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Saturday, December 28, 2013

2013 #curation year in review with more than 500 #edtools and #mlearning apps . I wish you all a fruitful 2014

Now when new year is near the door I wish you HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 with peace and happiness . I wish you that all your dreams come true and all your wishes to be fulfilled  . I invite you all to drink a coup a champagne for New Years Eve. For me 2013 was a fruitful year because with my PLN help I win a ipad and I begin to mLearning and I really became a social media curator . Also I continue now in December my Nativity Project and also I was honored because Larry Johnson invited me to join Horizon Project Europe Expert Advisory Board and for this reason in january I invite to read here  my blog  post : Top 20 ed tech trends in 2014 .
In 2013 I begin to post in this blog : TOP 100 monthly and Top 20 weekly and I want to continue my series in 2014.

Next year, in 2014  I really want to find parteners and angel investors who will help us to launch a open source platform for Curation Restart Education Project. Why to READ thousands of blogs / websites to discover startup edtools and mLearning apps when you can read how to use all of them on this Open Source Platform made in Curation Restart Education Project . For more follow  Like .  In XXI Century Education and around the social web still 2011 new Social Media King is Curation who is about adding value for humans because only they can do what no computer can possibly achieve .The Internet Curator’s role is to seek on the web information related to a specic domain,fillter them, select them, organise, share, present them in a unique mode. Curation is the Art of : searching, selecting, sharing/bookmarking , organizing, interaction, communication and global collaboration . If you are agree with me that Curation is Social Media King not only in social web, but also in XXI Century Education and you are a social media and mLearning  addicted like me who want to change online classroom research I invite you to collaborate in this project and to join our google plus community . 
Curation Restart Education Project  aims to : promote global collaboration using a open - source platform / website where teachers worldwide can discover why Curation is Social Media King who restart Education . First the website will be with invitation only and hwo join must respect terms of use , and after I want this platform to be public accesssible for everyone on the web , windows phone, ipad or other mobile devices . On this website teachers worldwide can discover how to make a flipping class in collaboration and cooperation with others by sharing knowledge each other ; make a global Curation database for startup edtools who can be succesfully integrated in nowadays education ( now I can share 1000 startups 4 education useful for teachers ) , organising wekly webinars and online sessions about curation and many other things.We will have a section in our blog where we will post and describe top 20 startup edtools weekly like you can see here
This year I use to share my favorite startups,mLearning apps and I invite you to add your comments related to your favorite edtool and ipad app, after you will read about all 500 edtools and mLearning  apps .
In 2013 I follow live #iste13  and after I share
In 2013 I follow live #websummit, here is my blog post   

Now Because Curation is Social Media King
Finally 150 best edtools and mLearning apps voted by teachers worldwide Best Free Education Web Tool 2013 - Edublog Awards
View more lists from Edublogs

I hope you like all and for this reason I invite you to discover more than 1000 in my boards updated daily with startup tools , windows phone and ipad apps to mLearning

Thursday, December 26, 2013

I wish you all a Blessed Christmas and also a fruitful year 2014

Dear friends I wish you all a Blessed Christmas with peace in your soul and happiness in your heart . May the coming year to make all your dreams come true and all your wishes to be fulfield .
Now I invite you to sit near fireplace and listening carols with me and my family and also I invite you to read 2013 year in review when I will share my favorite 500 edtools this year because I post monthly in this blog Top 100 and weekly Top 20

With love at Christmas
imikimi - sharing creativity
Because I am a proud GlogsterEDU Ambassador I want to share with you 2 glogs . I launched this year Nativity4eTwinners project :


Sunday, December 8, 2013

Best 150 #edtools in #eddies13 :50 best free #education web tools and 100 #mlearning apps

Hi and welcome . After in my previous post here I nominate again my favorite in Edublog Awards, now I want to share with you Best 150 edtools in #eddies13 selected by teachers worldwide . This year Edublogs use my favorite lists curation tool Listly  for all finalists  and now everyone can vote for his favorite .
Before to read about all this awesome edtools and apps I recommand to read blog posts this year:Top 100 #websummit startup tools who can disrupt Social Media world  ; Top 100 edtools discover at #iste13
Also don't forget to read weekly my blog to discover Top 20

