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It's More Than Just the Game | Game On! Learning. OK, so you and your organization have decided to develop a learning game. Yea! Can you avoid the very first pitfall that trips up the majority of first-time learning game implementations? Fact is, most early learning game initiatives veer off into the weeds. For a variety of reasons, not the least of which is: too much focus on the game, and not enough on the learning program it is to be a part of. As you probably know, there are 4 key components to creating learning initiatives that provide a measurable impact on the business. Box 1, Learning program design, starts with the agreement on the business need and the definition of the learning outcomes to meet that need. Box 2, Learning game design and development must be undertaken within the context of the overall initiative so it “fits” and is reinforced in a way that builds relevancy to what each employee is expected to do differently post-training.

Pitfall! Then comes the next potential pitfall. Need a plan for your Implementation Plan? All My “Best Of 2012″ Lists In One Place! Top 100 Sites & Apps of 2012. It's that time of year again where I get to write my favorite post. This year instead of doing just my top favorite sites I'm going to include Apps due to the shift in education to mobile learning and the "flipped classroom". While last years post included lots of educational networks, this year has lots of curation sites as well as writing/grammar sites. I I hope you enjoy this post as much as I had writing it. *Any site on the 2011 top 100 list will not appear on this list.

Top 100 Sites & Apps of 2012 MentorMob - Probably the coolest site I've come across this year. MentorMob is a place where teachers can curate the web into learning playlists and then share them w/ their students via a link or embedding into a site.Pinterest - This is the most popular site on my list and another great site for curating the web. The top 12 tech stories of 2012. Microsoft pushed three big new products in 2012: Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and its Surface tablet.

This is Windows 8, the company's bold new operating system, running on an HP Envy x2, left, and a Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga, right. On January 18 several major websites, including Wikipedia, went dark to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), which many felt would unfairly criminalize sites that hosted pirated content. SOPA died in Congress soon afterwards. In November, missile strikes between Israel and Palestinian forces in Gaza were accompanied in real time by boasts and threats on Twitter.

Many users were unhappy with Apple's poorly executed new maps app, which replaced Google maps in its iOS6 mobile operating system. Apple accused Samsung of copyright infringement, saying the Korean electronics maker had copied its technology for some of its phones and tablets. Facebook's May debut as a public company was one of 2012's biggest blunders. Ten-inch tablets are so last year. SOPA backlash. 2012 Told Through Twitter - Year in Review. Top 10 Mobile Products Of 2012.

When it comes to the mobile industry, we talk a lot about new devices and the virtues or detriments of each one. Is the iPhone 5 the best thing ever or does the Samsung Galaxy S 3 blow it out of the water? These questions, while pertinent and fun to talk about, really are ancillary to what makes the mobile industry run. Why do people buy smartphones and tablets? It is not because they have quad-core processors or super fast LTE connections. So, we present our top 10 mobile products of the year. What made our top 10 in 2012?

10. No company or service has had a bigger roller coaster year than Instagram. Instagram also saw the type of exponential growth that startups can only dream about. The elm trees of Central Park, New York City by Dan Rowinski 9. When it comes to mobile payments, we gave Square the No. 1 honor for mobile products in 2011. Boston-based LevelUp is an app that uses QR codes to make payments at local merchants using the company’s system. 8. Social… driving. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 50 Higher Education Technology Infographics We Loved in 2012. Infographics are often the best way to quickly digest a lot of information, especially in the technology world, where data abounds. In 2012, we collected 50 higher education technology infographics from around the web, all of which are displayed below. These infographics provide a snapshot of the advances in education technology we witnessed in 2012, which was definitely a blockbuster year.

As we prepare for the new year, we referenced the Washington Post’s article Eight thoughts on higher education in 2012, which was published just over a year ago: The future holds unimagined opportunities. Innovation, especially in the form of new technology, tends to worry even the best-educated and most-skilled workers. Read more. To learn more about the trends we witnessed this year, check out The Most Popular Higher Education Technology Posts of 2012.

100 fascinantes estadísticas sobre Social Media en 2012 #socialmedia. Esto es una traducción al español de un post de Brian Honigman para The Huffington Post. Ver el post original aquí Estadísticas de Facebook 1. La fotografía de la victoria de Obama en FaceBook consiguió ser la que más “Me gusta” tiene de la historia, 4 millones (source: The Huffington Post) 2. El 25% de los usuarios de FaceBook no se molesta nunca en mirar la privacidad. Estadísticas de Twitter 21. Estadísticas de Instagram 41. Estadísticas de Pinterest 61. Estadísticas de Google + Best of 2012: The Five Most Extraordinary Things to Happen in Education | Education on GOOD. It's been quite an incredible year in the education space. While we've witnessed a surge in the number of politicians with no education experience make decisions on how schools should run and a wider adoption of nonsensical ideas like the "flipped classroom" and value-added teacher evaluations, there have been some memorable, equation-changing events and initiatives that have emerged.

