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Why We're All Suddenly Obsessed With Pinterest

Why We're All Suddenly Obsessed With Pinterest | Moodle and Web 2.0 | Scoop.it

It's a good question! The fact is that blogs are filled with articles about Pinterest. For my part, I am absolutely convinced that this kind of social media will wreak havoc among users... and you? [note mg]

 

It's addictive, fun, visually appealing, and easy, so it's no wonder Pinterest, the popular visual bookmarking site, has hooked millions of users. That said, the site’s growth (below) was fairly flat from its launch in early 2010 until September 2011. But since then, it’s simply been going gangbusters, begging the question--why now? Here are three reasons why we think it’s become so attractive.

 

1. Pinterest rides (and defines) a new trend: social relevance.

 

Pinterest is successfully riding a new trend wave in the social space, moving mechanisms for content sharing beyond connections (friends) and towards relevance, effectively broadening the social horizon for us content addicts.

 

Read more: http://www.fastcompany.com/1818729/why-are-we-all-suddenly-pinterested


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Globinars: Webinar with Russell Stannard: Quizlet - Engaging Vocabulary Learning Tool

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Universities should ban PowerPoint — It makes students stupid and professors boring

Universities should ban PowerPoint — It makes students stupid and professors boring | Moodle and Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Courses designed around slides therefore propagate the myth that students can become skilled and knowledgeable without working through dozens of books, hundreds of articles and thousands of problems.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, Today, 12:36 AM

Think it has more to do with how the slides are used than the fact that they use them.

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5 Features of Google Slides You Should Know

5 handy Google Slides features that everyone can use.

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RitaZ's curator insight, August 24, 11:23 AM
Great Google features for presentations
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Free Technology for Teachers: Padlet Adds a New Post Attribution Feature

Free Technology for Teachers: Padlet Adds a New Post Attribution Feature | Moodle and Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
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[VIDEO] 5 technologies that will change Classroom Education

The potential for new technology in the classroom is really cool – and also kind of creepy. Here are five technologies that could dramatically change the way we learn.

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Edumorfosis's curator insight, August 20, 2:38 PM

Cuando estas cinco grandes tecnologías lleguen al aula, la sociedad estárá en una dimensión transhumanista completamente difertente a lo que se practicará en el Sistema Educativo....

David W. Deeds's curator insight, August 20, 6:51 PM

Thanks to Juan Doming.

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Vídeo-resumen/ CharlaELE1 6 de agosto del 2016

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Ya tenemos disponible el vídeo-resumen de #charlaELE1 del pasado 6 de agosto sobre como preparar la primera semana de clase

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6 Handy Tools for Adding Text to Pictures ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Handy Tools for Adding Text to Pictures ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Moodle and Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
In today’s selection we curated for you some useful apps and web tools to  use to add text to pictures and create classroom posters. Students can use these tools for different educational purposes including visually explaining a given topic, creating greeting cards, designing inspirational quote posters and many more.

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