Teachers and learners of all ages are connecting more than ever. In 2013, we will see teachers expanding their Personal Learning Networks (PLN) using social media. They will be telling more stories and sharing their journeys as they personalize learning. Learners will be using mobile devices for learning in and out of school. We will be seeing learners involved in more global collaborative projects in 2013.
Did you know that Twitter is grabbing more new registrations than Facebook, with more than half of its entire userbase compromised of people who have signed up in the last year, compared to just 19 percent for Mark Zuckerberg’s baby?
What if I said that almost a quarter (23 percent) of Facebook users check their account five or more times each day, Twitter users are 33 percent more likely to be Democrats or – sorry Foursquare – that 74 percent of Americans are unfamiliar with the concept of ‘checking in’.
These, and several other amazing social media statistics, can be found in the infographic on social media statistics.
Google+ is Google's new social networking tool. Once you have created a circle of friends, you can choose to hang out with them on Google+. This allows you to video chat, IM chat, watch YouTube videos together, and more.
There are some handy tips in this article, about Google+ Hangouts! Enjoy!
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Happy New Year! Just when you feel that you have caught up with everything iPad, along comes this great Pinterest from @dsmacdonald!
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You can get nearly one-fifth of Apple's top recommended kids' apps for free. Cool beans, right? They include the best free games, educational, fun learning and creativity apps for kids. Find them all here. This is a great resource list for Parents and Educators, alike!