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How Do You Know If Something Is in the Public Domain? [Flow Chart] What was once a web filled with code and scrolling text, the Internet is now the world’s largest conglomerate of images.

How Do You Know If Something Is in the Public Domain? [Flow Chart]

And as visual content continues to rule, the number of images available online will only grow. But just because you can Google an image — and technically copy or save it — doesn’t mean the web is a free-for-all of visual data. Photographers and designers need to put food on the table. If every online image was available for free, there would be a lot more starving artists. Fortunately for them, copyrights apply in cyberspace just as in print. Understanding the ins and outs of image licensing and usage can save digital marketers, web designers and other content curators from unnecessary penalties, ranging from cease and desist notices to lawsuits and financial demands. Want to be sure you properly use images in your online content? Can I Use That Picture? Infographic made with Visme Download full infographic here 1 Understand Types of Image Licenses Flat Fee. The Future Isn't Digital & Technology Is Just A Tool.

The Future Isn’t Digital & Technology Is Just A Tool by Jennifer Rita Nichols Most educators can agree that the biggest trend in education today has to do with technology integration.

The Future Isn't Digital & Technology Is Just A Tool

As more and more schools find ways to use technology in the classroom and across subject areas, teachers are trying multitudes of techniques for effective integration that promotes student achievement and learning. 5 social media uses we must teach in schools – Digital Learning – Medium. Gallup conducted a poll titled “21st Century Skills and the Workplace” and found that 59% of the workforce “developed most of the skills they use in their current job outside of school.”

5 social media uses we must teach in schools – Digital Learning – Medium

This disconnect between schooling and practice calls into question the fundamental direction of education. In fact, it suggests that schools might be flying a little too close to the trees. The reality of this is that if our current education system does not adjust its direction and altitude, then it might crash and burn. If the divide between educational theory and workplace application continues to grow, then this will be the case. What if we are looking at a 75% discrepancy by 2020?

Sadly, this discussion about the trajectory of American education is not a new one. Believe it or not, some school districts are still banning mobile devices. The fact remains that the workforce is becoming more technology centered. Renee Hobbs at the Media Education Lab. It’s a great headline, isn’t it?

Renee Hobbs at the Media Education Lab

Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano. Social Media has changed the way we communicate, connect and build community.

Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano

19 Tools to Create Social Media Content : Social Media Examiner. Are you looking for new ways to create content?

19 Tools to Create Social Media Content : Social Media Examiner

Interested in tools that can help you? Social Media in Research: From 'Big Data' to 'Wide Data' It's the second day of Social Media and Society in London, and after a day of workshops we're now starting the conference proper with a keynote by Susan Halford.

Social Media in Research: From 'Big Data' to 'Wide Data'

She begins by pointing out the significant impact of social media on a wide range of areas of public and everyday life. We're constantly presented with the digital traces of social media – with social media data at an unprecedented scale, telling us something about what people do with social media in their everyday lives. This is an unexpected gift, but is also causing significant concern and scepticism. What is the quality of the data – what are they, what do they represent, what claims can be made from these data?

Why Hearsay Social's Clara Shih pushes companies to think digitally. Silicon Valley investor Marc Andreessen once opined that “software is eating the world,” referring to the impact companies coming out of the technology industry are having on businesses that have longed dominated the general landscape.

Why Hearsay Social's Clara Shih pushes companies to think digitally

As startups either go public or receive extremely high valuations, their services are changing the way work is being conducted, something that has many businesses unnerved. Above: Hearsay Social CEO Clara Shih Image Credit: Hearsay Social With Facebook, Twitter, Twilio, Snapchat, Salesforce, Apple, Google, Layer, Uber, and other tech companies rising in popularity and capability, traditional companies (henceforth referred to as “incumbents”) find that their customers are becoming more connected and demanding that they follow suit. But that’s easier said than done — lower-tier managers — such as salespeople and social media managers — may get the picture, but what about those higher up, specifically in the executive suite?

5 Powerful Tools You Should Use To Dominate Social Media. Social media channels can take all the time you are willing to throw at them and then take the same again.

5 Powerful Tools You Should Use To Dominate Social Media

Yes, we need social channels for marketing, but it needs to be on our terms and work for us, not against. Luckily there is a wide range of third-party apps that make Twitter and Facebook easier to use for marketing your business. These apps represent the best way to a positive ROI on your social media activities. Some of these have free versions that you can use to test out; others are paid. All represent excellent value when you consider the time savings and extra benefits they offer. Quote: “Why don’t we just automate Social Media, and go back to our day jobs?” Forbes Welcome. What’s the Future for Twitter? Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015. 24% of teens go online “almost constantly,” facilitated by the widespread availability of smartphones.

Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015

Aided by the convenience and constant access provided by mobile devices, especially smartphones, 92% of teens report going online daily — including 24% who say they go online “almost constantly,” according to a new study from Pew Research Center. More than half (56%) of teens — defined in this report as those ages 13 to 17 — go online several times a day, and 12% report once-a-day use. Just 6% of teens report going online weekly, and 2% go online less often. Much of this frenzy of access is facilitated by mobile devices. Nearly three-quarters of teens have or have access to a smartphone and 30% have a basic phone, while just 12% of teens 13 to 17 say they have no cell phone of any type. African-American and Hispanic youth report more frequent internet use than white teens. Social Media and Persuasion – Great Expectations – in all things.

