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Digital Citizenship Week

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 16th October 2014

Learn How Not to Overshare During Digital Citizenship Week

http://www.edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2014/10/learn-how-not-overshare-during-digital-citizenship-week

Educator and librarian Shannon Miller recently provided the definition of “digital citizenship” to Flocabulary (http://www.flocabulary.com/)

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Xiaomi

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 13th October 2014

Xiaomi Is The Most Successful Tech Company That Most People Have Never Heard Of

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technology/2014/10/xiaomi_the_apple_of_china_the_company_might_help_make_your_iphone_a_lot.html#ixzz3G3u13Ui6

Xiaomi’s business model differs fundamentally from Apple’s. In fact, it’s almost an inverse. Apple is a high-margin company.

Unlike Apple, however, Xiaomi sells its devices at or near cost. A top-of-the-line phone from Samsung can sell for the equivalent of $500 or more in China. Apple has yet to launch its iPhone 6 and 6S in China, but a recent press release suggests the retail price for an iPhone 6 will start at 5,288 RMB, or roughly $861. Xiaomi’s 64-gigabyte Mi 4 phone, its high-end model, sells for around $400. Its entry-level Redmi 1S retails for significantly less: a little over $100 in China and India.

Read more: http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technology/2014/10/xiaomi_the_apple_of_china_the_company_might_help_make_your_iphone_a_lot.html#ixzz3G3uHnB16

 

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Tokenization

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 11th October 2014

What does Tokenization mean?

https://blog.squareup.com/townsquare/posts/what-does-tokenization-actually-mean

Tokenization is sort of a convoluted word, but basically it is a technology that transforms your credit card information into a new number that is a lot less useful for frauders, since it can be easily deactivated and replaced with another number

tokenization

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globally connected educator

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 7th October 2014

The Globally Connected Educator- Beyond Plugging In Towards Global Pedagogy from Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano

 http://www.slideshare.net/langwitches/the-globally-connected-educator-beyond-plugging-in-towards-global-pedagogy

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Hackers Have Found A Flaw In Macs

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 5th October 2014

Hackers Have Found A Flaw In Macs And Are Using It To Control 17,000 Apple Computers

http://www.businessinsider.com/hackers-use-macbackdooriworm-on-mac-os-x-and-reddit-2014-10#ixzz3FIbWYnzf

Hackers Have Found A Flaw In Macs And Are Using It To Control 17,000 Apple Computers

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Higher ed: Innovation and digital transformation

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 29th September 2014

Higher education: Innovation and digital transformation

http://www.zdnet.com/higher-education-innovation-and-digital-transformation-7000034121/

“I don’t think we can talk about digital transformation without thinking about cultural transformation, because I believe they go hand in hand.”

Need help with setting up similar GOOGLE HANGOUT discussion (instead of Skype): contact us

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bingewatching

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 27th September 2014

Stop Binge-Watching TV

http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2012/07/09/binge_watching_tv_why_you_need_to_stop_.html

It seems that the perils of social media spill back to previous medias. The migration of TV content from TV to streaming (Neflix, Hulu etc) enables the trend of binge watching, which in addictiveness resembles greatly concerns typical for social media such as : addictiveness, poor concentration (AKA multitasking) etc.

Can the lessons learned by “disconnect,” “contemplative computing” and similar practices in mindfulness be used to deal with binge watching?

Below is selected bibliography. Please feel welcome to add your titles, findings and ideas how to resolve the issue

Matrix, S. (2014). The Netflix Effect: Teens, Binge Watching, and On-Demand Digital Media Trends. Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures, 6(1), 119. http://login.libproxy.stcloudstate.edu/login?qurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ebscohost.com%2flogin.aspx%3fdirect%3dtrue%26db%3dedo%26AN%3d98488719%26site%3deds-live%26scope%3dsite

Bazilian, E. (2014). Vincent Kartheiser: the Mad Men star stays away from social media but doesn’t mind an occasional bout of binge-watching. ADWEEK, (15). 58. http://login.libproxy.stcloudstate.edu/login?qurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ebscohost.com%2flogin.aspx%3fdirect%3dtrue%26db%3dedsgao%26AN%3dedsgcl.365691198%26site%3deds-live%26scope%3dsite

 

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Google Analytics

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 26th September 2014

Free guide to Google Analytics now available

http://www.allthingsic.com/ga/

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Integrate Google Glass Into Classroom

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 26th September 2014

Integrate Google Glass Into Classroom

http://www.wpr.org/uw-madison-professors-integrate-google-glass-classroom

Please consider our previous postings about Google Glass:

http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/?s=google+glass

What you don’t want it to end up being is what a lot of experts call, you know, the ‘thousand-dollar pencil,’” said Eric Carbaugh, a faculty member with the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. “Maybe we give kids tablets or Google Glass, or whatever it might be. There’s this tech tool that you integrate into the classroom, and what you end up seeing is that those tech tools are essentially used to take notes.”

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Create and Manage Facebook page

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 25th September 2014

How to Create and Manage Facebook page

http://blog.bufferapp.com/how-to-create-manage-facebook-business-page

Step 1: Fill out your basic business info

https://www.facebook.com/pages/create.php

Step 2: Create an awesome cover image in a snap (no designer required!)

The dimensions for your cover image should be a minimum of 851 pixels wide by 315 pixels tall.

Step 3: Fill out your profile completely

Step 4: Add collaborators to your page

Step 5: Publish your first post

 

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