This year I was the 1st who discover that Edublogs used Listly to select winners because I used this curation tool all year long and you can follow me here

What edtool and mLearning app you like more ? Please leave a comment and also see all this year Edublogs Finalists

Sunday, November 24, 2013

#eddies13 celebrate 10 years . Here are my Top 20 nominations

Now into the 10th year teachers worldwide are nominalized .
Before to read all my nominations I recommand to read blog posts this year : Top 100 #websummit startup tools who can disrupt Social Media world and Top100 #edtools discovered through #iste13 
Also don't forget to read weekly my blog to discover Top 20 
Was verry hard, but here are my nominations for Edublog Awards 201 you can see also my last years nominations here :

1.Best individual blog

2.Best group blog

3.Best new blog

4.Best class blog

5.Best student blog

6.Best edtech/resource sharing blog

7.Best teacher blog

8. Best library / librarian blog

9. Best administrator blog

10.Most influential blog post #30goals

11.Best individual tweeter

12.Best twitter hashtag #edchat

13.Best free web tool GlogsterEdu

14.Best educational use of audio / video / visual / podcast

15.Best educational wiki

16.Best open PD / unconference / webinar series

17.Best educational use of a social network

18.Best mobile app

19.Lifetime achievement

Not in the list curation 20. Robin Good
What is your favorite ? Please leave a comment .

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Top 100 #startup tools from #websummit who offer gateway through knowledge and can disrupt #socialmedia world

Dear friends and my blog readers as you already know I want to implement Curation Restart Education Project ; like facebook page and if you like my project and want to collaborate, help me to launch my dream platform for this project contact me here . I also want to tell you that I am the only social media curator from Romania who was invited in Horizon Project Europe Expert Advisory Board . This year between 30,31 octomber 2013 was organized WEBSUMMIT in Dublin and there participate over 10,000+ of The World's Brightest Minds in Technology, over 350 speakers across dozens of stages, workshops and roundtables catered to every sector. . The Summit was a global gathering of the world's leading thinkers and doers in technology. It's not just a gathering of the planet's leading startups and technology companies, but of businesses, large and small, who are being impacted by new technologies. 
Over 150 tools and apps participate in Websummit Pitch Startup Competition but like I promise you I will share monthly in my blog Top 100 . In a previous post I describe Top 100 edtools discovered through #iste13 and now I want to share with you my curated list in 1 weeek with my favorite 100 + startup tools discovered using #websummit hastag and also following live this gr8 event . You can see more here
and read important news from official Websummit blog . I invite you after you see my 100 + startup list to share / tweet your favorite tool or share using emebeded code this full list on your blog/ website  and also if you like this leave a comment please !
Because Curation is Social Media King I invite you to collaborate, curate with me this year next s : Best ( more than 100 ) Ipad apps to mLearning in education still 2013 ; Best ( more than 100 ) windows phone to mLearning in education still 2013  ; Best #edtools ( more than 100 )who offer gateway through knowledge for teachers and students in 2013 ; Best #startup tools ( more than 100 )who offer gateway through knowledge for teachers and students in 2013

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Top 20 #startup tools for #connectededucators to organize awesome web conferencing on #ce13

Dear friends, teachers, researchers, social media curators and students like I told you before I will share weekly in my blog here TOP 20 and mounthly TOP 100 and I recommand to read previous blog post Top 100 edtools rediscovered through #iste13
Also in my previous post here I write about Nellie Kroes new initiative #startupeurope and part of #connectedcontinent . Now because it's Connected Educator Mounth #CE13 I want to give everyone the possibility to share my favorite tools in their blogs or website using embeded code and for this reason I will share them using .                                   
The Connected Educators initiative’s mission is to help educators thrive in a connected world. Such environments are envisioned in the 2010 National Educational Technology Plan and are soon to become the norm due to efforts such as ConnectED. Connected Educators pursues this mission through seeking to understand and promote educators learning and collaborating through online communities of practice and social networks. That pursuit combines research, development, and outreach:
Research – Through studying existing communities and networks, we ask questions such as
How does participation produce value?
How can schools and districts as well as individuals benefit?
What design and facilitation strategies maximize that value?
How can learning analytics using data generated through participation help improve the use of those strategies?
Development – Through designing and leading networked learning spaces for educators—such as theCS10K community that supports the National Science Foundation’s efforts to broaden participation in computing careers—we test the results of research in our own practice.
Outreach – Through Connected Educator Month and project publications, we raise awareness of and engagement in learning and collaboration through communities and networks. Over the last three years, they reached hundreds of organizations and hundreds of thousands of educators and this year more than 200 organizations, companies, and communities have already signed up and they organize more than 300 events worldwide 

Also if you want to connect with teachers worlwide join and also if you want to organize a online event next 20 web conferencing tools can help you .
What tool / app you like more and why . Please leave a comment after you see full list .You can also add a comment related to your favorite edtool .

