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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

#iste best #edtech global edconference . Top 100 + #edtools and #ipad apps to #mlearning discovered through #iste13

Dear friends like I told you in my previous post here when I was Cop 2 Leader in Smile Project managed by European Schoolnet I will share weekly  top 20 and montly  Top 100 here in my blog
Between 23 and 26 june in San Antonio is organized ISTE’s Annual Conference and Exposition who provides four days of inspiration, learning and networking with more than 700 sessions and interactive learning environments. If you have a ipad or a mobile device you can usee free the conference app who is is your ISTE 2013 command center, available in the Apple App Store, on Google Play, Windows Phone, Windows 8 and via the mobile web . Using #iste13 hastag I rediscovered many edtools and for this reason I decided to share with you this list 101 edtools and ipad apps to mLearning ( every day I add new 25 tools to the list ) and in 27 june you can see here more than 100 . I want through this list to show you the power of Curation, Social Media King and why I want to implement a platform for Curation Restart Online Education Project where teachers worldwide can collaborate and share using new online technologies for free . If my Curation project seems interesting for you and you want to help me to launch the project website and also if you want to collaboate read more here ; follow ; like  Join     My dream is to present this project next year at #iste14
What tool / app you like more and why . Please leave a comment after you see full list .You can also add a comment related to your favorite edtool . I describe also daily startup edtools here  , ipad apps here

I invite all of you to add favorite edtools in this padlet and I will add after to the list .  First I share to the list my Top 10 social media curation tools for social learning in the workspace who will change research  , I use most of these tools daily and also I add many Ipad apps to mLearning .

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

I am honored to share with you official digital habdbook and my reflections after I was COP2 Leader in SMILE project managed by @eu_schoolnet

Dear friends,  like I mention in my previous post here I am honored to be in SMILE Project digital publication because I had the opportunity to be selected Leader in community of practices 2 (Using Social Media in schools, whole school approach) organized in SMILE Project obtained through a Facebook Awards Digital Citizenship Research Grant managed by European Schoolnet ( the network of 30 European Ministries of Education, based in Brussels. As a not-for-profit organisation, EUN aim to bring innovation in teaching and learning to our key stakeholders: Ministries of Education, schools, teachers, researchers, and industry partners ) and for this reason they develop many projectS .

Ollie Bray, our brilliant trainer from Intel Teach Essentials training course in Prague invite all participants to join also Social Media in Learning and Education Project managed by EUN . Janice Richardson, manager of the project said last year when the project start ,, SMILE aims to investigate these issues and, through, an online learning course and mentoring techniques, not only encourage the take-up of social media in schools but also to map best practice in order to foster the exchange of ideas and experience”
You can download official Smile Project handbook free from here
and after you read the publication leave your feed-back, and add a comment to this blog post . smile handbook

The main purpose of this SMILE digital publication ‘Challenges and opportunities for schools and teachers in a digital word - Lessons learned from the 2012 SMILE action research project’ is to provide guidelines and examples to teachers on how to adopt social media in a school environment. “We believe that the SMILE report truly provides manageable steps on how to exploit the potential of these tools for the benefit of learners, both at classroom and institutional levels, in a pedagogically sound manner,” says Janice Richardson, Senior Advisor at European Schoolnet. 
The report also advocates a response to the important issue of online safety that seeks to move beyond a ‘lock and block’ mentality, to a mindset that prefers to use education itself to give young people (and teachers) the skills, the knowledge and the insight needed to be able to use the bewildering variety of tools on offer in ways that minimise risk.
“Nothing is more important to Facebook than the safety of the people that use our site. We think that online safety is a responsibility shared amongst parents, teachers, teens, policy makers and companies like Facebook. Because today’s kids are growing up in a new and different world, we believe that working with partners like these researchers is critical to learning more about ways that we can continue to improve our product. We strive to be as innovative when it comes to safety as we are in every other part of our business, and the Digital Citizenship Research Grants program is just one small part of our overall safety program. We will continue to create new safety programs to emphasise our ongoing commitment,” says Joe Sullivan, Chief Security Officer at Facebook, speaking of the research grants.
 This project has 3 parts :
1. An online learning laboratory for 100 teachers from the 30 member states of EUN partnership to investigate and embrace the educational opportunities social media offers and for this reason Ollie Bray, our trainer introduce all of us in the beautiful world of social media related to SMILE Community of Practices, presenting the 1st part of the project in 6 units . For each unit, he give us introductory video to view, along with a written commentary and additional sources of information. We have also  a list of links to explore and reflect on, and examples of interesting practice taken from both the education sector and beyond. At the end of each unit we made a series of tasks to help us deepen  understanding, and gain practical experience of many of the issues discussed,more here

Social Media in Learning and Education (SMILE) - Video 2 of 6 Using social media in schools - whole school approach. from Ollie Bray on Vimeo.

