How social media can be used to enhance teaching and learning.
"In the future, e-books will act just like social networks. We’ll use them on our phones, share and comment right inside e-reader apps, and publishers will use our data to help them make better marketing decisions. If you think digital reading is exploding now, just wait."
Social Media explained with coffee.
"I have often explained that social media is like a freeway. Each car flying by is content you and others are posting in their feeds. You have to have enough relevant, valuable cars (content) on the road every day outside of RT’s and shares, so that whenever your audience steps up to the side of the freeway, one of YOUR cars fly by that is inline with your proper content strategy."
"With the holiday season quickly approaching, I’ve been thinking (a LOT) about how to become more productive.
During this time of year, wouldn’t it be nice to NOT have to run around like a chicken with your head cut off?"
"In each of the sections there is a short animated movie that has been created to be used as a starter for discussions with teachers (and students) – such as the one below from the section on commitment to learners. These videos illustrate the approach advocated by these guidelines – that is, one of dialogue and community-driven decision making. I look forward to seeing how they are used in schools around the country. "
"Paul Bogush pushed back (in a nice way) on my recently-popular post, If you were on Twitter. First he wrote about how most educators are too busy to be involved in social media. Then he wrote about all of the wonderful things that happened during the time when he wasn’t on Twitter. "
"You probably think that social networks are for fun only. Sure, you can spend hours commenting on friend’ photos or participating in FB discussions. Social networks are definitely fun. They were initially created as sites to have fun and get together with people. However, this socialization soon impacted all spheres of human life, including business and education. Today, social media are used everywhere. This is a huge business these days, so social media strategies can boost business performance and help gain knowledge."
"There are many colleges that demonstrate adaptation and skill in using social successfully to teach students. So what are the benefits of using new technology and social media? Here are three reasons why your classroom should consider the same…"
"By the end of the year, 80% of companies plan to use social media for customer service. On the consumer side, 62% of customers have already used social media for customer service issues. Gartner predicts one billion users will be on social networks by the end of 2012."
"We've seen #newlook, #newtwitter, so I guess this is #newlooknewnewtwitter? Twitter has released another styling update, which bears striking resemblance to the Facebook Timelines released earlier this year. Now you can have a header on the top of your profile. There are two ways to do it."
"He's noticed 4 apps that just about all of his guests with smart phones use. I added a 5th in this post."
"Quora, the question and answer platform, is growing rapidly in terms of site visits (812, 245 unique visits), funding ($61 million), and valuation (about $400 million). The questions are crowdsourced and have the added credibility associated with answers that can be upvoted and downvoted."
"Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or still have WebTV like my grandparents...) you surely have across at least a few infographics over the last couple years. While they are still popular and widely shared, many people feel that they are being over-produced and often lazily executed. That said, an infographic can still be widly successful on many levels if done right and organized strategically where the audience benefits from the information and story you are telling. From my experience in producing several widely shared infographics for MBA@UNC, here are five tips on how to create a great infographic:"
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