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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Top 10 #startup tools and apps to unleash the power of your documents #edtech20 #pln

Nowadays appear daily many startups who offer gateway to knowledge for teachers and students worldwide and for this reason I launch CRED ( Curation Restart Education ) Project http://credproject.visibli.com/share/SkZjmz , just like   . I chose to write now about gr8 tools and apps to unleash the power of your documents  . If you like these tools and apps share,  leave a comment and also you can repply here with other tools like this .
Thank you in addvance Lucian, http://xeeme.com/ecurator/


1 . Docstoc is the premier online business for the best quality and widest selection of documents used to start, grow, and manage your professional life and small business. Docstoc provides the platform to upload and share documents with the world, and serves as a vast repository of free and for purchase legal, business, financial, technical, and educational documents that can be easily searched, previewed and downloaded.
also provides technology through various APIs and Widgets to help facilitate the sharing and promotion of documents across the web. The site has popularized the use of embedding documents throughout the blogosphere and mainstream media 
Docstoc 
Curation is Social Media King




Calaméo is a tool that instantly creates interactive web publications and offer you a new publishing method that has an incredibly wide variety of options and is simple to use. From a PDF file, you create magazines, brochures, sales catalogs, annual reports, presentation brochures...

What is an interactive publication?

It's an interactive electronic document, accessible from a computer and capable of reproducing the feeling of reading a paper document: turn the pages, mark the pages, zoom ... magazines, brochures, sales catalogs, annual reports, presentation brochures

Who is Calaméo for?

For any person, business, association, agency, etc. who is seeking to offer a dynamic and innovative medium that meets the new communication standards

The advantages of an interactive publication

Savings on cost and time for production, printing, sending print copies and logistics. Innovative, original and entertaining communication that immediately catches the readership's interest.

Audience report, readership stats... and other e-marketing features to determine the effectiveness of your publications.

Ease of access and file storage accessible on the Internet at any time

Possibility to create an online press agency

Example 





Doocuments VIP management inteligent documents

Doocuments is about people exchanging VIP documents. Doocuments technology is perfect for sending VIP files through the Internet without being afraid of the final destination or usage of the VIP information. Designed both for individual use or company-wide deployments, #Doocuments is a Cloud Computing tool that integrates seamlessly into user and corporations workflows with a suite of plug-ins for the main office software suites.This software is an office tool such as Microsoft Office, Acrobat Reader or Apple's iWork. However, Doocuments is not an authoring tool to create documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Currently available authoring tools are excellent and widespread.In particular, Doocuments is an office tool that takes documents already created by different office tools, transforms them and provides new added features that provide special value to those documents. This special "layer" ads to the original document some new features like:
Do not allow to print certain pages.

Prevent different recipients from viewing those pages.

Set expiration.

Access certification.

Watermarks.

Alarms on documents use (like printing or forwarding).

Analytics.


Why Doocuments?
Context of use: concerns about outbound contents (attachments, documents, etc.) compliance and content security.
Complying with internal email policies
Complying with healthcare privacy regulations and guidelines
Complying with financial privacy regulations and guidelines
Complying with financial disclosure and corporate governance regulations
Guarding against leaks of valuable IP and trade secrets
Guarding against leaks of confidential memos
Guarding against inappropriate content and attachments






MyDocumenta is the new online Platform to create, publish and share multimedia projects: presentations, learning content, magazines and web pages, sharing and reuse of multimedia content. 

Documenta is intuitive, fast and easy to use.

Reinvent yourself on the web

Another form of online creation is possible. 

From a simple grid, the significant design concepts at the heart of the Documenta interface, together with its powerful multimedia functions, allow you to create new audiovisual languages and narratives in a versatile digital environment, and to adapt them to your needs or those of your target audience.
With Documenta you can reinvent yourself on the Net, and reinvent the Net the way you want it to be.
Share your libraries and projects
Documenta offers an open, secure space so that the entire community of users can experiment, create and innovate in their projects, share audiovisual resources and collaborate in network mode with others from their own group, city or country or anywhere in the world.


Substance is a fully web-based document authoring and publishing platform.With Substance, writers, journalists, scientists and everyone else who's interested in publishing can use an open platform for writing and sharing articles.Document authoring used to take place in word processors on the Desktop like MS Word or Open Office. We believe that today this can all be be done in the browser, in a simpler, more collaborative way. 
Semantic Editing

Features : 


Unlike traditional word-processors, Substance focuses on content, by leaving the layout part to the system, not the user. Because of the absence of formatting utilities, it suggests structured, content-oriented writing.

