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Teaching with Technology

Top Ten Social Media Competencies for Teachers.

  1. Help students use educational networking tools to solve information problems and communicate digitally with experts, peers and instructors.
  2. Know the major Web 2.0 categories and tools that are useful in the K-12 setting. Know which tools are provided/supported by one's school.
  3. Use educational networking sites to communicate with teaching peers, students and parents.
  4. Navigate, evaluate and create professional content on networking sites.
  5. Use online networking to create, maintain and learn from a personal learning network.

Google Earth for Educations - 10 cool things to do

Google Earth is a great tool to use in the classroom.  Take a look at this quick list of 10 things you can do with Google Earth to enhance learning and engage your students.  Simple step-by-step instructions are spelled out.

http://www.google.com/educators/start_earth.html

White Paper: Educational Networking: The Important Role Web 2.0 Will Play in Education

This new whitepaper on social networking in education has some great information and tools to use.  Read the report and discuss its application in your classroom.

10 great ways to use blogs in the classroom

You may like to start a class blog to….
· To have students respond to ideas or content raised in class
· To create a portfolio of their thinking over time
· To post prompts for critical thinking or journaling
· To post examples of good student work and encourage and motivate students
· To provide links to online news items or articles to have students read, think, , engage, write and react.
· To gather and organize internet resources for a specific topic

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