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The Why and How of Using Facebook For Educators - No Need to be Friends At All! | The E... - 6 views

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    The Why and How of Using Facebook For Educators - No Need to be Friends At All!
Roland Gesthuizen

Virtual Classrooms - 2 views

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    "Learning how to "live" in a virtual world. Absorbing information. Setting up an Educational venue. What is a virtual world? A virtual world is "an online electronic presence that imitates real life in the form of a personal presence through someone's avatar (the alter ego which is a graphical representation of themself in the virtual world)". Sue Gregory "
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    Interesting graphic on the front of this site that visualises some of the current and emerging tools for online teaching in higher education.
John Pearce

WackWall - Social Network Builder | Create a Social Network Free - 5 views

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    "WackWall is a free tool for creating custom social networks with easy setup and complete feature set. "

    It has
    # Photo, Video sharing;
    # Blogs, forums, friends;
    # Comment, tag, rate any kind of content;
    # Privacy and profile customization;
    # Groups;
    # Events, wiki; (coming soon)
    # Collaboration, file sharing, video-conference tools; (coming soon)
    # ... and much much more!
John Pearce

Social Media Search Tool | WhosTalkin? - 4 views

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    Want to search across 60 of the main social networking spaces via the one portal then WhosTalkin.com is the place to go. You can search via a group type eg blogs, videos or images, or sub spaces within these groups. This is a really interesting tool for searching on trending topics. It's also fun to do a search on your own online identity to see what others are saying about you.
Rhondda Powling

World Map of Social Networks | Vincos Blog - 0 views

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    A map of the world, showing the most popular social networks by country, according to Alexa & Google Trends for Websites traffic data* (June 2010).
Rhondda Powling

Chatzy - Free Private Chat Rooms - 0 views

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    A chat tool that is simple, clear, and doesn't require any Java. It works across browsers and allows a reasonable amount of admin control and management.
Andrew Jeppesen

Welcome to HootSuite, the ultimate Twitter toolbox -... - 0 views

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    Manage multiple twitter accounts. Your twitter toolbox
Mark Boyle

edublogs: Angela McFarlane @ BLC07: Why do we build communities? - 0 views

  • I think eduBuzz.org has helped create not just this, but far more in terms of explicit reflection that wasn't there before. I'm wondering whether reflection is, in fact, a personal, private thing rather than a community issue, since often the community at large may not choose to be 'interested' in what you have to say. Take live blog posts, for example, written for the author more than the audience.

    Firefoxscreensnapz001 The biggest problem of online communities, and we've seen this, too, in East Lothian and eduBuzz.org, is that novices in particular find it hard to filter information. Angela says that the problem is one students have, but so many of our teachers and managers also have trouble filtering

    • what is important,
    • what is of interest and might be important,
    • what is of interest but might be a waste of time, and
    • what is of no interest at all, personal or professional.

    Teachers and students are guilty of not knowing how to question the authority of an information source, other than to say blogs must be relatively poor quality and the BBC must be of relatively high quality (both, of course, had had their moments).

    And again, not just students but for many teachers, too, it is not cool to have an extensive vocabulary to express oneself. We see a resistance in students to use words to say how they are feeling beyond 'good', 'bad' and fine (and I'd be advocating the use of sites like We feel fine to both educate our students and help counter this claim to some extent), and we also see resistance from some teachers to use a more extensive vocabulary to think about teaching and learning.

    Finally, both teachers and students, because we over test, tend to not want to do anything that doesn't fit into the test. We cut and paste without engaging with material, we can take tests but cannot learn.

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