This week’s round-up of Edublogs news, blog posts, classroom resources, and all things blog related!
In this installment, we’ll look at some new ways to use Twitter, Flipboard, and ThingLink in your class. We’ll catch up on the latest blogging news, and see what Tweets are worthy of another share.
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Tools And Tips: Flip It, Tweet It, Save It, Link it!
If you’re using Flipboard for your class, you can now share privately on Flipboard!
Want to create an active, educational Twitter chat? Read these tips from a teacher that tried and failed…and then succeeded!
Do you use iPads in your classroom? Tired of the same old Keynote presentations? You may be pleasantly surprised by the new Adobe Slate iPad app, which is free in the App Store.
And for more about using iPads with your students, here’s a quick and useful tech tip to share with your students on saving their work.
Señora Ferguson teaches you all about how to use ThingLink on your iPad.
Around The Web
Blogging on the ice: Connecting audiences with climate-change sciences.
Is Learning Increasingly Self-Directed in the Digital Era?
Austin schools try to answer the question of how to effectively prepare students to be successful in a rapidly developing technological landscape.
Follow the money: Education tech funding soars — but is it working in the classroom?
Kirsten Wright reflects on how her district went from viewing technology as a tool to bring in, use and then put away to having it embedded in everything.
Tweets of The Week
Here are some of our most popular tweets from the week:
Exploring QR Codes and Padlet http://t.co/aTACL9ZMHQ
— edublogs (@edublogs) April 23, 2015
24 Examples of Using Hashtags for Teaching & Learning https://t.co/SnYQSM96Oe — edublogs (@edublogs) April 27, 2015
7 Best Science EdApps for Kids of April 2015 https://t.co/ZwRyDDAHwl
— edublogs (@edublogs) April 27, 2015
New plugin added! Embed Any Document – upload & embed your documents easily into posts/pages pic.twitter.com/fJrlqY9pYA — edublogs (@edublogs) April 28, 2015
Using DoodleBuddy with students http://t.co/J1MNMM6xFz
— edublogs (@edublogs) April 28, 2015
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