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New Media in Society, Business & Classrooms
Curated by Ken Morrison
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Doceri Interactive Whiteboard on the App Store

Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Doceri Interactive Whiteboard. Download Doceri Interactive Whiteboard and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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Slash Keyboard - Never switch apps to search and share links or images again.

Slash Keyboard - Never switch apps to search and share links or images again. | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Slash magically drops stickers while you're chatting in WhatsApp, snatches a file from DropBox while you're writing email, and sends your lover a Spotify song right in iMessage.
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This Is the End of Facebook as We Know It

This Is the End of Facebook as We Know It | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Facebook is ripping chat out of its flagship mobile app. That's going to be a big pain for users, but it's a signal that Facebook is ready for its app-centric future.


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Facebook is currently my biggest non-Apple app.  If they are going to take away a major function, I sure hope that they dramatically decreases the apps file size.

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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, April 11, 2014 10:20 PM
The App model is reshaping web sites. But how many apps can we have on our phones and tablets?
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'Reading Rainbow' Is Back....as an app.

'Reading Rainbow' Is Back....as an app. | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Actor LeVar Burton discusses his new Reading Rainbow app and explains why the passage of No Child Left Behind meant saying goodbye to the beloved children's ...
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This is an interesting interview with LeVar Burton as he discusses why Reading Rainbow was cancelled and what he is doing to bring it back as an affordable subscription-based learning app.

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The Top 17 Free Digital Storytelling Apps for The iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Top 17 Free Digital Storytelling Apps for The iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
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Many of these tools can be used for helping students bring their writing to life.  It can save a lot of time (and money) by not creating videos.

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Apple Passes 45B Total Unique App Downloads At A Rate Of 800 Per Second

Apple Passes 45B Total Unique App Downloads At A Rate Of 800 Per Second | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Apple took time to update investors on the status of its ecosystem on today's call, revealing that it has crossed the 45 billion total app download mark, just over four months after it crossed the 40 billion download mark back in January.
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Ken's Key Takeaway,

Apple has paid developers $1 billino since January, 2013 (4 months)

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Google has 5 of the 6 most popular apps in America (and more crazy data from ComScore)

Google has 5 of the 6 most popular apps in America (and more crazy data from ComScore) | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
ComScore's massive report also includes data on the top web properties, the battle for search dominance between Google and Bing, and smartphone market share, among other things.
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Facebook has the top App on all phones and they hold 11% of all time spend online.  Google has then next 5 most used apps on mobile devices

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41 Resources, Tools, And Apps To Improve Writing Skills

41 Resources, Tools, And Apps To Improve Writing Skills | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

"41 Resources, Tools, And Apps To Improve Writing Skills by Tom Vander Ark first appeared on gettingsmart.com  


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A very nice collection of tech tools to help writing teachers

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 3, 2013 5:53 PM

Who says using computers is not good for kids writing skills? These apps will certainly help get rid of that myth.

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Board Cam App

Board Cam App | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Get product information, support and downloads for the iPad 2 document camera app Board Cam.
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▶ ACLU Releases "Police Tape" Android App - YouTube

"The New Jersey chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU-NJ) has just released "Police Tape," an Android phone app that allows people to securely ...
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Ken Burns #history app for #Apple #iPad

Ken Burns #history app for #Apple #iPad | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Get Ken Burns on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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I can't wait to dive in.
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MLB’s ‘At the Ballpark’ App Rewards Fans With In-Stadium Perks

MLB’s ‘At the Ballpark’ App Rewards Fans With In-Stadium Perks | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
For loyal baseball fans who want more perks at the game, the MLB's app development team has been hard at work updating and tweaking its iBeacon-equipped...
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Don't just think baseball. How can this technology be used in other areas of travel and entertainment?

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Social technology for social learning: Voxer and ScoopIt | Julian ...

Social technology for social learning: Voxer and ScoopIt | Julian ... | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Voxer is a neat App for smartphones: a walkie talkie function that lets you hold a 'button' and record a message that is shared, immediately, with another person or group. You can share photos, with location tags, or text ...
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The wheels in my head are rolling, rolling, rolling on how this could be used wisely in the classroom. So many options!!!!

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Facebook Home hands-on (video)

Facebook Home hands-on (video) | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
We've taken a closer look at the HTC First hardware, so let's dig into the firmware side -- namely, the Facebook Home user interface featured on the
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In "The Facebook Effect" Kirkpatrick said that Facebook's goal is to transform from an application to a platform to a transparent layer in which all computing is done.  This new Facebook Home "App" points in that direction.

It is said that teens in North America send 60 texts a day (1800/month)  Facebook hopes that this app will take a serious piece of that pie.

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AMEN!  Just in time for the new semester, the best curation tool on the planet just improved it's iPhone App!  I'm downloading now.

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