Kids Who Read Beat Summer Slide – First Book BlogFirst Book Blog Graph supporting argument is useful for reading promotion. “Studies show that kids from low-income families who have access to books over the summer not only beat the summer slide, but make even greater gains than kids from wealthy and middle-class families.”
Listly List – Surprisingly Educational Apps The free apps listed can be used for educational purposes in the classroom – across content areas and year levels. Each app is featured in a “Surprisingly Educational” episode with integration ideas.
Kim Garst: 4 Reasons Why Social Media Should be Taught in Our School Systems Succinct arguments. Teaching social media is preparing our children for the future. Employers today have been surveyed and the result is that most planned on using social media to recruit and hire new employees. Schools are supposed to be places where we teach our children the knowledge and the skills they will need to compete and succeed in their adult lives. The good use of social media IS one of those skills.
Network Learning: Working Smarter | Harold Jarche Harold Jarche highlights the potential acceleration of learning with emerging social media tools. Informal learning is nothing new but in the digitally-connected workplace it is becoming more important. Social network learning provides an unprecedented platform for personal knowledge management through a continuous process of seeking, sensing and sharing. Making sense of information in a timely manner is becoming a key part of work. Harold discusses the workplace evolution and reflects that more attention needs to be paid to how we can support and encourage informal learning in the workplace. Good use of some graphics also help explain his arguments. It dovetails quite well into curation discussions.
Students are Speed Geeking | edJEWcon From edJEWcon5773.1. (20130 A post that shared a student activity that was self-directed and offered students an authentic learning experience. Videos by Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano accompany the post.
Social Media: Are you maximising its potential? #AHEIA Curation is a term that has become very common in the education field. Many do not clearly understand what it is let alone how to best use it in there schools. It will be a critical skill in the future. This blog post was set up as a resource for those who attended a PD session. It also serves as a resource for anyone that wants to learn more about curation and learning.
Content Curation Primer | Beth’s Blog This post explains about the potential of content curation especially for education.This is also offers great direction on the best ways of going about it.
TagCrowd: make your own tag cloud from any text The service offers three ways to create word clouds: copying and pasting text into TagCrowd, upload a plain text file or you can copy and paste a web address into TagCrowd. Simple and effective visuals.
DROPitTOme – Securely receive files from anyone to your Dropbox This a web tool that allows users to securely upload files to Dropbox. Once you are registered with DropitTome, you ‘ll be given a password protected link you (or shared with others) can use to upload files to your Dropbox account. This service is free.