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Technology Integration in K-12

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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.

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles

Tony Karrer

In a recent conversation, I was asked what I thought about twitter as a learning tool. But I also think that there’s a lot more help now around how to make effective use of Twitter as a learning tool. is up - Adventures in Corporate Education , April 18, 2009 Facilitating a twitter chat - Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning , March 9, 2010 To get Twitter you gotta Tweet! subQuark , June 14, 2009 Twitter Collaboration Stories eLearning Technology.

Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment – The Follow-Up

Luis Suarez

Indeed, while re-reading through ‘ Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – One thing I can share with you all is that once I have seen the light of a much smarter way of using Twitter through public lists alone it’s rather tough to go back to anything else for that matter, so I haven’t.

Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment

Luis Suarez

Over three years ago I wrote a blog entry over here about Twitter under the provocative heading: ‘ Twitter is where conversations go to die ’. I still love Twitter, as I wrote just recently. Why do we follow people on Twitter in the first place?

Curating our personal technology configurations

Nancy White

(Crossposted on Technology for Communities and Network Weaving CoP ). What is a Technology Configuration? What is your practice of managing your technology configuration from a particular practices perspective, such as network weaving?

How Nonprofits Can Use Measurement To Adapt to the Facebook Algorithm Change

Beth Kanter

How Nonprofits Can Use Measurement to Adapt to the Facebook Algorithm Change – guest post by Meghan Keaney Anderson, Hubspot. In late September news trickled out about a change in Facebook’s Edgerank algorithm that was causing big drops in reach for many branded pages.

Grandma Got Run Over by a Social

Dan Pontefract

Facebook & Google+ were the seeds. Facebook & Google+ were the seeds. Facebook & Google+ were the seeds. Facebook & Google+ were the seeds. social social media social networking technology facebook Google+ humor humour satire twitter

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Getting More Value from Your Social Media

Kevin Wheeler

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.

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Nonprofit Technology Training: Book List

Beth Kanter

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.” Photo from Librarianismchronicles Blog.

[liveblog] Data & Technology in Government

David Weinberger

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.

Research: The acceleration of Australian banks’ use of social media

Ross Dawson

Twitter: * CBA, NAB, and Westpac are very active on Twitter. Facebook: * CBA and NAB have recently starting engaging strongly on Facebook, including discussions on sports and natural disasters. These are often used to give access to videos on Facebook or Twitter.

Applying Avinash Kaushik’s Best Social Metrics Framework for the New Facebook Insights Data

Beth Kanter

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.

How @GoodwillIntl is Celebrating Labor Day with Twitter Campaign #150jobs AND Measures Success

Beth Kanter

One of their newest experiments is a Twitter campaign, #150jobs. I interviewed Arlene to learn more about they’re measuring their Twitter campaign and what they’re learning. What is the objective of the Twitter campaign?

Moron Facebook

Martijn Linssen

Actually, I mean “More on Facebook,” but as I was once accused of using fancy headlines to draw clicks (to this site with no advertising), I thought I would play the part and see if that behavior makes any difference. Also, this isn’t about Facebook at all. I opined recently that the problem with asking: “Why isn’t our enterprise platform as easy to use as Facebook” is that we use these platforms for vastly different purposes.

Who is Behind the Nonprofit Hulk Twitter Account?

Beth Kanter

That’s the tweet that showed up in my Twitter stream last week it caught my attention. Hulk (fill in the blank) Twitter accounts are popping up all over Twitter, the latest Twitter meme. NONPROFIT HULK Twitter must be hanging out or working with communications professionals or foundations, because his or her tagline is: “HULK THEORY OF CHANGE: SMASH. TWITTER JUST ONE TOOL IN HULKS COMMUNICATIONS TOOLBOX. HULK BROKE LADDER OF ENGAGEMENT.

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Everyday Technology: Innovative Ways To Do More With Less

Beth Kanter

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.

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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.

RightsCon: The Promise and Peril of New Communications Technology

Beth Kanter

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.

understanding our tools

Harold Jarche

Email can be terse, while Twitter is short and lacks nuance. Facebook) destroys the ability for people and communities to develop real network era fluency, which is not good for society in the long run and may kill innovation and our collective ability to adapt. Learning Technology

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Looking for talented editors/ writers / project managers / social media on cool tech, media, and future topics

Ross Dawson

We run a series of content websites on topics related to technology, media, and the future, among many other activities. Running the site’s social media, including Twitter and Facebook, to build relationships and visibility. Good understanding of and experience with social media including Twitter. - (Ideally) Understand wireframing and able to work with designers and developers. - (Ideally) Excellent research and highly structured report writing capabilities.

owning your data

Harold Jarche

GMail, Facebook), you usually have to give something away in order to use it. Using open source gives you freedom from vendors and ensures that you are not handcuffed to your technology provider. For example, I have used Twitter since late 2007. OpenSource Technology

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We can all make TV. Now what?

Doc Searls

Now pause to dig Facebook’s 10-year plan to build The Matrix. How long before Facebook buys Meerkat and builds it into Occulus Rift ? Or buys Twitter, just to get Periscope and do the same? How will we create the digital equivalents of the privacy technologies we call clothing, shelter, buttons, zippers, doors, windows, shades, blinds and curtains? Look where Meerkat and Periscope point. I mean, historically.

