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Thursday, February 28

  1. page Pinterest edited ... Sometimes it makes more sense to like a pin than it does to repin it. You might see a pin that…
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    Sometimes it makes more sense to like a pin than it does to repin it. You might see a pin that doesn't rise to the level of putting it on your own boards, or maybe you don't have any boards that are a good fit andon't foresee needing such a board. In those cases, you may just want to like the pin rather than repin it.
    Pinterest is a social network,but that doesn't mean you necessarily want to share everything or have your e-mail inbox overrun with constant notifications. The advice I have been given regarding all social networks and the Inernet is just as applicable here. Don't say something online unless you're comfortable with anyone being able to see it: your paretns, your children, your boss, your spouse, or strangers. To truly expereince Pinterest and prosper there, you need to socialize. The core of socializing is finding and interacting with friends and followers, as well as inviting your own friends who are interested in joining Pinterest but haven't yet recieved the conveted Pinterest invitation. Pinterest is a fun site that makes it easy to share content.
    By: D'Arcy Simmons-Meng
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  2. page Quizlet edited ... 7. Another service that Quizlet offers is physical flashcards. You can print flashcards direct…
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    7. Another service that Quizlet offers is physical flashcards. You can print flashcards directly from the website, cut them apart, tape them together, and have your flashcards ready on the go!
    8. You can also set up your own account so that you have study cards specifically for your own classes! Start learning!
    By: D'Arcy Simmons - Meng
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  3. page Quizlet edited Quizlet QUIZLET Everybody learns differently and no two people study the same way. Even when rev…
    QuizletQUIZLET
    Everybody learns differently and no two people study the same way. Even when reviewing identical materials, students see the page differently, process information differently and find the work easier or harder on very personal ranges of difficulty.
    The genius and challenge of teaching and of educational systems and schools, is that learning is tackled – mostly successfully - on such a huge scale. What all students do have in common is that they need to study. How that happens and what that looks like has changed over the years.
    Computers: at-home desktops, laptops, handheld devices and mobile technology, have created new opportunities and options for studying.
    Among the new tools available to students is Quizlet, America’s largest online study site.It’s been a classic start-up story. Andrew Sutherland, a San Francisco High School Sophomore back in 2005, was frustrated with studying for a French exam and figured there could be a better, more efficient and engaging way to memorize the French names of farm animals. A computer programmer since seven years old, Andrew went online and built his own study site which he later shared with some friends. Now Quizlet is closing in on five million unique visitors monthly from across the country and remains free to use.
    “It just seemed obvious to me that I should be able to share what I'm studying with my friends,” Sutherland explained. “This was before Youtube or Twitter were really known, but there were social sites like Flickr that were great. It's clear when you use Quizlet how much better everyone's learning can be if people are working together to post material and compete for the best scores in study games.”
    Learning and technology, especially online studying, has always been open to criticism as being a distraction and not an effective tool. The common refrain usually sounds something like “staring at a computer screen is no way to learn; it’s no different than playing video games or losing time on Facebook.” But Andrew is quick to make sure Quizlet isn’t strictly labeled a Social Media site.
    “Quizlet is a platform for studying with friends, so in that way it's social. We're tied into Facebook so that you can instantly see what your friends there have been studying, but we’re not super dependent on social sites, we’re a study site.”
    The San Francisco whiz kid, who is now on a leave of absence from the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology after completing his junior year, also stressed that Quizlet doesn’t present the pitfalls that usually trip up users of social media.
    How to Use Quizlet.com
    1. Go to www.quizlet.com
    2. In the login box, enter a username.
    3. Enter a password.
    4. You will be brought to the home page where you can view and study Upward Bound’s flashcards.
    5. Click on “my dashboard” and choose the set of flashcards that you would like to study.
    6. After you click on your choice of flashcard sets, you will be brought to a page where the electronic flashcards are displayed. You can study the flashcards and then use one of the four study options listed below the flashcards:
    Learn- this option allows you to type in your answers and it will
    count how many terms you get correct and incorrect. Quizlet will
    also keep track of your problem terms and how many times you
    missed each term.
    Test- the test option lets the user set up the kind of test that they
    think will most likely resemble the test that they are studying for. You
    can create tests with multiple choice, true/false, matching, and
    written test questions. Quizlet will grade your practice test and show
    the right answers for the terms that you missed.
    Scatter- scatter is one of the two games that are offered on
    Quizlet.com. In scatter, your terms are scattered across the screen
    and you move the term on top of the definition or vice versa. Doing
    this correctly will earn you points in the game.
    Space Race is the second game offered on Quizlet.com. This game
    is most effective because you have to type out each term while the
    definition is scrolling across the screen. You have to finish typing the
    term correctly, before the definition gets to the end on the screen to
    earn points.
    7. Another service that Quizlet offers is physical flashcards. You can print flashcards directly from the website, cut them apart, tape them together, and have your flashcards ready on the go!
    8. You can also set up your own account so that you have study cards specifically for your own classes! Start learning!

