Topics include:The Dos and Don'ts of Wikis Social Networking Tools and Wikis Wikis for Leadership and Administration Wikis in the Classroom Wikis for Home-to-School Communications
Implement each of these practical, innovative ideas and "wikify" your school today!
What if you had a school-based online forum for sharing lesson plans, student work, or a new curriculum? You can! The authors explain how they created an online professional learning network and provide all the tools needed to construct an online network to fit your school’s needs. Benefits include:
Enhanced communication among teachers, administrators, and the community Easy access to professional development for many more participants Implementation of best practices and instructional strategies for improved teacher performance Increased understanding of and commitment to reaching educational goals
Whether you work in a traditional or virtual classroom, social media can broaden your reach and increase the impact of training. In Social Media for Trainers, e-learning and new media expert Jane Bozarth provides an overview of popular tools, including blogs, wikis, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, SlideShare, Flickr, and others. You'll learn to leverage each medium's unique features and applications to deliver training, facilitate discussions, and extend learning beyond the confines of a training event. This key resource offers a new set of powerful tools for augmenting and enhancing the value of your training.
PRAISE FOR SOCIAL MEDIA FOR TRAINERS
"Clear explanations and practical examples of the use of social media for learning, make this book essential reading for all workplace trainers."
—Jane Hart, founder, Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies, and founding member of the Internet Time Alliance
"... a practical, intelligent book teaching trainers how to effectively utilize technology for real learning outcomes."
—Karl Kapp, professor of Instructional Technology at Bloomsburg University and author of Learning in 3D and Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning
"Trainers who want to succeed in the new social learning world should read this book. Jane has made social media easy, practical, and simple to use."
—Ray Jimenez, PhD, Chief Learning Architect, VignettesLearning.com
The first in a series exploring each of Learning Forward’s seven Standards for Professional Learning, this book helps readers understand what it takes to establish and maintain professional learning communities (PLCs) so they increase educator effectiveness and provide the best outcomes for students. This definitive volume details how the Learning Forward standards for professional learning can be applied successfully in any school, and includes:An original essay designed to stretch readers’ thinking by introducing the underlying theory, research, and practice behind learning communities A guide to implementing the Learning Communities standard, with an overview of six critical attributes of PLCs and the seven-step cycle of continuous improvement A case study of the district-wide implementation of PLCs, containing detailed analysis of what worked.
This book is divided into two sections. Part I provides a foundation and rational for student-centered learning, instructional strategies for technology integration, and using this approach to help teachers assess their students in meeting academic standards. Part II includes foundational technology information and appropriate use of digital tools for communication, collaboration, research, publishing, and even games for learning.
This text provides methods and examples of technology integration that supports students’ achievement of national academic standards by using today’s digital tools for communication, collaboration, research and publishing. When students learn how to become knowledgeable global digital citizens they gain the requisite skills for tomorrow’s creative thinkers, problem solvers, and decision makers.