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Big #connectedcontinent & #startupeurope announcemet by @NeelieKroesEU : welcome @OpenEduEu adio #elearningeuropainfo

1 week ago I read here a announcement about new portal was verry excited to read the annoncement because 4 years ago I registered here to collaborate with eLearning experts like you can see 
and still today I want to collaborate also with social media curators, teachers and researchers  on the new ePortal  . 
Do you like the new portal, leave a comment after you read my post because today European Commission launches 'Opening up Education' to boost innovation and digital skills in schools and universities
More than 60% of nine year olds in the EU are in schools which are still not digitally equipped. The European Commission today unveils 'Opening up Education', an action plan to tackle this and other digital problems which are hampering schools and universities from delivering high quality education and the digital skills which 90% of jobs will require by 2020. To help kick-off the initiative, the Commission today launches a new website, Open Education Europa, which will allow students, practitioners and educational institutions to share free-to-use open educational resources.
Between 50% and 80% of students in EU countries never use digital textbooks, exercise software, broadcasts/podcasts, simulations or learning games. Most teachers at primary and secondary level do not consider themselves as 'digitally confident' or able to teach digital skills effectively, and 70% would like more training in using ICTs. Pupils in Latvia, Lithuania and the Czech Republic are the most likely to have internet access at school (more than 90%), twice as much as in Greece and Croatia (around 45%).The European Commission launched Open Education Europa in September 2013 as part of the Opening Up Education initiative to provide a single gateway to European OER. This portal is grounded on the basis of the portal, active since 2002 to support the transformation of education through technology. Today, with close to 38,000 registered users and an average of 55,000 monthly visits, it has become the meeting point for exploring change and innovation in education.
The main goal of the Open Education Europa portal is to offer access to all existing European Open Educational Resources in different languages in order to be able to present them to learners, teachers and researchers.
Open Education Europa is a dynamic platform built with the latest cutting-edge open-source technology, offering tools for communicating, sharing and discussing. The portal has many features and it is structured in 3 main sections:
• The FIND section showcases MOOCs, courses, and Open Educational Resources by leading European institutions. Each institution is also featured in this section alongside the MOOCs, courses, and the Open Educational Resources it provides.
• The SHARE section is the space where portal users (scholars, educators, policymakers, students and other stakeholders) come together to share and discuss solutions for a diverse range of educational issues by posting blogs, sharing events, and engaging in thematic discussions.
• The IN-DEPTH section hosts eLearning Papers — the world’s most visited e-journal on open education and new technologies —, provides an exhaustive list of EU-funded projects, and highlights the latest news about open education as well as the most relevant recently published scholarly articles.

Follow @se_hq 
Nellie Kroes , European Comission Vice-President launch also this week #connectedcontinent Initiative after she launched the official website of #startupeurope as a part of Digital Agenda for Europe and you can read her speech here . 
Don't forget to visit weekly my blog to discover top 20 edtools .

References : 
Open Education Europa Official Website
European Comission , Nellie Kroes Connectedcontinent Speech 
New website #StartupEurope

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

My favorite Top 20 + ipad apps to #mlearning disovered through #tcdisrupt

Dear friends like I promise you in my previous post here where I describe Top 100 edtools and ipad apps to mLearning rediscovered through #iste13 , now when we back to school I will share weekly when I have time TOP 20 wich will replace TOP 10, and monthly TOP 100 in my blog.
Like you already now I am social media addicted who want to became a real curator teacher and for this reason I follow live many global online tech conferences like Leweb and SXSW 

