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User Activity Comparison Of Popular Social Networking Sites [INFOGRAPHIC] - 1 views

  • shows the comparison of the latest user stastics of popular social networking sites – Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn and Pinterest.
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Social Media Suggestions for Your Online Course - 2 views

  • When you consider the possible uses for social media in your courses: find a tool with features that fit your needs, start slowly with just one new project or activity, evaluate your experience and your students' experiences, and continue to revise your approach.
  • Develop your digital identity. Last on my list, but certainly not least, how are you presenting yourself online? What will students in your next term find when they Google your name? Think about how your thoughtful use of social media could help students get to know you and connect with you online. Consider social networking options like LinkedIn and activities such as blogging.
  • Encourage online study groups. The collaborative nature of most social media applications makes them a great fit for bringing students together online for conversations, group projects, writing assignments, and more.
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  • Stock a course library. Social bookmarking sites, such as Diigo, can be used to not only tag and groups articles and other web-based resources for your students to access, but also allows you and them to leave notes and highlight selected passages. Group forums are also an option.
  • Create a movie trailer. How do you welcome students and introduce them to your course?
  • Develop a dynamic presentation. While the debate about online lectures continues, there are social options available to enhance your presentations and those of your students.
  • Create a class hashtag. These keywords used with the "#" symbol allow you and your students to filter the Twitter stream for information related to the course
  • Don't add social media, or any new tool, just for the sake of adding it. Explore the ways in which these applications can help you and your students reach course goals and objectives, encouraging collaboration and engagement along the way.
  • Social media options not only allow for presentation of information, but also support connections among participants who access the information. Researchers Andreas M. Kaplan and Michael Haenlein published a definition of social media that includes "applications that … allow creation and exchange of user generated content." 

Google's New Research Tool - 0 views

  • The latest Google function brings together the capabilities of Google Search, Google Scholar, and Google Docs. The research tool provides shortcuts to accessing web-based information and adding it to your documents.
  • This new tool is quick to access and intuitive to use, especially if you already have some familiarity with Google Docs

Team Viewer is a remote desktop application for the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and PC - 0 views

  • Team Viewer is a remote desktop application for the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and PC
  • eam Viewer is a free application that allows devices such as the iPad and iPhone to remotely log in to a stationary computer.  In the morning, I come into my office and set up my laptop and then carry around my iPad with me the rest of the day.  By using the iPad, I not only have access to my wide variety of apps, but I can also remotely project my laptop screen on the iPad and make use of the programs I have running in my office.  By doing this, I have eliminated the need to carry another piece of heavy equipment throughout the busy school hallways.
  • Team Viewer is a free application that allows devices such as the iPad and iPhone to remotely log in to a stationary computer.  In the morning, I come into my office and set up my laptop and then carry around my iPad with me the rest of the day.  By using the iPad, I not only have access to my wide variety of apps, but I can also remotely project my laptop screen on the iPad and make use of the programs I have running in my office.  By doing this, I have eliminated the need to carry another piece of heavy equipment throughout the busy school hallways.

It Takes Two to Tweet: Interpretation as a Shared Responsibility - 1 views

  • I remember lots of advice to take care in writing emails because emails don’t convey things like tone of voice or body language. Without such communication aids, the argument went, emails are easy to misinterpret. There’s only so much that emoticons and careful word choice can do to convey one’s affect, so some messages are better delivered in person or over the phone.
  • I think this issue of misinterpretation is even more relevant to Twitter than it is to email.
  • Moreover, a tweet may look like a free-standing piece of writing, but to the author of the tweet, it’s part of an ongoing narrative she or he is constructing over time through dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of tweets.
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  • A wise consumer of tweets knows all this and acknowledges that his or her interpretation of a given tweet might suffer for lack of context.

Do Your Internet Habits Indicate Depression? - 0 views

  • When online, do you frequently switch between applications, use tons of file-sharing software, and send a lot of e-mail and instant messages? If so, you might be depressed, according to a study to be published in an upcoming issue of IEEE Technology and Society Magazine.
  • Frequent switching may be related with difficulty concentrating, which is also an indicator of depressive symptoms among students.
  • the results don’t indicate that an excessive amount of file-sharing, switching between apps, and chatting online actually causes depression; correlation does not imply causation. The research simply shows that those who have depression are likely to use the Internet in certain ways.

Does the Internet Make Us Lonely? - 0 views

  • Study after study has analyzed how our increased Internet usage is negatively affecting us.
  • CNN reported on in 2009 painted a grim picture, linking excessive Internet use with social phobia, depression, and other psychological problems
  • Stanford University researchers in 2005 warned that those who use the Internet frequently spend about an hour less each day interacting with their familie
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  • Such studies have made it sound like the Internet will eventually turn us all into bumbling, awkward, and socially inept creatures, unable to handle in-person interactions.
  • But now, IEEE Fellow Gerhard Fettweis says that couldn’t be further from the truth.
  • “Our world in 50 years will, of course be deeply influenced by interconnected networks of communicating technologies, but we will use them efficiently to synchronize personal freedom and professional responsibilities so seamlessly that we will have more spare time to spend with friends and family,” Fettweis adds.

