Creating a social media policy for your not-for-profit A good social media campaign or engagement strategy can help your organisation fulfill its mission. There are many examples of not-for-profits using these tools successfully for everything from fundraising and volunteer recruitment to building awareness on sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. But there are also examples of organisations that have encountered pitfalls along the way to an effective social media presence. A good social media campaign or engagement strategy can help your organisation fulfill its mission. There are many examples of not-for-profits using these tools successfully for everything from fundraising and volunteer recruitment to building awareness on sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. But there are also examples of organisations that have encountered pitfalls along the way to an effective social media presence.
Social Media Monitoring Software. Tools for Facebook & Twitter Heartbeat is a cost-effective, real-time social media monitoring and measurement tool. Heartbeat provides constantly updated snapshots of online conversations, including a variety of user-friendly and informative graphics. Monitor social media conversations Measure key metrics around buzz and sentiment Engage with key influencers and opinion leaders Conduct comparisons between competitors and topics Real-Time Social Media Monitoring Keep track of the most important and relevant conversations about your brand and products. Research FUSE Labs - Kodu Game Lab An overview of Kodu. (Click to play) Kodu lets kids create games on the PC and Xbox via a simple visual programming language. Kodu can be used to teach creativity, problem solving, storytelling, as well as programming. Anyone can use Kodu to make a game, young children as well as adults with no design or programming skills.
What is digital literacy? CC licensed photo shared via Flickr by s@lly Digital literacy is the topic that made the ETMOOC learning space so irresistible to me… I think as educators we spout off about wanting our students to be digitally literate, but not many of us (myself included) have a firm grasp about what that actually means, and quite a number of us are still attempting to become digitally literate ourselves. Whatever that means. It turns out, defining digital literacy isn’t such an easy task.
Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources I received an inquiry about resources that would help instructors who are about to move into teaching online courses. It made me immediately think back to my first experience with an online session. It was the first ever public session for Placeware - a virtual meeting software company that was much later acquired by Microsoft and became Microsoft Live Meeting. Because it was their first ever public session and my first ever online session neither of us knew what we were doing. The topic was roughly (surprise) New Technology for eLearning. They had 100 people participating. Online Learning: More Than Just a MOOC « TechKNOW Tools As a life-long learner, I have appreciated engaging and interacting with a wide variety of educators in a few Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The concept of a MOOC is has been around for a while. In previous blog posts, I have shared the definition of a MOOC and my participation and experience.
Personal Learning Environments and the revolution of Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development Developmental psychologist Lev Vygotsky defined what the person or a student can do — or the problems they can solve — as three different stages: What a student can do on their own, working independently or without anyone’s help.What the student can do with the help of someone.What it is beyond the student’s reach even if helped by someone else. He called the second stage the Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) which had, as said, two limits: the lower limit, which was set by the maximum level of independent performance, and the upper limit, the maximum level of additional responsibility the student can accept with the assistance of an able instructor. But Vygotsky believed that learning shouldn’t follow development, but rather should lead it. A student should constantly be reaching slightly beyond their capabilities rather than working within them (Jo Turner-Attwell, 2009). This reaching beyond one’s capabilities can be pictured as the student entering their Zone of Proximal Development.
ipad childrens education iPad Family has reviewed HUNDREDS of iPad Education Apps for children. NOT ALL OF THEM MAKE IT TO THIS SITE. We're only happy to shre the best, highest quality educational Apps. When evaluating an app, we consider it's educational value. Here’s how a former kindergarten teacher approaches app development - iPhone app article - Brad Spirrison There is no prototypical background for app developers. The beauty of working in the app world is that it is so new, you find individuals from all walks of life creating applications we could not have fathomed just four short years ago. After spending more than 25 years helping to develop young minds as a kindergarten teacher in Chicago, Francis Judd switched gears to become an app developer. Her company, Mrs. Judd’s Games (which is a unit of KBooM!