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Archive for June, 2014

Social Media: Yo – next Vine or next Facebook

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 29th June 2014

Does anybody remember Vine? Still using it? There is a hype in the last several weeks about a new app: Yo http://www.justyo.co/ The Rise, Falter, And Future Of Yo http://www.businessinsider.com/the-rise-falter-and-future-of-yo-2014-6 Do you use Yo? How? What will be the future of Yo, you think?

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23 Ways To Ruin Your Chances During A Job Interview

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 29th June 2014

23 Ways To Ruin Your Chances During A Job Interview  http://www.businessinsider.com/ways-to-ruin-chances-during-interview-2014-6?op=1#ixzz35yxoRQB2

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Constructivism: Lecture and project-based learning

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 28th June 2014

The blog entry title initially was: Constructivism: Lecture versus project-based learning Actually, the article is about both lecture and group work finding a niche in the complex process of teaching and learning. Excellent points, ideas and discussion in and under a recently published article: Anyone Still Listening? Educators Consider Killing the Lecture http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/07/anyone-still-listening-educators-consider-killing-the-lecture/ “Professors do [...]

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Former Obama Spokesmen Join Attack on Teacher Tenure and Seniority

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 27th June 2014

Former Obama Spokesmen Join Attack on Teacher Tenure and Seniority http://dianeravitch.net/2014/06/24/former-obama-spokesmen-join-attack-on-teacher-tenure-and-seniority/ Campbell Brown, a former CNN anchor who is highly antagonistic to teachers’ unions, is creating an organization to pursue a Vergara-style lawsuit in New York against teachers’ job protections. Her campaign will have the public relations support of an agency led by Robert Gibbs, [...]

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The Overworked Bachelor’s Degree Needs a Makeover

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 27th June 2014

The Overworked Bachelor’s Degree Needs a Makeover http://m.chronicle.com/article/The-Overworked-Bachelors/147105 see also our blog post: Generation Z – the time of emojis approaching Advanced college degrees are less important to them. 64% of Gen Z-ers are considering an advanced college degree, compared to 71% of millennials. http://www.businessinsider.com/generation-z-spending-habits-2014-6#ixzz35nFL8oRS What’s desperately needed is a bachelor’s-degree makeover, one that isolates the [...]

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Social Media Netiquette: fun with Jerry Seinfeld

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 26th June 2014

Jerry Seinfeld’s 5 Tips On Social Media Etiquette http://www.businessinsider.com/jerry-seinfelds-social-media-advice-2014-6#ixzz35nBzEcZK

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Generation Z – the time of emojis approaching

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 26th June 2014

Millennials Are Old News — Here’s Everything You Should Know About Generation Z http://www.businessinsider.com/generation-z-spending-habits-2014-6#ixzz35n9ubTYy

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Social Media: excellent mashup for video + Web form

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 26th June 2014

A new start up just released a “free” option to add drawings, multiple-choice and open questions to videos published on YouTube, Vimeo etc. It is an excellent opportunity to add interactivity and combine in one your video material with feedback from your end users. It is specifically targeting the educational world. Here is an example [...]

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Thanks To Startup “Whistle,” A Woman Saved Her Dog From A Rattlesnake

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 25th June 2014

Thanks To Startup Whistle, A Woman Saved Her Dog From A Rattlesnake http://www.businessinsider.com/whistle-rattlesnake-2014-6#ixzz35gWzwoHd Whistle, a wearable activity tracker for dogs, lets you know when your dog is at his or her most active times. Read more….

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Social Media: How to Create Awesome Online Videos: Tools and Software to Make it Easy

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 24th June 2014

How to Create Awesome Online Videos: Tools and Software to Make it Easy http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/tools-to-create-online-videos/ the tripod for iPAD is a compelling idea, but my personal choice is the wireless mics.

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