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Get the most out of assessON in 2012!

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As a teacher, it was the writing of class tests and exams and then all the marking and profiling of student work that took up a great deal of my time.

What I love most about assessON is that it does all this work for teachers. It gives teachers more time to actually concentrate on teaching!

Early in the new year I will be adding tips on this web page as to how you and your students can get the most out of assessON.

By subscribing to this blog, you will automatically receive updated tips and ideas in your email inbox!

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Get the most out of studyON in 2012!

The Year 12 exams are over for another year. Some teachers have already expressed their sense of relief to me!

Early in the new year I will be adding tips on this web page as to how you and your students can get the most out of studyON.

By subscribing to this blog, you will automatically receive updated tips and ideas in your email inbox!

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iPads in education

Thanks to my one of my twitter friends in my professional learning network for this info on integrating iPads in the classroom.

This is a wiki from School District of Palm Beach County in the US. It includes a series of tips and tricks tricks use in the classroom.

http://palmbeachschooltalk.com/groups/ipadpilot/

Infographic: State Of The Internet (Live Stats)

The State of The Internet is an infographic with a difference.

It is live and interactive like the internet itself.  As soon as you are on the web page, it will calculate info such as:

  • how many new wesbites have launched
  • the fastest rising Google searches
  • how much money is spent in e-commerce
  • how many items are sold on Amazon.

A reminder to us all as to how the internet has shaped our lives.

Twitter is serious learning

Twitter can’t be serious!

When first hearing about twitter a few years ago, I could not comprehend how anyone could seriously think that anything meaningful could be said in 140 characters or less.  I mean, I have already used up 162 characters in my second sentence and what have I said?

My hasty judgement was totally unfounded.  Twelve months ago I was converted. My epiphany is that it is the links to others not the 140 characters that is the power of twitter.

Now as a serious convert (perhaps addict?), I check my twitter account every day without fail for my daily fix of professional learning.

Kay Cantwell from Brisbane Catholic Education has written a great article titled Social media and schools as professional learning communities. There some great tips here as to how you can get started with using twitter and other forms of social media to create your own professional learning network.

Seriously, some of the best professional learning is happening on twitter.
The Twitter Life Cucle

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