5 Ways For Teachers To Use Tumblr In Their Classroom – EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Tumblr is one of the newer social media apps that allow free sharing of digital media over the web. It is a social channel that has not been left isolated by the educators, as more and more teachers turn to utilizing methods of using this app in their classrooms.

If you are a teacher and want to take advantage of this app, here are a few ways in which you can use Tumblr to bring a whole new life to your classroom:

Source: edtechreview.in

This great article shows how we can use Tumblr in our classrooms. I love the suggestion of a quick and easy website or hosting an online debate. They also point out that we need to protect kids online, but they need experience to learn how to do this – Tumblr could be a good way to do this :0)

Do you use Tumblr?

I have an account but don’t check it much…maybe I should be?

Any tips or advice for me?

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9 Elements of Digital Citizenship – Printable Poster

With an ever growing list of daily interactions occurring digitally, the result of small online decisions can have a huge and lasting impact. As educators, it is critical that we convey this impact to students and consider all elements of Digital Citizenship when working with them in the digital world.”

Source: www.fractuslearning.com

This is a great tool for teachers. A small, printable reminder for students of their digital citizenship responsibilities.

I’ve printed this for use at my school… what will you do with it? 

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Virtual worlds can be as fulfilling as real life

Step aside Olympians – the new sporting pursuit of choice may soon be professional gaming. Electronic sports (or esports) are now mainstream, drawing more than a million viewers in large tournaments and…

Source: theconversation.com

This is fascinating! “We’re creating online spaces that make people feel more comfortable, and potentially even helping them to navigate social environments they previously feared.” Online gaming is helping shy individuals find OFFline friends and sometimes even improving cognitive abilities!

Do you game? I’m not into it much personally but dabble so I know what’s going on in the world :0) Can you tell me what I should be playing or doing to catch this bug? (or what to avoid!)

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Pearson study: Students see tablets as transformative to higher ed

Still, almost twice as many students use laptops regularly compared to tablets.

Source: www.educationdive.com

Interesting data on the use of tablets in Higher Ed. Interesting that students see these tools as revolutionary – more so than laptops! Definitely worth a read.

What is your experience of technology in higher ed? Can you see tablets replacing or substituting some of your experiences? Share your thoughts below ;0)

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Millennials Are Out-Reading Older Generations

But younger Americans value library services less than more senior cohorts, study finds.

Source: www.theatlantic.com

 Reading is not dead! Long live the library! This article compares the reading and library use habits of 16 – 29 year olds with 30+ year olds. Great to the reading and self-directed learning that students undertake these days acknowledged in data!

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Classroom Management in the Tech-Equipped Classroom

Successful technology integration includes always having a non-tech Plan B, staying with what works instead of trend-hopping, and minimizing the elements beyond your control.

Source: www.edutopia.org

This article is great for teachers wondering how to manage alll those devices in their classrooms. Written by a visitor to 300 classrooms in 2 days, this article pulls out the important points that we should all consider when using technology for learning.

Do you agree with the article? What’s your perspective?

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