This morning HootSuiteusers will find five more apps in the social media power tool’s app directory: Vimeo, WordPress.org, Via.me, Reachli, and Scripted.With HootSuite Directory apps, social media content creators can create, publish, and promote social content all within one interface. For instance, the Vimeo app allows users to “upload videos, search for and view videos within the dashboard, share videos to your social network, and more,” according to HootSuite.
A great post from the Libraries and Learning blog on utilising "enablers and amplifiers" in technology (professional learning networks) to engage in reflective practice and shared conversations. Includes useful links. DW
"...what does being “network literate” look like as it relates to personal learning networks? What are these abilities that we as educators need to be able to do in order to best teach, guide, and facilitate others, both educators and students, in their development of powerful learning networks?"
A short list of network literacies that this Principal believes every educator needs to have in order to support colleagues and students in developing their own PLNs. Articulate and thoughtful. DW
Is Your PLN Truly a PLN? I've really gotten into Twitter over the last year or so. As far as social media networks go, I can't think of a better one to connect people and ideas (truth be told, I only joined Facebook two months ago, ...
"Imagine this. . . What if #edchat (or any Twitter chat for that matter) was less about sharing beliefs and anecdotes and more about actually delving into a specific problem to solve? Or, what if (and maybe this happens already), #edchat serves as a general starting point and then members from that #edchat meet up (either virtually or in person) to look at some real data about the topic that was discussed and begin to hash out ideas, solutions, and next steps. In a future #edchat, this group could report back to the others “in attendance” and those interested would take these ideas back to their classrooms, districts, and face-to-face colleagues. True, this would drastically reduce the speed of the Twitter chatting phenomenon, and yes, it would require those of us who participate (like me, for instance) to do more than exchange emails or Skype every once in a while with other educators in my online “PLN.” But, if we’re going to use an educational “buzzword,” we should use it well, and more importantly, our actions should speak louder than our words (both the ones we truly speak and the ones we type)."
The school year upon us, and we’ve rounded up some of our favorite digital tools and mobile apps to start the semester off right. With so many tools on the market to increase productivity, there are bound to be a few to make your life a bit easier."
"If you’ve been looking for a web 2.0 tool that helps you record audio, edit images, create schedules, or even power your entire school website … you’re in luck. Jane Hart of C4LPT has generously offered up the 50 web 2.0 tools that did NOT make the cut for her ‘best of 2011′ list."
55 Content Curation Tools To Discover & Share Digital Content
Donna Watt's insight:
Whether curating for yourself or your audience, the proliferation of tools continues - is it time to review the tools you are using, or perhaps you need to just jump in with one and make a start? A good overview, likely to be out of date very soon!
Robin Good: "Content Curation and the School Librarian" is the featured article for the latest issue of Knowledge Quest magazine.
Authored by Nikki D. Robertson the article illustrates some of content curation key strengths, how the author has utilized content curation for her academic projects, and popular curation tools for those interested in exploring the field further.
"The shock! The horror! The genuine nightmare of losing two more valuable character spaces per tweet! Such a scenario is indeed going to play out, as Twitter has just announced a subtle change in its t.co wrapper that'll go into play this coming February."
Will you still love Twitter when the tweets get even shorter?
"PLP Lite is a 12-week eCourse that will take you from “What is 21st Century learning and why is it important?” to “How do I create a 21st Century classroom or school?” If you joined us for Connected Educator Month, you’re going to love this extended learning experience. Take what you learned during the month of August even further and learn how to bring Web 2.0 tools and connected learning into your classroom every day."
First and foremost, SimpleK12 is a fantastic place to visit to learn about everything web 2.0. ... Welcome! I have established this site to do both reviews of books and of web 2.0 tools that can be used in the classroom.
"Let's face it, there are thousands of tools out there that can be used in the classroom, with kids or without, to make education better or worse, but, how on earth do we know what we should use and how to decide when to use it? I have spent so many hours learning about things on my own until this past summer when I decided to embark on the free webinar. I attended a lot of them and left with a huge amount of knowledge I wasn't expecting. I decided my best bet is to share these fantastic sites with other educators so they might hop on board and try to dabble in the webinar method of professional development. So, let's look at some places that offer free and quality webinars."
Techy Teacher Librarian goes on to list, provide links to, and offers an overview of what is offered by seven selected websites delivering PD in various forms. DW