Collaboration


Substance targets open collaboration. Readers can participate and comment on certain text passages. In future they'll even be able to submit patches, that can be applied by the owner.

Integration

Substance exposes documents as data, ready to be compiled into arbitrary output formats (HTMLPDFePub, ...) or integrated with other applications (like websites).

WRITE

Write and annotate documents right in the browser.
Collaborative Editing NEW!
Invite co-authors to your document
Export NEW!
Export to PDF, ODT, ePub, etc.
Publish
Publish and instantly share your articles
Images
Embed images in your document
User Comments
Comment on content fragments
BROWSE
Find and read relevant documents by using novel navigation techniques.
Use the Browser Tab to search for a keyword or show recent documents.
Search by Keyword
Find relevant documents based on keywords
Faceted Browsing
Filter matched documents using faceted navigation



wepapers is a place where students (and everybody) can expand their knowledge and share their wisdom, for free. Wepapers help people learn from one-another. The idea is simple: we think everyone has something to teach, and anyone can become a teacher, a guru or a mentor.More important, we believe everybody deserves the right to learn for free.wePapers is where you find the kind of quality information you wouldn’t find anywhere else on the web, the kind of papers you’d have to dig for in dusty library basements and still not find what you’re looking for.wePapers is also where you share what you’ve learned, with people who are learning the same thing. You can discuss your work with them and get useful feedback.

Whether to help you graduate with honors or just win an argument, we created WePapers to help make you smarter, much smarter.

The founders of wePapers realized through their studies for their B.A. degrees that acing school doesn’t have to involve agony. We started wePapers as two university students, with the ambition to share what we’ve learned and learn what we haven’t yet.

We want to make an impact on the way people learn acquire knowledge, and help make the world a little bit cleverer.



myebook.com aims to revolutionise the way we create, publish and share ebook content online. Built on a feature-rich social platform, complete with powerful, browser-based, builder software, and a slick reader environment, there's never been an easier way for anyone and everyone to 'get it out there'.

With myebook.com, we've made it possible for anyone to upload, or create from scratch, beautifully simple or adventurously complex page designs and covers online, in no time. What's more, you can publish your book with a single button and release it to the world before the (virtual) ink's dry! You can create as many publications as you want. And it's all free.

myebook, currently available as full-featured beta release, is a culmination of over 2 years research and development. The result is a slick, polished product that harnesses key internet technologies in a way never seen before.
Add to this myebook's powerful yet simple user interface and you have the ultimate ebook platform for any personal or corporate publication, whether it's for novels, childrens books, magazines, comics, photo albums, leaflets, brochures, instruction manuals. You can even embed or link to videos, audio, documents, images and flash files to make your books fully interactive. And what's more, since the whole myebook system is community-based, getting your word out to your audience is easy.
The team behind the project are all seasoned developers, designers, writers, marketeers and are continuously adding features and enhancing the myebook experience as they approach their next milestone release




edocr 

DOCUMENT PUBLISHING, INTELLIGENCE AND SALES LEAD GENERATION









Document Publishing

You can upload any document less than 10 Mbytes in size and in .txt, .pdf, .doc, .docx, .ppt, .pptx, .xls, .xlsx and .odt formats (maximum 25 files at a time). Typical documents include: brochures, leaflets, white papers, case studies, press releases, data sheets, specifications, operating manuals, annual reports, certificates, and the list goes on. Ensure document titles reflect the content of the document to increase rankings on Google, Bing and Yahoo

Applicable Pricing Plans: All



Document Distribution and Interactivity
Anyone can distribute documents to a large email list (Email this) or Bookmark to nearly over 300 popular web applications including Facebook and Linkedin. For auto-tweeting, set Twitter details prior to publishing. Click Full Screen to read online or Download for offline. Anyone can embed relevant document thumbnails (or the flash documents) on their websites, blogs and newsletters to increase click rates. Two clicks (Write to Publisher) allows the Reader to communicate directly with the Publisher of the document. 
Rate documents you like. Leave comments for others to see. Tag to increase overall visibility. Publishers, EDIT your documents to add a link to your website


Channels

Company Profiles give you control over how your documents are presented to the world. It provides a highly interactive environment for anyone to engage with you, especially potential customers.
Documents uploaded by employees are presented fully categorised with their positions determined by the level of engagement.
Key documents can be displayed in promotional area at the top of the page. Quick statistics show how much interactivity there has been. Anyone can Bookmark the Company Profile to nearly over 300 most popular web applications including Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook thereby increasing engagement.Company news area can be used to embed your latest video. RSS feeds can display your twitter stream or feed from your own website.
Built in private messaging allows anyone to contact employees direct without third party intervention. 


