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How Information is Woven Into Our Lives - Mobile is the Needle, Social is the Thread

This slideshare by Kristen Purcell Pew Research explores the rapid growth of mobile connectivity and social networking and its impact on every facet of our lives in the U.S.

 

*families

*communities

*work

*home

*daily lives

*education

*health care

*civic and political life

 

We all know it's happening, it's fascinating to see the research in this report.

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

See Slideshare here" [http://slidesha.re/H1rU7S]


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Beth Kanter's comment, March 30, 2012 8:35 AM
I'm doing a plenary panel at conference next week on integrated social and mobile strategy and one of the panelists pointed to this excellent study. Thanks for highlighting it
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How creative use of the Guardian's three little pigs advert inspired open journalism by six year-olds

How creative use of the Guardian's three little pigs advert inspired open journalism by six year-olds | teaching with technology | Scoop.it
A primary teacher explains how she used the Guardian ad to explore a more holistic approach to this term's topic...
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The Learning Generalist: The Agile Elearning Design Manual - Think Small (Iterations, Action Maps, Storyboards, and Mini-Modules)

The Learning Generalist: The Agile Elearning Design Manual - Think Small (Iterations, Action Maps, Storyboards, and Mini-Modules) | teaching with technology | Scoop.it

Why agile beats out ADDIE


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The Entire Guide to Google Search Features for Teachers and Students

The Entire Guide to Google Search Features for Teachers and Students | teaching with technology | Scoop.it
Comprehensive guide to using Google.
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Microsoft Australia Education - Teacher Tools - OneNote

Microsoft Australia Education - Teacher Tools - OneNote | teaching with technology | Scoop.it
Without a doubt it is the Microsoft product I would recommend the most. Simply fantastic tool for the classroom. We use ours everyday to organise, share and to assess student work.
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The 21st Century Principal: 6 Must-Have Mobile Device Apps for the School Administrator

The 21st Century Principal: 6 Must-Have Mobile Device Apps for the School Administrator | teaching with technology | Scoop.it

By J. Robinson

 

Ask yourself what makes an app on a mobile device useful, and the answer is that the most useful apps have these four characteristics:

*The app is available for and syncs across multiple devices. This means users can use the app on their iPad, Android phone, or even their Kindle Fire. Because of this feature, data created or stored by the app is available on any one of the devices used.

*The app is easy to use. This rule applies to any software, but most especially to mobile apps. It must have an easy to use interface and design. If it is too complicated, the difficulty of use outweighs any positive features the app might have.

*The app facilitates the easy sharing of data stored or generated. Being able to share using app has rapidly become an expectation, especially with mobile device apps. The ability to Tweet out a note from your note taking app or to email someone found links in your social bookmark app makes the app useful for 21st century learners. Any app that is about collecting needs to be able to share out what is collected.

*The app is free or relatively inexpensive. People aren't willing to spend a great deal for apps they use,especially if there are functional free alternatives, which there often is. At the most, the apps need to be inexpensive as well if they are to be most useful for the money.


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How to use Dropbox as a Moodle file repository

How to use Dropbox as a Moodle file repository | teaching with technology | Scoop.it
Dropbox is a popular online file storage app. Imagine it as a type of online USB drive, which you can access anywhere in the world as long as you have a computer and internet connection.
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Sigi Jakob's comment, March 30, 2012 9:03 AM
this looks excellent. Has anyone used tried it out?
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Knewton - Adaptive Learning Platform™

Knewton - Adaptive Learning Platform™ | teaching with technology | Scoop.it
Our Adaptive Learning Platform™ brings personalized learning to students worldwide, every day. Learn how Knewton can power your content.
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Thunks

Thunks | teaching with technology | Scoop.it

This site has been a wonderful source of discussion ideas in my class, especially in philosophy sessions. This site has a archive going back to 2007 of over 1,000 fabulous question that will get your class (and you) thinking and discussing. You can even submit your own brain bouncing questions to the site.

http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/PSHE%2C+RE%2C+Citizenship%2C+Geography+%26+Environmental


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elearn Magazine: Gamification: Using Game Mechanics to Enhance eLearning

elearn Magazine: Gamification: Using Game Mechanics to Enhance eLearning | teaching with technology | Scoop.it

Maybe you've heard of the term "gamification," and perhaps you're wondering what it is and how it can be applied to eLearning. In short, gamification is the use of gameplay mechanics for non-game applications. Rather, game mechanics are the construct of rules that encourage users to explore and learn the properties of their possibility space through the use of feedback mechanisms.


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James Paul Gee on Learning with Video Games | Edutopia

The gaming expert shares insights into why video games are such effective learning tools.
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Inspiration Software, Inc. - The Leader in Visual Thinking and Learning | inspiration.com

Inspiration Software, Inc. - The Leader in Visual Thinking and Learning | inspiration.com | teaching with technology | Scoop.it

Coming soon for iPad. Inspiration is a great way to use mind maps and to plan for visual learning.

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Think Before You Tweet

Think Before You Tweet | teaching with technology | Scoop.it
It never ceases to amaze me how many people (mainly professional athletes and celebrities), communicate on social media platforms so carelessly.
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Shelfster - Capture information from everywhere and create useful documents.

