The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You 100 Web 2.0 Tools Every Teacher Should Know About 44.24K Views 0 Likes We're always trying to figure out the best tools for teachers, trends in the education technology industry, and generally doing our darnedest to bring you new and exciting ways to enhance the classroom. But I wanted t... Dead Link! The Human Algorithm When I became a reporter, almost 20 years ago, my job was to dig up scarce, precious facts and deliver them to a passive audience. Today, scarcity has been replaced by an unimaginable surplus and that audience is actively building its own newsroom. Journalists the world over are struggling to cope with a social and mobile tsunami of ‘user generated content’, to use an increasingly inadequate phrase. Twitter and YouTube will overwhelm news organisations who can’t master their potential.
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Twitter and the Anti-Playstation Effect on War Coverage As I follow the remarkable political transformations ongoing in the Middle East and North Africa through social media, I’m struck by the depth of the difference between news curation and anchoring on Twitter versus Television. In this post, I’d like to argue that Television functions as a distancing technology while social media works in the opposite direction: through transparency of the process of narrative construction, through immediacy of the intermediaries, through removal of censorship over images and stories (television never shows the truly horrific pictures of war), and through person-to-person interactivity, social media news curation creates a sense of visceral and intimate connectivity, in direct contrast to television, which is explicitly constructed to separate the viewer from the events. Although it is the first factor most people think of, I believe that the distancing effect of TV isn’t just because TV is broadcast and social media is interactive.
Use your smartphone for slideshow presentations Deb Shinder suggests some Android, iPhone, and Windows Phone apps that can help create or simply enhance your next presentation. Today, we expect our smartphones to be able to do it all, and they often do manage to fulfill our needs in situations that formerly would have required much heavier equipment. If you speak at conferences, present information at meeting,s or otherwise use slideshow presentations, you can use your smartphone to enhance the presentation -- or even, in some cases, use them in place of a laptop to output the slideshow. Presentation apps Assuming you've created the presentation on your computer, the first step is to get the presentation file onto your phone and be able to open it.
Beall’s List of Predatory Publishers 2013 By Jeffrey Beall Released December 4, 2012 The gold open-access model has given rise to a great many new online publishers. Many of these publishers are corrupt and exist only to make money off the author processing charges that are billed to authors upon acceptance of their scientific manuscripts. There are two lists below. The first includes questionable, scholarly open-access publishers. Improve your ICT Skills - Become a 21st Century Teacher We are thrilled to be launching a new set of courses specifically dedicated to educating teachers in new technologies for education and English Language Teaching. We are especially proud and pleased to announced that the course creator and tutor is no other than Nik Peachey, an edtech/ICT expert that most of you will have heard of. Nik Peachey is well-known known around the world for his great edtech blogs, writings, and presentations at international conferences where he is a keynote/plenary speaker. Please read the brief descriptions of the two new courses we are launching in September 2012.
Learn How to Make Paper Airplanes With These Five Paper Craft Websites Making paper airplanes may also be about wasting time and having fun, but a general browse through the web shows that making paper planes is also a serious education. In fact, NASA uses it to teach kids all about aeronautics. Many other sites apart from NASA also have downloadable paper plane activities for kids. You also know that paper planes are right up there as a hobby when you have an iPad app called the Paper Plane Project on it. Not all of us have an iPad.