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12 Cool LinkedIn Features You Never Knew About

12 Cool LinkedIn Features You Never Knew About | Information Technology | Scoop.it
There's a lot more to LinkedIn than just connecting with the people you know. Here's a look at 12 features, from a business card digitizer to a resume builder, that enhance your LinkedIn experience.
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Breaking Bread : Stager-to-Go

Breaking Bread : Stager-to-Go | Information Technology | Scoop.it

A few weeks earlier, I had challenged the 5th graders to write a computer program in MicroWorlds EX that would draw fractional representations of a circle for any fraction a user requested. Feeling a bit cheeky, I said that I would buy lunch for the first kid or group of kids to write a successful program. After a few class sessions dedicated to the challenge, three fifth grade girls were the first to succeed.

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This INSANE Graphic Shows How Ludicrously Complicated Social Media Marketing Is Now

This INSANE Graphic Shows How Ludicrously Complicated Social Media Marketing Is Now | Information Technology | Scoop.it

Digital marketing is confusing—really confusing—as this insane graphic shows (below).

Trying to navigate through the various new social media categories, blogs, sharing sites, and social media firms is an absolute mess.

 

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Google Docs for Administrators - 5 Ideas to Get Started

Google Docs for Administrators - 5 Ideas to Get Started | Information Technology | Scoop.it
As another school year begins to come to a close, I have recently had some of our administrators (mostly elementary) contact me with ideas for making administrative tasks more paperless and create a…...
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The Best Resources For Creating Infographics | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

The Best Resources For Creating Infographics | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Information Technology | Scoop.it

Infographics are visual representations of data design to help communicate information clearly. They are great for English Language Learners, and the rest of us, too! The information can also be either serious or humorous.

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Nancy Lublin: Texting that saves lives | Video on TED.com

TED Talks When Nancy Lublin started texting teenagers to help with her social advocacy organization, what she found was shocking -- they started texting back about their own problems, from bullying to depression to abuse.
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The Digital Education Revolution, Cont'd: Meet TED-Ed's New Online Learning Platform

The Digital Education Revolution, Cont'd: Meet TED-Ed's New Online Learning Platform | Information Technology | Scoop.it

By Megan Garber

 

"TED-Ed is launching a suite of tools that allow teachers to design their own web-assisted curricula, complete with videos, comprehension-testing questions, and conversational tools. TED-Ed provides a template -- think Power Point slides, with populate-able fields -- that teachers can fill in with customized content: lesson titles, lesson links, student names, embedded video, test questions, and the like. Once saved, a lesson generates a unique URL, which allows teachers to track which students have watched assigned videos, how they've responded to follow-up questions, and, in general, how they've interacted with the lesson itself."


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Colleges ponder the pros and cons of Pinterest as a marketing tool | Inside Higher Ed

Colleges ponder the pros and cons of Pinterest as a marketing tool | Inside Higher Ed | Information Technology | Scoop.it

It is difficult to appraise social media tools so precisely. But colleges are excited enough about the potential of Pinterest — an image-based social media site that has grown with astonishing speed — to keep their institutional brand on the minds of prospective students and alumni that many have scrambled to establish a “presence” there, even as the value of the site as a marketing tool remains hazy.

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Must See: A New Web 2.0 App Store Just For Educators | Edudemic

Must See: A New Web 2.0 App Store Just For Educators | Edudemic | Information Technology | Scoop.it

There now is an edtech app store! Well, it’s more like an app directory but you get the point.It’s called edshelf and is an easy-to-use directory all the great web 2.0 tools out there just waiting for educators to try them out. You can share your experience with the tools, add your own, store a ‘shelf’ of your favorite tools, and more. All in all, it’s a useful site that you should probably bookmark right now.