Still the begining I must told you that I  like verry much this project and for this reason  I was involved  in the discussions in 1st part of the project on the Elearning Platform managed by EUN and for my research I was accepted to be COP2 leader in part 2 of the project .

2.Research with the 100 learning laboratory participants to highlight trends and best practices for how social media is being used and can be used in classrooms;
The SMILE ‘learning laboratory’ was organised around a number of Communities of Practice that allowed more than 100 teachers from across Europe and beyond to study some critical aspects of the use of social media in learning and education:
· Social media - what is it?
· Social media - school policies
· Social media - pedagogical principles
· Social media - professional development (CPD)
· Social media - internet safety and responsible use
· Social media - challenges to adoption

 In XXI Century Education, the use of new online technologies ( social media and web 2.0 startup tools and apps ) aren't regarded like a avantgardist movement, but unfortunatelly although we have many free edtools most of the teachers still don't know or don't want to know how to integrate new online technologies into the classroom although in all the schools we have now computers connected to Internet . For this reason I accepted to be COP2 leader - Using Social Media in schools, whole-school approach . I had the opportunity to have Elena Radaelli from Italy my deputy leader who said after the project finished :
 "The reason that led me to attend the on line splendid course SMILE was related to my professional and personal necessity to see if social media such as Facebook, that normally occupy a relevant part of my pupils' daily life outside school, could actually enter school and become an interesting didactical tool. I decided to start with an ad hoc Facebook group focused on our Comenius project to share ideas, jokes, and pictures to enrich the project. [..] I was amazed how fast and precise they were to react and do their homework. During all my teaching years, I had never seen such a prolific, lovely and creative production of assignments, nice jokes, provocations in plain English! So without even knowing it, they started using their first foreign language as a real communicative tool. They were totally involved in the learning process since they didn't perceive it as a burden but as part of their daily life." 

3.Broad dissemination of results of the research through EUN’s interactive portals for teachers as well as through European and international meetings and conferences.
I continue to use social media like I told you in the online session . I focus on my COP2 when I continue to learn students to use social media in eTwinning projects and parteners ( teachers and students ) collaborate in the blog and facebook group . Related to using using social media for professional development ( COP3 ) I present SMILE Project in 2 online conferences to a global audience and also . I manage also 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Top 10 web tools #googlereader alternative to save favorite blogs

In my previous blog post I told you that I will share weekly top 10 using lists ( giving you all the opportunity to share my lists on your blog or website using embeded code ) and now I describe in 1st list  my favorite reader tools . Dear friends and my blog readers I am sure you heard that google will retire google reader and for this reason I made this list with my favorite Top 10 web tools to save favorite blogs and what you love on the web, but everyone also can vote his favorite and use emebed code to share this .I will share next week top 10 Ipad apps who can replace google reader on your mobile device.
I also work to a list Top 100 google reader alternative where everyone can propose new tools / apss who can replace google reader for web / ipad and I will share this list on my blog in 2 weeks .
My favorite tool now is
What tool you like more and why ? Please leave your comments .
But still we will finish  Top 100  here is my Top 10 :

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Top 16 tools and apps in #leweb13 #startup competition . Se also live #leweb conference

Dear friends because google reader is shooting down in 1 july I want to write this week a blog post ,, Top 10 alternative for google reader " ,but because yestarday and today is organized a global online Teach Conference in London I decided to wirte about Leweb startup competition . 

I follow #leweb13 and discover many informations and I want to share with you all . First I want to tell you that I will write next week about top 10 Google Reader alternative, but still then I invite you to follow live Leweb and vote for your favorite startup . 

My favorite #leweb13 EDTECH Startup is studemia . I tweet following #tcdisrupt and my favorite startup ENIGMA.IO WIN 


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