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37 Ways to Use Social Media to Market Your Website

37 Ways to Use Social Media to Market Your Website | Design Revoluton | Scoop.it

The key to every site’s success is through good marketing and promotion. Even if you have really good and substantial content on your site, you still need to promote it to avoid getting left behind the competition. In the internet community, the best way to achieve an increase in website traffic and revenue is to take advantage of social media. When used correctly, this tool can provide a platform for brand awareness, exposure, networking, and a huge boost in traffic & sales.

 

Since there are so many different definitions of social media, let’s clarify what we’re talking about here. Social media are primarily Internet- and mobile-based tools for sharing and discussing information. The term most often refers to activities that integrate technology, telecommunications and social interaction, and the construction of words, pictures, videos and audio. This interaction, and the manner in which information is presented, depends on the varied perspectives and "building" of shared meaning among communities, as people share their stories and experiences.


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Disc'Aude's curator insight, January 22, 2013 6:08 AM

Des idées à prendre...

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Des précisions intéressantes...

Lalita Krishna's curator insight, January 25, 2013 8:17 AM

Good synopsis.

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Educator's Guide to Web 2.0 – Part 2 | Teach Amazing!

Educator's Guide to Web 2.0 – Part 2 | Teach Amazing! | Design Revoluton | Scoop.it
In the business world, the term web 2.0 is often interchangeable with the term social media. Social Media - Teach Amazing In the classroom, leveraging the power of social media is an excellent tool for both communication and learning.

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SpeakIt!

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Tired of reading? Select text you want to read and listen to it. SpeakIt converts text into speech so you no longer need to read.

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40 Must-know Web 2.0 Edutools

40 Must-know Web 2.0 Edutools | Design Revoluton | Scoop.it
40 Must-know Web 2.0 Edutools - Free ebook download as PDF File (.pdf), Text File (.txt) or read book online for free.

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100+ Google Tricks for Teachers

100+ Google Tricks for Teachers | Design Revoluton | Scoop.it
From super-effective search tricks to Google tools specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time.

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Pola Panagiotou's comment, May 7, 2013 10:10 AM
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Hector Ariceaga's curator insight, August 12, 2013 3:01 PM

From the basic to the more advanced, these tips will help get the most out of Google's tools.

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Managing Controversy in the Online Classroom | Faculty Focus

Managing Controversy in the Online Classroom | Faculty Focus | Design Revoluton | Scoop.it
Controversy can erupt in any learning situation, and knowing how to manage it is an important skill for any instructor.

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David Bramley's curator insight, March 22, 2013 4:51 PM

The goal of any online course should be to incorporate communication an interaction, which opens up the potential for controversy.  This post provides advice on how to manage this

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 31, 2013 4:30 PM

I really try to handle real controversy in a person-to-person way. Sometimes with on-line courses this might not be possible. Here arre some other recommended methods. Video conferencing is another way to document and connect for a virtual person-to-person resolution of conflict.

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100+ Google Tricks for Teachers

100+ Google Tricks for Teachers | Design Revoluton | Scoop.it
From super-effective search tricks to Google tools specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time.

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Pola Panagiotou's comment, May 7, 2013 10:10 AM
what is the comment about Cyprus?
Hector Ariceaga's curator insight, August 12, 2013 3:01 PM

From the basic to the more advanced, these tips will help get the most out of Google's tools.

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6-Traits Resources: Academic Writing

6-Traits Resources: Academic Writing | Design Revoluton | Scoop.it

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Dennis T OConnor's comment, February 23, 2013 8:54 PM
Watterson, B. (1994). Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat. Kansas City, MO: Andrews and McMeel.
Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, February 24, 2013 1:45 AM
6-Traits Ressources: rédaction des travaux universitaires.

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6-Traits Resources: Academic Writing via @wiredinstructor http://sco.lt/...

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I LOVE Calvin & Hobbes!!!!!
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Teaching Without Technology? | MindShift

Teaching Without Technology?  | MindShift | Design Revoluton | Scoop.it
Lenny Gonzales By Aran Levasseur New technology is a lightning rod and polarizing force because it not only begins to influence what we see and how we s

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JotNot Scanner App

JotNot Scanner App | Design Revoluton | Scoop.it
JotNot was the first and is the leading document and whiteboard scanner for the iPhone.  JotNot converts your iPhone into a portable multipage scanner.  You can use JotNot to scan multipage...