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Wednesday, February 27

  1. page Slideshare edited ... SlideShare 101 from Amit Ranjan Personal Evaluation:Personal Evaluation: ... before findin…
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    SlideShare 101 from Amit Ranjan
    Personal Evaluation:Personal Evaluation:
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    before finding it on Jane
    Another cool feature I found on SlideShare is that if you have registered you will have a profile, it is similar to twitter. You have a profile page and then you can follow people or they can follow you. If you follow someone the presentations they share will show up in your newsfeed. If you find presentations you like you can share them, mark them as favorites or save them to your computer. When I was exploring SlideShare and trying to figure out all its features, I came across the presentation below that I really enjoyed and had to share!
    Lastly on SlideShare I tried uploading my own presentation. It was a PowerPoint and it took literally 3 seconds. It was so fast! If I wanted to, I could then easily share the presentation with anyone!
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  2. page Edmodo edited ... I rarely have to print papers for my students because I just post everything on Edmodo. Edmodo…
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    I rarely have to print papers for my students because I just post everything on Edmodo. Edmodo has a library where a teacher can upload their documents and then share them with their students.
    My students are in the habit of getting on Edmodo first thing with they come to class every day. When they come to class, they sit down and log on to Edmodo and answer the bell work questions I have posted for the day.
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    go through aand quickly grade
    One of the other reasons why I am constantly on Edmodo and using it is that fact that you can collaborate with other teachers all over the world. I have found tons of resources that I use in my classes through Edmodo.
    I cannot think of any reasons why a person would not want to use it. It is quick and easy to set up, it makes your life easier, it lets you communicate easily with students and parents and it allows you network!
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Tuesday, February 26

  1. page Slideshare edited ... Lastly on SlideShare I tried uploading my own presentation. It was a PowerPoint and it took li…
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    Lastly on SlideShare I tried uploading my own presentation. It was a PowerPoint and it took literally 3 seconds. It was so fast! If I wanted to, I could then easily share the presentation with anyone!
    Great Site! I give it two thumbs up, although I am disappointed that I am just now found out about it!
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    on SlideShare. (It starts out a little slow, give it at least until slide 30!)
    Technology to make us more human from Dean Shareski
    This video shows, why one of SlideShare's users loves SlideShare...
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    What is SlideShare?
    SlideShare is the world's largest community for sharing presentations. SlideShare shares any presentations, documents, PDFs, videos and webinars.
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    SlideShare 101 from Amit Ranjan
    Personal Evaluation:Personal Evaluation:
    adfadfafdI cannot believe I did not know about SlideShare before finding on Jane Harts Top 100 Tools for Learning. I have only been able to play around on SlideShare for a few days, but from what I can tell this site is a very useful resource to have. What I have found most useful about the site is that you can search for any kind of presentation you are looking for and it will give you a selection to choose from. For example I was looking for something to add to my Edmodo wiki page about reasons to use Edmodo. I went to SlideShare searched Edmodo and came up with a bunch of different presentations about Edmodo. How easy is that?
    Another cool feature I found on SlideShare is that if you have registered you will have a profile, it is similar to twitter. You have a profile page and then you can follow people or they can follow you. If you follow someone the presentations they share will show up in your newsfeed. If you find presentations you like you can share them, mark them as favorites or save them to your computer. When I was exploring SlideShare and trying to figure out all its features, I came across the presentation below that I really enjoyed and had to share!
    Lastly on SlideShare I tried uploading my own presentation. It was a PowerPoint and it took literally 3 seconds. It was so fast! If I wanted to, I could then easily share the presentation with anyone!
    Great Site! I give it two thumbs up, although I am disappointed that I am just now found out about it!
    Here is the presentation I found when I was searching around on SlideShare.
    Technology to make us more human from Dean Shareski

    This video shows, why one of SlideShare's users loves SlideShare...
    Why I love slideshare from Jesse Desjardins - @jessedee
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  4. page Edmodo edited ... 20 Ways to Use Edmodo from seyfert6 Personal Evaluation: adfadfafd I use Edmodo in all of …
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    20 Ways to Use Edmodo from seyfert6
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    adfadfafdI use Edmodo in all of the classes I teach. I also coach scholars bowl and use it for that too. I absolutely love Edmodo and my students do too. I am going to go over just some of the reasons I use Edmodo.
    One of the reasons I use it is because I can communicate easily with my students and their parents. Parents constantly have access to my class calendars, their student’s assignments and graded assignments.
    I rarely have to print papers for my students because I just post everything on Edmodo. Edmodo has a library where a teacher can upload their documents and then share them with their students.
    My students are in the habit of getting on Edmodo first thing with they come to class every day. When they come to class, they sit down and log on to Edmodo and answer the bell work questions I have posted for the day.
    Edmodo makes it simple for me as a teacher to go through a quickly grade assignments. Teachers can also annotate student’s papers they have submitted without having to download the assignment or paper, make comments or corrections, save it and then upload the assignment. Each class has their own calendar that you can post events to. And to make your life easier, every time you make an assignment it automatically puts the assignment on the calendar for the students.
    One of the other reasons why I am constantly on Edmodo and using it is that fact that you can collaborate with other teachers all over the world. I have found tons of resources that I use in my classes through Edmodo.
    I cannot think of any reasons why a person would not want to use it. It is quick and easy to set up, it makes your life easier, it lets you communicate easily with students and parents and it allows you network!

    Want to learn more or interested in joining?
    Check out this Edmodo guide to explain it all!
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  5. page Slideshare edited ... This video shows, why one of SlideShare's users loves SlideShare... Why I love slideshare fro…
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    This video shows, why one of SlideShare's users loves SlideShare...
    Why I love slideshare from Jesse Desjardins - @jessedee
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