For those who focus on the debate between Facebook, Google Plus and Twitter are missing the true story. Today at Facebook’s f8 developer conference we were reminded about what the story really is…you and me. No, it’s not about features, capabilities, or the number of users. We were reminded about the power of something much more important, our experiences, relationships, the content we create and share and how each paint a picture of who we are as individuals.
Today Facebook introduced features for its users and developers alike that position Facebook not as a social network, but instead as a platform for storytelling and meaningful engagement.
Timeline is a new kind of profile, one that lets people tell their story in a visually-rich and artistic fashion. In addition to aesthetics, Timeline is essentially a social home page for all that moves you, from media to experiences to people. The biggest difference you’ll notice is presentation. Starting with the substantial image that you choose to depict your persona, the new format essentially turns your profile into a Flipboard-esque (magazine) pictorial rich with updates, content, and connections…all designed to tell your story, your way. Don’t be confused by the name however, Timeline is much more than that, it’s essentially a storyboard for your digital and real life as told by what you share and what others share with you....
While your school's Learning Management System (e.g. eCollege, Moodle, Blackboard) may provide some assistance with these tasks, you will also find a wide variety of tools available to help you work together online.
Let's take a closer look at some of the free options you may want to consider and explore how they can be used to support your coursework.
Special Needs Apps for Kids (SNApps4kids.com) is a community website to support Parents, Teachers, Therapists and Doctors who want to use technology like the Apple iPadTM to help special needs and typical children of all ages and abilities to...
Edudemic has been bringing you a steady stream of resources that are coming out of the Adobe Education Exchange and it’s time now to take a look at some of the most popular resources being shared right now. The following 10 resources are truly innovative ways to learn about and do some pretty technical things. Each resource may not pertain to you but it never hurts to view a problem (or lesson plan) from a different angle.
MONTREAL - It sometimes seems that kids today are so digitally connected they're capable of talking on the phone while sending a text message, replying to an email and posting on a friend's Facebook wall - all within a span of 30 seconds. And while technology may seem to dominate most areas of their lives, some experts say society is losing out by not allowing it to play a bigger role in formal education.
Along with the newest round of school funding cuts in lots of states and student faltering/dropout charges still greater than what we would like to notice, needless to state: schools are in critical need of help.
The most dreaded word in school reading for students: book reports. Teachers assign them, viewing them as a necessary component of assessing reading comprehension. Book reports can be a contributing factor to 'readicide'.
What happens when you take a classroom of students, add 24 iPads as well as sound recording gear and then throw in a live band? A pretty catchy song that gives you hope for the future of music in the digital age.
We are approaching the era where students don't have to carry stacks of thick heavy books to school anymore. Everything will be digitized and available at the tip of students' fingers, inside the iPad.
If you're a video-chat newbie, shopping for webcams and setting up video calls can be a daunting process. Luckily, it isn't as hard as you think it is. Here's how to get started with video chat. You'll be reconnecting with relatives and pals in no time.
It's no surprise that students are obsessed with their mobile devices. What may come as a surprise, though, is the fact that these digital devices may someday replace textbooks all together—and it may be sooner than we think! South Korea recently announced that by the year 2015, all paper textbooks will be replaced with digital textbooks available on mobile devices such as tablets and e-readers.
As students become more and more dependent on digital, will textbooks become extinct? Learn more about this trend in the below infographic.