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Donna Browne's curator insight, February 3, 2013 12:01 PM

On sale for $.99!

Paula Jamieson's curator insight, February 3, 2013 3:01 PM

I can see at least two of the Apps discussed here - JotNot Scanner and JotNot Signature as being extrememly useful for me both personally and professionally.

 

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 3, 2013 11:27 PM

I've been experimenting with JotNot and it seems to work well. When I get a business card or a stray reciept, I'll zap it with the JotNot.  Very clever.

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Online Instructor Toolkit - List | Diigo

Online Instructor Toolkit - List | Diigo | Design Revoluton | Scoop.it
Dennis OConnor's List: Online Instructor Toolkit - References for online instructors: time management, course checklist, discussion dynamics

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 23, 2013 6:19 PM

I put together this 'toolkit' as a resource for my students in the E-Learning and Online Teaching Practicum.  


Lots of captured wisdom here for anyone getting ready to teach online (and for those of us who have been doing it for awhile as well! 

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Taggstar is a free app that makes the images on your site interactive

Taggstar is a free app that makes the images on your site interactive | Design Revoluton | Scoop.it

"Taggstar enables visitors to your site explore images and discover valuable content."


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 2, 2013 2:31 PM

I installed the code on several of my blogs.  Now when I'm logged in and editing my blog, I can add hyperlinked hotspots to any image.  I could do this with an HTML editor, but Taggstar makes it a much easier process.  


Any diagram or image you post on a blog could become quite an interactive roadmap.  Fun! 

Jan Schwartz's curator insight, February 3, 2013 12:09 PM

I haven't tried this yet, but it looks pretty good and easy to use.

Shea Stehm's curator insight, February 3, 2013 11:43 PM

I installed the code on several of my blogs.  Now when I'm logged in and editing my blog, I can add hyperlinked hotspots to any image.  I could do this with an HTML editor, but Taggstar makes it a much easier process.  

 

Any diagram or image you post on a blog could become quite an interactive roadmap.  Fun! 

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Free Digital Citizenship Curriculum from Edmodo & Common Sense Media

Free Digital Citizenship Curriculum from Edmodo & Common Sense Media | Design Revoluton | Scoop.it

Free K-12 “Digital Literacy and Citizenship in a Connected Culture" curriculum


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 17, 2013 1:21 PM

Common Sense Media does a suberb job developing onine curriculum to promote digital citizenship.  Check it out! 

Bronwyn Desjardins's curator insight, January 19, 2013 6:53 AM

This is a great resource.

Jennifer Turner's curator insight, February 24, 2014 1:19 PM

This is a great way to introduce students to Digital Citizenship.  I teach in a computer lab, and this course is one of the first things we go over at the beginning of the semester. 

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Free Technology for Teachers: Tips for a Successful Google Apps Training Session

Free Technology for Teachers: Tips for a Successful Google Apps Training Session | Design Revoluton | Scoop.it

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The Techy Teacher Librarian: Some more places to visit for Web 2.0 ...

The Techy Teacher Librarian: Some more places to visit for Web 2.0 ... | Design Revoluton | Scoop.it
A few weeks back, I posted a few sites to refer to for web 2.0 tools. I realized I forgot one that is well ...

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10 of the Best Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers

10 of the Best Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers | Design Revoluton | Scoop.it
A collection of some of the best Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers that are being used make the classroom more fun, efficient and tech-friendly.

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Carole Redline's comment, March 2, 2013 8:20 AM
Excellent...this article narrows down the field of so many wonderful tools. It is a good place to start.
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All My Faves | My Homepage

Discover and save the web top favorites. Visually presented for quick and easy access which serves as the ultimate homepage.