Between 7 and 11 september I follow #tcdisrupt  and I discover many startups and useful things session following live the conference here
 TechCrunch Disrupt is one of the most anticipated global tech technology conferences of the year. Between September 9-11, TechCrunch bringing Disrupt back to San Francisco to reveal an all new slate of outstanding startups, influential speakers, guests and more to the stage. The conference had 3 main parts like you can see here :
* Hackaton
* Startup Battlefield
* Startup Alley

Live streaming video by UstreamLike you already now I win a ipad in eFront Learning competition like I write in my blog here and for this reason I like to use an discover many ipad apps . These days I discover through #tcdisrupt many tools, but I selected my favorite apps and here are
.I invite you to share the list, tweet / vote your favorite, add comments if you like the ipad apps and If you missed the conference follow here

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

#iste best #edtech global edconference . Top 100 + #edtools and #ipad apps to #mlearning discovered through #iste13

Dear friends like I told you in my previous post here when I was Cop 2 Leader in Smile Project managed by European Schoolnet I will share weekly  top 20 and montly  Top 100 here in my blog
Between 23 and 26 june in San Antonio is organized ISTE’s Annual Conference and Exposition who provides four days of inspiration, learning and networking with more than 700 sessions and interactive learning environments. If you have a ipad or a mobile device you can usee free the conference app who is is your ISTE 2013 command center, available in the Apple App Store, on Google Play, Windows Phone, Windows 8 and via the mobile web . Using #iste13 hastag I rediscovered many edtools and for this reason I decided to share with you this list 101 edtools and ipad apps to mLearning ( every day I add new 25 tools to the list ) and in 27 june you can see here more than 100 . I want through this list to show you the power of Curation, Social Media King and why I want to implement a platform for Curation Restart Online Education Project where teachers worldwide can collaborate and share using new online technologies for free . If my Curation project seems interesting for you and you want to help me to launch the project website and also if you want to collaboate read more here ; follow ; like  Join     My dream is to present this project next year at #iste14
What tool / app you like more and why . Please leave a comment after you see full list .You can also add a comment related to your favorite edtool . I describe also daily startup edtools here  , ipad apps here

I invite all of you to add favorite edtools in this padlet and I will add after to the list .  First I share to the list my Top 10 social media curation tools for social learning in the workspace who will change research  , I use most of these tools daily and also I add many Ipad apps to mLearning .

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

I am honored to share with you official digital habdbook and my reflections after I was COP2 Leader in SMILE project managed by @eu_schoolnet

Dear friends,  like I mention in my previous post here I am honored to be in SMILE Project digital publication because I had the opportunity to be selected Leader in community of practices 2 (Using Social Media in schools, whole school approach) organized in SMILE Project obtained through a Facebook Awards Digital Citizenship Research Grant managed by European Schoolnet ( the network of 30 European Ministries of Education, based in Brussels. As a not-for-profit organisation, EUN aim to bring innovation in teaching and learning to our key stakeholders: Ministries of Education, schools, teachers, researchers, and industry partners ) and for this reason they develop many projectS .

Ollie Bray, our brilliant trainer from Intel Teach Essentials training course in Prague invite all participants to join also Social Media in Learning and Education Project managed by EUN . Janice Richardson, manager of the project said last year when the project start ,, SMILE aims to investigate these issues and, through, an online learning course and mentoring techniques, not only encourage the take-up of social media in schools but also to map best practice in order to foster the exchange of ideas and experience”
You can download official Smile Project handbook free from here
and after you read the publication leave your feed-back, and add a comment to this blog post . smile handbook