I asked a few students this month whether or not we should use social media in public relations work, and the response was fairly telling – “Why wouldn’t you use social media?! You have to use social media!” Even in 2016, such responses might be a bit debatable or examples of blind acceptance, but they also highlight the main advantage of using social media in a communication campaign – using social media is often considered a standard, and any time you’re not using a standard, you ought to have good reason. These new media are not just new forms of communication; Hayes, Hendrix, and Kumar (2013) say they are “technology that change the very nature of communication.”1 With such an inherent consideration of the impact of social media, we cannot ignore them when constructing a campaign, or when we are doing any sort of communication, really.

5 top-notch social networks that aren't Facebook or Twitter. There are plenty of ways to engage with a community, learn online, or simply discover what's happening around you. Did you know there are ways to do that without having to use Facebook or Twitter, though? Created by LearningFeed Admin posted on , updated on Tumblr. 13 Social Media Predictions for 2016. Every year, in the ever-accelerating ecosystem of social media and sports, is the year of ‘something.’ It was all about engagement, then visuals, then GIFs and videos, which gave way to live streaming. What we think comes next is probably only partially accurate, as every day brings something new, something exciting, and something to be considered thoughtfully and strategically. Saskatoon-police-warn-against-relying-on-social-media-after-false-swarming-story-1. What to look out for before sharing stories from social media. Videos and images from eyewitnesses shared on social media are often picked-up by news organisations to illustrate stories, or become a story themselves.

But if this user-generated content (UGC) is not what it claims to be, what should news outlets look out for when coming across such videos or photos? Earlier this month, a video appearing to show a Syrian "hero boy" rescuing a girl from gunfire was uploaded to YouTube. It attracted the attention of media organisations including the BBC, where the UGC Hub assessed the video and found it to be too suspicious to share. BBC Trending assess the veracity of the 'Syria Hero Boy video' The video turned out to be a Norwegian film created to raise awareness about the daily reality of children in conflict zones. "In this case, as we now know, the people who made it went to some meticulous lengths to make it as realistic as possible," BBC News social media editor Chris Hamilton told

But what seemed strange in the first place? Social Media FOR Schools: Developing Shareable Content for Schools. Interested in working with me? Consider hiring me as a consultant to coach your administration and staff to develop shareable content for your school. Hashtags for Teachers: How They Foster Growth, Learning, and Discussion. Statistics. Following on from We Are Social’s hugely popular Social, Digital and Mobile Worldwide in 2014 report from earlier this month, we’re very pleased to share an even more detailed look at the online landscape around the Asia-Pacific region. It also turns out that two weeks can make a big difference when it comes to online data; in the past 14 days, and with the help of some of the 200,000 people who’ve viewed our Global report, we’ve found some even fresher stats to the ones we published in our last report. These new discoveries have had a particular impact on India’s stats, where figures for internet users have changed from 151 million to 213 million.

Internet figures for Indonesia have also almost doubled, to 72.7 million. These changes have had a significant impact on the regional and global totals too, so we’ll begin with a refreshed look at the stats from the very top. Control the Message. First annual Global Collaboration Day hopes to connect every school. Daylong event focuses on classroom collaboration in a globalized world Mark your calendars — this September 17 schools around the world are going international for Global Collaboration Day, a first-of-its-kind event designed to raise awareness about the merits of participating in projects that cross borders.

In addition to a handful of PD sessions for educators, there will be opportunities for mystery Skype calls, special Twitter chats, an international discussion conducted via WhatsApp, and a Q&A with a judge centered around the U.S. Constitution. (An updating calendar of events, arranged by time zone, is available online). The daylong event series is the brainchild of Steve Hargadon and Lucy Gray, who run the annual Global Education Conference, a traditional online conference which takes place in November. 16 Social Media Tools The Experts Swear By. Social@Ogilvy.

Untitled. Developing a connected mindset through intentional practice. By Daniel Butler Principal, May/June 2015. 14 essential social media collaboration tools. Just the other day, peeking into the social media schedule here at Buffer, I noticed that it was full of wonderfully-worded, completely click-worthy, queued posts—posts that I spent zero time writing or adding. 6 Social Media Templates to Save You Hours of Work.

Scaling Social Media: Amplify Your Social Impact. Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015. Mobile phone bans improve school exam results, research shows. Schools that ban pupils from carrying mobile phones show a sustained improvement in exam results, with the biggest advances coming from struggling students, according to research published by the London School of Economics. The findings calculated that pupils at mobile-free schools benefitted by the equivalent of an extra hour’s teaching per week, meaning many schools would benefit from taking a tough line on keeping phones out of pupils’ pockets. Mobile phone bans improve school exam results, research shows. Mum Facebook-shames guy taking selfie with Darth Vader.

A Melbourne mother, mistakenly believing that a guy was photographing her kids in a shopping centre, snapped a photo of him as he was "taking off" (also known as simply leaving a Target store). On 6 May, she posted the photo to Facebook with her description of the encounter with the "creep", saying that he'd been reported to management and police and that he'd be charged if he turned out to be a registered sex offender.

Theconversation. Star Wars Original Trilogy Concept Art: May the Fourth Be With You. Using Multimedia to Power Up Classroom Magazines on Flipboard. Penny Arcade. Edutopia. Social Media in Education: Resource Toolkit. Social Media Can Be Your Ally. Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources, and Ideas. Social Media Is NOT About Engagement. Social Media in the Classroom: 16 Best Resources for 2015. The Definition Of Student Backchanneling. Excellent Google Classroom Visual Guides for Teachers and Students. Digital Information World: #SocialMedia Sizing Cheat Sheet For Facebook, Twitter, Vine, Snapchat, Tumblr & More - #infographic. Online Photo Editor & Collage Maker.

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