Kind of makes you rethink the iPad, right?
Here are a couple that found particularly interesting -
The television teacher -
Newton. The robot tutor.
Again, it makes you rethink smart phones and iPads, right?
If you're new to Twitter, here are some tips to get your content noticed. Remember - don't just push out assignments or deadlines (otherwise known as right hooks). Instead, help others and provide services (jabs).
Here is an interesting blog post on why we need social media in education.
First, I would argue that we need to be actively using social media to model proper digital citizenship for our students.
Here are some other reasons from the blog that I particularly agree with -
Social media enables an instructional shift to take place.
Social media will help you meet your students, their parents, and your community where they already are.
If your school and district wish to remain relevant, they need to be a part of the social media movement.
Speaking of social media, here is an Education Week post arguing why schools should (I would say 'must') embrace social media.
A Nerd PSA video.
This is funny.
Now this is a cool use of Twitter: Henry V retold in 30 Tweets.
What a great final assignment or essay question this would make.
I was blown away by a vending machine at TIES that - with just a scan of your debit card - would dispense a variety of iPads and charges and tech devices.
Now it seems that Amazon is using that same idea: the Kindle vending machine.
Here is an interesting post from Gary Vaynerchuk on the Youthification (yes, that's a word now) of our culture. Again, this is why schools need to embrace social media, for it's not just where our students are. It's also where the parents (and grandparents) are too.
I like this section
And finally to have students create something like this would be amazing. What a remarkable project!