SOCIAL MEDIA AS A LEARNING TOOLUsing social media to connectstudents to educators and expertsworldwide Ann S. Michaelsen Teacher and administrator Sandvika vgs http://annmic.wordpress.com/ @annmic
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USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO CONNECT EDUCATORS, STUDENTS AND EXPERTS WORLDWIDE Participants will be shown how to use social media like Skype, YouTube, blogs and Twitter to get in contact with students and teachers from other parts of the world. Students communicate and learn from peers in the outside world using social media and teachers introduce new material to the students on personal blogs using authentic material like videos from YouTube and TED. Curriculum goals are the basis forlearning, not textbooks, and students find how different topics can be used tocover the curriculum goals. Questions and challenges are set by the studentswith help from teachers. Students offer feedback to fellow students. The goal is self-paced differentiated learning where every student can progress individually and the teacher can keep track of this. We explore how it is possible to use digital age learning in an authentic real-world practice, modeling real-world problems.
MY SCHOOL – MY CLASS 1:1 schoolBlock scheduling – one subject/class all day from 8:30 – 13:15 Teaching without textbooks Building a PLN with social media: Twitter, Blogging, Skype, Facebook, YouTube, Using the Internet during exams
LEARNING IN AN AUTHENTIC REAL-WORLD PRACTICE, MODELING REAL- WORLD PROBLEMS Norway meets Lesotho YouTube
HELPING TEACHERS AND STUDENTS TO BE DIGITALLY INCLUDED Social media a great way to connect! 2009 Microsoft’s Worldwide Innovative Education Forum in Brazil.Moliehi Sekese won the Worldwide Innovative Teacher Awards, category educators choice; Best Practice: Moliehi Sekese (Lesotho), “Indigenous Plants”. Moliehi did a keynote at our education conference this year Projects where students in Western countries help raise money to buy computers and set up wireless Internet in schools without technology2012 a day’s work to help students at Mamoeketsi primary school 40.000 dollars. high school scholarships, material, exchange visits + new school building. Communication for students to learn and collaborate. Skype
Why Twitter?• Great way to connect – quick and in real-time• Great way to find information• Quickly updated• Search and find almost everything. Something happening search and find out what people are talking about.• Build a network• Easy to use, what you put in is what you get out of it.
USING TWITTER AND BLOGS Twitter Resources, Apps, and Tools Twitter is possibly one of the most powerful socialmedia tools available to educators. Get started today with these resources. Advanced users might findsomething here to enhance their Twitter experience . http://pinterest.com/esheninger/twitter-resources-apps-and-tools/
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I defiantly agree that--while the organization of the story was a little cluttered--is was quite a remarkable account of the experiences of the grandfather in WWII. What a story! It seems great that people are recording oral recounts of experiences in WWII such as these and that agencies like the BBC publish it. One aspect that I thought was particularlSkjermutklipp ta tt: 07.01.2013 13:01 pertinent was how the story referenced the celebration of Christmas; this nearly overlaps with the point of year in which we read it. This certainly provides a powerful insight into how terrible the living conditions were fo the grandfather in that getting to eat cat food made it "the best Christmas ever" comparatively. Lastly, one thing I thought was interesting was how when he arrived at Auschwitz, the grandfather claimed he was a silversmith to make it seems as though he had skills to provide for the German. Coming full-circle, by the time that the Americans had arrived the grandfather had developed the very useful skill of knowing five languages, so cool!
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