So, let's highlight five of the most extraordinary things that happened in education in 2012: 1. The Students Speak Out: Students around the nation have seized the national microphone and have begun articulating their voices in education. And this past summer, Zak Malamed founded the StuVoice movement, corralling student leaders onto one platform, giving spotlight to their voices, and making some dents in education policy. 2. As someone who constantly questions the ivory tower of higher education, there are alternatives to the four-year college degree springing up left and right. 3. Would you look at that? Wikipedia Remembers 2012. 14 of the best apps from 2012 for designers, developers and creatives.

If you’re a creative with a penchant for eking out the best tools to help you produce the goods, 2012 saw a slew of handy apps that could help you in your endeavors. Indeed, The Next Web covered thousands of apps throughout this year, from nifty new browser extensions, to the latest game-changing Android and iOS apps, so we sifted through the archives and pulled out some of best apps for designers, developers and creatives in 2012…just for you. Don’t miss our other 2012 lists for more great recommendations. Pop: Prototyping on paper Pop’s iOS app is every designer’s missing puzzle piece for prototyping on paper. Amid a myriad of prototyping tools, Pop is an insanely useful way to explore user experience problems and share iPhone app concepts with others. Simply sketch out your idea, take a few pictures and then link buttons to create a functioning mock-up that can be shared across Twitter, Facebook, messages and email. ➤ Pop: Prototyping on Paper | iOS Kern.js ➤ Kern.js Autodesk 123D Design Dropr.

Devin’s Top Ten Movies Of 2012. I already know what some of the comments to this list are going to be. I know the movies you’ll be incredulous that I left off the list. I’m incredulous too. I can’t believe these movies aren’t on the list. This was the best year for movies since 1999. 2007 was a real contender, a truly amazing year, but the breadth of greatness in film in 2012 was staggering.

Closer to home 2012 was a stunning year for genre film. And they still didn’t make the list. This list sat at 15 for a long while, and I was forced at the last minute to narrow it down to ten. In other words, what a great problem to have. Without further schmucking about, my top ten of 2012: 10. Wes Anderson and I were done after Darjeeling Limited. Which makes my rapture all the more surprising.

After so many years of chasing daddy issues and manchildren, Wes Anderson finally figured out what he was trying to do - capture the bittersweet ache of coming of age. 9. I don’t fully understand this movie. Anyone else will be transfixed. 2012 Year in Pictures: Part II - The Big Picture. 2012 Year in Pictures: Part I - The Big Picture. 20 of the Most Memorable Marketing Moments in 2012 [INFOGRAPHIC] You're probably knee deep in 2013 prediction blog posts -- posts looking forward to all the amazing things (hopefully all amazing, right?)

Marketing has in store for us in 2013. Heck -- we even published one of our own a few weeks ago -- and an ebook to boot! But how about we accompany all that looking forward with a little looking back? 2012 was a great year, after all -- full of memorable marketing moments that we should take a minute to celebrate. So, we put together a list of 20 memorable marketing moments in 2012 that we thought represented some monumental strides for our industry. And then, because we're marketers, we made them into an infographic. Big surprise. Take a look at some of our favorite marketing moments this year, and of course share some of your own favorite moments in the comments! (Click infographic to enlarge.) And for those of you who prefer text over visual content, you can find the timeline of 2012 memorable marketing events below: The 10 Most Disruptive News Apps of 2012.

According to research produced by Nielsen, as of 2012 the majority of phone owners in the U.S. now operate smartphones. Accordingly, the growth in app markets for Apple and Android continues unabated, and 2012 brought users a strong list of powerful news and content browsing options. Click here to read the entire series Publishers, in particular broadcasters and newspapers, were quick in releasing apps for the first-generation iPhone and Android handsets, but 2012 was remarkable for the number of great mobile apps that were developed to disrupt news consumption. On the footsteps of startups such as Flipboard, Pulse and Stitcher, we’ve put together a list of some of the most innovative and refined mobile apps to come along within the past year, along with a couple of existing apps that went through a “rebirth” with a comprehensive redesign.

Zite iPhone and iPad versions, Android Once upon a time, Flipboard was the only game in town as far as social news discovery was concerned. Summly Pocket., Experiencias Informáticas » Blog Archive » Buscando inocentadas 2012. Dic 282012 El recopilatorio de inocentadas, se esta convirtiendo en una tradición en opcionweb (puedes rememorar las inocentadas de 2011, 2009, 2008 y 2007), como el monigote blanco que el día de los inocentes se coloca en la espalda de los viandantes. El particular humor de la web hace que se aproveche este día para lanzar noticias bomba o cambiar el aspecto de la web o… el ingenio del webmaster no tiene limites.

Estas son las inocentadas que he ido encontrando (se agradecen aportaciones en los comentarios). Las iré actualizando a lo largo del día: Dos diputados del PP piden perdón por jugar a ‘Apalabrados’ mientras privatizan la sanidad. La inocentada de esta noticia es que es verdad.Meneame: El agregador de noticias, fiel a esta cita, hace que te preguntes si tu navegador o tu vista se ha vuelto loca. Anecdotario del rock nos cuentan que la formación original de Black Sabbath se reúne para dar un exclusivo concierto en la Luna. ¿Te gustó? Sigue leyendo: 3 Trackbacks 3 Comentarios. Mejores Apps iOS de 2012 Según Cult of Mac. Faltan pocos días para que termine el año 2012 y los chicos de Cult Of Mac han querido hacer una recopilación de las 12 mejores apps para iOS de este año que dejamos atrás. Se han lanzado algunas aplicaciones realmente buenas que bien valen lo que cuestan. Sin más dilación, vamos con la lista de las aplicaciones más destacables del 2012. Google Maps Google Maps se ha convertido, sin ninguna duda, en la aplicación del año este 2012.

