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Four Ways to Use Pinterest in Education

Four Ways to Use Pinterest in Education | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it

It seems as though when one technology tool for the classroom is introduced, another one is waiting to make its debut! We’ve shared several 21st century tools with our readers; however, we have not acquainted you with a recent tool, Pinterest. Pinterest is an electronic bulletin board where users can “pin” images from around the web. These images are then categorized into various boards on the users’ profile.

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Scanner Apps Make Digital Versions of Paper Documents

Scanner Apps Make Digital Versions of Paper Documents | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
Apps for Apple and Android phones let a user take a photo of a document and turn it into a PDF that can be exported or printed.
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Rice University announces open-source textbooks | Inside Higher Ed

Rice University announces open-source textbooks | Inside Higher Ed | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it

If ramen noodle sales spike at the start of every semester, here’s one possible reason: textbooks can cost as much as a class itself; materials for an introductory physics course can easily top $300.

Cost-conscious students can of course save money with used or online books and recoup some of their cash come buyback time. Still, it’s a steep price for most 18-year-olds

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/02/07/rice-university-announces-open-source-textbooks#ixzz1loBLEodQ
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Five Questions with Seth Godin | University Advancement

Five Questions with Seth Godin | University Advancement | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it

Seth Godin offered some provocative words for higher ed in 2010 with “The coming melt-down in higher education (as seen by a marketer).” I have always valued his perspective on leadership (Tribes book review) and challenging the status quo. Seth kindly agreed to participate in my ”Five Questions” series, elaborating on his outlook for higher education and sharing his insights on university advancement and marketing. What are your thoughts?

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Webinars – Google Apps for Education

Webinars – Google Apps for Education | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it

Webinars, Events, and User Groups

Connect with Google's Education team, our partners, and other educational institutions

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How to Share Content More Efficiently by Integrating Google Reader and Buffer

How to Share Content More Efficiently by Integrating Google Reader and Buffer | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it

This piece is from Martin Geysler's collection - Social Media What We Think About it.

 

Excerpt:

 

If you subscribe to a lot of blogs and invest time in sharing useful content with your audience this workflow will help you streamline your process.

 

 

One of the most powerful dynamics of social media is the democratization of information. The more you can read, learn and share, the more value you should be able to extract from various digital channels.

 

Tapping into Web 2.0 to stay educated and informed is a labour intensive proposition.

 

**The tools are free but your time comes at a cost, so the more efficiently you can mange the process the better.

 

**If you subscribe to a lot of blogs (and other RSS feeds) and invest time in sharing useful content with your audience this workflow will help you streamline the process.

 

Before getting started there is one important caveat I need to mention.

 

**This is a broadcast tactic that will help you become more efficient at scheduling and sharing information. It’s one small piece of digital communication puzzle.

 

**To get the most out of social media you need to make connections and build relationships by engaging in real time. Enough said, let’s proceed.

 

Read more: http://www.socialmediaexplorer.com/social-media-marketing/buffer-and-google-reader/


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Beth Kanter's comment, January 23, 2012 3:53 PM
I saw an article like this from Christopher Penn over the summer, he uses his iPad and flipboard to do this. I'm using buffer and find one of my best Twitter tools - if I can discipline my self to use it. The Chrome plugin helps a lot. But one of the things I've noticed is that I don't systemmatically read blogs as much as I did a few years back. Now, I look for particular Twitter lists, honed keywords, and specific sources. I need to get my discipline back around this ...
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Free Technology for Teachers: LiveBinders Comes to the iPad

Free Technology for Teachers: LiveBinders Comes to the iPad | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it

The popular online online bookmarking, digital notebook service LiveBinders released a new iPad app last week. The new LiveBinders iPad app gives you access to all of your binders to edit and present the content stored within them.


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350,000 Textbooks Downloaded From Apple’s iBooks in Three Days

350,000 Textbooks Downloaded From Apple’s iBooks in Three Days | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
Within days of its debut, Apple's iBooks textbook store racks up a significant number of downloads, according to a new estimate.
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At $400 billion, Apple is worth more than Greece

At $400 billion, Apple is worth more than Greece | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
Apple's market cap reached $400 billion, making Apple worth more than the economy of Greece.
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Free zone uni degrees now approved by government - The National

Free zone uni degrees now approved by government - The National | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
Free zone uni degrees now approved by governmentThe NationalA new law means that from next month, degrees from institutions accredited by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority will have the same status as those accredited by the Ministry of...
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Tech Tools for Teachers Series | Onestopenglish

Tech Tools for Teachers Series | Onestopenglish | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it

If you are new to technology, I would encourage you to be honest with your students and tell them that you are trying something new and it may not work. Involve them in the process and get their feedback and advice. Many students may have a wider knowledge of technology than their teachers, so draw on their knowledge, but remember that there is also a linguistic and educational purpose for using technology and this is where you will be able to help and support your students.


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Wanted: Designers to Supercharge Learning in Digital Badges Competition | HASTAC

Wanted: Designers to Supercharge Learning in Digital Badges Competition | HASTAC | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it

Hurry: deadline is January 17th 2012...

 

'Mozilla is seeking designers and developers to participate in the $2 million “Badges for Learning” competition. Participants will have the chance to design digital badges for more than 60 different leading organizations, all aimed at providing recognition for learning that happens on the web or outside of school. 

 

Winners will receive funding from the MacArthur Foundation to make their designs a reality.'