Trust and the On-Demand Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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.

One platform to rule them all

Harold Jarche

Until recently I really liked Twitter but I know that it will become more advertising-centric as time goes on. Where Facebook is, Twitter will be. Communities TechnologyTweet All of the hype around Google+ seems to have put me me into a social networking depression.

My Twitter Weekly Links Digest for 2011-07-17

Jane Hart

Infographic: Google+ vs. Facebook, the Only Comparison Chart You’ll Ever Need [link] #. Google Plus Sucks (And Here’s Why) ~ LockerGnome Social Media & Technology [link] <I’m tending to agree with this #. One Million Registered Twitter Apps [link] via @ twitter #. Twitter is the newest tool for self-published stories, from FastCompany [link] #. Following Twitter (an infographic) via @ techcrunch [link] #. Powered by Twitter Tools.

Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016

Clark Quinn

Twitter is a go-to. The learning chats I participate in are another way twitter helps. 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). meta-learning technologyIt’s that time again: Jane Hart is running her 2016 (and 10th!) Top 100 Tools for Learning poll.

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After Bitly’s fail

Doc Searls

My Twitter handle is there, with my face. Does the blue “x” close the whole thing or just my twitter handle? Why would I want a shortlink if not to share it on something that requires it, like Twitter? I have no intention of connecting to Facebook.

Separating advertising’s wheat and chaff

Doc Searls

I’ve never heard of any of those companies, or those on the PrivacyBadger list, except for Google, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter and other usual suspects. advertising Business Internet marketing privacy problems radio Research TechnologyAdvertising used to be simple.

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2015 top 10 tools for learning

Clark Quinn

Twitter: I am pointed to many amazing and interesting things via Twitter. 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. meta-learning technologyJane Hart has been widely and wisely known for her top 100 Tools for Learning (you too can register your vote ).

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All things to all people

Harold Jarche

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. Communities PKM SocialLearning Technology

In Honour of Ada Lovelace

Dan Pontefract

Today, October 14, 2014, is Ada Lovelace Day – an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Well, when he was actually blogging and not centralizing his blogging world to Facebook.).

Vancouver is Home to Several ‘Social’ Rock Stars

Dan Pontefract

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. Does the Twitter handle @smith say enough for you?

Take us to The Rivers

Doc Searls

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.

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Twitter Digest for 2011-05-09

Jane Hart

42 Fresh Facts About Twitter & Facebook… | Bit Rebels [link] via @ bitrebels #. 50 Awesome YouTube Facts and Figures » Jeffbullas's Blog # Facebook #How To # MySpace #Sa [.] dpontefract: Should Employees Be Incented to Use Social Technologies? Powered by Twitter Tools. Twitter twitterFive Best Apps to Send Group Text Messages on the Cheap [link] #. Challenging the status quo from @ hjarche [link] #.

Twitter Digest for 2011-05-25

Jane Hart

5 Unique Uses of Twitter in the Classroom [link] #. RT @ briansolis Digital Darwinism is the evolution of consumer behavior when society & technology evolve faster than you [link] #. RT @ vellest : A World Without Facebook – Infographic [link] #. Workplace learning professionals on Twitter: add your name to the list [link] #. Powered by Twitter Tools. Twitter twitterTweet.

Keep your social media in perpetual Beta

Harold Jarche

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. Twitter is where you can feel the pulse of the action and are able to follow the most conversations. SocialLearning TechnologyTweet When I started blogging, it was one of the few options to share ideas on the Net.

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Escaping the Black Holes of Centralization

Doc Searls

Turkey shut down Twitter today. We’ll eradicate Twitter. ” ( Hurriyedet Daily News ) He also said Turkey will “rip out the roots” of Twitter. Paul Baran contrasted centralized systems (such as governments), decentralized ones (such as Twitter+Facebook+Google, etc.) Twitter’s centralized nature makes it a dot in the star-shaped designs of A and B. Business Events history Ideas infrastructure Journalism Politics problems Technolog

12 Themes for 2012: what we can expect in the year ahead

Ross Dawson

Now our anonymity is compromised further through extraordinary advances in facial recognition technology. Facebook uses extremely accurate facial recognition technologies while Apple and Google own advanced platforms they are not yet using.

Twitter Digest for 2011-05-29

Jane Hart

How to Use Social-Networking Technology for Learning, fm edutopia, [link] #. Only a fool or Nicolas Sarkozy would go to war with Facebook [link] via @ guardian #. Powered by Twitter Tools. Twitter twitterTweet. RT @ JaneBozarth : GOOD STUFF. Post by @ djudje Courses v. Experiences [link] <and not what you might expect! #. Infographic: The Enterprise Mobile Explosion [link] #. Social Business? It Depends What You Mean By Social [link] #.

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Fred Wilson’s talk at LeWeb

Doc Searls

1) We are making a transition from bureaucratic hierarchies to technology-driven networks. But now technology-driven networks are replacing bureaucracies. Examples… Twitter. It’s what allows Google, Facebook and the government spy on us when we don’t want them to. We have allowed Google, Facebook, Amazon and Twitter to be our identity services.