Privacy and Document Control
You can now control who you share your documents with. You can decide to keep your documents private, share with colleagues from the same organisation, share with buddies or with one or more of your groups. You can also decide what information you need when others view your documents, from anyone to those who have given us consent to release their email addresses to you.


Document Intelligence
TRACK: You can now view online and download details of every hit your documents had from date and time to where the traffic came from, what activity they performed from downloading to embedding, and more.
LEADS: You are then presented with a downloadable list of identities of individuals who viewed your documents.
ANALYTICS: Analytics show traffic distribution.
Track, Leads and Analytics are available for each document, each employee or user account and company profile.



Linking with Salesforce.com
Those who have subscribed to Salesforce.com, can now export sales leads by simply entering your access details
Leads can be exported at document level, employee or user account level or company profile level.
Applicable Pricing Plans: Business Essential and 



9.Issuu is the leading digital publishing platform delivering exceptional reading experiences of magazines, catalogs, and newspapers. Millions of people have uploaded their best publications to create beautiful digital editions. 

Explore a world of publications by people and publishers alike. Collect, share and publish in a format designed to make your documents look their very best.




10 . YUDUfree is one of the world’s top free online publishing sites. It is popular with both publishers and readers who can find interesting publications to read for free or purchase items from the YUDU Store. 

Features

Documents, podcasts and pictures can be uploaded, kept in libraries, shared with friends or family (either publicly, shared with password access or kept private). Users can set up groups to share content. Groups can be open, moderated or private.

Publications can be easily embedded in a blog or website using the YUDU tools.

Content is hosted indefinitely, although items that have not been read or opened in over a year will be taken down after the user has been notified and had the chance to keep it.

YUDU is family and school friendly with up to 1,000 publications posted each day from over 75 countries worldwide that have to comply with YUDU’s strict rules on copyright violation and material that could incitement violence or contains explicit sexual content.

The YUDUfree service is used by charities, schools, small and large publishers experimenting with digital editions but principally by private users who want to publish to the world.

Professional publishers using the YUDU Publishing Platform can easily add publications to the YUDUfree site to increase circulation and reach new readers.




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CURATION RESTART EDUCATION PROJECT http://bit.ly/credproject   . Welcome in the new Age of #Curation http://bit.ly/CurationKing &  http://bit.ly/curationglog by   @ https://twitter.com/#!/web20education  - wish you all Lucian http://xeeme.com/ecurator/ . I invite to subscribe for NEW #edtech20 #socialmedia #Curation  newsletter http://bitly.com/edtech20newsteller  register to join free http://bitly.com/docedtech20  #edtech20 #socialmedia #curation project http://web20education.bo.lt/g6538   and Install free our #mlearning app http://bitly.com/edtech20mLearningapp  .Like and collaborate on facebook http://on.fb.me/likeedtech20facebookpage  and Circle on Google Plus http://bitly.com/circleedtech20googlepluspage and Subscribe free to gr8 #edtech20 blogs :  top 10 blog http://bitly.com/egr8blog  :http://bitly.com/feededtech20blogs  related to new web 2.0, social media startups http://bitly.com/web20eblog  , curation http://bitly.com/curationblog  ; mLearning apps http://bitly.com/mLearningblog  , google plus http://bitly.com/googleplusblog  , and my romanian blog http://bitly.com/eblogulmeu . Like and collaborate on facebook http://on.fb.me/likeedtech20facebookpage , linkedin http://linkd.in/edtech20linkedin   , diigo http://bitly.com/edtech20diigo


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

@elearningeuropa #ls6 team launch new competition and released the brochure Top 10 #socialmedia practice in Europe #edtech20 #pln


LS6 team who organized ,, Teachers’ competition for Social Media use in Formal Language Learning Contexts " where my eSafety4eTwinners project was seleted in top 10 practice  launch again a new competition . "Social media in informal language learning and use: Video project - Interviewing adult learners”
This particular competition aims to highlight how a language learner in the Web 2.0 era uses social media for language learning in daily life outside formal learning contexts.Several researchers from various institutions will conduct interviews with adult learners who learn or use foreign language via social media. After sharing interview videos on LS6 vimeo channel, LS6 TEAM will reward  the individual( interviewee) who share his or her best practice of language learning in informal contexts.The winner will receive a prize worth 1000 euros, for which he or she can choose technical equipment of his/her choice and invited to attend the LS6 final Award Ceremony in late September 2012 in Warsaw.
Brochure Teaching with #socialmedia in classroom settings ls6 2012 #edtech20