 

You do not need to have the technical ability to create the badges at this stage, it the design concept that is currently being sought.


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7 Essentials of an Effective Social Media Marketing Strategy

7 Essentials of an Effective Social Media Marketing Strategy | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
These days, every business needs to utilize the power of social media in order to compete successfully.

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Employers and Brands Use Gaming to Gauge Engagement

Employers and Brands Use Gaming to Gauge Engagement | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
More companies are turning to gamification — offering games that let their customers win points for certain activities — as a way to build both loyalty and a trove of data.
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Google announces privacy changes across products; users can’t opt out

Google announces privacy changes across products; users can’t opt out | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
Google said Tuesday it will require users to allow the company to follow their activities across e-mail, search, YouTube and other services, a radical shift in strategy.
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Tablet and e-reader ownership jumped 60 percent after holiday season

Tablet and e-reader ownership jumped 60 percent after holiday season | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
The percentage of tablet and e-reader owners jumped this January thanks to the introduction of more inexpensive devices before the holiday season.
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Pinterest: A Tool to Curate Relevant Visual Content for Your Audience

Pinterest: A Tool to Curate Relevant Visual Content for Your Audience | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it

This piece was written by my friend and fellow curator, Beth Kanter for socialmediatoday. It's one of the best articles because she really understands Pinterest and is using it effectively.

 

Here's what she had to say:

 

My Pinboards on Pinterest...

 

Pinterest is a virtual pinboard where you can organize and share images and videos you discover on the web. Think of it as social network of visuals – where you can find images from other people with the same interest or use it to curate your own visual “interest space.”

 

The clean interface and simplicity of its features make it easy to use and gives you a calm feeling which perhaps accounts for its popularity.

 

**At first glance, the site attracts people interested in using it for non-work interests, such as wedding planning, decorating, scrapbooking, and family photos, but brands and nonprofit professionals are also using it to curate information related to professional and organizational topics in a visually pleasing way.

 

****But if you want to be successful, you must curate and share relevant content.

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Pinterest Watch" For more articles, tips, strategy and resources. Find out what others are doing.

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/xNUU6H]


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Beth Kanter's comment, January 21, 2012 1:11 PM
Thanks so much for curating this post also published on Social Media Today. The original on my blog: http://www.bethkanter.org/pinterest/ got the most retweets - probably because of the wide interest. I noticed you were curating a separate pinterest collection too. I put together small curated collection of resources about Pinterest for Nonprofits as I will be teaching it in workshops this year in the Middle East - http://socialmedia-strategy.wikispaces.com/Pininterest
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Assessment in Student Affairs: A Guide for Practitioners (Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education) e-book downloads | Acharya Antkoski

Assessment in Student Affairs: A Guide for Practitioners (Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education) e-book downloads | Acharya Antkoski | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
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A Framework for Professional Ethics Courses in Teacher Education

A Framework for Professional Ethics Courses in Teacher Education | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
A Framework for Professional Ethics Courses in Teacher Education
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Evidence suggests that professional ethics is currently a neglected topic in teacher education programs.
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dailywireless.org » Tablet Ownership Doubled Over Holidays

dailywireless.org » Tablet Ownership Doubled Over Holidays | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
DailyWireless.org covers current developments in broadband wireless, including WiMAX, LTE, WiFi and mobile aps. Online since 2002, with nearly 10,000 in-depth articles, we also cover social impact of 5 billion mobile users.
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How to Curate Addictive Content & Build a Loyal Following

How to Curate Addictive Content & Build a Loyal Following | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it

Jeff Bullas wrote this piece and as always, he gives you some great ideas on how to strategically use content that adresses the needs of your audience.

 

He refers to blogging but the same applies when you're curating content and using 10 different addictive types of content that attracts readership like a magnet. 

 

This is when:

 

**You're providing solutions through content that addresses their pain points 

 

**When you consistently add your knowledge and expertise to the mix, you can become the "Go To Portal" for your subscribers.

 

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"One thing to keep in mind is that every business or reader has day to day challenges and problems that they want help in solving. Helping people find solutions and ideas is an easy way to provide addictive content"

 

Here are a few addictive content types.

 

**When you look at these and the others, be thinking about ways you can use these themes to find and curate content for your audience.

 

Mega Lists

 

**A long list of tips, tactics and answers that provide people with a resource that maps out many ideas that they can go back to as a reference have proven to work well.

 

Research

 

**The latest research provides signposts for future planning and validates and lends credibility to strategies.

 

**Research does need to be presented with well formatted articles that allow skimming and scanning for “time poor” excecutives!

 

****Bullet points, screen shots and subtitles are all important elements to provide easy reading.

 

Curated by JanLGordon covering  "Content Curation, Social Media & Beyond"

 

Read full article: [http://bit.ly/w1LWFC]


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Can Technology Transform Education Before It's Too Late? - TechCrunch

Can Technology Transform Education Before It's Too Late? - TechCrunch | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
Can Technology Transform Education Before It's Too Late?
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ASCD and Pearson To Launch PD Program for Principals -- THE Journal

ASCD and Pearson To Launch PD Program for Principals -- THE Journal | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
ASCD and Pearson have teamed up with the Marzano Research Laboratory to develop Principal Compass, a cloud based leadership program for K-12 school principals and leadership teams.
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Do Teachers Need to Relearn How to Learn? – Redefining my role: Teacher as student

Do Teachers Need to Relearn How to Learn? – Redefining my role: Teacher as student | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it

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