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mindmapping

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 14th December 2014

Three Mind Mapping Tools That Save to Google Drive

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2014/03/three-mind-mapping-tools-that-save-to.html

MindMup
Lucidchart
Mindmeister

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Shelfies

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 14th December 2014

Shelfies: A Holiday Gift That Will Last a Lifetime

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/top-teaching/2014/12/shelfies-holiday-gift-will-last-lifetime

My note:

LRS can have the same initiative of students’ selfies with the LRS book, which served them best during the semester and post their selfies @SCSU_Library.

If it picks up, it can be taken further with tweeting the class and the instructor and then, respectively work with the instructor on further involvement.

To encourage participation, the entire initiative can be put on competitive ground (e.g., the 100th participant gets a reward or something of that sort)

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free “big data” sources

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 11th December 2014

The Free ‘Big Data’ Sources Everyone Should Know

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20141210080103-64875646-the-free-big-data-sources-everyone-should-know

Data.gov, click here.
US Census Bureau click here.
European Union Open Data Portal, click here.
Data.gov.uk, click here.
The CIA World Factbook, click here.
Healthdata.gov, click here.
NHS Health and Social Care Information Centre, click here.
Amazon Web Services public datasets, click here.
Facebook Graph, click here.
Gapminder, click here.
Google Trends, click here.
Google Finance, click here.
Google Books Ngrams, click here.
National Climatic Data Center, click here.
DBPedia, click here.
Topsy, click here.
Likebutton, click here.
New York Times, click here.
Freebase, click here.
Million Song Data Set, click here.

Posted in Digital literacy, information literacy, Library and information science, search | No Comments »

3D printing Curriculum

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 10th December 2014

Stratasys launches Free 3D printing Curriculum

http://campustechnology.com/articles/2014/12/04/stratasys-launches-free-3d-printing-curriculum.aspx

Here is a link to the first unit: web.stcloudstate.edu/informedia/3dprint/U01.zip
The documents are big (up to 400MB). Please let us know, if you want to work together.

Posted in educational technology, gamification, instructional technology, Project Based Learning, student-centered learning, technology literacy | No Comments »

university library future

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 10th December 2014

Clash in the Stacks

December 10, 2014, ByCarl Straumsheim
One common trend, however, is that several of the library directors who have left their jobs in recent years have done so after long-term disputes with other groups on campus about how the academic library should change to better serve students and faculty.
In the Ithaka S+R Library Survey 2013, released this March, almost 90 percent of survey respondents named financial constraints the primary obstacle facing their institutions.
“My sense is that administrators look at libraries as something that is easy to cut or easy to subsume under an IT department, because it feels as though when library materials become electronic, they are best managed by, say, an IT department instead of being managed by the library,”
Other institutions have created positions that combine IT and library director duties, but those efforts haven’t always been successful. At two such institutions, senior administrators introduced the idea, but after faculty members and staffers grew concerned that the directors were emphasizing digital work over books, both lost their jobs. Some of those involved discussed these developments on condition they not be identified.

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Nokia tablet

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 10th December 2014

Nokia N1 Android tablet: an iPad mini lookalike with the first reversible USB port

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/nokia-unveils-n1-android-tablet-an-ipad-mini-lookalike-with-the-first-reversible-usb-port-9867400.html

Visually the tablet is a dead-ringer for the iPad mini, but the N1 actually manages to be both thinner and lighter than Apple’s tablet – just 6.9mm thick and weighing in at 318 grams.

The N1 looks very healthy spec-wise, with a 2.4GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and 8-megapixel and 5-megapixel cameras on the back and front.

‘Z Launcher’ software: essentially a customized lock screen that studies your habits to give you the right app at the right time of day (eg, email in the morning, Instagram at night) while also letting you launch apps by scribbling the first letter of their name.

The N1 is launching first in China February 2015 for $249 (around £160 – the same as the iPad mini) but it’s not clear when it’ll be making its way to the US or UK.

Posted in Digital literacy, information technology, technology literacy | 1 Comment »

Search Twitter

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 10th December 2014

Using advanced search in Twitter

https://support.twitter.com/articles/71577-using-advanced-search

is very similar to using advanced search in your SCSU online databases:

Advanced Search – Guided-Style Find Fields

http://support.ebsco.com/help/

Searching successfully Twitter is one of the techniques to mine Twitter and grow your audience:

20 tips for social media marketing

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/social-media-marketing-tips-pros

 

Posted in blog, Channel Dashboards, Digital literacy, Dubbler, information literacy, Library and information science, social media, Twitter | No Comments »

Formative Assessment

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 9th December 2014

Formative Assessment

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/566468459355086016/

Formative Assessment

Posted in assessment, Digital literacy, educational technology, instructional technology, mobile learning, student-centered learning, technology literacy, Twitter | No Comments »

wearables

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 9th December 2014

Virtual Reality Aims for the Mobile Phone

http://www.technologyreview.com/news/532351/virtual-reality-aims-for-the-mobile-phone/

The “Oculus Platform” Marketplace For Virtual Reality App Launches This Fall

http://techcrunch.com/2014/09/20/oculus-platform/

more at:

https://www.google.com/search?q=marketplace+tech+samsung+virtual+reality&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=fflb

Posted in gamification, interactive apps, mobile apps, mobile devices, mobile learning, student-centered learning, technology, technology literacy, virtualization | 2 Comments »

big data

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 3rd December 2014

Breaking down big data

http://blog.ed.ted.com/2014/12/02/breaking-down-big-data/

Posted in assessment, Digital literacy, Uncategorized | 1 Comment »