InforMedia Services (IMS)

Technology Instruction for St. Cloud State University

Why and How Teachers Are Using Twitter

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on July 12, 2014

 Why and How Teachers Are Using Twitter

http://www.edudemic.com/teachers-are-using-twitter/

Why and How Teachers Are Using Twitter

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Words of wisdom from the corporate world:

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on July 12, 2014

3 ways mobile can grow your business

https://garage.godaddy.com/smallbusiness/market/3-ways-mobile-can-grow-business/?linkId=8783664

1. Go mobile or bust

to grow your business, it’s important that you create a mobile-optimized website.It’s not hard. It’s not expensive. Get it done.

2. Focus on mobile advertising

you’ll need to consider advertising on those popular sites that people are visiting.

3. Accept there will be an app for that, and embrace it

In order to grow, you’re going to equip them [service employees] with tablets that run all sorts of applications they’ll need to use to get their jobs done.

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2014 Best Educational Web Sites

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on July 9, 2014

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2014

http://www.ala.org/aasl/standards-guidelines/best-websites/2014

Media sharing

Digital Storytelling

Manage and organize

Social Networking and Communication

Content Resources

Curriculum Collaboration

 

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Social Media: Yo

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on July 9, 2014

Yo Is Now Being Used To Update Israelis On Missile Attacks

Several months ago, people on the streets of Venezuela used “Zello” to replace blocked Twitter and FB: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/02/21/venezuela-blocks-zello-ap_n_4830452.html
Political upheavals can provide great ideas for application of social media in daily life

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instructions to enable the Respondus license key to automatically update on individual computers when the license is renewed each year.

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on July 7, 2014

instructions to enable the Respondus license key to automatically update on individual computers when the license is renewed each year.  The instructions are attached.  Please provide this information to Respondus users and assist them if necessary. Note that this must be done before the new license key/password is issued (July 31) in order to be effective.

http://web.stcloudstate.edu/pmiltenoff/d2l/RespondusQuizTool.pdf

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Our future students: Augmented Reality in the Classroom (+ info about wearable tech)

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on July 7, 2014

Putting the World In Their Hands: Augmented Reality in the Classroom

The wink of an eye, the simple one-finger tactile swipe down — these are the sights, sounds, and kinesthetic gestures that are changing the context of modern learning.

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/07/putting-the-world-in-their-hands-augmented-reality-in-the-classroom

Wearable technology

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wearable_technology

http://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/wearable-technology-ces-2014/10/

http://www.wired.com/2013/12/wearable-computers/http://www.forbes.com/sites/connieguglielmo/2014/02/12/the-case-against-wearables/ (Google Glass)

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Games and Gamification: Can Free Play Prevent Depression and Anxiety In Kids?

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on July 6, 2014

Can Free Play Prevent Depression and Anxiety In Kids?

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/06/can-free-play-prevent-depression-and-anxiety-in-kids/

the decline in play is leading to a rise in depression and acute anxiety among young people.

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How blended learning will change teaching – infographic

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on July 5, 2014

How blended learning will change teaching

http://dailygenius.com/blended-learning-will-change-teaching/

Like the other responders, I am concerned with the “sustainable higher pay” part on the bottom of the infographic, otherwise, well outlined.

How blended learning will change teaching

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Social Media: Orkut – the end of an era…

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on July 5, 2014

Some [many] of you might have received the email on the bottom of this IMS blog

Orkut (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orkut), created by a Turkish computer specialist was a strong contestant of Facebook and MySpace (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myspace) in the early days when Mark Zuckerberg was only a college kid. While LinkedIn was brought to oblivion by Facebook and reinvented itself as a site for selfstarters/artist, Orkut became the “Facebook” for Brazil and India.
Purchased by Google in 2008, it was doomed when Google+ came to existence.

Pulling the plug on Orkut signifies closes the first chapter on the history of social media

From: orkut <3504732672376623859@mail.orkut.com>
Date: July 5, 2014 at 2:30:29 AM CDT
Subject: A Farewell to Orkut
Reply-To: orkut <noreply-orkut@google.com>

A Farewell to Orkut

After ten years of sparking conversations and forging connections, we have decided it’s time for us to start saying goodbye to Orkut. Over the past decade, YouTube, Blogger and Google+ have taken off, with communities springing up in every corner of the world. Because the growth of these communities has outpaced Orkut’s growth, we’ve decided to focus our energy and resources on making these other social platforms as amazing as possible for everyone who uses them.

We will shut down Orkut on September 30, 2014. Until then, there will be no impact on you, so you may have time to manage the transition. You can export your profile data, community posts and photos using Google Takeout (available until September 2016). We are preserving an archive of all public communities, which will be available online starting September 30, 2014. If you don’t want your posts or name to be included in the community archive, you can remove Orkut permanently from your Google account. Please visit our Help Center for any further details.

It’s been a great 10 years, and we apologize to those of you still actively using the service. We hope you will find other online communities to spark more conversations and build even more connections for the next decade and beyond.

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Social Media: Vine update opens new ideas for marketing

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on July 4, 2014

The Vine blog is laying out the re-vamping of the app and new venues Vine is exploring:

http://blog.vine.co/
Do you use Vine socially? How do you use it? Do you see application of Vine in education?

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