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Carole Redline's comment, March 1, 2013 11:31 AM
Whew! What a great deal of resources for adults not kids.
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New Common Craft Video: APIs

New Common Craft Video: APIs | Design Revoluton | Scoop.it
 What it teaches: This video tells the story of Carson, who has an idea to sell interactive maps on his website. Rather than buying and implementing all the tools himself, he discovers APIs that help him get started quickly and build upon a foundation provided by specialists.  It teaches:Why APIs can be important for organizations and websitesHow APIs can differ from buying technology outrightHow APIs work, using examples of map data and credit card transactionsWhat APIs can provide websites and applications
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 21, 2013 3:39 PM

Common Craft does a consistently exemplary job of explaining technical concepts.  You may not know what an API is. This video will help you understand an important idea that can change how you work and learn online. 

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Office showdown: Microsoft Office 365 vs. Google Apps | PCWorld

Office showdown: Microsoft Office 365 vs. Google Apps | PCWorld | Design Revoluton | Scoop.it
The world's most powerful online productivity suites duke it out for dominance. Which tools are best for your small business?

 

Google and Microsoft each allow personal and business use of their online platform, as well as simultaneous logins to multiple accounts in different browser tabs. Beyond that, however, their platforms differ greatly in usability, functionality, and mobile support. Read on to discover the standout features and surprising weak points of each suite, with a focus on how key tools operate in a Web browser.


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Teachers as researchers: the ultimate form of professional development?

Teachers as researchers: the ultimate form of professional development? | Design Revoluton | Scoop.it
Tom Sherrington believes teachers should be engaged in research about education. Here, he discusses the impact action research projects have had on staff and students at his school

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E-Learning Certificate Program: Strategies for Online Assessment

E-Learning Certificate Program: Strategies for Online Assessment | Design Revoluton | Scoop.it

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 23, 2013 9:04 PM

Publishing this cartoon  might cause some concern about copyright. I think not. Indeed, this use meets the four factor test for fairuse. http://21cif.com/rkitp/curriculum/v1n8/quickpick_v1n8.html

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for the love of learning: An A+ student regrets his grades

for the love of learning: An A+ student regrets his grades | Design Revoluton | Scoop.it

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Class Central - a Free Online MOOC aggregator

Class Central - a Free Online MOOC aggregator | Design Revoluton | Scoop.it
Class Central is a free online course aka MOOC aggregator from top universites like Stanford, MIT, Harvard, etc. offered via Coursera, Udacity, edX, & others

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 3, 2013 11:37 PM

A one stop shop for Moocs is a good idea.  Looking for a Mood? Find it here.  Jump in and see just how disciplined you are as a self-directed learner. 

Optimanova's curator insight, February 4, 2013 5:25 AM

Open Education Online

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MOOCs and other educator CPD online http://www.scoop.it/t/teacher-cpd-online
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Distance Education: Guidelines for Good Practice

Distance Education: Guidelines for Good Practice | Design Revoluton | Scoop.it

These guidelines drawn from what we know today amid a constantly changing landscape-are not in any way designed to be the "last word" on the subject. We have attempted to make our standards high without being unattainable, specific without being rigid. We have also tried to go "deeper" than a number of other guidelines we have reviewed.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 11, 2013 7:08 PM

This includes standards for online teacher preparation that make sense and establish a solid foundation for schools going into online education. Although somewhat dated, this article provides a very good foundation for all working in distance education. 

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The Only Way to Get Important Things Done

The Only Way to Get Important Things Done | Design Revoluton | Scoop.it

"The proper role for your pre-frontal cortex is to decide what behavior you want to change, design the ritual you'll undertake, and then get out of the way. "It is a profoundly erroneous truism that we should cultivate the habit of thinking of what we are doing," the philosopher A.N. Whitehead explained back in 1911. "The precise opposite is the case. Civilization advances by extending the number of operations we can perform without thinking about them.

 

Indeed many great performers aren't even consciously aware that's what they've done. They've built their rituals intuitively."


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Kathy E Gill's comment, January 15, 2013 2:53 AM
"It is a profoundly erroneous truism that we should cultivate the habit of thinking of what we are doing" -- this resonates with user experience design -- we talked tonight about the need for the interface to be transparent, in the background, so that it doesn't interfere with whatever you're trying to do.
Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 16, 2013 10:32 PM

I like the idea of time management via ritual put forth by the author.  

Patrizia Splendiani's curator insight, January 17, 2013 5:16 AM

Time management... "just the way you are..."