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I've written in the past about the fact that one of the most underrated educational benefits of the iPad lies in it's ability to connect people. Whether through Facebook, Twitter, Facetime or others, mobile devices allow us to develop "learning communities" beyond the boundaries of any physical location. In giving workshops to educators and parents, I often highlight the concept of learning community as one of the most important advances of a 21st century education. There are many fine examples of the benefits of online community and the creative ways they can be utilized in collaborative projects.
Five years ago, we launched a conference based on a simple idea, and that idea grew into a movement. The original Web 2.0 Conference (now the Web 2.0 Summit ) was designed to restore confidence in an industry that had lost its way after the dotcom bust. The Web was far from done, we argued.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY #TWITTER #5yrs . Now is #edtech20 #gr8twitter who revolutionize the concept of Global Sharing and Worldwide Collaboration . Strawberry Cake for all my followers from @web20educationTwitter is the best web 2.0 microblogging tool for sharing using social media In only 140 character twitter bring a new dimenssion for global collaboration using new technologies . Click on the photos to follow #5yrs#twitter stream Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent messages and it is also an online tool that lets you write brief text updates – tweets . Twitter is the best microblogging tool for sharing using social media in nowadays education . In only 140 characters twitter revolutionize the concept of global sharing and worldwide collaboration .
Don't Forget to participate in a contest where you can win the world's biggest UI elements pack "Impressionist User Interface Elements Pack" for 3 winners (1 developer license and 2 personal license) to design your project more creatively. A good color combination has the tendency to communicate with the users and let them perceive the design in the correct way. That is the basic reason why you need to pick the right color for your design. So, here we are bringing 50 varieties of useful and valuable color tools that would help you choosing the right color palettes for your designs. You are welcome to share more color tools and resources which our readers/viewers may like. Do you want to be the first one to know the latest happenings at SmashingApps.com just subscribe to our rss feed and you can follow us on twitter and do not forget to become our fan on facebook as well.
While you're making plans for St. Patrick's Day (this Thursday, March 17), take a look at this infographic that shows you what other social networkers will be doing, revealing their opinions of that green-beer-besotted holiday that's coming soon to a corner pub near you. To gather data, Lab 42 surveyed 405 social network users, and the company assures us those respondents were evenly distributed across all age groups and income levels. What do you think of St. Patrick's Day? Let us know in the comments whether you plan to engage in the wearin' o' the green, maybe quaff some green beverages, or skip the celebration altogether.
Seniors Tom Kaye, left, and Scott Koneig work online in Amy Stamm s business class at Cedar Crest High School in the Cornwall-Lebanon School District. Stamm s class allows the students to make real-time business decisions in real-world scenarios. (LEBANON DAILY NEWS EARL BRIGHTBILL ) Amy Stamm was hired by the Cornwall-Lebanon School District 16 years ago to teach students keyboarding - on electric typewriters. "I've seen a lot of changes," said Stamm, the Cedar Crest High School business department chairwoman.
Updated: Guide to Free Web 2.0 Tools By Brian Thomas February 9th, 2011 7:01 am We have updated and included more sites in our popular Starters Guide to Free Web 2.0 tools.
If you know me, you know I’m a very visual person. I learn by watching, I enjoy pictures so much I do photography in my spare time, and, the data geek in me loves infographics. So, I started poking around looking for some cool infographics and found some in the social media space. Facebook Paul Butler, part of Facebook’s data infrastructure team, took just 2% of Facebook’s user data (10 million records) and compiled this beautiful image that shows how we connect within our countries and around the world. While it looks a lot like a map of airline routes, its’ really a map of our human relationships.
I’m happy to post this week’s edition of Treasure Chest–50 EdTech Resources You May Have Missed. This is by no means an exhaustive list of what’s happened during the previous week in EdTech–it is just a lot of things I found interesting and thought others might find interesting as well. Featured 157 of the Most Useful Websites on the Internet –157 of the Most Useful Websites on the Internet Newspapermap – All onlinenewspapers in the world –Biggest newspaper site in the world – find and translate all newspapers in the world The Staggering Size of the Internet [INFOGRAPHIC] –How big is the Internet?
As a teacher, it is always important to integrate new ideas and new technologies into your teaching repertoire. In this post, there are ideas for using wikis in the classroom. By now, most, if not all, teachers should at least know what a wiki is, an easy-to-edit website. Here is a great video from Commoncraft: Wikis in Plain English .
For all of you who have been following the “Back-to-School” blog – Thank you! And finally, Part 3 of the “Back to School with Web 2.0” series is here. During the last few weeks Brian Benzinger ( http://www.solutionwatch.com/512/back-to-school-with-the-class-of-web-20-part-1/ ) has researched possible scenarios and real case studies of Web 2.0 in education in hopes to show others where we are with today’s education and where it could be. The article covers: educational blogging, photo sharing, educational podcasting, wikis, video sharing, Web 2.0 courses, School 2.0, and more. Also, if you are new to the series, don’t forget to circle back to Part 1 and Part 2 .
Screencasting is a better and great way to showcase a procedure, to teach,demonstrate a service or to create video tutorials without having to write a content or an article. Screencasting tools are available both as desktop applications (Free and commercial) and web-based services. The good news is that there are a growing number of screencasting tools that are completely free to use; some do not even require a registration to let you get started.
Halloween is a magical time of year. Ghosts and goblins wander the streets in search of candy and mischief. Halloween revelers celebrate the supernatural. School children color pictures of witches, gross each other out with mystery boxes containing brains made from noodles and boiled-egg-eyes, and play mad scientists creating bubbling beakers of goo.