Here is description of my project


Web 2.0 and social media can bring a new dimension and can reform education around the word because electronic communication helps teachers and students to learn from each other. These new technologies can stimulate discussion, open gateway through knowledge, promote creativity and innovation for effective learning. Teacher and also students should have an entitlement to safe internet access at all times.
Pulling Piaget and Papert, the use of participatory media tools in education is typically geared towards, creating a more student centered, adaptive environnement where learners can contribute to the course material, formulate and express their own insights and opinion, construct their own understanding of material by connecting concepts, to personal experience or current events, and learn from one another in collaborative environments. Web 2.0, social media and other digital and information technologies are powerful and interesting tools, which open up new opportunities for everyone and for this reason teachers and students must know how to use it nowadays in a safety mode.




Welcome in the new Age of Curation http://bitly.com/gr8eblog@https://twitter.com/#!/web20education - wish you all Lucian http://xeeme.com/ecurator/. I invite to register to join free http://bitly.com/docedtech20 #edtech20 #socialmedia #curation projecthttp://bitly.com/edtech20socialmediacurationprojectsubscribe subscribe free to our new newstellerhttp://bitly.com/edtech20newsteller and Install free our #mlearning apphttp://bitly.com/edtech20mLearningapp .Like and collaborate on facebookhttp://on.fb.me/likeedtech20facebookpage and Circle on Google Plushttp://bitly.com/circleedtech20googlepluspageand Subscribe free to gr8 #edtech20 blogshttp://bitly.com/feededtech20blogs related to new web 2.0, social media startupshttp://bitly.com/web20blog , curation http://bitly.com/curationblog ; mLearning





Tuesday, January 17, 2012

#Curation Restart Education Project . Top 10 #edtech20 tools who will change research this year .

I, Lucian http://xeeme.com/Lucianecurator/ a normal teacher who work a lot to became a Researcher and after a Social Media Curator now launch CRED ,, CURATION RESTART EDUCATION " project , but unfortunatelly still now http://bitly.com/proiectulcred I don't receive founds to make a platform for CRED and to  be implemented  . I decided to begin this project after I was selected leader in European Schoolnet  Smile Project for ,, Using Social Media in Schools - whole school approach - Community of Practice 2 http://bitly.com/collaborationincop2smile . If you think  Curation is Social Media King not only in social web, but also in XXI Century Education and you are a social media addicted like me who want to change online classroom research I invite you to collaborate in this project and if you can please help me to make a open-source website / platform for CRED Project . If you can help me to implement this project please contact me  on facebook https://www.facebook.com/DUMACORNELLUCIAN and twitter https://twitter.com/web20education Last year I discover that Curation is the King of Knowledge in Social Media read more here and the Art of : searching, selecting, sharing/bookmarking , organizing, interaction, communication . I invite you to read and download my chapter proposed in classroom 2.0 book project http://www.scribd.com/doc/100899655/Lucian-Duma-Curation-Restart-Education-Project . Lucian Duma - Curation Restart Education Project


The Internet Curator's role is to seek on the web information related to a specific domain, filter them, select them, organise, share and present them in a unique way. Now you can subscribe to our monthly newsteller http://bitly.com/edtech20newsteller and install free our mobile app http://bitly.com/edtech20mLearningapp
like https://www.facebook.com/CurationRestartEducationProject/

Now I will present top 10 curation tools who will open gateway to knowledge for teachers worldwide . If you are agree with me leave a comment, also add like comments new curation tools .
Also I invite you to visit weekly this blog because I will present every week gr8 tools and apps who will offer gateway to knowledge in XXI Century Education . You can read more down about my research and if you want to collaborate to make a curation platform ( website ) for teachers contact me bit.ly/Lucian20 .
The Power of Curation in a presentation download free Zinepal
Curation is Social Media King