The main purpose of this SMILE digital publication ‘Challenges and opportunities for schools and teachers in a digital word - Lessons learned from the 2012 SMILE action research project’ is to provide guidelines and examples to teachers on how to adopt social media in a school environment. “We believe that the SMILE report truly provides manageable steps on how to exploit the potential of these tools for the benefit of learners, both at classroom and institutional levels, in a pedagogically sound manner,” says Janice Richardson, Senior Advisor at European Schoolnet. 
The report also advocates a response to the important issue of online safety that seeks to move beyond a ‘lock and block’ mentality, to a mindset that prefers to use education itself to give young people (and teachers) the skills, the knowledge and the insight needed to be able to use the bewildering variety of tools on offer in ways that minimise risk.
“Nothing is more important to Facebook than the safety of the people that use our site. We think that online safety is a responsibility shared amongst parents, teachers, teens, policy makers and companies like Facebook. Because today’s kids are growing up in a new and different world, we believe that working with partners like these researchers is critical to learning more about ways that we can continue to improve our product. We strive to be as innovative when it comes to safety as we are in every other part of our business, and the Digital Citizenship Research Grants program is just one small part of our overall safety program. We will continue to create new safety programs to emphasise our ongoing commitment,” says Joe Sullivan, Chief Security Officer at Facebook, speaking of the research grants.
 This project has 3 parts :
1. An online learning laboratory for 100 teachers from the 30 member states of EUN partnership to investigate and embrace the educational opportunities social media offers and for this reason Ollie Bray, our trainer introduce all of us in the beautiful world of social media related to SMILE Community of Practices, presenting the 1st part of the project in 6 units . For each unit, he give us introductory video to view, along with a written commentary and additional sources of information. We have also  a list of links to explore and reflect on, and examples of interesting practice taken from both the education sector and beyond. At the end of each unit we made a series of tasks to help us deepen  understanding, and gain practical experience of many of the issues discussed,more here

Social Media in Learning and Education (SMILE) - Video 2 of 6 Using social media in schools - whole school approach. from Ollie Bray on Vimeo.

Still the begining I must told you that I  like verry much this project and for this reason  I was involved  in the discussions in 1st part of the project on the Elearning Platform managed by EUN and for my research I was accepted to be COP2 leader in part 2 of the project .

2.Research with the 100 learning laboratory participants to highlight trends and best practices for how social media is being used and can be used in classrooms;
The SMILE ‘learning laboratory’ was organised around a number of Communities of Practice that allowed more than 100 teachers from across Europe and beyond to study some critical aspects of the use of social media in learning and education:
· Social media - what is it?
· Social media - school policies
· Social media - pedagogical principles
· Social media - professional development (CPD)
· Social media - internet safety and responsible use
· Social media - challenges to adoption

 In XXI Century Education, the use of new online technologies ( social media and web 2.0 startup tools and apps ) aren't regarded like a avantgardist movement, but unfortunatelly although we have many free edtools most of the teachers still don't know or don't want to know how to integrate new online technologies into the classroom although in all the schools we have now computers connected to Internet . For this reason I accepted to be COP2 leader - Using Social Media in schools, whole-school approach . I had the opportunity to have Elena Radaelli from Italy my deputy leader who said after the project finished :
 "The reason that led me to attend the on line splendid course SMILE was related to my professional and personal necessity to see if social media such as Facebook, that normally occupy a relevant part of my pupils' daily life outside school, could actually enter school and become an interesting didactical tool. I decided to start with an ad hoc Facebook group focused on our Comenius project to share ideas, jokes, and pictures to enrich the project. [..] I was amazed how fast and precise they were to react and do their homework. During all my teaching years, I had never seen such a prolific, lovely and creative production of assignments, nice jokes, provocations in plain English! So without even knowing it, they started using their first foreign language as a real communicative tool. They were totally involved in the learning process since they didn't perceive it as a burden but as part of their daily life." 

3.Broad dissemination of results of the research through EUN’s interactive portals for teachers as well as through European and international meetings and conferences.
I continue to use social media like I told you in the online session . I focus on my COP2 when I continue to learn students to use social media in eTwinning projects and parteners ( teachers and students ) collaborate in the blog and facebook group . Related to using using social media for professional development ( COP3 ) I present SMILE Project in 2 online conferences to a global audience and also . I manage also 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Top 10 web tools #googlereader alternative to save favorite blogs

In my previous blog post I told you that I will share weekly top 10 using lists ( giving you all the opportunity to share my lists on your blog or website using embeded code ) and now I describe in 1st list  my favorite reader tools . Dear friends and my blog readers I am sure you heard that google will retire google reader and for this reason I made this list with my favorite Top 10 web tools to save favorite blogs and what you love on the web, but everyone also can vote his favorite and use emebed code to share this .I will share next week top 10 Ipad apps who can replace google reader on your mobile device.
I also work to a list Top 100 google reader alternative where everyone can propose new tools / apss who can replace google reader for web / ipad and I will share this list on my blog in 2 weeks .
My favorite tool now is
What tool you like more and why ? Please leave your comments .
But still we will finish  Top 100  here is my Top 10 :

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Top 16 tools and apps in #leweb13 #startup competition . Se also live #leweb conference

Dear friends because google reader is shooting down in 1 july I want to write this week a blog post ,, Top 10 alternative for google reader " ,but because yestarday and today is organized a global online Teach Conference in London I decided to wirte about Leweb startup competition . 

