Technology Integration in K-12
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
JULY 4, 2013
I was asked, I''m curious as to what you think the three most important things for new teachers to know about technology integration in k-12? The exact technology doesn''t matter much, and has evolved over the years, from the days of email mailing lists, to community bulletin boards, to social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. That''s because of the question you asked, which focuses on new teachers and technology integration in the classroom.
Facebook as a blogging platform
JANUARY 24, 2014
Blogging is still one of the most useful and fun things you can do. I still blog at The Obvious? Each time social networks die and we all move on my blog is still there. As people have moved into places like Facebook and Twitter the energy has moved away from blogging to some extent. I, like many bloggers, used to post links to my blog posts on Facebook or Google+. So I started posting the entire content of my blog posts on Facebook and Google+.
Curating our personal technology configurations
MAY 10, 2011
(Crossposted on Technology for Communities and Network Weaving CoP ). What is a Technology Configuration? See also other posts on the Digital Habitats blog on configuration.) Digital Habitats Uncategorized networks social media technology stewardship NWWCOP
How Facebook Changes Are Impacting Engagement on Brand Pages and What Nonprofits Should Do About It
JANUARY 11, 2012
For two of the peer learning groups , we explored best practices for using Facebook strategically as part of an integrated communications plan based on this content ( [link] ). Commenting on the posts in other aligned partner’s Facebook pages. Content Engagement Facebook
Jobs, work and technology
DECEMBER 2, 2011
” Seth’s Blog : Without a diverse talent pool, any society [company] will do a poor job of solving the problems that inevitably arise: Diversity of talents and interests is central to innovation because new things are so often mixtures of old things. Facebook dominates magazine covers, stories, broadcast and our mobile devices “tweet” with content from ” twits”. Tweet Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared on Twitter this past week.
How To Create A Terrific Facebook Cover Image If You Don’t Have Resources To Hire A Designer
MARCH 5, 2012
How To Create A Terrific Facebook Cover Image If You Don’t Have Resources To Hire A Designer by Guest Post Ash Shepherd. By now you must have heard the announcement that by the end of March all pages on Facebook will be rolling over to the new timeline look.
Reflections on Ten Years of Blogging
MAY 26, 2015
Friedman’s words came to mind as I was reflecting on the evolution of blogging since I posted my first blog in May of 2005. The advent of easy-to-use tools and platforms brought blogging to a much larger, non-technical population.
“How can I convince others about the value of social technologies in an organisation?”
JULY 15, 2012
“How can I convince others about the value of social technologies in an organisation?” I recently came across this article on the Business2Community blog about a business intelligence company called Domo and their Social Media Experiment.
TechCamp: Empowering Women Through Technology
JUNE 29, 2012
TechCamp: Empowering women through technology - guest post by Ma’ayan Alexander. Technology does not solve problems. Technology alone does not solve problems. She shares her thoughts and experience of Internet usage for social change on her blog.
Blogs in Education
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
APRIL 13, 2009
What is a Blog? A blog is a personal website that contains content organized like a journal or a diary. Readers catch up with blogs by starting at the top and reading down until they encounter material they’re already read. Though blogs are typically thought of as personal journals, there is no limit to what may be covered in a blog. While the earliest blogs were created by hand, blogging becam widely popular with the advent of blog authoring tools.
Facebook + WhatsApp means it’s time to double down on new investments
FEBRUARY 20, 2014
Over on the ProjectVRM blog I make a long-form case for why Facebook buying WhatsApp for $19 billion dollars in cash and stock is a Good Thing. Stop right now and read Four Numbers That Explain Why Facebook Acquired WhatsApp , a post by Sequoia Capital , WhatsApp’s main VC. Business Internet Technology VRM
In Honour of Ada Lovelace
OCTOBER 14, 2014
Today, October 14, 2014, is Ada Lovelace Day – an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). That’s akin to letting the wee ones publicly blog, while teaching them about the good and the not-so-good of the interwebs.
[liveblog] Data & Technology in Government
FEBRUARY 26, 2015
Part of the importance of this is that students at the Kennedy School are agitating for a much strong technology component to their education on the grounds that these days policy makers need to be deeply cognizant of the possibilities technology offers, and of the culture of our new technology development environment. Tomorrow there is an afternoon of discussions sponsored by the student-led Technology for Change group. Todd Park, White House Technology Advisory.
