The potential of social networking sites in education is huge and we need to capitalize on it to enhance our professional development and consequently improve the quality of our instruction. Searching for articles on this topic , I came across Doug Johnson's post on the 10 social media competencies for teachers [http://doug-johnson.squarespace.com/blue-skunk-blog/2010/7/31/top-ten-social-media-competencies-for-teachers.html ]. I like the competencies Doug included and decided to make an infographic featuring all of these skills. Have a look and share with your colleagues.
Jelly, the much-hyped, question-and-answer-based social network by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, launched last week on iOS and Android Although it's just beginning to build up a user base, with a famous founder and impressive list of investors...
LinkedIn invites ranked as the year's most dangerous messages CSO (blog) While Phishing through "system update" spam messages isn't unheard of, these messages are often used to deliver malware directly via user interaction.
Learning to create, manage and promote a professional learning network (PLN) will soon become, if it’s not already, one of the most necessary and sought after skills for a global citizen, and as such, must become a prominent feature of any school curriculum.
Excerpt form the article by Heidi Cohen from her blog: Here’s a list of 64 tips to get more love for your blog. Building your audience is an iterative process.
Here are the main sections of the article:
Package your blog posts for success;Distribute your blog posts;I Want to Hold Your Hand;Use social media to increase blog reach;Get by with a little help from your friends;Utilize your existing business communications and connections to increase blog reach.
Increasing your blog reach takes work. Test different methods to see what works best for your blog. Understand that some recommendations will work better for some types of posts than others..."
For those confused, this is not an article about grape spreadJelly, the new questions and answers app helmed by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, is still, for the most part, a fringe app for the social media-obsessed.
Excerpt from article on Content Marketing Institute: "All of this talk about the success of Google+ is cold comfort for marketers who are unsure how to measure their effective content marketing efforts on G+.
For users new to Google+, there are a few key metrics that really matter when it comes to understanding how effective your content marketing presence on G+ is. These metrics include:
- Circle Rank - Shares - +1s - Engagement - Impressions - Frequency of posts/content - Number of followers/growth of followers - Referral traffic - Conversion rates
The rest of this post examines tools that will help you understand how your profile is performing in the above areas, so that you can make informed decisions about your Google+ content strategy.
1. All My + Statistics The All My + Statistics site may just be Google+ Nirvana for marketers who want to understand how their content, as well as that of their competitors, is being received on Google+. It’s a free service that provides you with analytics data for anyone’s public Google+ content and profile.
2. Simply Measured’s Google+ Reports Page This tool provides a free report on any Google+ brand page. (Note that this service is not available for personal Google+ pages.) It pulls information on engagement rates, comments, keyword analytics, and top users.
3. PlusClout The PlusClout extension for Google+ measures the influence a given user has on Google+. A user’s Clout score can range from 0 – 100, and is based on a number of attributes, including the number of followers they have and shares they’ve earned.
4. CircleCount Search your own profile on CircleCount and you will receive a free and simple-to-use report. An overview screen provides general statistics about your profile that you will find helpful, such as what your overall rank is, what your rank is in your home country, and what your circle rank is.
5. Recommended Users Recommended Users is to Google+ as Followerwonk is to Twitter. The tool segments Google+ users into categories, such as women in tech, top Googlers, gaming, celebrities, journalists, etc. Each category ranks users according to their level of influence..."