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John Evans

How Twitter in the Classroom Connects Your Students - Brilliant or Insane - 0 views

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    "Students only need a model and a push to do amazing things. Then a smart teacher gets out of the way and let's the magic happen.

    When I first became engulfed in the amazing world of Twitter, I couldn't imagine not sharing the experience with my students.

    What started as a little spark and a hot mess three years ago has turned into a full-on immersion of social media in my classes.

    Twitter has amplified the voices of my students well beyond the walls of our classroom and it's echoing through the global learning landscape. Now, social media is an integral part of the learning that transpires and I can't imagine why others aren't using it.

    Recently, I guest moderated an #edtechchat that highlighted the versatility of Twitter in the classroom. With the help of my students who participated at 8pm on a Monday night and amazing educators across the world, we discussed the vibrancy Twitter can add to student learning"
John Evans

How Digital Games Help Teachers Make Connections to Lessons and Students | MindShift - 0 views

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    "t's not unusual for educators to use analog games in the classroom, but as more classrooms gain access to technology, digital games are also making a strong showing. A recent Joan Ganz Cooney Center survey of 694 K-8 teachers found that 74 percent of those surveyed use digital games in the classroom, up from 50 percent two years ago. Many of the teachers finding the most success are good at creatively connecting the game back to the curriculum, while allowing it to maintain the qualities of a good game. These teachers are often more comfortable with games themselves, playing for fun in their spare time, and are thus more likely to see valuable classroom connections. It's one thing to have empirical evidence that digital games are growing in popularity and another to get an in-depth look at how and why teachers see them as a valuable use of precious class time."
John Evans

Digital Tools Can't Magically Create Connections | DMLcentral - 1 views

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    "One of the best perks of supporting the Los Angeles Central Library is advanced notice of the readings and talks coming through town as part of their ALOUD program. A few months ago, when I noticed that danah boyd was going to be talking about her recent book, "It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens," with USC Professor and Connected Learning pioneer, Henry Jenkins, I snapped up a ticket. The talk took place at the end of July, and the ideas that these two scholars expressed about how young people are interacting with digital tools are still rattling around in my mind, inviting further exploration. "
John Evans

iOS 8 uses peer-to-peer connections for AirPlay to Apple TV, no longer needs a network ... - 2 views

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    "iOS 8 uses peer-to-peer technology to stream video to Apple TV, as described by Apple on a page highlighting enterprise features.

    Today, AirPlay requires both devices connect to the same WiFi network before they can communicate.

    With iOS 8, the network is cut out completely and the iOS device directly talks to the Apple TV with a peer-to-peer connection. AirDrop uses the same peer-to-peer technology, for convenience reasons."
Phil Taylor

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Resources, stories, and connections with those w... - 0 views

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    "Resources, stories, and connections with those who use social media in today's k-12 classrooms"
John Evans

5 Amazing Ways to Collaborate with Another Class | Ed Tech Diva - 7 views

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    ""Ms. Clark, when are we going to do that again?" Nothing makes me happier as an educator than hearing those words - and lately I have been hearing them a lot! It is not the question as much as the look on the faces of my students that I enjoy the most. It's the inspiring glow of engagement and enthusiasm and the fire in their eyes that makes me want to keep trying new projects. Their relentless desire to do collaborative-based work is proof that they enjoy the journey, the connections and the role of play in their learning. One of the thrills about being an educator in 2013 is this ability to redefine the typical classroom landscape in this way. This year we did it campus wide with some pretty amazing projects that helped everyone see the value in collaborating, and the immense power of thinking outside the box - in this case, I literally mean the constrictive box of the traditional classroo"
John Evans

The Centre for Global Education - Four Nations Classroom - 4 views

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    "October to December, hundreds of students from every corner of the planet connect in a series of meaningful large group and one-on-one encounters."
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