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On World Teachers’ Day, Google announces YouTube now has more than 1,000 educational channels

On World Teachers’ Day, Google announces YouTube now has more than 1,000 educational channels | Learning Matters | Scoop.it
Today is World Teachers' Day and Google has some news to share. YouTube has hit a new milestone: the video sharing website now features more than 1,000 educational channels.

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5 Companies that are Rocking Social Media [infographic]

5 Companies that are Rocking Social Media [infographic] | Learning Matters | Scoop.it
Success in social media isn’t something that happens overnight. As the old adage says, it’s a marathon, not a sprint, and organizations looking for shortcuts and (especially) advice from self-pronounced gurus are often left scratching their heads in bewilderment.


This infographic takes a closer look at how five very-different brands are rocking social media.

Social media technologies take on many different forms including magazines, Internet forums, weblogs, social blogs, microblogging, wikis, social networks, podcasts, photographs or pictures, video, rating and social bookmarking. This visualization defines how these types of Social Media differ according to the extent to which they focus on some of all of seven functional building blocks: identity, conversations, sharing, presence, relationships, reputation, and groups.


Read on and view the infographic to learn how these 5 companies (Dell, Morton's, Unisys, KLM & ABC) are successfully utilizing social media in various ways, and details on the benefits for both their customers and business model...


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Common Core Practice | A King's Skeleton, a Musical Mystery, a ...

Common Core Practice | A King's Skeleton, a Musical Mystery, a ... | Learning Matters | Scoop.it
This week we feature informative and narrative writing tasks, including an activity suggested by a ninth-grade student.
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Pinterest Insider: How Photos and Videos Rule Social Media...

Pinterest Insider: How Photos and Videos Rule Social Media... | Learning Matters | Scoop.it

Here is an interesting infographic that illustrates just how popular photos and videos are on social media and how the social networks like Pinterest are embracing this trend.

The infographic is the work of Communications Agency M Booth.


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InBrief: Executive Function: Skills for Life and Learning

InBrief: Executive Function: Skills for Life and Learning | Learning Matters | Scoop.it
Being able to focus, hold, and work with information in mind, filter distractions, and switch gears is like having an air traffic control system at a busy airport to manage the arrivals and departures of dozens of planes on multiple runways.
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Tips for Teaching Adult Students Online | Technology for Teaching ...

Tips for Teaching Adult Students Online | Technology for Teaching ... | Learning Matters | Scoop.it
Demographic studies of distance learning students indicate that they are older than students in traditional campus-based programs, they usually work outside the home, and many are married with families.
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