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Part 1: The Genesis of Social Networks in Education In the first of four radio TICAL interviews, Steve Hargadon, creator of the social networks Classroom 2.0, The CUE Community, and many others shares how he got involved in assisting educators in using social media—first with blogs and then with social networking and virtual meetings. You will hear how Steve’s vision for using social networks in education came to be.
Twitter is a free social media service often referred to as a ‘micro-blog.’ Like a traditional blog, users post messages that readers can comment on. Unlike a blog, these posts or ‘Tweets’ consist of just 140 or fewer characters- no more than a sentence or two. Educators are experimenting with use of Twitter in classrooms, during meetings, and even to support home/school communication.
Edutopia article outlining how to use social media to promote and engage your school community. Covers your website, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, YouTube, Blogs. Gives specific examples and tips to using each one.
In this online version of the print magazine, Technology & Learning, you will find articles, webinars, blog posts, and more. I like the site because there is a great deal of general information about a broad range of topics.
Here you will find information about the latest on online safety, social networking and bullying research, anti-bullying processes, programs, and tools for schools to begin to develop a plan for creating a bully-free environment for their students. Acceptable Use Policies (AUP) resources are also provided. They have identified organizations, partners, tools and resources that are based on scientific research-based effective strategies to help you develop policies to help keep our students and families safe in our schools.
This 4-minute Quick Take was created by Susan Brooks-Young. Susan gives an overview of a blog and how they are used. She provides other resources to assist you in developing a classroom, school, or special project blog.
This condensed presentation from the TICAL Conference will provide administrators with an overview of the use of Facebook as a powerful social networking tool to connect stakeholders with the vision and mission of your school. In this session participants will learn the importance of using social media to connect with the community, how to do it safely, and see practical examples of Facebook Fan pages from the perspective of a teacher, building level administrator, and superintendent.
This site offers online tools and links to teaching and learning resources. Two areas that are especially noteworthy are Class Blogmeister and Citation Machine. Educators may use Class Blogmeister to create classroom blogs, and Citation Machine is a great tool for teaching students how to properly cite print and online resources.
Jolene Anzalone is the Educational Computing Strategist at Escobedo Middle School in Las Vegas, NV. In this blog post she discusses why the Flip camera is a valuable resource for middle school classrooms, gives an overview of how to use the camera, and makes suggestions for classroom activities. She also provides a link to a tutorial on how to use Windows MovieMaker to edit Flip videos.
This wiki was designed to assist school leaders with a selection of videos that can be used for professional development for staff. It was prepared by Rowland Baker, founder of the TICAL project. This site is always growing and has video clips organized into categories such as warm ups, inspirational, and powerful messages.