Nonprofit Technology Training: Book List
MARCH 5, 2014
Photo from Librarianismchronicles Blog. At this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference, I’m thrilled to be doing a panel on nonprofit technology training and it has a bit of a star wars theme, “ Learn You Will.”
Take us to The Rivers
MAY 7, 2012
And Technology Review ? The apps were, in the jargon of information technology, “ walled gardens ,” and although sometimes beautiful, they were small, stifling gardens. And btw, you’re now competing, effectively with your competitors, Facebook and Twitter.
Applying Avinash Kaushik’s Best Social Metrics Framework for the New Facebook Insights Data
OCTOBER 11, 2011
A few days ago, I moderated two panels at Grantmakers in the Arts pre-conference on arts and technology. John Haydon recently pointed to his new screencast about Insights and Ted Fickes offered a shoutout on Twitter to Avinash Kaushik most recent blog post.
10 most popular blog posts on the living networks of 2012
DECEMBER 20, 2012
I have just had a look at the most popular posts this year on my blog, and very interestingly almost all of the top dozen were written before this year, with perennials like the launches of our Web 2.0 Below are the most popular posts written this year on my blog.
The Evolution of My Complex Relationship with Blogging
JUNE 3, 2011
From time to time, I like to reflect on my feelings about blogging, and then write about them in an entry in my blog. I have not done so in a while, and it has now been just about six years since I started this blog, so I thought that it would be a good time to return to the subject. I started blogging at the urging of colleagues at IBM. For several years my friend and colleague John Patrick had been urging me to start a blog. I write this blog.
After Bitly’s fail
MAY 30, 2012
In this brief but intense Age of Facebook, when sites and services — e.g. Facebook Connect — silently provide means for advertisers and third parties to follow your scent like a cloud of flies, that’s a good bet.). I have no intention of connecting to Facebook.
Fred Wilson’s talk at LeWeb
DECEMBER 14, 2013
You can read about them in Linux Journal (starting in 1996), The Cluetrain Manifesto (1999, 2000 , 2011 ), this blog (starting in 1999), ProjectVRM (starting in 2006) and The Intention Economy (2012). 1) We are making a transition from bureaucratic hierarchies to technology-driven networks. But now technology-driven networks are replacing bureaucracies. It’s what allows Google, Facebook and the government spy on us when we don’t want them to.
I’m Not Scared of Email; I Developed a System called DADDIO
JANUARY 23, 2013
I’m on Twitter, Skype, Google+ and Facebook. Where I work, we also use micro-blogging and IM (instant messaging) applications. communication email micro-blogging social networking technology daddio Email messaging
Two Very Incredible & Courageous Women
AUGUST 25, 2014
mediated technologies for enhanced communication, learning, and motivation across educational, professional, and health sectors.” We delved effortlessly into various forms of collaborative and social technologies, educational theories, and music!
Everyday Technology: Innovative Ways To Do More With Less
APRIL 23, 2012
Note from Beth: Innovation was the buzzword at the Nonprofit Technology Conference! Everyday Technology: Innovative Ways To Do More With Less, Guest Post by Laura Quinn and Chris Bernard. Facebook was an immediate channel to keep people up-to-date.”. Flickr Photo by Nielio.
Bring on The Live Web
FEBRUARY 18, 2011
So it was common for Google’s indexes of blogs to be a day or more old. But they mostly covered blogs and sites with RSS feeds. Which made sense, since blogs were the most live part of the Web back then. The practices are blogging and syndication.
Getting More Value from Your Social Media
NOVEMBER 24, 2010
Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Getting More Value from Your Social Media by Kevin Wheeler on November 24, 2010 Platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and a variety of proprietary platforms are becoming core to successful recruiting, learning, relationship building, and marketing. To assume that everyone is connected, has a Facebook profile and uses LinkedIn is flawed.
New Technology Supporting Informal Learning
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
APRIL 25, 2009
Abstract We often talk about games, simulations and other events in learning, but these technologies support only episodic learning. Equally important are those technologies that provide a context for these learning episodes, an environment where students and interact and converse among themselves. Context Online learning today is beginning to be dominated by developments in games, simulations and related technologies. Implementing the Seven Principles: Technology as Lever.
