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7 Digital tools for student engagement across all grade levels

Neo LMS

Over the years, I have noticed that student engagement tends to decrease in my classes around this time and I reach out to my personal learning network (PLN) for ideas or tools to boost engagement. Additionally, it is important that we ask for their feedback so we can continue to provide the best learning opportunities for them.

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How to build your global classroom in 4 steps

Neo LMS

Social media: platforms like Twitter help teachers build their personal learning network and share teaching tips and tricks. Some of them prefer to seek classroom collaborations directly. Lock from the University of Calgary has developed a four-item framework to help teachers design authentic collaborative learning.

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A PLN Quick Start Guide

A Principal's Reflections

Blogs : Incredible sources of information that allow educators to reflect, share opinions, and discuss various topics. This is a common medium to discover best practices, examples of innovation, and learn from professional experiences of both novice and veteran educators. For more information on blogs check out this video.

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Whom Should I Follow on Twitter?

My Island View

There is however a growing number of educators using Twitter who look for strategies to better serve them in social media for collaborative learning. First, we must understand that the worst advocates for collaborating with Twitter are more often educators who are collaborating through Twitter. I follow over 3,000.

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False frontiers

Learning with 'e's

However, as we become increasingly connected to each other through technology, and our social ties strengthen, so there is greater scope for students to learn together, sharing their resources and ideas, and approaching their study collaboratively. Collaborative learning does not undermine or contradict personalised learning.

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25 Social Networks/Media Sites for Education

Technology Tidbits

ISTE Community - International Society for Technology & Education is a great place for educators to come together and collaborate on technology issues and build their Personal Learning Network. Plurk - A social network similar to Twitter (micro-blogging) w/ a timeline view and fun karma based platform.

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The survival of higher education (2): Changing times

Learning with 'e's

A Social Web that supports learning Staff at the University of Plymouth have been using Web 2.0 social web) tools in teacher education for the last two years and have attempted to qualify their use in a number of areas of learner support including shared online spaces (Wheeler et al, 2008) and blogs (Wheeler and Lambert-Heggs, 2008).

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