I follow #leweb13 and discover many informations and I want to share with you all . First I want to tell you that I will write next week about top 10 Google Reader alternative, but still then I invite you to follow live Leweb and vote for your favorite startup . 

My favorite #leweb13 EDTECH Startup is studemia . I tweet following #tcdisrupt and my favorite startup ENIGMA.IO WIN 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Top 10 #startup tools / projects for teachers from #microsoft research fuse labs #edtech20 #pln

Dear friends Curation is Social Media King like I present here , but like I promise you, after I was a FIE Finalist I will describe here weekly if I will receive to my blog posts many comments and feed-back from my PLN ,  TOP 10 In my previous post I describe my favorite Top 10 tools in #startup #cloud app battle  to keep safe your files in the cloud and in next post I will describe top 10 startup tools google reader alternative and I will use a startup curation tool,you can add new tools to the list .Stay tune!

This blog post is part of my application for Microsoft Innovative Educator MIE and PILTRAINER  and I am proud member of PIL
FUSE Labs works in partnership with product and research teams to ideate, develop, and deliver new social, real-time, and media-rich experiences for home and work. FUSE Labs experiences give users new ways to create, connect and collaborate with the people, information and ideas that matter to them.Now I will describe in my post 4 startup social media curation tools and other 6 microsoft research projects
What tool do you like more and why ?                                        Please leave your comments and feed-back .
                              lets you create, collect and share stuff you love. Socl is a research project from Microsoft Research FUSE Labs that began as an experiment in social search targeted at students for the purpose of learning. Following the lead of the Socl community, Socl has since evolved to be a service where people connect over shared interests expressed through beautiful post collages which are organized into group or individually curated collections.
Connect over shared interests expressed through beautiful post collages that take seconds to create.
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Montage is a flexible web-based service that makes it fun and easy to create and share a visual album of the web on the topics you care about. You can design your Montage around any topic you can imagine by adding content that pulls information from a variety of sources, including RSS feeds, Twitter, Bing News, and YouTube. Montage is an expression of you and you can see Curation Restart Education Project on Montage
Spindex brings you an overview of your entire social world in one page. With Spindex you can connect to Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, RSS, and Bing – with more services on the way. Spindex allows you to access and interact with your social networks, see trends from your friends, and see related info from Bing on literally everything you click on. Spindex proactively finds useful articles and information based on your interest in your friends’ messages and comments. It lets you find out more about the topics that your friends and feeds are talking about in one click - so you can jump into the conversation.Make sense of your social overload, open your personalized Spindex page, and find out at a glance what topics are hot in your social world. You can also keep track of the things you are remembering via Evernote - right inside of your Spindex page. Spindex is not just a social reader – as you browse your friends’ updates, Spindex continually suggests related content from Bing – giving you better insight into the topics and trends 
Project Emporia turns your votes on stories into your own personal newspaper.Every day we are told about information overflow; how so much data is coming at us through so many channels every day that it is difficult to weed out the gems that are important to us from all the noise. For those who aren’t social media mavens, the whole concept can be intimidating, and for those that are, digesting social streams can become a huge time sink. Project Emporia sifts through ever-evolving news streams to identify hot stories, categorizes them into topic areas and ranks them, and then presents them to you in a friendly UI. Just by opening Project Emporia you get popular stories on topics of your choice without ever having signed up for anything.This is just the starting point however, you can also influence how future stories are chosen for you, one vote at a time. Your votes will improve the relevance of Project Emporia’s news story choices not just for you, but for every other user as well.
                       Now you can discover, create, and share Microsoft Office documents with your Facebook friends. Built using Microsoft Office 2010 – Docs for Facebook provides the best possible document service for the Facebook environment. Seamless integration with Facebook means that the service is all about sharing documents.Finally docs can be friendly too
CompanyCrowd automatically collects stories, media, and social content to create a living newspaper about the companies that are most important to you and your business. It’s fast, easy, and crowd-curated.CompanyCrowd makes this easy by first finding all the social data into one search index and then leverages the wisdom of the crowd to curate the right topics, experts, and personalities for the company or product in question
Kodu lets kids create games on the PC and XBox via a simple visual programming language. Kodu can be used to teach creativity, problem solving, storytelling, as well as programming. Anyone can use Kodu to make a game, young children as well as adults with no design or programming skills.
Kodu Teaches more than Programming
Kodu is a rich tool for narrative creation and storytelling
Kodu demonstrates that programming is a creative medium
Kodu helps children with critical thinking, breaking a complex goal into manageable steps, and iterate on the design process – an approach applicable to all academic subjects, business and personal relationships
Kodu introduces the logic and problem solving of programming
Kodu introduces conditions and sequences, which teaches cause and effect
Students learn about cooperation, logic and creativity in addition to programming