World wide puddle
APRIL 1, 2011
I blog about real life; I talk about the internet. The Net’s ability to monitor events and send out messages and notifications automatically is, of course, one of its great strengths as a communication technology. Nicholas Carr is ahead of his time again.
RightsCon: The Promise and Peril of New Communications Technology
OCTOBER 26, 2011
This week in San Francisco, technologists and human rights advocates are meeting at the Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference (or RightsCon )to grapple with the realities of how we better manage the human rights implications of new technologies. Guest post by Sam Gregory.
How Do You Celebrate Reaching 10,000 Fans on Facebook?
FEBRUARY 15, 2012
I’m a writer – currently working on a novel that explores the dangers of too much science/technology, especially in the realm of extreme religious fundamentalism. I noticed that you have been blogging for a couple of years. Any words of wisdom about blogging?
Trust and the On-Demand Economy
DECEMBER 22, 2015
Over the past few decades, the firm has been going through dramatic changes , driven by both advances in information technologies and the heightened competitive pressures brought about by globalization.
Content as Icebergs
SEPTEMBER 12, 2015
(Cross posted from this at Facebook). My Facebook timeline it looks like a core sample of glacier ice, drilled back to 1947, the year I showed up. But in practice most of what we pile onto the top of the Web is packed into silos like Facebook. What happens to everything here if Facebook goes away? Bear in mind that Facebook isn’t even yet a decade old.
Blogs: Social Media’s Home Base
AUGUST 18, 2009
I’ve called my blog my persistent presence on the Web. As more social media applications come and go and we see value in some of them and maybe even use them more than our blogs, it becomes even more important to have a spot that doesn’t change too much.
What’s Your Learning Tool Stack?
JUNE 14, 2016
For me, it’s Word for writing, OmniGraffle for diagramming (as this one was created in), WordPress for this blog (my thinking out loud; it is for me, at least in the first instance), and a suite of note taking software (depending on type of notes) and personal productivity.
One platform to rule them all
JULY 11, 2011
Where Facebook is, Twitter will be. For several years, I have seen my blog as my central point on the Web , with peripheral platforms coming and going. My blog will continue to be where I post my half-baked ideas and air them in public. Communities Technology
Keep your social media in perpetual Beta
SEPTEMBER 25, 2011
Tweet When I started blogging, it was one of the few options to share ideas on the Net. After blogs, the next big phenomena were social networks. Today, Facebook is the general public forum of choice for individuals, businesses, charities, brands and almost everyone else. Facebook beat MySpace and many other contenders to the critical point when network effects drive exponential growth. SocialLearning Technology
Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016
APRIL 12, 2016
Facebook is also a way I stay in touch with friends and colleagues (those colleagues that I also consider friends; Facebook is more a personal learning tool than a business tool for me). WordPress is my blogging tool (where you’re at right now), and it’s a way I think ‘out loud’ and the feedback I get is a wonderful way to learn. meta-learning technologyIt’s that time again: Jane Hart is running her 2016 (and 10th!)
All things to all people
JULY 24, 2013
That G+ post I made now has 52 comments, more than any post on this blog has had. In that post, Jeff Roach described G+ as “ a network that looks like Facebook (media rich) but functions more like twitter (streams etc) but is more friendly to conversations and sharing than both of them.
2015 top 10 tools for learning
JULY 7, 2015
Facebook: there’s another group that I use like the Skype channel, and of course just what comes in from friends postings is a great source of lateral input. WordPress: my blogging tool, that provides regular reflection opportunities for me in generating them, and from the feedback others provide via comments. meta-learning technologyJane Hart has been widely and wisely known for her top 100 Tools for Learning (you too can register your vote ).
Vancouver is Home to Several ‘Social’ Rock Stars
NOVEMBER 21, 2011
Social Business, Technology, Open Leadership, Social Learning and Social Media spaces, — phew — I’d like to introduce you to Vancouver – or, as I’d like to rename it, Vancoolver. Find her latest musings at her popular Digital Life blog.
Earth to Mozilla: Come back home
APRIL 12, 2014
In her blog post explaining the Brendan Eich resignation , Mitchell Baker , Chair of the Mozilla Foundation , writes, “We know why people are hurt and angry, and they are right: it’s because we haven’t stayed true to ourselves.”