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Archive for December, 2013

humor: problem solving

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 11th December 2013

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SCSU has a custom bit.ly link shortener for shortening SCSU website links

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 10th December 2013

SCSU has a custom bit.ly link shortener for shortening SCSU website links. Enter the URL at this page: http://www.stcloudstate.edu/news/links.aspx to get your new link

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Teacher’s Guide to Socrative 2.o

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 10th December 2013

Teacher’s Guide to Socrative 2.o http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/12/teachers-guide-to-socrative-2o.html Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets. Socrative is designed in such a way to help teachers make classes more engaging and interactive.It also helps teachers initiate activities and prompt […]

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FaceBook is the giant in social networking but WhatsApp has taken the lead in social messaging on mobile

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 8th December 2013

#techworkshop important shifts in #SocialMedia : #WhatsApp ahead of #Facebook in #SocialMessaging @SCSULIB 290 http://ow.ly/ryL7P Messenger Wars: How Facebook lost its lead http://www.slideshare.net/OnDevice/messenger-wars-how-facebook-lost-its-lead?utm_source=slideshow&utm_medium=ssemail&utm_campaign=weekly_digest FaceBook is the giant in social networking but WhatsApp has taken the lead in social messaging on mobile  

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bibliographic tools: fast and easy

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 6th December 2013

Besides the SCSU deafault Refworks https://www.refworks.com/refworks2/default.aspx?r=authentication::init&groupcode=RWStCloudSU and the much more discussed Zotero http://www.zotero.org/ and Mendeley http://www.mendeley.com/ There are about dozen more tools, which you might find your students prefer to use: http://www.citefast.com/ http://www.harvardgenerator.com/ http://www.neilstoolbox.com/bibliography-creator/   http://www.citethisforme.com/ http://www.ottobib.com/ http://www.easybib.com/ http://citationmachine.net/index2.php http://www.bibme.org/ citations for mobile devices 3 Good iPad Apps for Creating Citations and Bibliographies http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/06/3-good-ipad-apps-for-creating-citations.html?m=1

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twitter resources for its use in education

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 5th December 2013

A Quick Guide To Twitter Hashtags For Professional Development http://www.edudemic.com/twitter-hashtags-for-professional-developement/ Why It’s Time For Teachers To Embrace Twitter http://www.edudemic.com/teachers-on-twitter/ How (And Why) Teachers Should Have Multiple Twitter Accounts http://www.edudemic.com/teachers-multiple-twitter-accounts/   Twitter Aligned with Bloom’s Taxonomy for Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/12/twitter-aligned-with-blooms-taxonomy.html 

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10 Web Resources For Teaching About Controversy

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 5th December 2013

10 Web Resources For Teaching About Controversy http://www.edudemic.com/teaching-about-controversy/ The last example: Driving Men Crazy in Saudi Arabia: Women’s Rights was part of my “debate” class assignment in my HONS 221 class

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4 Pinterest Tools to Grow and Measure Your Pinterest Presence

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 4th December 2013

4 Pinterest Tools to Grow and Measure Your Pinterest Presence http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/pinterest-tools/ #1: Monitor Your Analytics With Tailwind #2: Monitor Your Competitors With PinAlerts #3: Sync With Facebook Using Pinvolve #4: Improve the Images You Share With Pinstamatic  

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Social Media explained

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 4th December 2013

http://www.flickr.com/photos/fncll/6847365223/

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Hacking the Future: Privacy, Identity, and Anonymity On the Web

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 3rd December 2013

for the entire list of books, EBooks, and DVDs acquired in November 2013, please use this Google Doc list:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ArIvS0UYhpxFdDZ0QUhhSzJLWmd5QTNSWDlhaHBNTEE&usp=sharing  Stryker, Cole. Hacking the Future: Privacy, Identity, and Anonymity On the Web. New York: Overlook Duckworth, 2012. Stryker, Cole Hacking The Future TK5105.875.I57 S7793 2012 Main

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