I launch this project because Curation is the Social Media King and Next Big Thing still 2011 around the social web and social media curation tools are the gateway through semantic web 3.0 in #education20 and for this reason I invite teachers and researchers worldwide to join free this global project .
Curation is King of Knowledge in Social Media and the Art of : searching, selecting, sharing/bookmarking , tagging, organizing, interaction, communication . Steve Rosenbaum describe in his book Curation : (p 3-4) Curation is about adding value from humans … Curation is very much the core shift in commerce, editorial, and communities that require highly qualified humans. Humans aren’t extra, or special, or enhancements; humans arecurators. They do what no computer can possibly achieve.
(p 12-13) No longer is the algorithm in charge. Human curators have become essential software. What emerges is new human and computer collaboration … The important news of the emergence of a Curation Nation is that humans are very much back in charge.The Internet Curator's role is to seek on the web information related to a specific domain, filter them, select them, organise, share and present them in a unique way.
Now, if you have done any of that work before, you should know that doing so has many benefits, but is also very time consuming. I mean, you can always scour your friends blogs, do a search, visit news sites or other trusted sources available to you. But then, there is the matter of putting them all together, by copying and pasting, editing, among other things.
In essence, you choose a topic, research for the best articles out there, combine them into a post, publish, and share it to the world. That’s curating content!

My favorite tool for presentation and curation is GlogsterEDU


1.Scoop.it is topic-centric, but we can’t forget that it’s first of all a social media The main difference with the others social media is essential: Scoop.it lets users follow topics, not people. Scoop.it brings you content on topics you’ve decided to follow, shared by other people on these topics. People we meet are users who are willing to discuss about the same subjects. What gather people together are their passions! We don’t always share our passions with our friends: especially if they are unusual.
In short, with Scoop.it you share content with people who are likely to find it relevant. Scoop.it enables to share things you would not normally share on other social Medias. Sometimes you find that it’s too risky to share links with your family, your colleagues or old classmates. They will also not necessarily be very interested in your passions. And above all, the information that you will find relevant, will not be lost in the middle of thousand other posts. And if you are a little bit curious (we are all), you will read the content on topics curated by other users who share the same interest, and you will comment their links.


2.Themeefy ia a cool new way to discover, curate, compile and publish knowledge to create your personal Theme magazine or online book . PS if you want a invitation leave a comment with your email and I will invite you to join the MAG . You must follow next steps to make a Themeefy mag . Research web sites and add interesting links directly from the Web. Upload photos, jot down notes and add a personal touch to your magazine. Pull in interesting social content from Twitter and Facebook. Customize the Theme magazine, publish it and share it . My first Online book is Curation Social Media King You can read more here about this new startup curation tool .


3.Chirpstory is an application to help manage your Twitter account and share Tweets in a fun and information fashion. A complete curation experience you won't find anywhere else.Chirpstory automatically loads the latest Tweets from your Twitter stream. You can also load Tweets from a specific user, keyword, or list and Organize favorite Tweets, conversations, and themed hashtags together to create fun and easy-to-read narratives out of the Twitter experience. Simply drag and drop Tweets into a timeline, edit, and then share your "Story" with the world. . Here I made my Chirpstory and in this story I will write my favorite curation edtools in #education20 . http://chirpstory.com/li/1603


4.SymbalooEdu a great resource for teachers. With Symbaloo you can: Gather the best content on the web about 1 topic, and present it on a webmix Share a webmix with other teachers, and students Discover useful webmixes in the Symbaloo Gallery to use in the classroom Share a webmix with parents to provide some insight of the used materials A worthy mention: Symbaloo is free of charge and doesn’t include any annoying ads.


5. Bootlenose Is a smarter way to surf the Stream. It's a new personalization tool that helps the important information find you in social networks like Twitter and Facebook. Use Bottlenose to track your interests, visualize trends, and curate knowledge with your friends. The Sharepocalypse is here to stay. Social networks are popping up left and right, and they're getting noisier. How do you cut through all this chaos? How do you make sense of your streams?
At Bottlenose they we're building a new social assistance application that helps you do just that. It helps navigate the depths of your networks and keep up with your social streams so you can engage more intelligently. But that's just the beginning: Bottlenose helps you hunt for what interests you, alerts you when something deserves your attention, and even helps you share and communicate more productively.


6. Scrible does for research what gmail did for email  and I want to present you new scrible's changing how the world works online by transforming Web-based research but I hope will be free for education Even though the world uses the Internet to research nearly everything for work, school and home (job postings, press releases, Wikipedia articles, medical info, etc.), most folks still use old-school ways of annotating, organizing and sharing online info (printing to mark by hand, copying/pasting into Word, etc.). It's archaic, laborious and a waste of time. We're changing that. We're bringing Web-based research into the Internet Era by empowering people to mark up web pages in the browser and manage and collaborate on them online. And that's just the start...
7. Pearltrees is one of my favorite social media curation tools . Why use Pearltrees ?To cultivate your interests. Pearltrees is a place to organize discover and share everything you like on the web. You can keep at hand the web pages you like and enrich your account with Pearltrees from other members of the community. Who is Pearltrees made for ? Anybody who has ever wanted to keep a webpage (about a favorite movie, for researching travel, for conducting research or just because there are things you've found that you don't want to lose...) to retrieve it one day or to share it with someone. This means a lot of people!