Some say a picture is worth a thousand words. And when analyzing the massive amounts of data generated by Twitter, this adage could not be more appropriate. FUSE Labs’ SocialGadgets are a set of embeddable widgets that visualize Twitter real-time data. Each gadget focuses on a given keyword and displays its volume of usage over time. Mentioned entities such as people, locations, companies and noun phrases are identified and visually represented. The gadgets are interactive, letting users explore the relationships between topics publically shared on Twitter. By focusing on patterns and trends, the gadgets can extrapolate what people find important, and provide a succinct yet effective way to look at events as they are unfolding.Twitter, 'the pulse of the world,' is an incredibly rich data source used by millions across the globe. People post their thoughts, ideas and whereabouts via text-based status updates. Visually displaying trending topics can help readers better understand content and its context. By using any one of the four SocialGadgets, data flowing through the Twitter fire hose is indexed and semantically analyzed in real-time. Within minutes, major entities are identified and their relationships are displayed. The gadgets are easily configured, allowing users to choose a keyword and a template type, then copy and paste an embed code to be displayed on a website of their choice.
                                   Bing Twitter Maps
Bing Twitter Maps Find out what topics are hottest on Twitter.
                                    Bing Social
Bing SocialKeeping up with real-time information that is coming in from millions of users of Twitter is a tough task. Bing Twitter search makes it easier. Keeping up with real-time information that is coming in from millions of users of Twitter is a tough task. Bing Twitter search makes it easier.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Top 10 tools in #startup #cloud app battle #edtech20 #pln part 1

Dear friends Curation is Social Media King like I present here , but we must use also in XXI Century Education elearning apps to keep and secure our files ( photos, videos, presentations, documents ) in the cloud . For this reason I curate and describe here my favorite TOP 10 cloud apps . What app you like more and why . Please leave a comment and your feed-back after you read my article and if you enjoy what you read share with your PLN . I also invite you to discover weekly in this blog more TOP 10  edtools who offer gateway through knowledge for teachers . Next post is about top 10 free edtools for researchers so stay tune and subscribe free :)
Skydrive is a Microsoft App in the cloud who offer you 7 GB of free cloud storage . With Sydrive You’ll be able to access your photos and files from almost anywhere, store them, and easily share them .
Features :
Your cloud

 You've got access to everything on your SkyDrive, your personal cloud, wherever you are. Your photos, documents, and other important files are available to you on your phone, tablet, PC, or Mac. In short, your stuff and your info isn't limited to any single PC or device .And, if you're on Windows 8, and signed into a Microsoft account, you can view all your photos and files, edit and share Office documents, or share with whomever you choose. Plus, stuff like your background, your display, and your settings roam with you.
Real Office, in real-time
Get free Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote in your browser with SkyDrive and free Office Web Apps. Multiple people in different places can work on the same document, at the same time. Share only the documents that you choose, with whomever you choose, and set the rest to remain private.
Prefer to use the full-featured, desktop version of Office instead? Don’t worry,SkyDrive works great with that too.


