InforMedia Services (IMS)

Technology Instruction for St. Cloud State University

ThinkLink: take a note of a tool, which will make a ripple…

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on August 20, 2014

thinglink
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/178173728982886285/

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How to create infographic

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on August 20, 2014

How to create infographic

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59 Free Twitter Tools and Apps

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on August 18, 2014

59 Free Twitter Tools and Apps

https://blog.bufferapp.com/free-twitter-tools

For LRS, it is not about using these apps. It is about learning what they do (mostly statistics) and using the knowledge as a benchmark against employing the services of Hootsuite.

Please have the rest of our posts on Twitter:

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

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Teaching Is Not a Business

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on August 17, 2014

Teaching Is Not a Business

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/08/17/opinion/sunday/teaching-is-not-a-business.html

Business does have something to teach educators, but it’s neither the saving power of competition nor flashy ideas like disruptive innovation.

While technology can be put to good use by talented teachers, they, and not the futurists, must take the lead. The process of teaching and learning is an intimate act that neither computers nor markets can hope to replicate. Small wonder, then, that the business model hasn’t worked in reforming the schools — there is simply no substitute for the personal element.

 

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Steven Colbert on Common Core

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on August 17, 2014

but seriously, what are your thoughts about Common Core

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Can ‘World of Warcraft’ Game Skills Help Land a Job?

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on August 15, 2014

Can ‘World of Warcraft’ Game Skills Help Land a Job?

http://m.us.wsj.com/articles/can-warcraft-game-skills-help-land-a-job-1407885660?mobile=y

the article lists “for-” and “against-,” but does not take a stand.

What is your opinion? Do games on resume represents better skills? Do you think listing your gaming skills on a resume will increase your change of being hired?

Please consider our other blog entries on games and gamification in education:

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

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In Memoriam: Robin Williams

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on August 12, 2014

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New terms and issues: Virtual Reality, Sim Sickness, Postural Sway…

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on August 12, 2014

Virtual Reality’s Next Hurdle: Overcoming ‘Sim Sickness’

http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/08/05/338015854/virtual-realitys-next-hurdle-overcoming-sim-sickness

One problem is the resulting “postural sway,” or postural instability and hand-eye coordination challenges.

Additional reading: http://www.augmentedrealitytrends.com/virtual-reality/sim-sickness.html

Plamen: similar issues with Google Glass. Here is some more info on the issue:

Rethinking Motion Sickness

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/23/rethinking-motion-sickness/

Pls have other IMS blog entries on Google Glass

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

 

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10 Twitter Tactics to Increase Your Engagement

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on August 9, 2014

10 Twitter Tactics to Increase Your Engagement

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/twitter-tactics-to-increase-engagement/

#1: Keep Tweets Under 110 Characters 

#2: Tweet During Daytime Hours 

#3: Tweet on Saturday and Sunday

#4: Share Images 

#5: Ask for Retweets 

#6: Use Hashtags 

#7: Include Links 

#8: Stay Away From Lifestyle Tweets

#9: Use Strong Calls to Action 

#10: Send One to Four Tweets a Day 

What do you think? What Twitter techniques do you use to create engagement? Do you have additional advice for others? Please leave your comments below.

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For Storytelling Projects, Cool New Multimedia Tools

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on August 9, 2014

For Storytelling Projects, Cool New Multimedia Tools

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/04/for-storytelling-projects-cool-new-multimedia-tools/

Meograph

Zeega

WeVideo

Please check our other blog entries regarding digital storytelling:

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

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