RSS

Te-a-chnology and Social M-ed-ia 4 #Education

16 Jan

This post should be helpful in giving you an overview on the use of Social Media and Technology for Education. The post is a series of cross-references to give you pointers and links to existing interesting and useful material. Hope you enjoy it!

How is Learning and Education changing in the 21st Century?

  1. So, How many of you want to use Technology for teaching/learning?
  2. How many of you want to use Social Media In Education?

If you willing to use Technology and Social Media for Education – Welcome aboard!

50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About

The following is a very interesting compilation of Tools that you can start using right away. The following list consists of Tools for 1. Social Learning 2. Learning 3. Lesson Planning and Tools 4. Useful Tools

[Credits: http://edudemic.com/2012/08/50-education-technology-tools-every-teacher-should-know-about/]

Social Learning

These tools use the power of social media to help students learn and teachers connect.

  1. EdmodoTeachers and students can take advantage of this great tech tool, as it offers a Facebook-like environment where classes can connect online.
  2. GrockitGet your students connected with each other in study sessions that take place on this great social site.
  3. EduBlogsEduBlogs offers a safe and secure place to set up blogs for yourself or your classroom.
  4. SkypeSkype can be a great tool for keeping in touch with other educators or even attending meetings online. Even cooler, it can help teachers to connect with other classrooms, even those in other countries.
  5. WikispacesShare lessons, media, and other materials online with your students, or let them collaborate to build their own educational wiki on Wikispaces.
  6. PinterestYou can pin just about any image you find interesting on this site, but many teachers are using it as a place to collect great lesson plans, projects, and inspirational materials.
  7. SchoologyThrough this social site, teachers can manage lessons, engage students, share content, and connect with other educators.
  8. QuoraWhile Quora is used for a wide range of purposes, it can be a great tool for educators. It can be used to connect with other professionals or to engage students in discussion after class.
  9. NingNing allows anyone to create a personalized social network, which can be great for both teachers and students alike.
  10. OpenStudy:Encourage your students to work together to learn class material by using a social study site like OpenStudy.
  11. ePalsOne of the coolest benefits of the Web is being able to connect with anyone, anywhere. ePals does just that, but focuses on students, helping them to learn languages and understand cultures different from their own.

Learning

These educational tools can help you to make lessons fun, interesting, and more effective.

  1. Khan AcademyMany teachers use this excellent collection of math, science, and finance lectures and quizzes to supplement their classroom materials.
  2. MangaHighMangaHigh offers teachers a wealth of resources for game-based learning in mathematics.
  3. FunBrainIf you’re looking for a great collection of educational games, look no further than FunBrain. On it, teachers can take advantage of fun tools for math and reading.
  4. EducreationsEducreations is an amazing online tool for the iPad that lets teachers (or students) create videos that teach a given topic. Perfect for studying or getting students to show off their knowledge.
  5. AnimotoAnimoto makes it simple to create video-based lessons or presentations for the classroom and to share them with students or anyone else.
  6. SocrativeAvailable for computers, mobile devices, and tablets, this student response system engages students through games and exercises on any device they have on hand. Even better, teachers can easily assess student progress and track grades.
  7. KnewtonAdaptive learning has been a hot topic in recent months, and with Knewton it’s something that any teacher can access and use. The site personalizes online learning content for each student according to his or her needs.
  8. KerpoofOn Kerpoof, students can get creative with their learning with games, interactive activities, drawing tools, and more that are both fun and educational.
  9. StudySyncWith a digital library, weekly writing practice, online writing and peer reviews, Common Core assignments, and multimedia lessons available, this site is a fully-featured tool for teaching and learning that can be a big help in the classroom.
  10. CarrotSticksOn this site, teachers can take advantage of a wide range of math learning games, giving students practice while they have fun.

Lesson Planning and Tools

Use these tech tools to pull together great lessons and design amazing and memorable student projects.

  1. Teachers Pay TeachersHave great lessons to share? Looking for something to add to your classes? On this site you can do both, selling your own class materials and buying high-quality resources from other teachers.
  2. PlanboardMake sure your lessons are organized and that your day runs smoothly with the help of this amazing online tool designed just for teachers.
  3. TimetoastTimetoast is a pretty cool for student projects, allowing them to build sleek, interactive timelines in minutes.
  4. CapzlesThere are so many different ways that Capzles can be used in the classroom, there’s bound to be an application that fits your needs. What does it do? Capzles makes it simple to gather media like photos, videos, documents, and even blog posts into one place, making it perfect for teaching, learning, or online projects.
  5. PreziWant to build presentations that will wow your students? Make use of this online tool that makes it simple to do all kinds of cool things with your lessons, even allowing collaboration between teachers.
  6. WordleCreate stunning word clouds using Wordle, a great complement to language lessons of any kind.
  7. QR CodesQR codes (or quick response codes) are showing up with greater frequency in education. If you’d like to get in on the trend, you’ll need a tool to create and manage the codes like Delivr and one to read codes, like any of those listed on this site.
  8. QuizletQuizlet makes it easy for teachers to create study tools for students, especially flashcards that can make memorizing important information a snap.
  9. MasteryConnectHow are your students performing with regard to state and common core standards? MasterConnect makes it simple to track and analyze both, as well as other elements of student performance.
  10. Google DocsThrough Google Docs, teachers can create and share documents, presentations, or spreadsheets with students and colleagues as well as give feedback on student-created projects.
  11. YouTubeNot all schools allow YouTube, but they are missing out as the site contains a wealth of great learning materials for the classroom. There’s even a special education-focused channel just for teachers and students.
  12. TED-EdTED isn’t just a great place to find inspiration anymore, the site also contains numerous videos that are organized by subject and can help you to teach everything from how pain relievers work to Shakespearean insults.
  13. Glogster:Glogster is a social site that lets users mash up music, photos, videos, and pretty much anything else you’d like. It’s a great way to create learning materials and a handy tool for creative student projects.
  14. CreazaWant to bring your student projects into the 21st century? Creaza can make that possible, offering tools to brainstorm, create cartoons, and edit audio and video.
  15. Mentor MobOn Mentor Mob, you or your students can create a learning playlist, which is essentially a collection of high-quality materials that can be used to study a specific concept.