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Opting Out

Opting Out | Information Technology | Scoop.it
Just wanted to share that next week while thousands of New Jersey school children will be subjected to the annual ASK standardized tests, my 12-year old son Tucker will not be among them. We made a...
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6 Important Wikipedia Tools for Teachers

6 Important Wikipedia Tools for Teachers | Information Technology | Scoop.it

Wkipedia is a great educational resource for both teachers and students. Its articles appear almost always in the first four links of the search results. I know there are some issues with the use of this resource in education such as : plagiarism, trusted content and many more but still instead of excluding it all together we better learn and teach our students the best ways to use it.

 

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iPad Apps and Bloom’s Taxonomy  | Langwitches Blog

iPad Apps and Bloom’s Taxonomy  | Langwitches Blog | Information Technology | Scoop.it
I felt it was worthwhile to update the Top Post (over 25,000 views) on Langwitches: Bloom’s Taxonomy for iPads I have added links to each app represented on the visual.
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Why Schools shouldn't use Google forms for anything private (Lesson learned)

Why Schools shouldn't use Google forms for anything private (Lesson learned) | Information Technology | Scoop.it
Last week was a mess largely because the form we set up for teachers to share their information with us for the Eracism project was pulled down by Google with no warning.
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Friend Your Students? New York City Schools Say No : NPR

This spring, the city's Department of Education issued its first guidelines about how teachers should navigate social media.
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Adam Savage of MythBusters: Why We Make

Adam Savage is an American industrial design and special effects designer/fabricator, actor, educator, and co-host of the Discovery Channel television series Mythbusters.

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Whirr, click, hum: Robots go at it in 2.007 finale - MIT News Office

Whirr, click, hum: Robots go at it in 2.007 finale - MIT News Office | Information Technology | Scoop.it
MIT’s Johnson Athletic Center took on the aura of an old-fashioned county fair on Thursday night, complete with popcorn, balloons, jugglers, cotton candy and pitchmen wearing brightly colored jackets and bowties. But rather than ring tosses and sheep-shearing, the central event was a series of one-on-one matchups between an amazing variety of robots that students have spent the whole semester designing, building and testing.
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10 Ways to Use Social Media for Professional Development

10 Ways to Use Social Media for Professional Development | Information Technology | Scoop.it
True or False: Educators around the world are using social media for their own professional development.

And the answer is ... True!
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A Very Pricey Pineapple

A Very Pricey Pineapple | Information Technology | Scoop.it

Actually (spoiler alert!) I’m going to use the pineapple as a sneaky way to introduce the topic of privatization of public education. I was driven to this. Do you know how difficult it is to get anybody to read about “privatization of education?” It’s hell.

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Which Social Network Should You Use -- and When? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Which Social Network Should You Use -- and When? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Information Technology | Scoop.it
What is Facebook best for? How about Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+? This infographic has all you need to know to leverage social networks.
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How Should Schools and Parents Be Involved in Kids’ Online Lives?

How Should Schools and Parents Be Involved in Kids’ Online Lives? | Information Technology | Scoop.it
The most important goal is to maintain open communication, explaining to kids the responsibility that comes along with having an email account, and the need to ask an adult for help if the child feels uncomfortable with the nature of any online...
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NFL Stars Learn Tough Lessons on Twitter

NFL Stars Learn Tough Lessons on Twitter | Information Technology | Scoop.it
NFL players have been known to post tweets insensitive to gay people. That tide seems to turning -- albeit slowly.
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Caine's Arcade: social Media does good!

A 9 year old boy - who built an elaborate cardboard arcade inside his dad's used auto part store - is about to have the best day of his life.
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The Complete Dropbox for Educators | Tech the Plunge

The Complete Dropbox for Educators | Tech the Plunge | Information Technology | Scoop.it
Dropbox is a very useful tool to store online files, sync your computers and mobile devices and share files.
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The End of Teaching As We Know It. | Edudemic

The End of Teaching As We Know It. | Edudemic | Information Technology | Scoop.it

What is the future of teaching? What about education in general? Many schools and universities around the world are playing a risky game right now that could make them irrelevant in the future. They’re simply holding onto past practices and not adapting to the changing world.

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