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The 2 Hottest Educational Social Networks You’re Not Yet Using

The 2 Hottest Educational Social Networks You’re Not Yet Using | 21st Century Tools for Teaching-People and Learners | Scoop.it

The overarching theme now of Learnist and Lore (aside from the first letter of the names) is that these sites are designed to function just like the most popular social networks in the world … except they were built just for teachers and students. To me, that says that it’s a very exciting time in edtech as companies are able to finally leverage the resources and data from the Facebooks and Blackboards of the world … then turning this into a very useful new tool that can be completely tailored to the education audience.

 

No longer will teachers, students, and administrators hope to fit their square peg (education needs) into a round hole (whatever Facebook offers). We can all now look forward to more and more dedicated tools that are robust enough to perhaps completely replace Facebook or other major social networks.

Stay tuned.

 

Read more:

http://edudemic.com/2012/09/the-2-hottest-educational-social-networks-youre-not-yet-using/

 

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Visual Boards To Curate Your Learning Topics: Learni.st

Heiko Idensen reports in his curated newsradar "Online Curating & Social Learning Tools and Applications": "Learnist is a new pinboard where users can organize their learning materials. It resembles Pinterest except that Learnist is just for sharing learning resources.

 

The website is still in beta but looks really very promising for both teachers and students.

 

Here is a set of the main features that Learnist offers to its users :

It is free Itis easy to use It has a user friendly interface It lets users create pinboards around a certain topic Users can create different boards and invite others to collaborate on them It lets you pin images,videos, and text to your boards with a single click from Learnist bookmarklet Users can also upload resources to their  boards using URLs

Free to use.

 

Try it out: http://learni.st 


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Beth Kanter's comment, May 25, 2012 11:58 AM
OMG, I think I died and went to heaven .. I'm going to check this out right away - it is exactly what I had hoped to use pinterest for.
Beth Kanter's comment, May 25, 2012 12:03 PM
Bummer, it is invite only - but requested one - hopefully won't take too long - looks like a great tool for trainers and teachers