8. BagTheWeb helps users curate Web content. For any topic, you can create a "bag" to collect, publish, and share any content from the Web. Beyond most curation tools' capability, BagTheWeb enables users to build networks of bags. Via bags, users can collect, publish, and share curated Web content in a simple and exciting way. Web content forms content networks, users form social networks, and content and social networks further connect. This way bags can be linked together to provide rich and complete information about any topic. For this reason Bag the Web an evolving Web. For Teachers Collect teaching materials. Create bags for students to study and assign homework.

9. Storify is a curation social media tool to make awesome story and t urn what people post on social media into compelling stories. Collect the best photos, video, tweets and you can also add text and embed the resulting collages of content on your own site or blog

10.Capturetocloud new curation tool in the cloud . Free account include Upload up to 200MB/month Upload unlimited bookmarks Up to 500 web pages, images, PDFs, etc. Unlimited sharing Free Google Docs integration Free Dropbox integration and item linking Features Marketing intelligence gathering, organizing, and sharing Investment Professionals target entity's background, principals' profiles, sector and comparables data, references Real Estate documents, images, web pages and text messages organized

Welcome in the New Tech Age where Curation is Social Media King http://bit.ly/CurationKing tell you Lucian a normal teacher who work a lot to became Social Media Curator http://xeeme.com/LucianeCurator ; http://www.scoop.it/u/web20education Now I want to implement Curation Restart Education Project http://bit.ly/credproject ; and for this reason I invite you to join and collaborate and follow http://twitter.com/web20education ; like http://web20education.bo.lt/credprojectfacebookpage. and get free our mLearning app http://web20education.bo.lt/credapp . Kindly I invite to read all my blogs daily http://bitly.com/bundles/web20education/1 and Subscribe free to my research blogs http://bitly.com/feededtech20blogs . I write weekly in my 1st research blog about top 10 tools http://bit.ly/myresearchblog , In my curation Blog http://bit.ly/curationblog I write daily about startup curation tools : I also write in http://bit.ly/startup4edublog about startup edtools and apps and here I describe mLearning ipad apps http://bit.ly/mLearningblogHere is a curation mindmap

Monday, January 16, 2012

Finally #aPLaNet teacher guide was released #edtech20 #pln



I am still last year aPLaNet associate partener and also I will be a mentor in this project and I made a group Curation Social Media King for Mentors http://aplanet-project.org/group/curation-social-media-king?xg_source=activity . Now I am verry happy because finally was released aPLaNet teacher guide . After I read the guide I am sure that this project will open gateway to knowledge for teachers worldwide and if you are agree with me leave a comment .


Also still this year I invite to visit weekly this blog because I will explain every week gr8 tools and apps useful for XXI Century Education . 

The aPLaNet Project http://aplanet-project.org/  

Do you use social networks like Facebook, Twitter & Nings?
Do you use them for personal reasons, to keep in touch with friends and family or for professional reasons?
Do you think social networks such as these can contribute to your own professional development?

These are some of the questions we will be asking hundreds of foreign language educators - and we hope you will be one of them - to find out their attitudes to using Social Networking sites to create and build their PLN, in other words, their Personal Learning Network

During the two years of the aPLaNet project, we will be collaborating with our partner institutions to create support and resources which will help foreign
language teachers in Europe to understand and use social network in order to:
Build and expand their PLN by connecting with educators on Facebook, Twitter & Nings
Continue with their professional development in an autonomous way
Acquire the skills and digital literacies required in order to use these mediums successfully and productively
Here is 
aPLaNet Teacher Guide
Here is a video


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Monday, January 2, 2012

#edtech20 #pln Registration is now open for #2012evo - TESOL's Electronic Village Online (EVO) 2012 ( 5 weeks of Free Professional development )

First Lucian wish you all Happy and Successful New Year 2012 including a gift for you online book ,, Curation is socialmedia King using gr8 tools "http://teacherluciandumaweb20.blogspot.com/2011/12/2011-year-in-review-in-edtech20-project.html .

