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School Counselor Facebook Guide Released

Thanks to Ian Quillen for this post on EdWeek’s Digital Education page.  We all had moments during the year that caused us to reflect on net-iquette, here’s a good checklist and link to resources regarding Facebook. [EF]

With the prevalence of Facebook as one of the dominant social networks among young users, and the growing public awareness of issues like cyberbullying, online privacy, and digital literacy, the American School Counselor Association has combined with iKeepSafe, an Internet safety advocacy group, to publish a guide to help school counselors make sense of the platform and its on-campus impact.

Now, don’t be fooled. “Facebook for School Counselors” is not actually a social media site (as at least one Digital Education blogger first believed.) But it is available for download, and it does offer tips for counselor actions in four areas…

FULL ARTICLE: School Counselor Facebook Guide Released

POST SOURCE: Digital Education at EdWeek.

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Things That Happen Every Sixty Seconds: 695,000 Facebook Updates

Share with your students just for fun. Or you can turn this into a lesson about scale and the laws of big numbers. [EF]

World Wide Web is growing at rapid pace. On average, more than a billion new pages are added to it every day. To give you an idea of how big world wide web is, our Infographic 60 Seconds will cover some really interesting facts about websites that we use on day-to-day basis.

FULL ARTICLE: 60 Seconds: Things That Happen Every Sixty Seconds

POST SOURCE: The BigPicture

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Teaching Me About Teaching

In honor of Teacher Appreciation week, we’ll end on with this from Charles Blow of the New York Times who proves that people watching us work do get it. [EF]

Next week is National Teacher Appreciation Week, and, as far as I’m concerned, they don’t get nearly enough. On Tuesday, the United States Department of Education is hoping that people will take to Facebook and Twitter to thank a teacher who has made a difference in their lives. I want to contribute to that effort. And I plan to thank a teacher who never taught me in a classroom but taught me what it meant to be an educator: my mother…

…She showed me what a great teacher looked like: proud, exhausted, underpaid and overjoyed. For great teachers, the job is less a career than a calling…

FULL ARTICLE: Teaching Me About Teaching

POST SOURCE: NYTimes.com Op-Ed

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Can you Flip and Blend? And do you know Ed-Ted?

We start this week with an explanation of what “flipping” is, then provide some resources – including a link to Hockaday’s efforts to create a “blended” network – and finish with a big shout out to the folks at TedTalks.  The new ed.ted tool allows you to use online videos to create lessons (with comcomitant questions and links) as fast as you can point and click. Thanks to Jac de Haan for this week’s lead. [EF]

This position piece was a response to a Learning & Leading prompt, submitted April 9, 2012:

While many teachers have been introduced to “the flip” via the video lessons of pioneers, video is just one example of an evolving flipped teaching sensibility. Flipping is the act of identifying rote or procedural elements of a lesson, shifting this repetitive content to a medium not bound by teacher availability, and empowering students to take an active role in their education…

FULL ARTICLE Technology with Intention.

POST SOURCE: Tech with Intent

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Announcing: The Flipped Learning Network

Imagine that you’re an expert in a particular area, in this case flipping, and have become inundated with requests to help and overwhelmed by your own desire to make a difference. So what do you do?  Start a resource network.  If you’re at ALL interested in flipping your class, you should check this out. [EF]

As Aaron and I have been all over training teachers we have come to the realization that the key to making flipped class movement grow is the need to train teachers in this new methodology. We realize that we could go on the lecture-consulting circuit and become experts, but we realize that flipping is much bigger than the two of us. We have always had the heart to simply help teachers do what is best for their students. To that end we will be launching the Flipped Learning Network (http://flippedlearning.org), a nonprofit organization that has the vision and goals listed below….

FULL ARTICLE: Announcing: The Flipped Learning Network

POST SOURCE: Jon Bergmann of Flipped Learning

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