Daily Archives: 2013/10/16

3 Free Twitter Tools to Schedule Tweets

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We’re taking a look at three super easy, standalone services that let “ordinary” Twitter users schedule tweets to go live in the future.

Karen Johnson‘s insight:

Many lecturers don’t bother with things like hootsuite, they don’t need all the bells and whistles.  You might still like to tweet reminders to your students about deadlines or reading that has to be done.  One of these will help you to do that.

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Interactive Textbooks Revolutionizing the Classroom Text

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The Interactive Capabilities in iBooks are Taking Digital Text Books to the Next Level Tablet technology has permanently changed the way people consume and

Karen Johnson‘s insight:

This is one of those reasons why we need high band widths in universities.  I like the idea of supplying ipads to classrooms rather than individual students.  This way all students who use that classroom get a chance to experience using an ipad. 

See on www.emergingedtech.com

Fast broadband critical to future of education: teachers

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The NBN could be a transformational tool for teaching, according to educators who spoke at the Connected Australia conference this week.

Karen Johnson‘s insight:

This is a really interesting article on education from an IT managment journal.  I know from experience that trying to teach online on a low band width is ghastly and leads to poor student engagement.  What is interesting in this article are the comments from schools and universities on how the higher bandwidth has improved their teaching, the students’ learning and the students overall experience.

See on www.computerworld.com.au