Jasmine Además de Google Maps, los chicos de Mountain View también lanzaron la aplicación de YouTube para iOS, lo que desató una nueva generación de aplicaciones de terceros basadas en YouTube. La aplicación te permite compartir los vídeos a través de Facebook y Twitter, e incluso incluye un tema nocturno para utilizar la aplicación por la noche. Twitterrific El cliente oficial de Twitter no es ni mucho menos el mejor, así que lo mejor es utilizar alguna alternativa. KitCam Fantastical Clear Google Chrome Launch Center Pro Solar Track 8. Lo mejor de 2012 en Social Media | THE SOCIAL MEDIA FAMILY. Como cada mes de diciembre, desde hace algunas semanas han proliferado los reportajes sobre lo mejor del año que está a punto de terminar, un “goteo” sinfín en el que Google, Facebook, Twitter y otros tantos recopilan lo más llamativo que se ha producido en sus plataformas durante los últimos 365 días.

Desde The Social Media Family hemos querido hacer nuestro particular anuario, ofreciéndoos de manera ordenada lo más destacado de todo aquello que se ha producido durante el último ejercicio, así como las proyecciones que están surgiendo de cara a 2013. Google Empezamos por EL buscador, que este año ha alcanzado la cifra de 1,2 billones de búsquedas en 146 idiomas. A nivel global, personajes como Whitney Houston, Kate Middleton o Jeremy Lin han copado las primeras posiciones, mientras que acontecimientos como el Huracán Sandy, Los Juegos Olímpicos también han tenido su lugar. ¿Y en España? ¿Qué es lo que han buscado los internautas? Facebook Twitter YouTube LinkedIn Otros. Top 20 Shared Resources and Tools of 2012. Tagged with: resources Edmodo Communities are a great place to connect with other educators to share resources and best practices. Leveraging your network on Edmodo enables you to surface the best resources to meet the needs of your classroom.

With the year coming to an end, we took at look at the top 20 tools and resources that were shared in 2012. Check out the list below and join an Edmodo Community to share your favorite tools with other educators! Top 20 Shared Resources and Tools: - Access a library of videos covering K-12 math and science topics. Note: Many of these sites offer sharing options, making it simple to embed the content in your Edmodo groups! Wikipedia's most searched articles of the year revealed. Everything You Need To Know About the Economy in 2012, in 34 Charts - Matthew O'Brien. Noticias más leídas 2012 | Ranking de lo más leído en | EITB Tecnología. The Best Smart Products of 2012 | Technology on GOOD. 2012′s biggest tech news in pictures.

60 Great Visualizations of 2012. Resumen digital 2012 | Pepe Cerezo. 25 cosas interesantes que la ciencia ha descubierto en 2012. Most Popular Chrome Extensions and Posts of 2012. Lo mejor de los Récord Guiness oficiales de 2012. Indoor Clouds | Best Inventions of the Year 2012. Top 10 Career Management blogs of 2012. The 17 Best Twitter Hashtags for Education (2012 ) The Best Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers - 2012 Edition. My 10 Favorite Learnist Boards Of The Year. Best of 2012: Top apps for smartphones and tablets. EE.UU: Así cambiaron los medios digitales en el 2012.

Ko ikusienak, hilabetez hilabete. Top 10 Ed-Tech Startups of 2012. De qué tuiteamos en 2012 >> Tuitología. Holiday Reads: Top 10 Articles in 2012 - Getting Smart by Sarah Cargill - The Best 21 Educational Wikis of 2012. The Best of 2012: EdTech Resources | DyKnow. 2012 Ed Tech Trends: Insights From Insiders. Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2012. Lo más popular en Twitter en 2012 según Hootsuite. Zeitgeist 2012: Year In Review. Top Kids Christmas Toys 2012. The five most disruptive technologies of 2012 - Quartz. This Year in Twitter: 9 Important Milestones. Las mejores aplicaciones de 2012 para iPhone e iPad. The 33 Best Educational Technology Blogs for 2012. The 12 Best Children’s Educational iPad Apps Released In 2012. Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2012: The Battle to Open Textbooks.

Golden Tweets. E-learning Review of 2012 | Elearning Market. Qué nos interesó en Internet en 2012. The Best Videos For Educators In 2012 — Part Two. Los mejores juegos de Facebook del año. Google presenta su resumen de 2012 – Videos de dibujos animados, series de televisión y películas ¿ Terra TV. The 45 Most Powerful Images Of 2012. Echando la vista atrás: lo que más se ha compartido en la red este 2012. El año 2012 según Twitter | Navegante.