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Cristina Costa - Social Media for learning, teaching and researching – University of Liverpool (Full Session)

Video of the Cristina Costa session, Social Media for learning, teaching and researching at the University of Liverpool on 9th February 2012.

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, July 15, 2013 10:42 AM

Cristina Costa covers many themes including the problems with using Facebook and what tools work better, and complex polymath problem solving through collaboration.  ~  D

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21st-Century PLNs for School Leaders @gcouros

21st-Century PLNs for School Leaders @gcouros | A New Society, a new education! | Scoop.it
George Couros (@gcouros on Twitter) is the Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and Learning for Parkland School Division, a large district near Edmonton, Alberta.

 

As many school administrators are enjoying their summer break, we all tend to think of ways that we can make our school better in the upcoming year. Often, I point school principals and district leaders to a powerful post by Will Richardson that helps us point the finger right at ourselves when we are looking to push our school ahead. Richardson states:

 

"Meaningful change ain't gonna happen for our kids if we're not willing to invest in it for ourselves first. At the heart, it's not about schools . . . it's about us."

 

Read more:

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/21st-century-PLNs-school-leaders-george-couros

 


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WordPress Tutorial: 12 Websites You Probably Didn’t Know You Can Build With WordPress via @jjameson

WordPress Tutorial: 12 Websites You Probably Didn’t Know You Can Build With WordPress via @jjameson | A New Society, a new education! | Scoop.it
Discover these 12 *unusual* uses of the popular WordPress platform and build a plethora of creative websites using simple plugins.

 

WordPress is the preferred blogging platform for over 35 million bloggers, and this WordPress Tutorial will show you some very interesting (yet uncommon) ways to use WordPress. Although the majority of users choose WordPress’ easy-to-use software for blogging, its power extends far beyond building blogs and static websites. In fact, with over 12,000 plugins available today, you can make your WordPress site do virtually anything you can imagine (well…. except for maybe cutting your grass)!

 

Not only is it dynamic and capable of doing what you want, WordPress plugins do exactly what they are described to do and “plug right in to your WordPress blog”. This means that with simple configurations a world of opportunity is open to even the most basic user. To get your creative juices flowing, we’ve put together a list of our favorite uncommon uses of WordPress.

 

Read  more: http://blog.freeblogfactory.com/12-websites-you-can-build-with-wordpress/


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Finding Balance in the Age of Digital Overload

Finding Balance in the Age of Digital Overload | A New Society, a new education! | Scoop.it

When the Author Dean Whitney says: "You need a “system” you can trust" I think it is right. Today we have so many information so that we really need a system [note Martin Gysler]

 

It's a new year and a great time to talk about goals and balance. If you are like me, your work is always with you. You wake up and check your email on the computer and if you're not near the computer, the iPhone or Blackberry is always within reach. As digital information becomes more accessible so to does our ability to communicate. For every actionable email there seems to be 10 emails with useful information and 100 useless cc's and spam emails. Then there’s the rest of life: mental, spiritual and physical realities. Our real world relationships, our dreams and our health needs to be in balance with all this digital information. Without proper and directed focus, years can go by without making significant progress.

 

Your life goals don’t ask you for permission to use “push notifications”

 

S.U.D.S or “Seemingly Unimportant Decisions”. Everyday we need to make hundreds, even thousands of decisions. From what to wear, eat, what time to get up, exercise, which emails to reply to, what to read, and how to spend our time. The problem is that all the really important and beneficial tasks don't bug you if you don’t perform them....


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5 Ways Social Learning Communities Transform Culture and Leadership - Forbes

5 Ways Social Learning Communities Transform Culture and Leadership - Forbes | A New Society, a new education! | Scoop.it

Community, more than any other factor, will transform the role of leaders and influence the development of workplace culture. The power of online learning communities is more visible in lean-running start-ups where skills must shift quickly, but I think their effect will be more profound in established companies on a global scale.


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Candice Kramer's curator insight, December 30, 2012 8:46 PM

, as soon as they stop seeing it as one-way communication....

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, January 5, 2013 11:54 AM

"Online learning social communities exist which cater to all learning styles, all skill sets and personalities, native abilities and educational needs.

 

Available to employees on-demand as well as via mobile devices and tablets, online learning communities remove barriers dear to the hearts of brick-and-mortar universities and companies."

 

~I completey agree!

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'True Blood,' 'Twilight' Sink Teeth Into Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

'True Blood,' 'Twilight' Sink Teeth Into Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC] | A New Society, a new education! | Scoop.it

Brian Anthony Hernandez: "How do vampire series "True Blood," "Twilight" and "Vampire Diaries" stack up against each other in terms of social media prowess?"


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How To Fix Duplicate Content Penalties

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The issue of duplicate content is a rather contentious one in the world of Search-Engine Optimization. There were for many years – and perhaps still to this day – myths floating round about duplicate content penalties.


Essentially, folks were told that if they produced duplicate content then they would be punished, and many thought that this meant you could not syndicate content, or post the same article on your site and another. Personally I think this was a ploy by Google to deter potential spammers.

 

You see, back when search engines first started to become popular, it was easy to rank in the top spots for your keywords by stuffing your website full of keywords. The black hat community used the same article on multiple pages and the search engines gave them good rankings. Thankfully, the algorithms are much more sophisticated these days and so are the users...


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A User's Guide to Facebook's New Timeline Feature | Entrepreneur.com

A User's Guide to Facebook's New Timeline Feature | Entrepreneur.com | A New Society, a new education! | Scoop.it
As Facebook begins rolling out its much-anticipated user interface, Timeline, now's the time to get to know what's so different about it -- and how to use it.

 

The Timeline interface, which will eventually replace the existing one for all personal Facebook profiles, is your Wall and Profile rolled into one with additional tools for documenting your life -- from the day you were born to the here and now. You can add a cover image at the top of your Timeline, add life events such as your high school graduation or your summer vacations, map places you've been, list pets you've owned, document relationships you started or ended and much more...


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