Useful Tools

These tools can help you to stay connected, organized, and increase the ease of building multimedia lessons and learning tools.

  1. EvernoteCapture great ideas, photos, recordings, or just about anything else on your Evernote account, access it anywhere, and keep it organized. A must-have tool for lesson planning.
  2. TwitterThere are so many ways Twitter can be used in education. Teachers can connect with other educators, take part in chats, share their ideas, or even use it in the classroom to reach out to students.
  3. Google EducationGoogle offers a number of great edtech resources for teachers, including email and collaborative apps, videos, lesson plan search, professional development, and even educational grants.
  4. DropboxEasily store, share, and access any kind of data from anywhere with the easy-to-use and free Dropbox service.
  5. DiigoDiigo lets you treat the web like paper-based reading material, making it simple to highlight, bookmark, take notes, or even add sticky notes.
  6. Apple iPadOne of the most widely used, though expensive, tech tools being used in today’s classroom is the Apple iPad. With a host of educational apps being developed for the device, it’s become a favorite of teachers and students alike across the nation.
  7. AviaryAviary is a suite of tools that make it easy to edit images, effects, swatches, music, and audio or to create and modify screen captures.
  8. JingIf you’re teaching kids about tech or just about anything else, a great screenshot program is essential. Jing is one great option that allows teachers to take screenshots as images, record up to five minutes or videos then edit and share the results.
  9. PoppletYou and your students can use Popplet to brainstorm ideas, create mindmaps, share, and collaborate.
  10. Google EarthFrom geography projects to learning about geological processes, Google Earth can be an amazing and fast way to show students anywhere in the world.
  11. DonorsChooseNeed funding for a classroom project? You can get it through this site that hooks up needy teachers with willing donors.
  12. SlideShareWith SlideShare, you can upload your presentations, documents, and videos and share them with students and colleagues. Even better, you can take advantage of materials that other have uploaded as well.
  13. LiveBindersLike a real-life three ring binder, this tech tool allows you to collect and organize resources. Much better than a binder, however, the site also comes with tools to connect and collaborate and a virtual whiteboard.
  14. AudioBooThrough this tool, you can record and share audio for your students or anyone else.

Please do try out some of the above tools and come back with your experience and feedback!

The Social Media Revolution

If you don’t already know, there is a Social Media Revolution happening out there! This video captures the essence of it!

The following gives you a quick overview on how Teachers can use Social Media:

Teachers Guide to Social Media:

Teachers Guide to Social Media

[Credits: http://www.onlinecolleges.net/2012/07/26/a-teachers-guide-to-social-media/]

HOMEWORK !

  1. Join Twitter! > Follow Specific People and Hash Tags on Twitter
  2. Create your own Playlists on YouTube
    1. Subscribe to http://www.youtube.com/schools
    2. Subscribe to http://www.youtube.com/teachers
  3. Use a Social Bookmarking Tool to maintain your Bookmarks Online
    1. http://www.stumbleupon.com/ or https://delicious.com/
  4. Join Pinterest and Start by following any of the 20 best Pinterest Boards about Education Technology: http://edudemic.com/2012/10/pinterest-education-technology/
  5. Explore amazing and free educational resources: http://www.openculture.com/free_k-12_educational_resources
  6. Create your own Blog
    1. Either use Blogging Platforms like www.wordpress.com  or https://www.tumblr.com/  or http://www.blogger.com or
    2. Use Social Media Platforms like GooglePlus – http://plus.google.com
  7. Explore http://welcome.curriki.org/
  8. Join Groups of your interest on Facebook and/or LinkedIn
  9. Expand Your Mind! Join an Open courseware for your own learning needs [www.coursera.org or https://www.khanacademy.org/ or just listen to http://ed.ted.com/]

Further Readings:

  1. 100 Best Video Site for Educators: http://edudemic.com/2012/08/best-video-sites-for-teachers/
  2. Ways to use Twitter: http://edudemic.com/2012/04/100-ways-to-use-twitter-in-education-by-degree-of-difficulty/
  3. Accounts to Follow on GooglePlus on Education Technology: http://edudemic.com/2013/01/25-education-technology-google-accounts-to-check-out/
  4. List of Open coursewares: http://www.openculture.com/freeonlinecourses
  5. Resources for Parents and Teachers: http://www.openculture.com/free_k-12_educational_resources#TeacherRef
 
4 Comments

Posted by on January 16, 2013 in Experiments, Ideas, India, The Young!

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

4 responses to “Te-a-chnology and Social M-ed-ia 4 #Education

  1. music

    January 16, 2013 at 4:00 AM

    I’ve been surfing on-line greater than three hours lately, but I never found any attention-grabbing article like yours. It’s pretty value sufficient for me. In my opinion, if all site owners and bloggers made just right content as you did, the internet shall be much more useful than ever before.

     
    • Vikas Bagri

      January 18, 2013 at 12:31 AM

      Thanks. I plan to keep updating it with more exciting resources!

       
  2. Vikas Bagri

    January 18, 2013 at 12:32 AM

    Vision of Students Today: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o

     
  3. Vikas Bagri

    January 18, 2013 at 12:33 AM

    Very Interesting Infographic on ‘The Flipped Classroom': http://www.knewton.com/flipped-classroom/

     

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 251 other followers

%d bloggers like this: