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Emerging Top 100 Tools for Learning 2011

Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies The Toolbox Share your Top 10 Tools to help build the 2011 list This is the 5th annual Top 100 Tools for Learning list I have built based on the contributions of learning professionals worldwide. I am now compiling the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2011 193 contributions so far Latest contribution: 26 June, 2011 List will be finalised 13 November, 2011 KEY Links to previous years' lists: 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2007 F = Free, C= Commercial, D=Download, S=Server, O=Online Cells shaded blue are new tools on the list this year, green are returners Click HERE to share your Top 10 Tools to help build the 2011 list Glogster and Eduglogster Make an interactive poster Etherpad + clones e.g. SchoolTube Video hosting for teachers and students Scratch Create and share interactive stories, games, music and art

5 YouTube Marketing Tips for Better Engagement Jason Weaver is the CEO of Shoutlet, an enterprise social management software company he founded. He has been involved in social media strategy development since its inception for brands that include Disney, SC Johnson, and eBay. In addition to its incredible success as the de facto portal for video uploads and viewing, YouTube is itself a community. For brands, it provides an additional viable opportunities to spark discussion with followers. It’s a place to build relationships and create a space for users to converse with each other about branded content. Just as Facebook has become an incredibly popular place for brands to maintain a dialogue with their customers, YouTube offers a similar opportunity, although the conversation is driven primarily by video content. So how do companies make the most of the conversations happening on YouTube? 1. A classic example of this is “Will it Blend?” 2. 3. 4. 5. “10,000 people in Acme’s YouTube community ‘liked’ this video.

10 Awesome Free Tools To Make Infographics Advertisement Who can resist a colourful, thoughtful venn diagram anyway? In terms of blogging success, infographics are far more likely to be shared than your average blog post. Designing An Infographic Some great tips for designing infographics: Keep it simple! Ideas for infographic formats include: Timelines;Flow charts;Annotated maps;Graphs;Venn diagrams;Size comparisons;Showing familiar objects or similar size or value. Here are some great tutorials on infographic creation: Creating Your Infographic Plan and research.If required, use free software to create simple graphs and visualisations of data.Use vector graphic software to bring these visualisations into the one graphic. Ultimately, if you have a little design skill, the very best approach is to create all the simple graphs and illustrations yourself using vector graphic software. Free Online Tools For Creating Infographics Stat Planet Hohli Hohli is an intuitive, simple online chart maker. Creately New York Times Many Eyes Wordle Tableau

Patent Searching and Inventing Resources 73 Essential Social Media & Tech Resources for Small Businesses As a small business owner, your time is limited. Each week we put together a roundup of essential social media resources to help you stay on top. We wanted to give you even more of a leg up with this megalist of our top small business resources from the past few months, including social media, tech, startups, marketing & advertising, dev & design and mobile posts that were written with small business in mind.

50 Awesome Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom | Teaching Written By: Jillian Terry Skype is a free and easy way for teachers to open up their classroom and their students to a world way beyond their campus. With Skype, students can learn from other students, connect with other cultures, and expand their knowledge in amazing ways. Promoting Education These great ideas are all about teaching students in dynamic ways. See Me, Hear Me: Skype in the Classroom. Promoting Community Using Skype in the classroom can promote communities within a school or globally. Inclusion — helping a classmate join the classroom from home. Skype Ideas for Teachers and Parents Teachers and parents can benefit from Skype in the classroom, too. Professional development. Resources for Getting Started and Using Skype Find out how you can take advantage of Skype with the advice below. Using Skype in the Classroom (or just learning how to use it!). Finding Others Using Skype Here are a few ways to connect with others using Skype in classrooms and to promote education. ePALS.

