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socialmedia / 04 – Inside Higher Ed

Professors and Social Media

socialmedia / 04 – Inside Higher Ed.

Data suggest that 80 percent of professors, with little variance by age, have at least one account with either Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Skype, LinkedIn, MySpace, Flickr, Slideshare, or Google Wave. Nearly 60 percent kept accounts with more than one, and a quarter used at least four.  A majority, 52 percent, said they used at least one of them as a teaching tool.

Free mobile SMS service: Bullyproofing schools

“Some parents indicate cyberbullying is the source for their kids suicide”…
Spread the word and let’s get Bullyproof SMS software in schools…
it’s available for free!

How it Works:

Students text a report to a dedicated number and the report is then instantly forwarded to the appropriate person(s) mobile phone so they can respond in a timely manner. The report is also automatically forwarded via email to the school counsellor or principal. The Bullyproof SMS software comes preloaded with a database of tips and strategies for students that can be accessed by sending the keyword ‘bully tip 1,2,3,4 ‘etc to a dedicated number.

via Ignatia Webs: Free mobile sms service getting to grips with bullying in schools: Bullyproof.

10 Social Media Tools For Learning: The eLearning Coach

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

Descriptions of ten applications representing different social media technologies that promote learning. Many of these tools and services are free or have a free trial period, which can encourage experimentation.

  1. Audacity (podcasts)
  2. Dimdim (interactive webinars)
  3. Edublogs Campus (blogs)
  4. Elgg (social networking)
  5. Google Collaboration Tools
  6. MindMeister (mind maps)
  7. TalkShoe (talk shows)
  8. VoiceThread (multimedia presentation)
  9. Wikispaces
  10. Yammer (micro-blogging)

via 10 Social Media Tools For Learning: The eLearning Coach.

Facebook Connect for Moodle

Embed a Facebook Connect widget into a Moodle block.  Created a sticky block in Moodle, and then added this HTML code to a block that displays in my student’s “My Moodle” page.  The code uses a yourminis.com widget, that is embedded in the block, that students can use to pull in their Facebook data (inside the block).

Visit here for the widget for the block.
Scroll down and click on “Copy Me” to grab the embed code for your Moodle block.

Social Media Revolution

Is social media a fad?

Or is it the biggest shift since the Industrial Revolution? This video details out social media facts and figures that are hard to ignore. This video is produced by the author of Socialnomics.