"This week I got the itch to go beyond anecdotal stories about iPads in the classroom and look for some more substantial research and writing on the topic. Below are some of the reports that I’ve been reading through this week."
The application allows you to connect to Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, LinkedIn, and/or Twitter, bringing all of your feeds into one central location. Not only does it provide a one-stop shop for these social networks, it allows you to group friends/followings across these networks into individual "buckets”. A bucket can be anything from one person you know, to a group such as family or co-workers, or even just a description like sports. The buckets you create or your connected social network feeds can be displayed, which enables you to see and act upon a real time listing of posts coming from each service.
Although I don’t actually own an active Instagram account, I love taking and sharing photos. When I finally get a phone that can run Instagram and other such apps, be sure I’ll be enjoying what this platform has to offer.
One of the cool things about PowerPoint is that it let's you embed sounds into directly into the presentation. You can insert sound loops and cliparts to decorate your presentations or even add a nice background music while playing the slide show. Here...
The Horizon Project Advisory Board voted for the top 12 emerging technologies as well as the top ten trends and challenges that they believe will have a significant impact on teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in global K-12 education over the next five years. These initial results will be compiled into an interim report, known as the "Short List," and described in further detail.
Robin Good: Rachel Smith explains in very simple words how you can use your iPad to capture and record visually the key ideas and concepts presented during a lecture, keynote, training class or presentation.
She provides a good round-up of four relevant tools that can be used for this task, analyzing their key pros and cons as well as providing logistic and technical advice on how to best organize and setup yourself for doing visual recording on the iPad.
As similar tools will provide more ready-made icons, templates and patterns available for this kind of real-time idea-capturing, this rare and pioneering visual recording work will begin to catch up even more rapidly.
"Another cheat sheet on Twitter. I just came across this graphic on lexisclick.com and I found it really worth sharing with my readers here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. You will find below tips and explanations of some of the most popular lexicons used in Twitter. I am pretty sure most of you are already familiar with Twitter jargon but this could help you teach them to your students particulalry that Twitter is being widely embraced as an educational social networking tool of choice for many students and teachers. For more resources on how to use Twitter for educational purposes together with lists of web tools to use with Twitter, I recommend this section dubbed Twitter for Teachers. Enjoy!"
Amazon ha presentato il nuovo bottone 'send to Kindle' che consente l'integrazione della funzione di invio dei contenuti direttamente da website o blog verso l'account Kindle degli utenti, per una successiva e comoda fruizione anche da mobile.
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