For five weeks in January-February, participants and ESOL experts can engage in collaborative, online discussion or hands-on virtual workshops of professional and scholarly benefit. These sessions will bring together participants for a longer period of time than is permitted by the land-based convention and will allow a fuller development of ideas than is otherwise possible. Sessions are free and open to anyone around the globe. Bring your colleagues!
Sessions
Sessions  Moderators  Brief Description 
Becoming a Webhead 2012


Teresa Almeida d'Eça,
Fernanda Rodrígues
Larissa Olesova
Webheads in Action is a long-standing community of practice of language teachers worldwide, coordinated by Vance Stevens. In the Becoming a Webhead workshop, which is an introduction to Webheads in Action, we explore Web communication tools and share the best ways of using them in our teaching practices, engage with students in virtual classes, collaborate in projects, and participate in conferences as audience and presenters. This collaboration takes place online, as we are all geographically apart. Would you like to join us?
TESOL-Drama Workshop: Implementing and Evaluating the Facilitation of English Language learning through Drama


Gary Carkin
Nigel Caplan
Shin-Mei Kao
Susan Hillyard
Leslie Sapp
Fernanda Molla
Holly Dilatush

TESOL-Drama is an eight-year-old community of language/drama practitioners world-wide, coordinated by Gary Carkin and co-moderated by Nigel Caplan, Shin-Mei Kao, Susan Hillyard, Leslie Sapp, Fernanda Molla, Jessica Davis, Holly Dilatush and others. In the TESOL-Drama Workshop, we will explore best practices for integrating the teaching of language through drama, effective uses of drama-based techniques, and methods of assessing the language learned as a result. We collaborate online, ask and answer questions related to teaching and assessing English through drama, and encourage the use of drama-based activities in language teaching.
Digital Storytelling for Young Learners


Shelly Terrell
Özge Karaoglu
Barbara Sakamoto
Esra Girgin
Jennifer Verschoor
David Dodgson
Michelle Worgan
Sabrina de Vita


How do we encourage young learners to use the English they learn in a meaningful context? Children can have access to various online creation and publication tools to share stories. Participants will explore various applications that motivate learners to share stories through comic creation tools, free Web 2.0 tools, mobile devices, and more.

Digital Tools with Purpose in the Classroom


Ana Maria Menezes
Carla Arena
Cheryl Oakes
Erika Cruvinel
Jane Petring
Kathy Epps
Mary Hillis
Nina Lyiulkun
Saša Sirk 
Interested in learning about new web tools for your classroom? Come and learn about digital tools with purpose.
Be part of an international group of educators who are always looking to share best practices from their classrooms.  How can you help learners develop 21st century multiliteracy skills through active learning enhanced by the right tools for your specific pedagogical needs?

In this five-week online workshop offered through the Electronic Village Online, participants will be introduced to various online tools and will learn how to effectively incorporate these resources into their teaching practices. By the end of the workshop, participants will have had an overview of simple ways to spice up their lesson plans to promote students' creativity, engagement and learning. We promise it will be madly fun!
PLEs and PLNs for Lifelong Learning 


Susan Burg
Daniela Cuccurullo
Letizia Cinganotto
In recent years, there has been a new array of learning management systems (LMS). Tools such as blogs, wikis, screencasting, and social bookmarking have created a significant shift in the educational experience. Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) enable learners to have greater control over their own learning experience. This session will take a look at the current situation by clarifying the concepts of personal learning environments and networks (PLNs). Participants will create their own PLE or PLN and select which Web 2.0 tools they want to support it, as the 5-week session evolves.  We will use a wiki and a Moodle for sharing information and facilitating interactions.
  
Teaching and Language Learning Through Gamification







Paul Braddock
Graham Stanley
Jeff Kuhn
Teaching and Language Learning through Gamification (TLLG) aims to give educators the opportunity to investigate the potential of gamification of language learning and teacher development. Gamification is the application of gaming concepts to non-game experiences.

We will be covering:
- looking at specific examples and contexts where gamification has been or can be used;
- using games inside and outside of the language classroom;
- engaging in professional development through play.

