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We Are Social - agenzia social media / digital PR Harvard Education Letter Volume 27, Number 4 July/August 2011 Once completely virtual, some K–12 online schools are settling into buildings by Brigid Schulte A student in Miami-Dade County works in a computer lab run by Florida Virtual Schools. From its humble beginnings with 400 students in 2001, Connections Academy offered a complete, full-time education online for kindergarten through 12th grade students who wanted or needed to learn in more of a home-school setting. The academy’s students included athletes and actors whose demanding training or work schedules required that they be able to learn whenever and wherever they could fit it in. Fast forward to 2011. But just as online learning is taking off, new research is finding that it may not be the most effective way to teach children, and virtual companies have begun to see that a purely virtual approach has its limits.

The New Literacies Are you familiar with the Pacific Northwest tree octopus? Most likely not. Good thing there is a Web site on the Internet to tell you all about it! According to the tree octopus site,, this solitary cephalopod resides in the temperate rainforests of the Olympic Peninsula on North America's west coast. Surprised? "Knowing truth from fiction on the Internet is a huge problem," says Kenneth Eastwood, superintendent of Middletown City (N.Y.) Apparently high-performing online readers are not so high performing after all. It might seem that evaluating information online-just one form of "new literacy"-and reading a book-more of a foundational literacy-are pretty much the same thing. 21st Century Skills Foundational or traditional literacy is about print on a page, or decoding and making sense of words, images and other content that a reader can string together and then begin to comprehend. The new literacies encompass much more. New Literacies Research Lab

actfl21stcenturyskillsmap - home Liste EN VRAC de réseaux sociaux Votre patron vous tanne pour investir les réseaux sociaux ? Vous pensez que vous arriverez à développer l’audience de votre site en allant sur tous les réseaux sociaux ? Vous avez pour projet de construire un énième réseau social hyper génial ou hyper généralisé ou hyper niche ? Vous voulez embrouiller encore + quelques investisseurs en leur décrivant comment on va parler de votre site de location de mouches à une aile sur tous les réseaux sociaux ? Vous avez du temps à perdre ? Vous avez tous un point en commun : vous cherchez la liste de tous les réseaux sociaux :-)) Tubbydev a pensé à vous en lisant quelques trucs sur les réseaux sociaux (qu’on ne décrira pas ici car sinon tout el monde évitera de donner des infos sur les réseaux sociaux tellement c’est facile à voler ;-))) donc voici quelques liens qui vous permettront de trouver tous les réseaux sociaux: Liste générale de réseaux sociaux:

Giving Students Ownership of Learning:Footprints in the Digital Age November 2008 | Volume 66 | Number 3 Giving Students Ownership of Learning Pages 16-19 As the geeky father of a 9-year-old son and an 11-year-old daughter, one of my worst fears as they grow older is that they won't be Googled well. Not that they won't be able to use Google well, mind you, but that when a certain someone (read: admissions officer, employer, potential mate) enters "Tess Richardson" into the search line of the browser, what comes up will be less than impressive. That a quick surf through the top five hits will fail to astound with examples of her creativity, collaborative skills, and change-the-world work. It's a consequence of the new Web 2.0 world that these digital footprints—the online portfolios of who we are, what we do, and by association, what we know—are becoming increasingly woven into the fabric of almost every aspect of our lives. On the surface, that's an unsettling thought—but it doesn't have to be. Networking: The New Literacy Transparent and Trackable

How to Adopt a Social Media Lifestyle While most small business owners are starting to realize that social media is a necessary part of any marketing strategy, as a social media coach, the question I get most often is how to add social media to a day that is already way too full. For those of us working as solopreneurs or small business owners, it may, at times, feel like we are working virtually around the clock so when are we really supposed to tweet, post or blog? I’ll admit creating a social media plan that will stick is like starting an exercise program. You just have to take that leap and do it. 5 tips to make the social media lifestyle change Coffee and Twitter: For most of us, a morning cup of coffee is sacred. When you decide to include social media into your business and marketing strategy, it is important to be consistent and be present in order to truly engage your audience and increase your online visibility. Connect: Authored by: Ali Goldfield See complete profile

NextGenv32 This landmark report sets out how the UK can be transformed into the world’s leading talent hub for video games and visual effects. Key findings The education system (including universities and FE colleges) doesn’t provide the skills that the UK video games and visual effects industries need.The stakes are higher than the future of two industries. The deficiencies uncovered in the education system need urgent action for the future of the UK’s high-tech creative and digital industries more generally.This report’s recommendations include: computer science should be on the national curriculum alongside maths and physics; a GCSE in computer science should be introduced in all schools; and industry-accredited university and FE courses should receive targeted funding from HEFCE as ‘Strategically Important and Vulnerable’ subjects when the Government’s reforms to university education funding are implemented. Authors Ian Livingstone, Alex Hope

5 Ways To Be Recognized as A Social Media Influencer Can You Recognize A Social Media Influencer, When You See Them? Well the obvious answer is yes, absolutely you can. Think of some of your favorite Social Media Influencers, why you choose to follow them and how they influence you personally. Although many of the effective principles are paralleled, leading and influencing in the world of social media can sometimes be more difficult than leading/influencing in a traditional leadership/work settings. The social media influencer has to lead purely through relational, cause and content equity. Social Media Influence is not simply about the numbers but rather about value. On the other hand @revrunwisdom is probably one of the most influential individuals on Twitter. Actress @Alyssa_Milano is a social media influencer, not because she is an actress but rather because she adds tons of value by sharing relevant content, promoting causes, sharing her life and being herself. 5 Ways To Be Recognized as A Social Media Influencer: 1.)

Learning Technologies Comunicazione Generativa - communication matters 21st Century Learners Most of us have met them. If we teach in independent schools, higher decile schools or teach in more privilaged areas they are becoming increasingly common. Even the more short sighted of teachers can see them increasing as our future becomes increasingly electronic. Whether we call them Digital Natives (Marc Prensky), Digital Children (Ian Jukes), Neo-Millennials (Dieterle-Dede-Schrier) or 21st Century Learners (Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach ) they are increasingly becoming the future of teaching. So what are they? They are students who are shaped by their environment. but for those who by good fortune have had exposure for the entire of their lives to technology the effect is huge. So what is a Digital Native, a Digital Child, A Neo-Millennial or 21st Century Learner? It helps perhaps to look at a digital native in reference to someone we are familiar with: A teacher, who is more often than not, as Marc would describe them, a Digital Immigrant. Teens and the internet Resources: