Pinterest Is Now The Fastest Growing Content-Sharing Platform
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/pinterest-is-fastest-growing-content-sharing-platform-2013-11#ixzz2jxRe8Hfa
The new data offers a reminder that businesses should look beyond Facebook and Twitter when managing their social media outreach, says ShareThis CEO Kurt Abrahamson in a release.
Small businesses can capitalize on the Pinterest and LinkedIn surge to market their products and grow their consumer base. Pinterest, a highly visual medium, gives businesses a chance to catch the eye of consumers with compelling images and colorful infographics that promote deals and new products. Pinning pictures of employees could also help customers identify with the people who work at the company, putting a face to a name. Meanwhile, LinkedIn can provide a more professional forum for blogging and sharing posts to a targeted audience, as well as collecting positive recommendations and reviews of your company.
LRS can help students, faculty and staff:
– identify objects and services by posting pictures
– identify people who work at the library and how they can help students, faculty and staff
just few of the analogies drawn from the article…
Using join.me to Help Library Patrons
10 TWITTER TIPS FOR TEACHERS
1 Use TweetDeck
2 The more you give, the more you get
3 The power of the hashtag
4 Join the #edchatNZ club
5 Focus on following not followers
6 Make use of lists
7 Saving tweets for a rainy day
8 Don’t be a boring tweeter
9 Teaching with Twitter
10 The art of pithiness
Excellent Videos Explaining BYOD for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning:
Bring Your Own Device/Technology is an initiative meant to increase students learning opportunities through technology.
Greg Jorgensen emailed us with his new darling:
Explain Everything – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.morriscooke.explaineverything
and raises a very good question:
What do we know and how do we organize our tools and apps for whiteboard screencasting and lecture capture?
Greg’s choice of the day is atop of a list from the Ed Tech/y and Mobile Learning web site:
next on that top-6-list are
Educreations Interactive Whiteboard
Doceri (http://doceri.com/) is a very promissing app, which Bob Lessinger was pushing to be installed on campuos computers (being free), but it is ONLY iPAD-bound (not even iPHone or iTouch)
In addition to Doceri: Stage : Interactive Whiteboard and Document Camera and Splashtop Whiteboard per: 3 Apps to Turn Your iPad into Interactive Whiteboard ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
Here is a neat table about the compatibility (iOS and Android) for several of these apps:
Here is another good resource from Alaska. The screencasting apps reviewed are the same as above, but other good sources regarding a pedagogy involving the technology.
A broader approach to this issue (Presentation & Screencasting Apps) on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/itechservices/presentation-screencasting-apps/
More apps and possibilities, as well as “how-to” directions here:
Here is an useful blog entry, comparing ExlpainEverything with Educreation —
Lecturnity ( http://www.lecturnity.com )
a lengthy review is available here: http://smorgastech.blogspot.com/?goback=%2Egde_2038260_member_5807615489219772416#%21
5 Learning Strategies
Track relevant hashtags on twitter (I use Hootsuite)
Use a reader to scan key blogs (I switched from iGoogle to Ustart & Feedly)
Like causes/companies and track on Facebook
Learn about your audience and growth (we use Sprout Social and Google Analytics)
Open a doc for good question you receive; use for future blogs
5 Impact Strategies
Blog at least weekly about what you learn
Tweet 5-10/day about what’s catching your attention
Follow people doing good work
Use hashtags/handles when you tweet
Capture contacts in a CRM database for easy sharing
5 Leadership Strategies
Write a weekly staff blast
Publish a weekly community blast
Make contact information available publically
Create multiple points of entry
Create opportunities for discussions and feedback
5 Brand-Building Strategies
Use simple crisp graphics
Create a clean easy to navigate homepage
Add Facebook & Twitter icons to homepage
Blog weekly and make it easy to share
Keep branding between all channels cohesive
5 Survival Strategies
Carve out learning and sharing hour every morning
Don’t obsess the rest of the day
Haters will hate; pick your battles
Clear your inbox twice daily; flag/prioritize follow ups
Turn it all off and go for a walk
Are We Puppets in a Wired World?
But while we were having fun, we happily and willingly helped to create the greatest surveillance system ever imagined, a web whose strings give governments and businesses countless threads to pull, which makes us…puppets. The free flow of information over the Internet (except in places where that flow is blocked), which serves us well, may serve others better. Whether this distinction turns out to matter may be the one piece of information the Internet cannot deliver.
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The best learning apps have the following attributes:
1) They’re interactive. Touchscreens beg for touching.
2) They’re designed for shorter playtimes.
3) They’re focused narrowly by age and relevant to what they’re learning and their motor skills.
4) They’re fun, engaging children by making them laugh — but too too much.
5) They’re inter-generational, allowing a way to involve parents.
6) They’re modifiable, giving kids options to personalize.
7) They have built-in goals, to keep kids coming back with incentives.