Thursday, February 19, 2015

Lead Learners, Selfie Sticks, Digital Portfolios and More!

What Twitter Shortcomings?
Twitter enables educators to easily and quickly exchange content in the form of links to other educators. The very things that need to be exchanged for collaboration include: articles, posts, movies, podcasts, websites, whitepapers, videos, interviews, and now even books. Twitter is not the format that one uses for exchanging ideas requiring deep thought and reflective exchanges. Twitter does however enable educators to drive traffic to places where those exchanges may take place.

5 Free Tools For Making Digital Portfolios
Now that so much of what students create in school (and in life) is in the digital realm, teachers have an opportunity to help students value their work more and for longer. Digital portfolios allow students to collect the work they’re most proud of and see their progress over time in a tangible way.

The Top 10 iPad Features That Schools Forget
With iPads, it’s all about the apps, and rightly so sometimes, but not everyone takes full advantage of the native features that Apple builds in to the iPad software for everyone to use. So, for this post I am rounding up ten of the most forgotten iPad features that are awesome for education. No additional apps are required to use any of these features because they work right out of the box.

Social Media Smarts for New and Preservice Teachers
6)  Avoid posts that could be misconstrued "Can't Wait for Spring Break"
Many teachers understandably post about their joy at having breaks from school and teaching . . . . Parents are not always thrilled by the fact that their child's teacher needs a break or that the teacher posted about their children are going bonkers in the classroom for a day.

Museum Rules: Talk Softly, and Carry No Selfie Stick
Eager tourists . . .equipped with the camera extender known as a selfie stick, occasionally referred to as “the wand of narcissism,” they can now reach for flattering CinemaScope selfies wherever they go.
Art museums have watched this development nervously, fearing damage to their collections or to visitors, as users swing their sticks with abandon.

"Selfie Stick" by Floris Ooserveld

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