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Wikimedia Commons

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on October 19, 2014

Wikimedia Commons

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/122441683594666802/

Offers over 20 Million of Free Usable Media

wikimedia commons

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Google+

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on October 19, 2014

5 THings Google+ Does Better then Facebook and Twitter

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/83949980529528001/

G+

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Ebola and Africa in visual context

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on October 19, 2014

http://www.symplur.com/blog/ebola-social-media-first-look-facts/Ebola on social media shows some revealing insights

http://www.takepart.com/photos/maps-africa-population-income-electrification-water-food/?cmpid=tp-fb-tpw-justice-adAfrica in context

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learning from Google structure

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on October 19, 2014

the problems is, most companies today are run to minimize risk, not maximize freedom and speed

don’t base your venture on a plan, instead base it on a strategic foundation

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building a brand with social media

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on October 17, 2014

Why Copyblogger Is Killing Its Facebook Page

http://www.copyblogger.com/bye-facebook/

Have you ever stared at something, knowing you’re doing everything right, but it still won’t … freaking … work?

See, Copyblogger’s main focus is serving its audience. And if that audience wasn’t engaging on Facebook, then there was no real reason for us to pour energy into it. That’s energy we can put into other areas — ones you appreciate more.

We all might love Facebook for a wide variety of reasons, but that means jack if our audiences don’t interact with us on Facebook.

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tablets

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on October 17, 2014

Hands-on with the new Apple iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3

http://www.cnet.com/pictures/apples-refreshed-ipad-line-pictures/

Apple created the A8X processor specifically for the iPad Air 2. The new chip has a second-generation 64-bit architecture, houses 3 billion transistors, and compared to the iPhone 6‘s A8 chip, has a 40 percent faster CPU, while its GPU is 2.5 times faster.

rear 8-megapixel iSight camera boasts a new sensor to capture 3,264×2,448 resolution photos and 1080p HD video.

Apple added an impressive anti-reflective coating to the iPad Air 2, which allegedly reduces glare by 56 percent.

Review: Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 Merges Power and Productivity

http://www.edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2014/10/review-microsoft-surface-pro-3-packs-punch

250-gigabyte hard drive, the Surface Pro 3 offers 15GB of online storage through Microsoft OneDrive

12-inch screen’s 3:2 aspect ratio

Intel Core i5 that could crunch large Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft PowerPoint files with ease

 

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Digital Citizenship Week

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on October 16, 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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web accessibility

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on October 16, 2014

Web Accessibility

Adobe Connect webinar: https://desire2learn.adobeconnect.com/_a707373752/p1sx4w2gfir/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal

1. Build personal knowledge base in web accessibility for each participant

2. Create Accessible images, diagrams and charts

3. same for audio and video

4. same for HMTL content

5. same for other formats (PDF, Word, PPT)

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Early Learners’ Tech Use

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on October 16, 2014

‘Screen Time’ Alone Too Limited a Gauge of Early Learners’ Tech Use, Report Says

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/DigitalEducation/2014/10/screen_time_early_learners_RAND.html

screen time as the sole measure of what’s OK for children is no longer adequate, the RAND researchers argue that screen-time limits shoudn’t go the way of the VCR:

Limits on screen time may remain important in restricting use that is passive, sedentary, or noneducational, and they may also prove useful in ensuring that children engage in a balanced combination of activities.

However, a more-comprehensive definition of developmentally appropriate technology use will empower ECE providers and families to make better decisions about the ways in which young children use technology–and help maximize the benefits young children receive from this use.

my note: information on Pinterest still goes the other direction. E.g.:
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/284923113897755173/
screen time

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drones

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on October 15, 2014

If you are interested in sharing ideas about DJI dronesplease do consider sharing them under this blog entry

Here is more on drones at our blog:

http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/?s=drone

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