We also hope the session will lead to the forming of a community of educators interested in language learning and gaming to share experiences and ideas for continued development.
 Multiliteracies for Social Networking and Collaborative Learning Environments




Vance Stevens
Kalyan Chattopadhyay


 A multiliterate teacher constantly strives to understand the many ways that technology interacts and intertwines with academic and interpersonal life, and actively learns how to gain control over those aspects impacting teaching, social, and professional development. Multiliterate individuals are aware of the pitfalls inherent in technology while striving for empowerment through effective strategies for first discerning and then taking advantage of those aspects of changing technologies most appropriate to their situations. These strategies include identifying, accessing, aggregating, processing, and analyzing a constant influx of information, filtering what is useful, and then enhancing the learning environment with the most appropriate applications. The multiliteracies session achieves these objectives through heuristics for learning and ‘knowing knowledge’ inherent in the paradigm of massive or miniscule open online courses (MOOCs) with documentation of learning demonstrated through development of Me-Portfolios.
MachinEVO 
Video Productions of Language Learning Conversations


 Randall Sadler
Doris Molero
Heike Philp
Edith Paillat
Marius Madrigal
Dennis Newson
Carol Rainbow
Marisa Constantinides
MachinEVO is all about producing films of language learning conversations undertaken in Second Life. A film of Second Life (SL) is called a machinima and it is derived from a combination of machine and cinema. Essentially it means recording the screen of the application Second Life. A major advantage of creating films in Second Life is that they are lean productions and these recordings of real live conversations go way beyond creating podcasts, because the avatarians may be located in culturally rich environments such as Berlin of the 20s or 1900 Paris, and they may be able to personify actors who live a life in SL.

In this EVO session we will learn how to create machinimas and the technical skills of film productions as well as post-production until the video has been uploaded onto youtube or other video hosting sites.
Teaching English to Young Learners and Teens 



 

  
Dennis Newson
Helen Davies
ffinlo Kilner
The  IATEFL Young Learners and Teenagers Special Interest group (YLTSIG)  is really pleased to invite you to join its EVO session for 2012. Over the five-week session, we invite you to join us in one of the best virtual staffrooms online.

YLTSIG members, all well-known dynamic members of the English Language Learning Community, will be joining us to share their particular expertise on a wide variety of subjects. Participants will be able to discuss and share experiences, ideas, thoughts through the regular online meetings: special needs, difficult pupils, games and language aims, very young learners, technology for teens... ... all just part of the programme. 
Developing our Mentoring Skills


Valerie Jakar
Laura Stountenburg
Marina Gonzalez
Mentoring is a 6 year-old community of practice of teacher educators worldwide. We have been offering workshops consistently on different issues related to Mentoring and this year we want to delve into a more personal aspect of it: developing one’s own mentoring skills. We will share, show and discuss the skills in webinars with our expert members.   Would you like to join us?
MOODLE for Teachers



Nellie Deutsch
Ludmila Smirnova
Moodle for Teachers (M4T) online workshop will take place on a Moodle website called Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL). The aim of the M4T workshop is to provide participants, who have never used Moodle or who would like to enrich their previous Moodle experiences, with the knowledge and skills to navigate a Moodle course, access resources and activities from a student perspective, and practice the same resources and activities in the team and class sandboxes as teachers. The participants will collaborate as they develop a lesson on the Moodle.  
Podcasting for the EFL/ESL Classroom 


Evelyn Izquierdo
Miguel Mendoza
José Rodríguez
Teadira Pérez

In recent years, podcasting has become one of the most powerful asynchronous Web 2.0 tools in our classrooms.  It’s enormous educational potential allows teachers to use it as a simple resource to support activities within the classroom and to create audio recordings of happenings in their schools.  This workshop aims at providing basic proficiency related to the production and publishing of digital media files (podcasts) and its implementation in the language classroom to enhance communication in speaking and listening skills.

Social Networking: Making it Work for You and Your Students!







Alyssa Ruesch
Marlene Johnshoy
In this session, participants will increase their knowledge of social networking and Web 2.0 applications for both professional development and to encourage student participation and collaboration. Participants will actively collaborate with their course colleagues on a daily basis as we explore, discuss, reflect, and then create activities with different sets of social networking tools each week.This session intends to foster a reflection process on the integration of virtual and physical classrooms through the use of different technological tools and strategies that will give participants some ideas on how to deal with such integration. 
Tutoring with Web 2.0 Tools - Designing for Social Presence


Mirjam Hauck
Sylvia Warnecke  
This 5-week programme trains for effective learner-centred online moderation focusing on the role/impact of social presence. The programme is open to practitioners from all subject areas. During each week, you work on 3 activities, which should take no more than 2.5 hours altogether. In each activity you are encouraged to engage with theoretical input, draw on your own experiences and make connections to your current or future teaching practice.



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