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5 education technology trends from 2011 (and to keep watching in 2012)

2011 will be history in just a few days. It’s time to reflect upon some developments of the past year and where they’re headed as we move on to 2012. Just as in 2010, 2011 brought a number of events … Read

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Podio available to universities for free

We’ve talked lately about using tools such as yaM Labs and Asana to manage multiple projects and meetings. Podio is similar to these online applications but it also incorporates a social aspect as well. Some features are similar to Facebook, … Read

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Sharing your process

Even as recently as a few years back, there was this notion that you should keep everything a secret until it was completely finished for fear that your idea would be “stolen.” Social media has opened lots of doors, both … Read

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Spending a month with Google+, Week 2

This month I am spending some time exploring Google’s social networking site, Google+ and reporting back on some of the different features. Last week I discussed the Google+ mobile app and the ability to organize contacts into different circles. This … Read

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Spending a month with Google+

This month I am going to spend some time exploring Google+ and write about it every Thursday. This free social networking site is basically Google’s version of Facebook, but less crowded. It is clean, easy to use, and integrates nicely … Read

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5 new reasons to check out Google+

While everyone’s buzzing about Facebook’s latest round of interface changes, I’d like to take a look at some changes made this week to Google+, the rival social network launched this past summer by Google. These updates expand access to the … Read

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Google finally enters the social networking fray: Meet Google +

On Tuesday, Google took the wraps off of its long-anticipated answer to Facebook. Dubbed Google +, the tool is not so much a single destination, like Facebook, as it is a collection of socially-minded tools to allow for easy sorting … Read

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Social networking news: Facebook Deals and selecting sharing, changes at Friendster

A few newsworthy notes from the world of social networking: First, Facebook has finally announced its long-anticipated “Deals” feature. In a nutshell, Deals lets you take advantage of special savings by checking into participating shops and restaurants. Deals is taking … Read

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Advice for boosting your Twitter follower count

MacWorld’s CIO offers five tips for increasing your reach on Twitter. For the most part I agree with the suggestions (especially numbers one and two), though I still think calling yourself a “guru” in your bio is a surefire way … Read

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Twitter search in Plain English

Recently we’ve been researching (well, more so than usual)¬†how to incorporate free online tools, such as Twitter, into the professional routines of educators in a meaningful way. When features in Twitter such as hashtags, search, and trending topics are used … Read

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