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Archive for May, 2014

The Myth Of Student Engagement

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 22nd May 2014

The Myth Of Student Engagement http://inservice.ascd.org/education-resources/the-myth-of-student-engagement/ Teaching and Learning: The Chicken and the Egg the heart of the student engagement myth: that adding or changing classroom elements, doing a new project, or exposing a student to a new technology or method of instruction will magically transform apathy into a white-hot fire of curiosity. True engagement […]

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The Teacher’s Guide To Twitter

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 22nd May 2014

The Teacher’s Guide To Twitter  http://www.edudemic.com/guides/guide-to-twitter/ Create, Don’t Just Consume Connect and Network Share Your Resources Guide To Education-Oriented Twitter Hashtags http://edudemic.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/education-twitter-hashtags-730×1805.jpg Getting Connected With these tips and tools, you’ll be able to get connected with the people that matter most to you on Twitter. Follow experts: Get useful information from other experts in your […]

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SCSU IT: is it really service oriented?

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 22nd May 2014

I am offering a new workshop: Infographics http://web.stcloudstate.edu/pmiltenoff/info/. The workshop is promoted through the electronic signage, but I would like to use also the old fashioned hard-copy posters and reach students in the dorms. The student consultant on the second floor of Miller Center tells me that he does not live in the dorms, but […]

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IMS list of mobile apps (please contribute with yours) in education

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 22nd May 2014

 IMS list of mobile apps for education (please enter your apps of preference) If you need additional information, pls do not hesitate to contact us If you have additional informatin and/or experience with any of these apps, pls do share on this blog entry. http://www.teachthought.com/apps-2/10-apps-for-more-organized-project-based-learning/ App iOS Android Windows  Other  OmniFocus  y  GoodReader  y  Any.DO […]

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Use Behavioral Triggers to Spur Social Media Actions and Use Photos to Boost Social Chatter

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 22nd May 2014

How to Use Behavioral Triggers to Spur Social Media Actions http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/behavioral-triggers/ Our brains are hardwired to base decisions on emotion and familiarity. #1: Set the Tone with Facial Cues #2: Help Your Fans “Feel” the Experience #3: Use Memories to Connect #4: Promise (and Deliver) Something New Use Photos to Boost Social Chatter http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/photos-boost-social-chatter/ It […]

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Learn How to Learn: Smart Strategies That Help Students

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 21st May 2014

Smart Strategies That Help StudentsLearn How to Learn http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/10/smart-strategies-that-help-students-learn-how-to-learn/ Students can assess their own awareness by asking themselves which of the following learning strategies they regularly use (the response to each item is ideally “yes”): • I draw pictures or diagrams to help me understand this subject. • I make up questions that I try […]

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Social Media. LinkedIn – bibliography

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 21st May 2014

Baron, S., Richardson, B., Earles, D., & Khogeer, Y. (2011). Harketing academics and practitioners: Towards togetherness. Journal Of Customer Behaviour, 10(3), 291-304. http://login.libproxy.stcloudstate.edu/login?qurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ebscohost.com%2flogin.aspx%3fdirect%3dtrue%26db%3dbuh%26AN%3d70255915%26site%3deds-live%26scope%3dsite The discussion points to the need for new ways of making academic research accessible if it is to have a greater impact on practice. Accessibility should not be at the expense of normal, academic rigour. It could take […]

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Academic Libraries and Social Media – bibliography

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 20th May 2014

Zohoorian-Fooladi, N., & Abrizah, A. A. (2014). Academic librarians and their social media presence: a story of motivations and deterrents. Information Development, 30(2), 159-171. http://login.libproxy.stcloudstate.edu/login?qurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ebscohost.com%2flogin.aspx%3fdirect%3dtrue%26db%3dllf%26AN%3d95801671%26site%3deds-live%26scope%3dsite Librarians also believed that social media tools are suitable not only to communicate with users but also to facilitate the interaction of librarians with each other by creating librarian groups. Librarians also […]

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European Union. What does Horizon 2020 mean for research libraries?

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 20th May 2014

What does Horizon 2020 mean for research libraries? http://libereurope.eu/what-does-horizon-2020-mean-for-research-libraries/ In the 8 projects that LIBER was involved in under the previous funding programme, FP7, nearly 10% of LIBER’s members (around 35 libraries) were partners. They worked on diverse activities such as the digitization of cultural heritage, digital preservation, research data sharing, open access policies and […]

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Why Libraries Matter

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 20th May 2014

Why Libraries Matter

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