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Facebook and Twitter Are No Longer The Most Innovative Companies In The World

Twitter nor Facebook produced any major innovations this past year, hence the reason they are not on this year’s MIC, ...
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Facebook Like Button Violates University Privacy Policy

The Facebook Like button is on so many college or university websites even when the Facebook Like button violates most every college and university privacy policy. I realize your chief marketing officer, foundation director and director of alumni relations love the … Continue reading

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Predictions for EDUCAUSE 2011

EDUCAUSE 2011 will be in Philadelphia next week.  Starting on the 18th of October, the conference this year is likely to have some new energy.  For the first time, EDUCAUSE is featuring Start-up Alley.  Eighteen companies with new technology will be showcased in a special area.  It's a way for EDUCAUSE to support innovation and highlight vendor solutions that may be interesting for participants.

Companies exhibiting for the first time include...
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Will you add Google’s +1 button to your sites?

Our web pages are already becoming crowded with sharing options: email, Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon and more and more. Google’s late to the game with it’s new +1 button, but better late than never, I suppose. So what is the +1 button? I’ll let Google describe it: +1 is as simple on the rest of the [...]
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Emerging trends at the E3

by Zoe Corwin The E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) at the Los Angeles Convention Center is one of the premier events in the computer and video game world.  Amidst the incredible hype surrounding the event, new games are revealed in what has become a multibillion dollar industry.  The show does not have an educational focus, but [...]
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The Thursday Pop with Kristan Venegas

My financial aid & Facebook experiment: “Pregunta about financial aid, race, and class” As I mentioned in my blog on May 19th, I was working with David Levy and the College Access Foundation to put on a series of workshops related to reading financial aid offers. We included the basics as well as some “inside [...]
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7 Reasons To Leverage Social Networking Tools in the Classroom

Instructional uses of social networking software can provide opportunities for learning, connecting, and engagement. This year, I’ve written frequently about popular social media tools, and education-specific social networking apps. I’ve also noticed increasing coverage of this topic in the media recently. Maybe it’s just me paying more attention to it … or maybe it signals an increasing acceptance of [...]
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Facebook Summit 2011 Part 2, Student Learning Overview

Concluding our look at this social learning project with a sampling of student reflections, and curriculum tie-ins. Last week I published part 1 of this article, introducing this fun and well executed project, developed by teacher Richard Cossette for his 9th grade advanced ELA students. This week we follow up with a look at some student reflections on [...]
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Schools.com Launches Infographic Highlighting Professors’ Use of Social Media In and Out of the Classroom

Based on a recent Pearson study, Schools.com has created an infographic revealing the ways in which college faculty members have embraced social media.
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Facebook Summit 2011, an Excellent Academic Use of the Popular Internet App

Come meet Aristotle Bedford, Vlad Dracul Bedfordii, and Tommy Jefferson Bedford … and the teacher and students who created them! Canadian 9th Grade ELA Teacher Richard Cossette developed this highly engaging and fun project for his students, with Facebook playing a central role. Mr. Cossette did a wonderful job of defining and executing this, and I [...]