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50 Education Leaders Worth Following On Twitter

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Consider adding some of these 50 education thought leaders curated by Online College to your stream to keep it lively and interesting!


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The Only App I Couldn't Live Without: LastPass Password Manager (Make sure to upgrade to premium)

The Only App I Couldn't Live Without: LastPass Password Manager (Make sure to upgrade to premium) | professional learning network | Scoop.it

Passwords have gotten so complicated that even people with ferociously sharp memories can struggle to recall the eccentric combinations of letters, numbers, and symbols. There are passwords for personal e-mail, work e-mail, bank accounts, Twitter, and Facebook, and woe to anybody who uses the same one for those two malware magnets. On top of that, it's recommended that you regularly change your passwords so they don't get compromised. Passwords are a pain, but LastPass slices through the Gordian knot of password management with a deft and effective cross-platform browser add-on/app/online password manager and form filler that makes web browsing easier and more secure. Although I prefer it on Chrome and iOS, LastPass is also available for Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari, your descktop, and on Android.

 

The bottom line: Effective, secure, and easy to use, LastPass offers a broad base of password-management features for free that can be expanded when upgrading to the premium version. It's an essential add-on for modern Web browsing.


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Use Hello Sign to Add Your Signature to Google Drive Files

Use Hello Sign to Add Your Signature to Google Drive Files | professional learning network | Scoop.it

Hello Sign can now be used to digitally sign documents that are stored in your Google Drive account. To sign documents in your Google Drive account install the Hello Sign Chrome app then authorize Hello Sign on your Google Drive account. Then when you want to sign a document open Hello Sign and select it from your Google Drive list of documents.


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Fax Compare's curator insight, May 7, 2013 5:20 PM

Legally binding and FREE!

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11 Reasons Teachers Should Make Their Own Videos

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Any company, organization, or individual hoping to take advantage of digital video to educate or entertain the populace or promote a product should have a video strategy in place before springing for the time and equipment involved. Educators, of course, are not exempt from the core tenets of solidifying a viable video strategy — especially when it comes to how exactly they plan to take advantage of everything the medium offers.


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80 Ways To Use Google Forms In Your Classroom

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Google Apps are some of the most widely used tools in education today. From Gmail to Calendar to Image Search, they’re a big part of the current education technology model. In my experience, I don’t see enough written about how to use Google Docs / Drive in the classroom. This extremely powerful tool can do so much and it’s all free. Lucky for all of us, Tom Barrett has built a crowdsourced Google Doc (of course) of more than 80 ways to use the forms part of Google Drive in the classroom!


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Transfer contacts between Outlook and Google Gmail

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Contacts can be exchanged between Outlook and Google Gmail to save time and avoid manually re-entering your contacts.

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Steven Engravalle's curator insight, January 4, 2013 11:51 AM

Thankfully, you can use the same contacts in both Google Gmail and Microsoft Outlook, without adding them manually to both locations. Here's how...

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Safe and Supportive Schools: Free resources for teachers to combat bullying from the USDOE to

Safe and Supportive Schools: Free resources for teachers to combat bullying from the USDOE to | professional learning network | Scoop.it

In recognition of Bullying Prevention Month this October, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) has released a free, two-part training toolkit designed to reduce incidents of bullying, for use by classroom educators.


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35 Ways To Build Your Personal Learning Network Online

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Personal learning networks are a great way for educators to get connected with learning opportunities, access professional development resources, and to build camaraderie with other education professionals.

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How Twitter is Reinventing Collaboration Among Educators

How Twitter is Reinventing Collaboration Among Educators | professional learning network | Scoop.it

Before the advent of Twitter, most educators I know had limited opportunities to collaborate with colleagues outside their building. Some subscribed to listservs or participated in online forums, but these outlets lacked critical mass; teachers also networked at in-person conferences and training sessions, but these isolated events didn't provide ongoing support.

 

Enter Twitter. I've heard many educators say that Twitter is the most effective way to collaborate and that they've learned more with Twitter than they have from years of formal professional development.


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Andreas Kuswara's curator insight, April 17, 2013 9:22 PM

twitter alone might not be sufficient, as we (or most of us) not 'always online', we have to do other things. combining twitter with a mechanism to comb through the # and compile personalized feed, would be useful.

Catherine Smyth's comment, April 23, 2013 9:20 PM
I'm a fledgling tweeter but love the way Twitter ignites discussion and ideas within a professional community.
Laura Conley's curator insight, April 29, 2013 1:28 PM

Twitter is a fantastic resource for PD.