Nearpod - Create and Deliver Quizzes on iPads - 1 views

  • Nearpod is a free iOS app that teachers can use to create quizzes, polls, and multimedia presentations.
  • Teachers can view students' responses individually or as a whole class. The video below provides a short overview of Nearpod.
  • The feedback mechanisms may allow you to quickly get a sense of your students' comprehension of the lessons that you deliver.

GoClass - Create and Deliver Lessons on iPads - 2 views

  • GoClass is a promising iPad app for teachers who are working in 1:1 iPad environments.
  • Teachers also have the option to ask questions and poll their students. After the students' response have been gathered teachers can project those responses without showing individual student's names.
  • GoClass is a free iPad application for creating short lessons and delivering them to your students.

Do E-Books Make It Harder to Remember What You Just Read? - 0 views

  • On many levels, e-books seem like better alternatives to textbooks — they can be easily updated and many formats allow readers to interact with the material more, with quizzes, video, audio and other multimedia to reinforce lessons. But some studies suggest that there may be significant advantages in printed books if your goal is to remember what you read long-term

Guided Research and the Dropbox Tool - 1 views

  • Many educators have a nagging concern that students will plagiarize work submitted for key written assignments. That is why experts in the field of academic integrity, such as Donald McCabe, have long suggested that a method to avoid plagiarism is to use guided research projects. A guided research project is one that is scaffolded into stages, such as an outline, a few drafts, and then a final submission. Guided research brings transparency to the writing process.
  • The Dropbox tool
  • is a powerful tool for implementing guided research strategies

Five Essential Skills for the Facebook Era - IEEE Spectrum - 1 views

  • In a new book, Howard Rheingold says social networks are changing the way we think
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Twitter Hashtags: Complete Guide to Discovery and Power - 1 views

  • Twitter hashtags can connect you to people and conversations all over the world … 
  • The Hashtag: A Door to Discovery on Twitter
  • The hashtag has a metadata value. This means that all the content and conversations using hashtags can be discovered, mined and organized through search.
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  • Frequently Asked Questions about Hashtags
  • How do I create a hashtag?
  • Who owns a hashtag?
  • How do I find hashtags?
  • How far back does Twitter search go?
  •  Can you use more than one hashtag in a Tweet?
  • A Hashtag is Power: 21 Ways to Use a Hashtag

Using Your Blog to Help Launch a New Career - 0 views

  • It seems like everyone has a blog these days
  • just about
  • as many abandoned
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  • there are some things you need to do first before you post that first article,
  • WHAT do you want your blog to be about?
  • Technology?
  • WHY are you writing a blog?
  • To share your expertise?
  • To help others?
  • here's what you need to do next.
  • there's someone already writing
  • Do your homework.
  • about it
  • A serious blogger has their own website and full control of what is posted
  • Do whatever you can to customize the standard WordPress themes.
  • Did you snore through high school English? Good bloggers write well;
  • Post consistently.
  • This might mean once a week, several times a week or even daily
  • Those other bloggers you've been interacting with? Invite them to guest post on your blog.
  • be a guest poster
  • Promote, promote, promote!
  • In a land of 100 million blogs, you need to do a little shouting from the rooftops to get heard
  • If you treat blogging as a serious method of communication, you'll soon start to see the reward in terms of increased readers and worthwhile comments coming in.

No More Walls: Why Virtual Learning Is So Appealing - 0 views

  • Thirty percent of high school students and 19 percent of middle schoolers took at least one online class in 2010, according to a 2011 report sponsored by the national nonprofit group Project Tomorrow
  • Scheduling flexibility, control over their own learning and the ability to work at their own pace were the top benefits cited by students who had taken virtual courses.

Educator's Voice: Increasing Student Retention in Online Courses - 0 views

  • Increasing student retention in online courses involves a combination of strategies that can be deployed at both the institutional and the course levels.

Nine steps to quality online learning: introduction - 0 views

  • Decide how you want to teach online Decide what kind of online course you and your students need Work in a team Build on existing resources Master the technology Set appropriate learning goals for online learning Create a strong online course structure/schedule Communicate, communicate, communicate Innovate and evaluate.

5 Ways a Personal Blog Can Boost Your Career - 1 views

  • Building a blog is one of the best tools for getting started and advancing in your career field.
  • 1. Personal Branding
  • 2. Get Found Online
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  • 5. Demonstration of Skill
  • 3. Knowledge Advancement
  • 4. Relationship Building
  • you must start one today
  • If you don't have a personal blog yet
  • By producing great content on your blog, you will establish an online presence that will strengthen your personal brand.
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