Social Media Classroom Resources
Online Educational Resources to create a more dynamic and interactive classroom.
- This is my primary website to archive all geography education resources. I use scoop.it as my primary curation tool to select the best of the web for my networks to see great videos, resources, images, links, blogs, etc. Scoop.it is a fantastic tool for passing along the best that internet has to provide.
- Functionally, this has become my course "textbook."
- My home on Google+ for my website and a forum to promote geography education and link educators together. A presence as a Google+ page is powerful since Google searches might just promote Google+ pages.
- Educators can greatly benefit from using twitter as a collaboration tools with other educators, and also as a way to connect students to broader intellectual currents beyond the walls of the classroom.
- How do students start making sense of online information? Storify allows anyone to create news articles with online sources. More importantly, it provides a platform for anyone to distribute and disseminate that information.
- Cell phones do NOT have to be the enemy. Convert the cell phones that so many students have on them into educational resources. polleverywhere.com allows students to answer a poll question by texting an answer...the professor can have the results embedded in powerpoint or accessible online and updated in real time.
- With so many results, and intersecting ideas, wordle.net composed powerful images that organizes words in a hierarchical structure that evaluates the most important ideas. Integrated with polleverywhere.com, this can provide structure to student comments is a way that would forcefully display common ideas.
- Trying to follow specific conversations on twitter? Paper.li can be tailored to find the news information that you find interest, relevant or compelling. It can also be programmed to create a class newspaper.
- Can't get YouTube through a school firewall? Download the videos from home.
- Where will these resources be thematically and regionally archived for future use by educators trying to plan lessons? At geographyeducation.org
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