LeerkrachtenApp komt tegemoet aan spanningsboog kinderen

Het is een uitdaging voorleerkrachten de aandacht van leerlingen vast te houden. “Leerlingen hebben een beperkte spanningsboog, waardoor afwisselende werkvormen onmisbaar zijn”, zo stellen onderwijsadviesbureau Docenttalent en leermiddelenwebshop Educatheek. Ze zijn de makers van de app’Onderwijs TipTool’, waarinpraktische tips en tools worden aangedragendie het onderwijs voor zowel leerling als leerkracht boeiender moeten maken.

5 Ways To Use StumbleUpon In Education

Do you need another time-sucking website that will entertain, educate, and enhance your day-to-day life? Of course you do! Lucky for you, there’s StumbleUpon and it’s more than just another LOLCat-powered site. It’s actually useful for education!

We’ve come up with a few handy ways to use the content discovery site to actually benefit teachers, students, and education administrators. After all, that’s what Edudemic is all about!

1) Stumble Your Way to a Lesson Plan: Using StumbleUpon is a great way to find new material to keep your curriculum fresh and interesting. Giving a lecture on the solar system  tomorrow morning? Spend a few minutes ‘stumbling’ through the Astronomy category to discover recent news, amazing photos, helpful studies and up-to-the-minute topics for class discussion.

2) Follow Channels: Whatever your area of expertise, StumbleUpon has a channel for you. One of their newest features allows members to follow Channels with unique content from well-known sites, brands or people. Check popular Channels from Psychology Today, The History Channel, TED, Scientific American and many more.

3) Stumble for Show-and-Tell: With StumbleUpon, homework doesn’t have to be boring. Have your students use StumbleUpon to find a cool website, photo or article to bring to class the next day. Younger students can look for photos to bring to show-and-tell, while older students can look for enlightening articles to spark a hearty debate.

4) Connect With Your University: Everyone’s got a soft spot for their alma mater, and using StumbleUpon is a great way to keep in touch. Follow Channels from universities like Harvard, MIT and Stanford for updates on seminars and conferences, faculty research and publications, top stories from the college paper and more.

16 Ways Teachers Are Using Pinterest

Pinterest is for more than just looking at photos of clothes you want or recipes you love. It’s a powerful tool for teachers around the world.
Thanks to a new infographic from OnlineUniversities.com, we now know 16 different ways teachers are using Pinterest for education.

Onderwijs voor een Nieuwe Tijd verdient steun, ondanks kritiek | Wilfred Rubens over Technology Enhanced Learning

Eind maart is Onderwijs voor een Nieuwe Tijd gelanceerd. Deze organisatie streeft naar het lanceren van zogenaamde Steve Jobs-basisscholen, vanaf augustus 2013. Daarmee willen de samenstellers van deze website en het manifest een alternatief ontwikkelen voor het bestaande onderwijs. Het is gemakkelijk om dit plan te bekritiseren. Desalniettemin geef ik Onderwijs voor een Nieuwe Tijd graag het voordeel van de twijfel.

50 Little-Known Ways Google Docs Can Help In Education

Google Docs is such an incredible tool for college students, offering collaboration, portability, ease of use, and widespread acceptance. But there are so many options, both hidden and obvious, that there’s a good chance you’re not using Google Docs to its fullest capability.

Google docs heeft heel veel functies in zich, maar niet iedereen gebruikt ze maximaal. Hier wat tips.

HootCourse: Toppunt van social media lesondersteuning. Geweldig!!


Maak een ‘les’ aan in hootcourse.

Geef het een naam en een hashtag en nodig mensen uit. Alles komt op twitter of Facebook met je eigen hashtag.

Iedereen kan reageren, dus ook experts van buiten de les/school.  (social learning ten top!) Verder  kun je de tweets onderverdelen in Vragen, Links, Docent mededelingen, Alles.

Dus heel overzichtelijk. Ook lange berichten zijn mogelijk door je blog te koppelen.

Je kunt de app ook embedden op je site of los in de klas als interactie medium.

Leerlingen (en docenten) kunnen inloggen dmv zowel Facebook als Twitter. Een absolute aanrader!

HootCourse makes it easier for instructors and students to collaborate via Twitter and Facebook. Create your HootCourse today!


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25 Timeline Ready Apps for Enhancing Your Facebook Page

For page managers who know how to work with Facebook apps, the new Timeline layout for Pages is a great opportunity to highlight their application tab for maximum visibility and increase click through rates. But for those who aren’t, finding those timeline ready apps can be a massive headache.

Before adding any facebook applications to your Timeline (layout) page, there are a few things you should know

To Provide Additional Info about Your Brand



The ‘About’ section below your cover photo should be enough to explain what your brand is about. However, some people think that fans are not inclined to click ‘About’ for more info while for some places pages, this section is occupied by address, operating hours etc, which is why a FAQ app may come in handy:

#1  FAQ Tab


A clickable banner or a written header with descriptions – to me, that’s great for brand visibility. If your visitors are not getting enough help, there’s a contact form they can use to reach you.

faq app

Or, you may consider FAQ page app for a much simpler layout.

faq page


#2  Google Map Tab


For local businesses who added a valid address to your Page (or Places), there should be a Bing map tab showing like below:

facebook places

Let’s say if you wish to save the ‘About’ spot for other info, you can have a different tab for the map and address using Google map. This app allows you to include other relevant information about your premise as shown below. You can toggle between the preview mode and settings as you work on perfecting your tab:

google map

Note: Removing the valid address from your Page may cause your page to no longer categorized as ‘Places’, thus, no check-in option is available.


For Further Enquiry about Your Brand


The easiest and non-techie way to allow fans feedback is to allow Messaging option on your Facebook Page. To do so, look for ‘Admin Panel’ -> Manage -> Edit Page -> Manage Permissions -> tick to show ‘Message’ button on your Page.

facebook page message

But, there are several reasons why a page owner prefers a contact form over Messaging:

  • To obtain customer details via required fields
  • To better manage users enquiries with a selected email address (non-facebook-login)
  • To have a proper email branding before responding to enquiries
  • Unable to export messages from Facebook inbox
  • To prevent messages been sent to ‘Other’ folder or marked as spam

Therefore, unless you are using your own email marketing software such asMailChimp or Aweber, you may consider:

#3  Contact Forms


i) Contact Form

This app allows branding with a company banner and message text, including a success message after the user had submitted the form.

contact form


ii) ContactMe

What I love about this form is the WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) configuration interface. It allows more visual branding from adding a company logo to social accounts. Only premium users get to customize success message or automated response.



iii) Contact Tab

This app has a richer interface along with facebook comments. You can customize your banner content using HTML, CSS and map iframe embed code (Bing or Google Map).

contact tab


iv) JotForm

JotForm provides richer customization options comparing to the above forms: form size, layout, background colors. In order to use it you must install an iframe appto your page. For free account holders, you can have unlimited forms (limited to 100 submissions per month) and 100MB size of storage.



To Have In Depth Discussions Off the Timeline


While we all enjoy more engagement on the Timeline (page wall), some page admins prefer to manage lengthy discussions in a forum instead. If you’re one of them, try:

#4  Forum for Pages


A replacement for the old facebook discussion board. What I love about this app is that you can import all discussions to another Page in case you need a big page transition. You can also set moderators (not necessarily a page admin) to monitor your discussion board. One thing it lacks is the notification alert so you need to check back for new updates from time to time.

forum for pages