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How to increase your impact with academic social media The rise of social media is viewed by many as yet another means of procrastination. Yet academics are increasingly turning to Twitter, not just for entertainment and networking, but to engage audiences in a new way. One of the best-loved academic accounts is @NeinQuarterly; a feed that blends aphorisms, jokes and an expert knowledge of German literature and culture. It was established by Eric Jarosinski, a former US professor of German literature, writing under the nom de plume.

No-Carve Stamps Step #1: Sketch your designs on paper. PrevNext These botanical designs range between 4"-6" wide. The leaves are 2"-3". Eight smart ways to use social media in universities It’s hard to imagine a world without social media, yet many academics still view Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as distractions rather than tools. But these resources can be harnessed to create more challenging and stimulating learning environments. So what apps could you be using to lighten your load and liven up your teaching? Snapchat 10 Ways to Use Google Maps in the Classroom Google Maps has been out for 10 years now. Digital maps…starting with Mapquest has been out since 1996 (technically 1993 but mapquest was the first main stream map most people remember). For those of you keeping track that puts us almost 20 years into the digital mapping word. 20 years we have been using digital maps and yet for some reason digital maps have not replaced (there’s that word again) mapping in our schools. In 2007…8 years ago now….Apple put a map in our pocket. Fast forward to 2015 and almost everyone has a digital map in their pocket. Pilots now fly with iPads, ship captains now navigate with GPS and digital maps.

15 Science Experiments You Can Do With Your Kids by Therese Oneill Time to get messy, light some stuff on fire, and use food products in ways they were never intended! Parents and teachers across the internet have found fun ways to teach kids science, and have documented the experiments for the rest of us. Here are 15 hands-on science lessons that will stick in a kid’s brain far longer than anything they get from a textbook. 1.

Quozio Share: Website: quozio.comDescription: A nice site to make short quotation posters by simply adding the text and choosing the design.Category: Displays & Posters Other Links in This Section Recite Paper Circuits A more intricate project: a light-up model of the Bay Bridge Another more complex project: a folded origami swan with LED eyes LED lights make this fastball really fly! At the touch of a switch the girl blushes through the paper A classic interpretation of a birthday cake spiced up with some LEDs As the dolphin jumps through the hoop, it lights up!

Brainstorming and Voting Amazingly Easy. Free Online Tool  Find the best solution by involving your friends, colleagues or clients. A feedback session with customers or the decision on the new logo. tricider is the easiest way, to gather all opinions and ideas. It´s brainstorming and voting, all in one and online! Park Slope Parents Details Parent Category: Advice - Parenting - General Category: Classic PSP Discussions 6 Free Online Collaborative Interactive White Boards – 2012 Update The original April 2010 article, “6 Free Online Interactive White Boards” and the more recent “Using The iPad As A Digital Whiteboard (Plus 4 Cool Free Apps To Try It Out)” have been consistent top 10 pages for viewership here on EmergingEdTech since they were published. Between them, they’ve had over 55,000 views to date. There is obviously a good deal of interest in free Interactive White Board apps. Unfortunately, several of the tools cited in the first post are no longer online, but there are some other great free digital IWBs that readers provided information about, so it’s time for an updated post. I spent some time with each of the remaining functional tools from the April Post. My two favorites from that review, Dabbleboard and ImaginationCubed, as well as, have all been taken off line.