Western Progressive: Tea Baggers Hell is freezing over for the Republican Party. They could end up nominating a candidate that is completely and utterly unelectable. Democrats could not fathom a more perfect opponent than Newt Gingrich -- even more perfect than Bachmann or Cain. Most independent voters remember Gingrich as maybe the most partisan member of Congress in our lifetime. Since his return to politics as a presidential candidate, Gingrich has offended non-Republicans with race-bating comments about food stamps and child labor . But they had it coming. Establishment conservatives like Jennifer Rubin are worried after watching Newt Gingrich trouce Mitt Romney over the weekend. "But here’s the thing: The voters in their infinite wisdom have just given a huge boost to perhaps the only GOP candidate who could shift the spotlight from President Obama to himself, alienate virtually all independent voters, lose more than 40 states and put the House majority in jeopardy ," Rubin said. Many others would agree.

Le cahier réseaux sociaux 2010 – ebook par OWNI | Le Marketing sur le Web ... Social Owni, c’est quoi ? Owni est un Webzine que j’aime particulièrement et que je lis régulièrement, les articles publiés sont de qualités, bref un incontournable… En cette fin d’année, Owni propose plusieurs ebooks sur des thématiques aussi différentes que passionnantes : Journalisme, Hadopi, Wikileaks… Ces ebooks sont en réalité des compilations des meilleures articles publiés en 2010, vraiment excellent ! En savoir plus sur Owni : « Groupe de médias français et européen et « thinktank » à ciel ouvert, au sein duquel collaborent 20 éditeurs et journalistes permanents, plus de 600 blogueurs, des développeurs, des designers, des entrepreneurs, des étudiants et des chercheurs… Nous y expérimentons le « Digital Journalism » (datajournalism & information en réseau) et cherchons à comprendre le monde qui nous entoure sous un regard critique, constructif et technophile. » Un court extrait de l’ebook Réseaux sociaux : Mais alors quelles conclusions tirer de tout ce qui vient d’être dit ?

All Things Web 2.0 - Home Forrester Blogs | Making Leaders Successful Every Day Top 10 Social Media Blogs: The 2011 Winners! Social media is a big subject. If you’re looking for some reliable places to go for the best tips and social media tactics, look no further! Our second-annual contest generated more than 300 nominations. Our panel of social media experts carefully reviewed the nominees and finalists, analyzing the quality of their content, the frequency of posts and reader involvement (among other things). The following are the winners of Social Media Examiner’s Top 10 Social Media Blogs for 2011. If you’re looking to master all that social media has to offer, these rich blogs need to be at the top of your reading list. Congratulations to the winners. Share the love: Feel free to post the above list on your blog (just reference this post). The badge of distinction: If you’re a winner, you can post the image you see here on your blog and please link back to this page. A special thanks to our judges! Do you frequent any of these blogs? About the Author, Michael Stelzner

50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a little bit easier and more fun for all involved. Yet as with anything related to technology, new tools are hitting the market constantly and older ones rising to prominence, broadening their scope, or just adding new features that make them better matches for education, which can make it hard to keep up with the newest and most useful tools even for the most tech-savvy teachers. Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of the tech tools, including some that are becoming increasingly popular and widely used, that should be part of any teacher’s tech tool arsenal this year, whether for their own personal use or as educational aids in the classroom. Social Learning These tools use the power of social media to help students learn and teachers connect. Learning Lesson Planning and Tools Useful Tools

Tech News | Innovation News | Money News Top 75 Apps for Enhancing Your Facebook Page Have you customized your Facebook page? There are thousands of apps that can help you engage with your fans. In this article I’ll focus on the top 75 Facebook apps. These apps allow you to customize your landing tabs, add your blog, add videos and photos, add chat, add polls, contests, geolocation, scheduling, email, ecommerce and much more. Why Facebook Apps? Why add apps to your Facebook Business (Fan) page? In other words, every time a fan interacts with your Fan page, it’s free advertising for you because each fan’s activity goes out into their stream (their wall and their friends’ News Feeds). Facebook App Directory However, there are literally tens of thousands from which to choose. There’s also Appbistro where you can browse their comprehensive directory of apps for businesses. You can track your metrics via Facebook Insights and see which of your tabs gets the most clicks as shown in the screenshot below: Facebook Insights - Tab Views Custom Landing Tabs TabSite - Facebook App See also: