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Customer Preferences Reveal Emerging Social Media Opportunities

Customer Preferences Reveal Emerging Social Media Opportunities | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Social media has changed how consumers connect with family, friends, and news outlets. And social networking is changing how consumers voice their opinion and interact with retailers and service providers.
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The Great Twitter Unfollow Experiment of 2011

The Great Twitter Unfollow Experiment of 2011 | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

This week, I unfollowed everyone on Twitter. That was over 131,000 people. My reason was that I’d started receiving over 200 direct message spams a day. (These messages said things like “lol, look at this funny photo,” with a link that would enslave my account to send similar messages.)

I learned a few things in the process.

 

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Top 10 Education Apps for the Classroom (Grades K-12) - TeacherVision.com

Top 10 Education Apps for the Classroom (Grades K-12) - TeacherVision.com | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Engage students in your classroom with interactive education apps. This list include our Top 10 favorite applications for teaching with iPads, Smart phones, and more.
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BrainPOP - Animated Educational Site for Kids - Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Arts & Music, Health, and Technology

BrainPOP - Animated Educational Site for Kids - Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Arts & Music, Health, and Technology | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Animated Science, Health, Technology, Math, Social Studies, Arts & Music and English movies, quizzes, activity pages and school homework help for K-12 kids, aligned with state standards...
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A selection of 50 of the best social media blog posts from 2011

A selection of 50 of the best social media blog posts from 2011 | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

With social media hitting the mainstream here is a list of 50 of the best social media blog posts from 2011 that are all worth reading (The 50 Best Social Media Blog Posts In The First Half Of 2011.

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Open Educational Resources (OER)

Open Educational Resources (OER) | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
A great article published by The Chronicle of Higher Education was making the rounds today. This is how it started out:

"It's a question that students, and a growing number of their professors...
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Should Students Use a Pseudonym or Their Real Name When Working Online in the Classroom | blog.classroomteacher.ca

Should Students Use a Pseudonym or Their Real Name When Working Online in the Classroom | blog.classroomteacher.ca | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

Using a generic student name allow students to be judged based on the merit of their ideas, as opposed to preconceived notions of who they are.

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For Organizations, Social Media Rules Should No Longer Be Unwritten :: PR News

For Organizations, Social Media Rules Should No Longer Be Unwritten :: PR News | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
The Washington Post's update to its social media policy and guidelines serves as a reminder for both journalists and PR pros alike that social media rules should no longer go unwritten.
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Learning the game of social media - FT.com

Learning the game of social media - FT.com | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
As the Duke University men’s basketball team slam-dunked their way to a 77-64 victory over the Chinese Olympic team in Kunshan, China, last month, some of the loudest cheers came from Jennifer Hills, an out-of-work MBA graduate.
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Using Mobile Technology to Enhance Students' Educational Experiences | EDUCAUSE

Using Mobile Technology to Enhance Students' Educational Experiences | EDUCAUSE | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

This case study, which examines educational applications of mobile technology in The Netherlands, is ECAR's first case study from outside of North America. Three Dutch universities—Wageningen University and Research, Radboud University Nijmegen, and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam—have worked diligently to incorporate 3G services into mobile applications used by students. Funded by the Dutch SURF Foundation, these institutions have explored flexible uses of technology in and out of the classroom, mainly through the GIPSY project and the Manolo project. Their experiences offer guidance and insights to institutions of higher education in the United States and elsewhere.

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Mobile Web Blogs - The Next BIG Thing in the Blogging World | Social Media a la Carte

Mobile Web Blogs - The Next BIG Thing in the Blogging World | Social Media a la Carte | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

It is extremely easy and quick to share Mobile blogs among family, friends and customers. You can publish a mobile web log in the form of an image, text or video as well. There are many advantages of mobile blog when compared to a normal blog. You may not be able to access a normal blog on the go and it won’t be easy to update with what you see and do. It would be difficult to share it with your friends and they may need a desktop/laptop and Internet connection to access your blog.

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A classroom in your eBook? | eCampus News

A classroom in your eBook? | eCampus News | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Besides notes, highlights, and web links, an eBook company has introduced interactive and social media aspects to its tablet-based tomes, becoming the latest to blend textbooks with classroom-like chats.
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INFOGRAPHIC: How Asia Uses Social Media?

INFOGRAPHIC: How Asia Uses Social Media? | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Social Media is big in Asia. If you don't buy that, then this piece will certainly make you understand why. A recent infographic released by...
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14 Guiding Principles of Social Media

14 Guiding Principles of Social Media | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
I live in Florida and hard times are visible everywhere. I've seen businesses open with promise and flair only to close within a year with nary a sound and barely an announcement. This extends to t...
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10 Open Education Resources You May Not Know About (But Should)

10 Open Education Resources You May Not Know About (But Should) | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

We have looked here before at how OCW has shaped education in the last ten years, but in many ways much of the content that has been posted online remains very much “Web 1.0.” That is, while universities have posted their syllabi, handouts, and quizzes online, there has not been — until recently — much “Web 2.0″ OCW resources — little opportunity for interaction and engagement with the material.

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Why the digital classroom? A response to NYT

Why the digital classroom? A response to NYT | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

So, then, just why is my school so excited to invest nearly a quarter of a million dollars in educational technology over the next three years?

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Are textbooks history?

Are textbooks history? | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

In the evolving worlds of education and technology, printed textbooks remain the norm, although there is plenty of experimentation going on with cutting-edge items such as electronic readers and tablet computers.

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Closing the math skills gap and boosting achievement « Educational Technology

Closing the math skills gap and boosting achievement « Educational Technology | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

Research shows that if our students fail science and math in the sixth grade, it will increase their risk of dropping out, and we wanted to decrease the likelihood of that happening to our students.

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Can educational technology save money for schools?

Can educational technology save money for schools? | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

The objective of this paper is to show that the costs of using educational technology are more than compensated by the savings schools can receive, provided the technology is introduced and used in the correct way.

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Education: the virtual world can help students and teachers

Education: the virtual world can help students and teachers | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
The internet has transformed the educational landscape, giving students more scope to access information and offering them the opportunity to collaborate in research projects online, says Aleks Krotoski...
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Pitsco Education Teams With Lego To Create Educational Robot | digtriad.com

Pitsco Education Teams With Lego To Create Educational Robot | digtriad.com | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

After teaming up with LEGO a few years ago the company has been up to big things developing new and fun ways to draw students into science, math and engineering.

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