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Suzie Nestico

Google Plus: Is This the Social Tool Schools Have Been Waiting For? - 15 views

  • Will schools block Google+? Or will the finely-tuned privacy controls it offers trump schools', parents', and politicians' concerns?
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    To use or not to use in schools? The +'s and -'s of Google+ integration into Google Apps for EDU
Suzie Nestico

Google+ could make Twitter the next Myspace | VentureBeat - 4 views

  • Although Twitter is growing (having just hit 200 million tweets a day), Twitter has left itself open to be displaced with a slow pace of adding features. Even newly returned founder Jack Dorsey has said that it was too difficult for “normal” people to use Twitter.
  • Google+ is decidedly in the Twitter camp — meaning you can follow anyone, including Google CEO Larry Page. Google+ lets you see Page’s posts and “like” his photos of kite surfing in Alaska. When posting on Google+, it forces users to select specific social circles they are posting to, which includes “everyone” as an option that mimics a Twitter-style broadcast. I
  • There are two different types of social networks, private and public — each defined by its default privacy setting. Facebook is by default private and meant to connect actual friends. Twitter by default is public and anyone can follow anyone else.
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    Interesting article found on Google+ via @markwagner
Suzie Nestico

9 Reasons to Switch from Facebook to Google+ | PCWorld - 11 views

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    Compares Google+ and Facebook.
Suzie Nestico

Google Plus Tips & Shortcuts - 11 views

  • According to Picasa, If you’ve signed up for Google+ photos up to 2048 x 2048 pixels and videos up to 15 minutes won’t count towards your free storage. (hat tip to Greg Grothaus)
  • To add people who have added you to their circles, but you haven’t add them, go to the “People who’ve added you” tab and select “Not yet in circles” from the sort menu.  All the people not in your circles will be listed first (hat tip to Owen Prater)
  • Right click on a circle and select “View circle in tab”. This is a terrific way to see who’s in a circle and allows you to do neat things like drag all the people inside it to another circle.
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  • If you have a lot of Circles and/or a lot of people in your various Circles views (e.g. “People in your circles”, “People who’ve added you”, etc.”), Mac users can use the pinch functionality to make the Circles section smaller so you can view all of your Circles.
  • Order of Circles in Left-Hand Nav: Default Circles appear first in this order – Friends, Family, Following, and Acquaintances. Then your personal circles are arranged alphabetically. You can rename any of the circles, including the default ones, and renaming a default one makes it part of the normal alphabetized list. Put an underscore in front of one that you want at the top of the list. You could also delete the default circles and start over in the order that you want.(hat tip to Donna Fontenont and Joe Hall)
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    List of links and shortcuts for working/playing with the various functions and features of Google+
edutopia .org

Debunking those Pesky Classroom Myths | Edutopia - 10 views

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    Edutopia Blogger Ben Johnson tackles five classroom myths he believes "an attitue of pessimism that does not belong in American school."
Vicki Davis

Evernote Trunk | Evernote Corporation - 6 views

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    Play a memory game with your evernote notes on your ipod touch or iphone.
Ruth Howard

tiltfactor » THE LAB - 6 views

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    Games lab focussed on socially responsible game design for social change.
Ruth Howard

Lars is Learning: Augmenting reality - technology is going invisible - 9 views

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    Augmented reality and mobility and small and sensors together combine to form an embeddable invisible real time learning authenticity.
Ruth Howard

Donald Clark Plan B - 5 views

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    The Extraordinary and the ordinary- the projected trajectories of current computer technologies and their application for sustained mind controlling outcomes. It's already here- we will be interacting with computers with our minds. Incredible applications for learning.
Ruth Howard

Shareable: How Gen Y Can Create Its Own Stimulus Package - 3 views

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    Alternative currency the future of money and a summary of recent systemic economic collapse A call to educate youth to utilize Internet for mutual currency exchange for skills given and received.
Suzie Nestico

