Yes, Social Media is here! Yes, your grandparents are using it! Yes, it’s a great way to network, find jobs, and stay connected! I had a few interesting conversations with other fellow educators and professionals about social media in the last few weeks and why some people just don’t get what it’s all about. 1st Question: Why doesn’t someone use it? I’m not talking why someone doesn’t use it like
No, I’m not saying social bookmarking tools are edible but if they were what flavor would they be? I’m talking about a very simple to use tool called Delicious (http://delicious.com/) that allows you to share bookmarks (favorite websites) with everyone, make them private, or share with only certain people in your network. It will allow you to save the URL, create a title, create a short description, and create tags
Sometimes I like to let me creative juice flow and have a little graphic design fun. I’m no expert but I like to have fun in photoshop and a few other programs to come up with creative ideas. A few months ago I figured out how to build a custom Twitter background in Photoshop from a simple mock layout. It’s not always as easy as you think, because Twitter background
When it comes to Twitter Applications (Twitter, Facebook, WordPress) there are unlimited applications and being a regular Twitter user I will never ask you to stick to one single twitter client. I recently ( 4 months back) started using hootsuite which is a web client for twitter and it’s free. I have multiple Twitter, Facebook, WordPress profiles . One for my personal profile and others are education related. Hootsuite has everything.
Favorite Free Tools for Educators – Part 1 (much more to come in future post) #1 Jing – Free Screen Shot & Recording Tool Snap a picture of your screen. Record video of onscreen action. Share instantly over the web, IM, email. http://www.jingproject.com/ #2 YouTube Upload videos up to 15 minutes in length Share videos to millions or use privacy settings Unlisted privacy option allows videos to now be available