Being digital from the Open University, is a collection of short, easy to follow activities. They cover the skills we all need to be effective online; whether it’s finding information, communicating online, or deciding who or what to trust.
Elizabeth Hutchinson's insight:
Really useful! will be using it in my presentations this summer.
It can be tough knowing what works on which social site. This infographic lays it out nicely. It will show you how to create effective posts on each site.
If you want to be very effective at posting on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+, it can take a bit more finesse and patience than expected. Just like you learn through trial and error what topics your blog readers gravitate to, you have to take time to learn about your social media audiences as well.
With this infographic, learn how to create effective posts on each major site to maximize reach and potential.
If you don't have a long-term blogging strategy today, you might have one tomorrow and find out the blogging you did yesterday wasn't on a platform compatible for the future. So think ahead and try to keep up.
Speaking at a festival in the U.K., Google's executive chairman offers that the things teens do now will stay with them forever, by way of the Web. He also suggested some people are sharing too much online.
It must be peculiar for children of the Internet age.
They are the first to have a complete record of their whole lives. They are the first who'll be able to offer concrete proof of every one of their days, friends, and actions.
Eric Schmidt worries, however, that they'll be the first who'll never be allowed to forget their mistakes.
An astounding 80 percent of the world’s population now has a mobile phone—and 84 percent is unwilling to go a single day without their phone. About 45 percent of Americans say they can’t go more than a few hours without checking their phones. In 2012 there were five billion mobile phones in the world—1.8 billion of these were smart phones.
Facebook now reaches 76 percent of the smartphone market, and it accounts for 23 percent of total time spent using apps each month.
The next five most used applications are Google apps, and they account for 10 percent of app usage time. One of the latest smartphone trends is that things are getting less touchy but more sensitive. Gestures and other non-tap inputs are on the rise. Casting a sidelong glance, for example, can pause a video. Some apps are being developed that will switch from manual to voice to text to gesture, depending on what you are doing...
Here’s a list of blogs that feed my teaching soul, hunger for knowledge, and need for deeper insights into teaching, learning and writing. There are so many wonderful blogs that it’s impossible to list them all here, so I’m listing the ones that have been most relevant to my own professional development. As such, they should be relevant to any teacher who wants to turn online teaching and/or publishing into a fully-fledged career.
On any given school day you can find Enrique Legaspi's eighth grade history and leadership class at Hollenbeck Middle School in Los Angeles using Twitter to learn more about the events of World War I, collect and share information about the women's...
"Google Plus is now supporting the use of Hashtags. As I mentioned in Teacher's Guide to The Use of Hashtags http://ow.ly/lDZLi , the concept of hashtags was first introduced to Twitter with the purpose of creating communities around a specific content. Clicking on a hashtag will show relevant content."
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