EduBloggerCon 2011 - 17 views

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    I'm going to edubloggercon at ISTE2011 and am excited! Care to join us? Anyone is welcome. This page has all the information.
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    EduBloggerCon wiki from ISTE '11 in Philadelphia. Includes session ideas and group photo.
Barry Peterson

The Best Live Education Tool Available - 32 views

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    Dear Educators, With this webcasting tool, you can connect live face to face with anyone, anywhere, anytime.....family, friends, students, teachers, colleagues, administrative groups, principals meetings, etc. without having to travel. You can even promote world peace by connecting with teachers and students in their classrooms worldwide and learning more about each other's country and culture The tools for your use include the ability to have live video chat, make PowerPoint presentations, stream video, share your desktop, record and share your presentation, and much more. Guests do not have to download any software. They simply click on the link to your conference that you send them, no cost, no travel and better yet, no wasted time. This tool is affordable and easily fits into a classroom, school or administartive office budget. As a former superintendent in the education system with more than 50 schools spread out 400 miles along a major highway, the ability to communicate with everyone in an efficient, effective and economical manner was essential. Hope you find this helpful. Best wishes, Barry
Barry Peterson

Connect Classrooms From Around The World - 17 views

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    Connect classrooms, teachers, administrators...online collaboration - all features are included.
Barry Peterson

Communication - The Key To Understanding Others - Communicate Face to Face With Anyone,... - 10 views

Connect live face to face with Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime.....family, friends, students, teachers, Promote world peace by connecting teachers and students in their classrooms worldwide. http://tinyu...

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started by Barry Peterson on 30 Apr 11 no follow-up yet
Barry Peterson

Connect Administrators, Teachers and Classrooms, Anywhere, Anytime - 23 views

GVO Conference has no limits or restrictions. This system will take whatever you throw at it! GVO Conference requires absolutely no download and works on all operating systems. This highjly secure ...

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started by Barry Peterson on 21 Apr 11 no follow-up yet
Vicki Davis

iPod Touch to help improve student learning - Live5News.com | Charleston, SC | News, We... - 8 views

  • harleston County School District may soon be investing in the iPod touch as a learning tool for students.
  • "Everything from vocabulary, to e-book reading, to art, to science," said CCSD Media Services Coordinator Connie Dopierala. CCSD hopes to invest in a set of 40 iPod Touches for every school in the district, at $150 each. Students can learn math or grammar on inexpensive application programs.  "We can download a 99-cent app and load it on all 40 iPod Touches or however many, and that's very cost-effective with taxpayer dollars," said Dopierala.
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    I'm not sure how the licensing is working for them. I didn't think you could have one app and share on 40 ipods, but that is what the Charleston County School District says they are doing. From the article: ""Everything from vocabulary, to e-book reading, to art, to science," said CCSD Media Services Coordinator Connie Dopierala. CCSD hopes to invest in a set of 40 iPod Touches for every school in the district, at $150 each. Students can learn math or grammar on inexpensive application programs. "We can download a 99-cent app and load it on all 40 iPod Touches or however many, and that's very cost-effective with taxpayer dollars," said Dopierala."
Suzie Nestico

http://www.nais.org/files/PDFs/NAISCOASchools.pdf - 3 views

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    How to move toward being a school of the future
Suzie Nestico

The Finland Phenomenon: Inside the World's Most Surprising School System - Curriculum21 - 1 views

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    From the creators of 2 Million Minutes.  Trailer for their documentary about the Finnish school system.
Suzie Nestico

TEDActive 2011: Projects: Education - 5 views

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    #TEDActiveEDU How can we empower kids to reshape the education system?  Fantastic idea worth spreading started by Steve Hargadon on March 3, 2011 calling students to action in speaking up about their education. Our Flat Classroom Keynote from Mount Carmel Area High School "Student Perspective ~ Change Matters" was one of the top 10 videos.
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