With each passing day political parties and citizens, business leaders and employees, and brands and consumers, have an increasing array of media outlets through which to share and access personal information. As such, it’s more important than ever to own and manage your reputation before another person or institution defines it for you.
"YouTube decided to help out the community a bit by releasing a new intro and outro feature that lets you insert professional clips in between your videos easily.
YouTube Engineer Eric Lundberg said:
"You can choose from a variety of styles for text introductions and even add royalty-free music tracks. Interstitials will appear as unlisted videos in your account, and are eligible for monetization if they are at least 15 seconds long."
These particular features allow video creators to tell a full story in a series of videos. Even if you’re not making your own videos, creating a playlist is a way of providing a valuable service to the community."
"Technology is changing education -- influencing everything from study habits to how students attend class -- and benefits are substantial and sometimes unexpected... As universities, high schools and other learning centers implement more technology, they are discovering how digital tools can help reinforce solid study habits by monitoring online time, preventing plagiarism and even increasing attendance."
One of the challenges of 21st century education is determining the appropriate ways to use technology in the classroom. That’s a challenge that each school or district needs to confront in its own way. One thing that is universal, however...
It’s not news that online learning is on the rise. The Sloan Consortium reported a 10% increase in enrollments in their 2011 report, Going the Distance, which also found that almost one-third of college students “now take at least one course online.” But what do we know about the students who choose online courses and programs and why they may prefer them to on-campus options?
"We know parents are sharing their smartphones and tablets with their kids, some as young as two years old! Good thing there are high quality educational apps out there that parents are downloading before they hand their devices over. In fact, research from the Pew Internet and American Life Project shows nearly six in ten app-using parents (57%) have downloaded apps for their children to use."
Like the Victory Gardens of the 1940's, interest in urban and residential gardening has exploded across the United States.
Like the Victory Gardens of the 1940′s, interest in urban and residential gardening has exploded across the United States.
The Farm-to-Table Movement has also rapidly gained in popularity, as more and more locavores and foodies strive to purchase all or most of their food locally.
An increasing number of chefs plan their menus for the day by sourcing vegetables and meats from local farmers or farmer’s markets. Some restaurants even have their own organic vegetable gardens, serving their own home-grown vegetables.
Google recently launched a YouTube video curriculum aimed at helping teachers and students understand and incorporate digital citizenship into their online (and offline) lives. This article from Silicon Republic features a video that explains what it's all about. A great collaborative idea from Google and YouTube on the importance of proper digital citizenship practices.
Boundless - The Free Textbook Replacement via @juandoming
Boundless just launched the public beta version of its brand new site. What is Boundless? It’s a way to easily turn all of the open source information that exists in the world into a simple easy-to-use digital textbook. And it’s free.
This is one of the most exciting announcements that came across my inbox over the past few weeks. Boundless is shaping up to truly disrupt the digital textbook industry and the newly launched tools are robust enough to do just that. But enough hyperbole and hot air, here’s what you should know:
These are my favorite apps for demonstration projects and presentations. Click on the icon or the link to connect to the iTunes Store. HINT: I use many of these apps with screenshots taken from what we are studying. To take a screenshot on an Apple device, hit the home button and the on/off button at the same time and the device will automatically capture whatever is showing on your app’s screen. Need a photo of Abe Lincoln? Google it, zoom and frame it so it fits the entire screen, then take your screenshot. You can now import it as a photo into most of the apps below.
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