you by Padlet
- Padlet 101 – A Padlet About Padlet by Donovan Hall
- We Recommend: Padlet! – A post from “Education is My Life” on why Padlet rocks.
- Reviewing and Reflecting on the film “Bend it Like Beckham” – This Padlet was created in Year 9 English B w/ Ms. Chloe.
- Perspectives on Social Reading – This Padlet was created in DP English B year 13 with Ms. Chloe. They used the visible thinking activity, Compass Points, and Padlet as the tool.
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Thinglink allows you to “create rich images with music, video, sound, text & more.
Share and discover deeper stories through images.”
Register for your ThingLink account today!
- ThingLink on SlideShare
- 26 Ways to Use ThingLink in the Classroom
- 10 Innovative Ways to use Thinglink
Great Examples: ThinglInk at Work
How are you using Thinglink in schools?