Social Media in the Classroom… How?

In many of my posts I mention how important I feel it is to incorporate some type of social media in the classroom. I think it is an excellent learning tool and let’s face it, whether it be kids or adults, almost everyone is using some kind of social network anyways. Take a look at ...

Are We Too Busy To Think?

The Canadian Education Association (http://cea-ace.ca/home.cfm) posted an article written by Joel Westheimer titled “NO CHILD LEFT THINKING:Democracy at Risk in Canada’s Schools”. Westheimer claims that “almost every school mission statement nowadays display broad goals associated to critical thinking, global citizenship, environmental stewardship, and moral character”. I have to agree with this. All the schools I ...

Get Your Moodle on July 20th

I am a big fan of Moodle as stated in previous articles. I have used it quite a bit and what it does, it does well. However, it was only a 1.0 release and with that you have some bugs and a community that wants more! The following list of features is taken from the ...

Edmodo

There’s something special going on with elearning and I think it is starting at Edmodo. First off, let me say that Edmodo is free. As soon as you go to the home page (http://www.edmodo.com) you will notice it looks a bit like facebook. Which is good because most people will be familiar with it.  Here ...

Tools For Social Media In School

Here is a very good article to read on social media and the classroom: http://mashable.com/2010/05/11/social-media-school/ It talks about the classroom and some advice on when trying to integrate social media with in that environment. The tips are great: Let Down the Filters, Cautiously Add “Digital Citizenship” to the Curriculum Keep One Eye on Student Conduct, ...