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- Top 100 Sites & Apps of 2012

- Top 100 Sites & Apps of 2012
It's that time of year again when I get to write my favorite post. This year instead of doing just my top favorite sites, I'm going to include apps due to the shift in education to mobile learning and the "flipped classroom." While last year's post included lots of educational networks, this year's has lots of curation sites, as well as writing/grammar sites. *Any site on the 2011 top 100 list will not appear on this list. Top 100 Sites & Apps of 2012 MentorMob - Probably the coolest site I've come across this year. David Kapuler is an educational consultant with more than 10 years of experience working in the K-12 environment. Related:  Tech Blogs & Useful LinksVariety of Sites

The 20 Best Pinterest Boards About Education Technology Pinterest is quickly becoming one of the biggest sources inspiration and innovation when it comes to cooking, design, and education. That’s right, education is a prominent fixture on Pinterest now and that, of course, means that education technology plays a starring role. In an effort to help curate the massive amount of Pinterest boards about education technology, you can use the following list as a jumping off point to start your Pinterest journey. The following boards are curated by teachers, admins, and other education enthusiasts. You’ll likely find some new blogs, tools, and ideas among them. Don’t forget to check out the Edudemic Pinterest board where you can keep track of all the stuff we’re up to. Patricia Brown : Patricia showcases a myriad of videos, articles, tutorials, and lots of other resources all about education technology. We want to see what YOU are pinning!

Top 20 LiveBinders you should not Miss Digital bookmarking is a pivotal learning skill. It does not only allow you to organize your information into one single platform accessible from anywhere with an internet connection but can also help you in your professional growth. Web2.0 technologies have made it way easier for us to control and curate the content we come across online. I definitely believe that without the power of bookmarking we would never be able to manage the huge influx of information Internet provides. I have already talked in a previous post about the benefits of bookmarking for us as teachers and learner and I said that bookmarking web tools: I am also recommending the following bookmarking tools for you : LiveBinder is one the best bookmarking web tools out there.

Identity Management in Higher Education, 2011 Report Key Findings Higher education has made substantial progress in the last five years, but many institutions are still struggling to deliver the full benefits of IdM. Institutions that report the greatest success have invested in all infrastructure aspects — technical, administrative, and political — required for identity management. Doctoral institutions commonly join inter-institutional identity federations; other Carnegie classes often use federation technologies to enable on-campus single sign-on. ECAR Recommends Based on its findings in Identity Management in Higher Education, 2011, ECAR offers the following recommendations: Establish role and identity management policies before embarking on an IdM implementation.

MentorMob - Learn What You Want, Teach What You Love - MentorMob The Nerdy Teacher 9 Tools to Create E-magazines and Newspapers for Your Class 1- Uniflip UniFlip converts your magazine, brochure or catalog from its original PDF format into an exciting, professional multi-media digital format with pages that flip. 2-Joomag Joomag is a web tool that lets you create your own magazines using a simple online editor. You can draw shapes, write texts, add rich media elements like video and audio players. 3- Scribd Scribd is known for being a reading library where you can search for and find ebooks and slides but it is also a magazine creator which allows users to upload their own content and turn it into a magazine 4- Issuu This is like Scribd above. 5- Zinepal This tools lets you create an ebook or magazine from posts and articles of a blog. 6- Build A Newspaper This one is a professional platform that provides teacher based templates to create mazagines. 7- Fodey This is most simple of all the tools mentioned here. 8- Open Zine 9- Calameo Publish your magazine, presentations or documents and share them with the world.

Enhancing campus appeal with next-generation digital displays Digital signage is moving from commerce to education. As digital displays become more prevalent on college campuses, higher-education leaders are becoming more aware of how visually arresting displays not only can enhance communications, but also can grab the attention of prospective students—as well as benefactors. But there are a number of factors that campus leaders should know about as they consider their digital display purchases. Total cost of ownership can vary widely depending on the type of system you buy—and campus leaders also should be aware of the need for compelling content to broadcast on their displays. With the generous support of Christie, we’ve put together this collection of stories to help you learn how best to leverage digital displays to get the most out of your investment. —The Editors eCampus News Articles In trying to create new and relevant content for digital signage screens, we sometimes forget that our audience is in motion and will not see everything they are…

OpenCurriculum: A K-12 Learning Content Hub - 14 Edtech Integration Tips & 20+ Resources for the School Year 0 Comments September 16, 2012 By: Sep 16 Written by: 9/16/2012 1:52 PM ShareThis “Technology is just a tool. I have been integrating technology with students since 1997. Maybe you’re new to integrating technology or just need a few pointers. More Tips & 20+ Resources Beyond the first tip of connecting online and learning from other educators, I offer the following tips from my PLN, which are in no particular order: Tip: Assess if you need to use the technology. Tip: Have a back-up plan in case the Internet doesn’t work. Tip: Get ideas from other teachers. Tom Barrett’s Interesting Ways Tip: Make sure the technology supports higher order thinking skills and learning objectives. Kelly’s Peacock Digital Blooms Tip: Determine which is the best technology that will support that lesson. Tip: Familiarize yourself with the skills and pedagogy behind teaching with technology. Robin Good’s fantastic post, Teaching Skills: What 21st Century Educators Need To Learn To Survive Tip: Avoid the pitfalls!

ProConIt - Gen Y: The Next Generation of Spenders Empowered, disappointed, savvy, optimistic, unemployed—for anyone trying to decipher Generation Y (also known as Millennials), it means starting with a fistful of contradictions. With a population estimated at roughly 72 million, Generation Y is the most educated, diverse, tech-proficient, and soon-to-be largest American generation ever. It is also a generation that distrusts traditional advertising and will more likely listen to the opinions of their peers. As the oldest Gen Yers reach their mid-30s and increase their spending, the pressure is on for marketers to figure out how to capture this generation's attention. Like every other generation, Gen Y has been affected by the recent recession and weak economy. For many members of this group, this has meant difficulty landing their first job or being underemployed. Although other generations have come of age during a poor job market, none have been as heavily burdened by student loans. "It's all about engagement and experiences.