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With Thanksgiving on the horizon, I am always thankful when someone takes the time to review sites and apps with educational benefits. While I might not find value in all of the suggestions in posts of this nature, it seems I inevitably find some that fit the bill. Best of all, I did not have to spend a lot of time searching for ideas. Somewhere in David Kapuler's Top 100 Sites and Apps listed below, I am sure you will find a resource that interests you, surprises you, or can enhance teaching and learning in your classroom. If you have a favorite site or app from which you think others will benefit, please be sure to share in the comments!
Reposted from: David Kapuler at http://cyber-kap.blogspot.com/2012/11/top-100-sites-apps-of-2012.htm
It's that time of year again where I get to write my favorite post. This year instead of doing just my top favorite sites I'm going to include Apps due to the shift in education to mobile learning and the "flipped classroom". While last years post included lots of educational networks, this year has lots of curation sites as well as writing/grammar sites. I hope you enjoy this post as much as I did writing it.
*Any site on the 2011 top 100 list will not appear on this list.
Top 100 Sites & Apps of 2012
Yes, you've heard all the lingo...the tweets, retweets, tweetdecks, hashtags, follows, followers, bit.lys, tinyurls, Twitter twits, etc. Does all of this twerminology have you befuddled? Are you a Twitter-lover or a Twitter-hater?
Here is a VERY brief overview of some Twitter jargon, and then I'll move on to the good stuff, so if you are already a tweeter, please don't stop here. Here's my little glossary of twerms:
I have listed a few ways you can take advantage of Twitter as a professional and even as a classroom tool. You might want to have one Twitter account for student/class related information and another for professional networking:
Use Twitter for professional networking to:
Use Twitter as a classroom tool to:
I used to think of Twitter as "another thing to do," but within the last year, I have found that it saves me time versus wasting it. I find important trends in education listed out for me with very little searching, and quite frequently I am directed to a new idea or opinion I hadn't considered. Like anything though, it's all in how it is managed. With any social network, it's important to be careful of who you follow and to regulate your time. If you find that someone you follow is posting garbage that takes your attention and time away from more important posts, don't be afraid to "unfollow" that person.
Please use the comment section below to expand your professional learning network! Let the BPS 101 community know how you are currently using Twitter or how you plan to in the future! Oh, and if you like this post...feel free to tweet it out to your followers by clicking on the Twitter button below. Happy tweeting!
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