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Best Corporate Apology Ever Posted to Twitter?

Best Corporate Apology Ever Posted to Twitter? | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Sainsbury's has this whole Twitter thing down cold. Earlier today, popular U.K.
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Will schools be tempted to buy tablets to use Windows 8? | ZDNet

Will schools be tempted to buy tablets to use Windows 8? | ZDNet | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Is the launch of Windows 8 affecting the purchase of tablets by schools?
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Why Twitter and Facebook Are Not Good Instructional Tools

Why Twitter and Facebook Are Not Good Instructional Tools | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Once an advocate for using social media applications and cell phones in class, this English teacher has changed his stance on the kinds of technology teachers should incorporate into their instruction.
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Educational IT - Alfred Poor - Looking Past the Horizon for Educational Technology

Educational IT - Alfred Poor - Looking Past the Horizon for Educational Technology | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
The New Media Consortium's Horizon Report is a multiyear roadmap of emerging educational technology.
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DT > Digital Textbooks

DT > Digital Textbooks | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

DT Is Devoted To Documenting Significant Initiatives That Relate To Any And All Aspects Of Digital Textbooks, Most Notably Their Use In Higher Education

 

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100 Pages, 100 Keys to Effective Social Media Strategy

100 Pages, 100 Keys to Effective Social Media Strategy | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

100 Pages, 100 Keys to Effective Social Media Strategy

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Open Resources for Blended Learning Initiatives

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The Blended Learning Toolkit is a free, open repository of information, resources, models, and research related to blended learning. Funded by a Next Generation Learning Challenge Wave 1 grant, the...
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Mary Meeker Re-Imagines Nearly Everything

Mary Meeker Re-Imagines Nearly Everything | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Today at the D10 Conference, star analyst Mary Meeker gave her latest presentation of Internet Trends. You can download the whole presentation here (PDF) and it's well worth spending time perusing.
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5 Ways to Master Social Media Multitasking

5 Ways to Master Social Media Multitasking | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
These tips and inexpensive tools can help streamline your efforts across multiple social media sites.
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How Students Can Use Social Media To Actually Learn Real World Skills | Edudemic

How Students Can Use Social Media To Actually Learn Real World Skills | Edudemic | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

Owing to the present difficult economic situation, financial literacy has turned out to be one of the hottest topics of discussion in the media. Being economically savvy is extremely important for making the type of smart money decisions, that’s essential for having a good standard of living.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Create Webpages in Minutes With Pagefin

Free Technology for Teachers: Create Webpages in Minutes With Pagefin | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
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Tweeting for Teachers: how can social media support teacher professional development?

In the current constrained financial climate where, despite the best intentions, CPD budgets are often the first to be cut, this type of low cost, self-directed teacher development is interesting. ...
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How Open Education is Changing the Texture of Content

How Open Education is Changing the Texture of Content | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
By Frank Catalano Schools are moving from creamy to chunky -- but not in relation to cafeteria peanut butter.
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Instructional Design Training: Using Visuals to Support Learning and Performance

Instructional Design Training: Using Visuals to Support Learning and Performance | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

If you are interested in learning more about the language of visuals, as good a starting point as any is an understanding of the five instructional functions for graphics. These functional categories are as follows:

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Utah Coalition for Educational Technology (UCET): 52 Great Google Docs Secrets for Students

Utah Coalition for Educational Technology (UCET): 52 Great Google Docs Secrets for Students | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

"Google Docs is such an incredible tool for college students, offering collaboration, portability, ease of use, and widespread acceptance. But there are so many options, both hidden and obvious, that there’s a good chance you’re not using Google Docs to its fullest capability. We’ve discovered 52 great tips for getting the most out of Google Docs as a student, with awesome ideas and tricks for collaboration, sharing, and staying productive."

 

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Scenarios for the Future of the Book

Scenarios for the Future of the Book | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

This new report presents four scenarios, based in part on feedback from academic library directors. It includes scenarios which intentionally favor the continued existence of the printed book as a viable technology, so that academic and research librarians may expand their thinking about the future to include a richer set of environmental conditions.

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Assessing Learning with Web 2.0: Twitter in the Classroom

Assessing Learning with Web 2.0: Twitter in the Classroom | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
As teachers think about using twitter in the classroom, they can consider how they will evaluate  the various academic skills that students learn.  This digital age learning twitter rubric hopefu... (@ransomtech Great point..Some help?
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Quality Assurance & Enhancement in Online Learning » Resources

Quality Assurance & Enhancement in Online Learning » Resources | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

Useful links.

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The Unimportance of Practically Everything

The Unimportance of Practically Everything | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
A friend of mine is the Executive Director for an organization with global reach. He is intelligent and driven, but constantly distracted. At any given time he will have Twitter, Gmail, Facebook and multiple IM conversations going.
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108 Ways to Use Word Clouds in the Classroom…Word Clouds in Education Series: Part 2

108 Ways to Use Word Clouds in the Classroom…Word Clouds in Education Series: Part 2 | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Welcome to a series of posts devoted to the use of Word Clouds. I know you will find new information… whether you are a seasoned user of word clouds, or brand new. I enjoy working with teachers a...
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Educational Technology Guy: CellCraft - learn about cells through interactive game

Educational Technology Guy: CellCraft - learn about cells through interactive game | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

Educational Technology Guy: CellCraft - learn about cells through interactive game.

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Critical Technology: Open Badges Learning Plan

Critical Technology: Open Badges Learning Plan | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

I've started my journey into Mozilla's Open Badges initiative. I'm doing this because it fits so well with my beliefs and values around open education, assessment and accreditation. It really seems like the logical next step for me and my desire to assist in opening learning for everyone; outside of the traditional institutions.

 

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Educational Technology Guy: BioLogica - interactive Biology lessons and learning resources

Educational Technology Guy: BioLogica - interactive Biology lessons and learning resources | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
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