Shelfster - Capture information from everywhere and create useful documents. | teaching with technology | Scoop.it

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Blooms-quicksheets

Some great handouts/posters.
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Reading, writing, tweeting | Chicago Tribune

Reading, writing, tweeting | Chicago Tribune | teaching with technology | Scoop.it

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By Michelle Manchir

 

Description by Ian Jukes

"Check out how Twitter, mobile tech, and other social media is engaging and helping 1st-grade students at Abraham Lincoln Elementary in Glen Ellyn learn foundational literacy and typing skills in this Chicago Tribune article. In addition, through blogging and video sharing, these kids are also practicing valuable digital citizenship skills as they learn about our lives online."


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projeqt - dynamic presentations for a real-time world

projeqt - dynamic presentations for a real-time world | teaching with technology | Scoop.it

From the website

"With Projeqt, your presentations never remain static. Pull in live tweets or blog feeds, insert an interactive map, add audio notes or stream videos. Let your presentations be as dynamic as you are."

 

Projeqt is an alternative to PowerPoint, Keynote, and Prezi. I like it better than all 3 because it lives on the web and is device agnostic. Basically, it's a cool way to tell digital stories that overcomes some of the linear limitations of PP and KN, while not making viewers dizzy like Prezi can. Built in HTML5, so it's future friendly.

 

It's simple to use and can integrate all types of media easily, while incorporating layering of presentations (stacks) and the ability to pull in live feeds including live tweets or blog posts.

 

Honored as one of the the best Web Services and Applications by the 2011 Webbys  and as an Interactive Awards Finalist at SXSW 2012. Do check it out. -JL

 


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danah boyd

danah boyd | teaching with technology | Scoop.it

Speaking about a culture of fear in modern society due to technology.

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Instant Free Screen-Sharing for Macs and PCs with Screenleap

Instant Free Screen-Sharing for Macs and PCs with Screenleap | teaching with technology | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Thanks to Nick Peachey for uncovering this simple and effective free scree-sharing solution that works seamlessly across PCs and Macs.

 

Key features:

Two-click instant screen sharing for first time users One-click instant screen sharing for visitors who have previously granted permission to our applet No accounts required No application install to view a screen Works on any connected mobile or tablet device with a browser The basic version is Free, and always will be

 

Screenleap works by using Java and by providing you with a unique URL which you then send or share with your invitees. As soon as they go that URL they start seeing your screen.

 

"With Screenleap, there’s nothing to install, provided Java is already present on the host’s computer, and sessions can be viewed from any device with a browser, including smartphones and tablets." (Source: http://blog.screenleap.com/)

 

Visual tutorial on how it works: http://www.screenleap.com/learn ;

 

Try it out now: http://www.screenleap.com/ ;


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Welcome to Flubaroo

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Flubaroo.
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Educational Technology Guy: Hojoki - make all your cloud apps work together - very cool & free

Educational Technology Guy: Hojoki - make all your cloud apps work together - very cool & free | teaching with technology | Scoop.it

Hojoki - make all your cloud apps work together - very cool & free
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Hojoki is a new service I just learned about from the Hojoki team. It's a very cool idea - it takes all of your online productivity apps and turns them into a newsfeed and collaborative space to work on projects.

I played with it a little today and will be using it more this week. It looks like something that could be very useful for education.

It' is in Beta now and free and there will always be a free plan available.

Here's more information and a video about it on Youtube

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Teachers utilizing the cloud: Hojoki is your collaborative newsfeed for Google Docs, Calendar, Dropbox, Evernote and more

Hojoki’s basic idea is very simple: they offer one newsfeed for productivity apps. It connects to apps like Google Documents, Evernote, Dropbox, Mendeley and Google Calendar, building you a newsfeed and a collaborative space for your work.

Anytime an activity in any of your connected apps occurs, Hojoki informs you. You can share your activities with others in workspaces, where you can discuss events and manage whatever projects you’re working on. You never miss important changes from co-workers and have all your content in one place.


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Digital textbooks get a boost with new offerings | eSchool News

Digital textbooks get a boost with new offerings | eSchool News | teaching with technology | Scoop.it

"Apple recently made a splash when it unveiled its iBookstore, featuring digital textbooks for high school math and science education from McGraw-Hill and others. Now, Discovery Education has given digital textbooks another jolt with the release of its own high school science offering—and a middle school social studies product as well.

 

"Discovery Education’s new “Techbooks” expand on an instructional delivery model that Discovery launched for K-8 science in 2010. Much more than just digitized versions of static textbooks, the Techbooks include videos, embedded assessments, and other interactive features that leverage the power of the internet, the company says."


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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create Self-Graded Quizzes in Google Docs

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create Self-Graded Quizzes in Google Docs | teaching with technology | Scoop.it
From the vault. More great resource ideas from Richard Byrne. A great little assessment tool that you can create easily and it's free.
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How to Change the Background of Your Wikispace Using CSS

Don't let the title scare you, teachers! I show you step-by-step how you can change both the background color and background image of your wikispace using CSS.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Free Website Builder Wix Goes HTML5, iPad Users Rejoice!

Free Technology for Teachers: Free Website Builder Wix Goes HTML5, iPad Users Rejoice! | teaching with technology | Scoop.it

Wix is now available in HTML5 so Ipad users can create their websites now,

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