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How Social Media & Game Mechanics Can Motivate Students

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 31st March 2014

How Social Media & Game Mechanics Can Motivate Students

http://mashable.com/2011/05/26/social-media-games-education/

Social media and online games have the potential to convey 21st century skills that aren’t necessarily part of school curricula — things like time management, leadership, teamwork and creative problem solving that will prepare teens for success in college and beyond.

 

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11 Things You Didn’t Know You Were Doing Wrong on Twitter

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 29th March 2014

http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/things-you-didnt-know-you-were-doing-wrong-on-twitter

11 Things You Didn’t Know You Were Doing Wrong on Twitter

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Is the @ symbol hurting Twitter? The social networks tries to do without

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 23rd March 2014

Is the @ symbol hurting Twitter? The social networks tries to do without

http://www.marketingpilgrim.com/2014/03/is-the-symbol-hurting-twitter-the-social-networks-tries-to-do-without.html

If you want to bake, you have to learn how to read a recipe.  Is it really impossible for people to learn how to use the @ symbol? As for hashtags? No big deal. If you don’t get it, you don’t use it. For me, the bigger issue is the issue that makes Twitter unique – the short format. Because of it, people had to write in text speak and code. Don’t like it? Send an email.

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What’s Not to ‘Like’? Rethinking Restrictive Social Media Policies

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 21st March 2014

What’s Not to ‘Like’? Rethinking Restrictive Social Media Policies

http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2014/03/social-media/whats-like-time-rethink-restrictive-social-media-policies/

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On social media, privacy, etc.

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 14th March 2014

Twitter, Rape and Privacy on Social Media – The Cut

http://nymag.com/thecut/2014/03/twitter-rape-and-privacy-on-social-media.html?mid=facebook_nymag

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Three thoughtful and thought-provoking essays about teaching social media use:

“Why students should not be required to publicly participate online” online at http://prpost.wordpress.com/2010/04/25/why-students-should-not-be-required-to-publicly-participate-online/

“Notes on Student Privacy and Online Pedagogy” online at http://joshhonn.com/?p=65

“Why the Loon does not assign public social-media use” online at http://gavialib.com/2014/02/why-the-loon-does-not-assign-public-social-media-use/

I don’t necessarily advocate the point of view expressed in these posts, but I do think they merit both attention and discussion in a course focused on social media.

Keith Ewing

Professor, Library Systems & Digital Projects

 

 

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9 Ways to Improve Social Media Shares of your Content

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 28th February 2014

9 Ways to Improve Social Media Shares of your Content

http://www.meltwater.com/social-media-blog/improve-social-media-shares-of-content/

1) Choose Topics People Care About

2) Rewrite That Headline!

3) Make Posts More “Skimmable”

4) Don’t Skimp on Pictures or Graphics

5) Improve Ease of Sharing

6) Prime the Pump

7) Build Your Social Foundation

8) Don’t Be Selfish!

9) Connect with Current Events or Memes

What have you done to increase Social Sharing?

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29 Social Media Tools Recommended by the Pros

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 26th February 2014

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/29-social-media-tools/

RivalIQ, Pocket, ShareRoot, PowToon, EveryoneSocial, vCita, OptinMonster, smqueue, Nimble, BuzzSumo, Harvest, Calendly, Friends+Me, BuzzFork, Newsle, Piktochart, 22Social, Jelly, NeedTagger, Pushover and IFTTT, Swayy, Circloscope, Songza, Talkwalker,

Hang w/,

Many apps have been used to stream live video to friends and followers, but Hang w/ takes it to the next level by integrating with iOS and Android, as well as delivering the live stream to Facebook’s news feed.

As a broadcaster, you can select 3-, 6- or 9-minute “hang” sessions, and enter a custom title for each live video stream.

Meddle, tchat.io, Canva, LeadPages

 

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16 Ways Teachers Use Pinterest

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 10th February 2014

16 Ways Teachers Use Pinterest
http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/02/16-ways-teachers-use-pinterest.html

Curate Content
Organize ideas
Collaborate with others
Allow students to use Pinterest

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VideoNotes: free web tool that allows students to take notes on a video they are watching.

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 7th February 2014

VideoNotes (http://www.videonot.es/) is a free web tool that allows students to take notes on a video they are watching. The notes are synchronized with the video being watched. The good thing about VideoNotes is that it is integrated into Google Drive which means that students will be able to save their notes directly to their Drive account and access, edit, and work on them anytime they want. All the notes are time-stamped.

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Social Media Tools Map

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 24th January 2014

http://www.socialnomics.net/2011/08/09/social-media-tools-map/

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