About Slipp has evolved into If you're not ready for Slipp you can still CREATE A GLOSSI. Dear Glossinauts, Mention - a possible replacement for Google Alerts There's much concern running around at the moment relating to the inability of Google Alerts to 'do their thing' properly, and people are worrying that they might be on the kill list. It's a reasonable fear, and something that Google is going to have to get used to - with the speed they kill things, plus the fact that it doesn't matter how many people like or rely on something, we've got to get used to alternatives. Ideally, move to them as well I think. Anyway, if you're looking for an alternative to Google Alerts, you could do worse than try Mention.
Fix-It in Five When I first started student blogs, I assumed students would enjoy it. After all, we were using technology! It was, at the time, a cutting-edge tool! Unfortunately, I didn’t think ahead of time about the power of blogging as authentic, interactive form of expression. Instead, students wrote posts in isolation. Curation/Bookmarking Tools educlipper Educlipper - Must request invite as of 9/13/2012 livebinders Live Binders - The knowledge sharing place. mentormob Mentor Mob - Learn what you want. - Top 100 Sites of 2011 0 Comments November 23, 2011 By: David Kapuler Nov 23 Written by: 11/23/2011 3:54 AM ShareThis
Free Digital Magazine Software Lucidpress lets you design a magazine that will turn heads, whether it’s in digital or print format. Your magazine will look great on a computer screen or tablet, and everything you make in Lucidpress can be shared through social media with the click of a button. More Features ComicBook! ComicBook! photo effects and captioning app is your FULL featured comic book creation tool! Turn yourself and your friends into comic heroes or villains.
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Is the Certificate the New College Degree? - Education Going to college is still one of the best ways to set yourself up for success in the workforce, but not every job in the 21st century economy requires a four-year degree. Sometimes a certificate is all you need to get on your desired career path. Indeed, according to a new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, certificates are the fastest growing form of postsecondary credential around. In 1980 only 6 percent of Americans earned a certificate, but that’s skyrocketed up to 22 percent, with more than one million of us earning a certificate every year. What’s the appeal? 7 Excellent Tools to Publish Students Work There is nothing much rewarding for students than to see their accomplished work being published and celebrated with others. This is very much motivating and is a strong impetus for them to achieve more and work harder. Can you imagine how happy a student would be to share his classroom work with his parents in a neat and clean online platform that they access anywhere and anytime ? There are several online tools that you as a teacher can use to host your students work and share them with the whole class and as well as parents .Below are some tools that can help you do that. Check them out : 1- Flipsnack
10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics People love to learn by examining visual representations of data. That’s been proven time and time again by the popularity of both infographics and Pinterest. So what if you could make your own infographics ? What would you make it of? It’s actually easier than you think… even if you have zero design skills whatsoever. Below are my two favorite infographic-making web 2.0 tools that I highly recommend. Blogging Basics It seems as if digital eons have transpired since I first started blogging with my 10-grade English students in 2010. Since then I’ve incorporated blogging with an AP English Language class and made blogging a key component in a capstone project seminar for seniors. I’ve also infused photoblogging into media electives. Now I blog regularly with my sixth-grade Language Arts class.
How to Create Your Own Textbook — With or Without Apple By Dolores Gende Apple’s iBooks2 and authoring app has created big waves in education circles. But smart educators don’t necessarily need Apple’s slick devices and software to create their own books. How educators think of content curation in the classroom is enough to change their reliance on print textbooks. As the open education movement continues to grow and become an even more rich trove of resources, teachers can use the content to make their own interactive textbooks.