Justcloud Store All Your Files In The Cloud and access them From Anywhere At Anytime, From Any Device.
Professional Cloud Storage from JustCloud is Simple, Fast and Unlimited.Just Cloud will automatically backup the documents, photos, music and videos stored on your computer, to the cloud so you are never without files again.
Features :

Sync all your files across your computers and devices
Automatically sync files across computers. With Just Cloud, you decide which files and folders you want to sync and where you want to sync them.
Just Cloud works in the background so your most important data is always backed up and available to you. You can start editing a file on your office PC and finish it on your laptop at home.
Browse, backup and sync, all from your mobile
Just Cloud's online control panel allows you to access all of your backed up and synced files from any device with an internet connection anywhere in the world.
You can access your files from Tablets, PC's, Smart Phones, Laptops, Desktops at anytime, from any location. Just Cloud completely eliminates the need for flash drives or other storage devices.
Share files and folders anytime, anywhere
Just Cloud gives you the option to share your files and folders between friends and family. You can invite them by email, Facebook, Twitter or giving them your own custom link.
Just Cloud makes file collaboration easy and gives you the option of conveniently sharing large files between users.
Your files are top priority, it's security you can count on
Just Cloud takes the safety and security of your files very seriously, your data is constantly encrypted using a 256 bit secured socket layer encryption.Throughout all stages of file transfer your files are extremely secure and are stored in our high tech cloud data centres that are monitored 24 hours a day.
Bitcasa is your external hard drive in the cloud that never runs out of space. Bitcasa allows you to store, access, and share everything you’ve ever owned – every picture, every movie, every document, every song – without limits and without the worry of running out of space. With the Bitcasa Infinite Drive, you are able to access all your files, photos, playlists, videos and docs anytime, anywhere. This is a screen capture that I am the winner of infinite storage for life in the cloud  for my computer, phone, and tablet . You can use also bitcasa free 10 GB storage / backup or 99 $ / year and 10 $ / month for infinite storage in the cloud . 

Evernote for teachers is ready to collect all of your ideas, experiences, thoughts, and memories into an always-accessible place.Take down your inspirations and ideas as they happen
Capture interesting webpages you see, images and all
Snap photos of everything from whiteboards to wine labelsThen, find it all any time from your computer, phone, or the web!
Keep a lifetime of learning at your fingertips.Evernote is a great tool for teachers and students to capture notes, save research, collaborate on projects, snap photos of whiteboards, record audio and more. Everything you add to your account is automatically synced and made available on all the computers, phones and tablets you use.
MEGA is designed both to compete with cloud storage giants like DropboxGoogle DriveCX , Evernote and RapidShare—and also to insulate itself from future charges. The difference that makes a difference is that all files are encrypted using a 2048-bit RSA key. (See a detailed writeup here for more details.) What this means effectively is that Dotcom cannot be accused of knowingly storing copyrighted materials because he cannot technically know the content of the filesstored on MEGA—only the user who uploaded the files and/or possesses the key can.
Google Drive. Keep everything. Share anything. 
Dear friends do you think that Google Drive star will beat evernote and dropbox in XXI Century Education  ?
Access everywhere
Google Drive is everywhere you are—on the web, in your home, at the office and on the go. So wherever you are, your stuff is just...there. Ready to go, ready to share. Get started with 5 GB free.

Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. This means that any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, phonesand even the Dropbox website.
Dropbox also makes it super easy to share with others, whether you're a student or professional, parent or grandparent. Even if you accidentally spill a latte on your laptop, have no fear! You can relax knowing that Dropbox always has you covered, and none of your stuff will ever be lost.

Box lets you store all of your content online, so you can access, manage and share it from anywhere
Features :
Get a Hard Drive in the Cloud: Online Storage
What if the files you need are on your laptop – but you're on the road with your iPhone? No worries! With Box, you store files online – then access them anywhere, anytime, on any device.
Get 5 GB Free and Organise All Your Files Into Folders Store all kinds of files online, then arrange them into folders just like on your desktop.

CX is a new kind of cloud experience that takes content to the next level with a range of unique features: secure storage, real-time syncing, public and private sharing, interactive group collaboration, and intelligent discovery. Easily organize your content, access it on the go, share it with friends or publish it online — you decide what and when. Want to discuss a file with a team? CX does that too with group functionality and a unique file commenting system.

ZeroPC - Turning Your Browser Into A Desktop in the cloud .
Connect your personal cloud, securely access all your documents, photos, music and videos from many services all under one virtual roof. Drag and Drop any content from one service to another. Search and discover everything in your cloud content across different services. Securely share any content of any size instantly with anyone. ZeroPC is available on Web, iOS & Android.


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