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Streams of Content, Limited Attention: The Flow of Information through Social Media © 2010 danah boyd. The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License ( EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 45, no. 5 (September/October 2010): 26–36 danah boyd (dmb@microsoft.com) is Social Scientist at Microsoft Research and a Research Associate at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society Comments on this article can be posted to the web via the link at the bottom of this page. In his seminal book Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience (1990), Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi argued that people are happiest when they can reach a state of "flow."

Product Reviews on EdSurge EDpuzzle helps teachers customize video content for their classrooms by giving them an easy way to edit video clips, add voice overs, and embed quizzes. Teachers can assign a video to a set of students and track students' viewing history and quiz results. Quim Sabrià, CEO and cofounder of EDpuzzle with Jordi Gonzalez, Xavier Verges Parisi, and Santiago Herrero Bajo, taught high school math in an impoverished community in Barcelona as part of Teach for Spain (Empieza Por Educar). Sabria wanted to “flip” his classroom by pointing students to video content that they could watch on their own. But although the web has a huge video repository, Sabria felt that most of the video didn’t fit the needs of his students, or his desire to present shorter video snippets. Guest Pass for WiFi and iOS Current Version: 2.0 Do you share passwords with people to join your WiFi network on a regular basis? Guest Pass makes this easy.

12 Barriers To Innovation In Education 12 Barriers To Innovation In Education by Terry Heick Ed note: This post has been reposted (unchanged) from its original posting in 2014. Innovation is not something that just happens–or, rather it does given the right chemistry. Our Space: Being a Responsible Citizen of the Digital World For most young people today, engagement with new digital media is a routine aspect of life. Through computers, mobile phones, and other handheld devices, youth can blog, tweet, participate in social networks like Facebook, play massive multi-player games, use online information sources, and share videos, stories, music, and art they’ve created. Important skills and knowledge can be gained from such activities, but there are also risks.

50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About via Edudemic Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a little bit easier and more fun for all involved. Yet as with anything related to technology, new tools are hitting the market constantly and older ones rising to prominence, broadening their scope, or just adding new features that make them better matches for education, which can make it hard to keep up with the newest and most useful tools even for the most tech-savvy teachers. Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of the tech tools, including some that are becoming increasingly popular and widely used, that should be part of any teacher’s tech tool arsenal this year, whether for their own personal use or as educational aids in the classroom.

6 DNS services protect against malware and other unwanted content While many (but not all) users are familiar with the concept of security software, there are more basic ways to protect unwary surfers from phishing sites, botnets, intrusive advertising and other unwanted visitors: DNS services. First, a quick primer for those who are unfamiliar with DNS: You utilize the Domain Name System (DNS) every time you surf the Web. Each time you type a site name into the browser, DNS is queried for the IP address corresponding to that particular domain, so the browser can contact the Web server to get the content.

4 Things Innovative Schools Have In Common - 4 Things Innovative Schools Have In Common by Steve Wheeler, Associate Professor, Plymouth Institute of Education A recent list of 13 innovative schools is interesting because it is so diverse. Clearly innovation and creativity is not one dimensional. Some of the schools on the list are considered innovative because of the way they use their learning spaces, whilst others are vaunted because of their progressive pedagogical approaches.

Educational Leadership:Technology-Rich Learning:New Literacies and the Common Core A group of high school students stares intently at the famous crop-duster sequence from Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest. Cary Grant is standing alone at the side of a deserted highway. As film buffs know, Grant isn't alone for long; a mysterious crop-duster plane soon appears out of nowhere and begins dive-bombing him, chasing him down the road until he is forced to take cover in a cornfield. As the students watch the film, they look for moments when editing cuts have been made by the film editor. Each time an edit occurs (when one shot switches to another), they clap their hands. The students' claps become closer and closer together, and it becomes evident that as the scene picks up in intensity, Hitchcock and his film editor have also picked up the pace of the cuts.

32 Innovative (Free!) Online Educational Tools to Try in 2015 Want to be a better student? There are literally thousands of apps for that. Not to mention a wide array of other online learning tools. They’re not all changing education — but a few innovative ones are. IT as a Game Changer Information technology can be a game changer in higher education, as it has been in other sectors. Information technology has brought about much of the economic growth of the past century, accelerating globalization and fostering democracy. Such broad impacts would be impossible if "information technology" were only a set of technologies. As our use of mobile devices, games, and social networks illustrates, information technology can create new experiences. But more important, information technology enables new models.

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