Anne Hole

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Instagram’s growth speeds up as it hits 700 million users

Instagram has doubled its user base, to 700 million monthly actives in two years, fueled by Stories, web signups and better onboarding on low-end Android phones. Instagram’s growth rate is actually speeding up. It took just four months to add the last 100 million users since hitting 600 million in …

Snapchat

Twitter users up but 'headwinds' forecast

<b>The number of people using Twitter has risen and the firm's losses narrowed in the first three months of this year.</b><p>Its most famous frequent user, Donald Trump, is taking to Twitter less since assuming the US presidency, but active users of the message-in-brief platform have still risen by 14%, the …

Twitter

5 Little-Known Features For Fine

Trello is infinitely customizable so it's easy to forget a thing or two. Here are 5 features that make Trello boards run like well-oiled productivity …

4 tools to keep even the most easily-distracted people focused

Everyone has had a day where you just can’t focus. No matter how many things you need to get done that day, you find yourself on Facebook or staring out a window. These days can put a series crimp in your workload for the week – particularly if you have a lot to do and not a lot of time to do it in.<p>…

Productivity

Introducing Microsoft To-Do—now available in Preview

<i>Today’s post was written by Ori Artman, general manager of Microsoft To-Do.</i><p>Today we’re excited to introduce a new, intelligent task management app …

Microsoft

Microsoft's Wunderlist successor, To-Do, hits public preview

Microsoft's Project Cheshire, the successor to its Wunderlist to-do app, is now in public preview for users on a variety of devices.<p>Microsoft is …

Microsoft

12 Ways to Create Digital Learning Content: No. 11 - Illustrated Notes

<b>In the latter part of 2016, we shared 10 different ways to create flipped or blended learning content.</b><p><b>We’ve got 2 more to go.</b><p><b>Before jumping into</b> …

Education Technology

Videos are getting a bigger role on Flipboard

Flipboard is following the launch of its “smart magazines” by boosting the role of videos.<p>It’s not that videos were totally absent from the news app before this, but they usually showed up as an accompaniment to articles — not exactly prominent placement when compared to the beautiful treatment …

Digital Media
Google

A-Z of apps

Here are some apps and online tools we think you might find useful in your teaching and/or learning. We have included information about availability …

Education Technology

Open.Ed – The University of Edinburgh Open Educational Resources

OER17 – Come and find me! <br>The OER17 Politics of Open Conference is taking place in London this week, and I can hardly believe it’s been a year since …

UK Universities

A systematic review of research on the flipped learning method in engineering education

Abstract<p>The purpose of this article is to describe the current state of knowledge and practice in the flipped learning approach in engineering …

Downloads On A Chromebook and 4 Other Tips for New Users

This morning I received an email from a reader who was concerned that her school was going to be using Chromebooks next year and she couldn't …

To-Do List Apps to Organize Your Life

Gone are the days that you dealt with to-do lists on physical paper. Since our phones are always on us, worries of misplacing our lists are in the …

Apps

How to Use SoundCloud to Record and Comment

During Thursday's Practical Ed Tech Live session I answered a question about recording and sharing audio. The person asking was looking for a way for …

Who uses Twitter?

<i>Luke Sloan is a Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Methods and Deputy Director of the Social Data Science Lab at the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff</i> …

Case studies for flipped classrooms at the University of Queensland, Australia

Case Studies for flipped classroom<p>The following case studies demonstrate a variety of approaches that teachers at UQ are taking to flip their …

Education

Engineering professors say ‘flipped classroom’ approach improves learning

· Oct 18, 2016 Share Tweet<p>Courtesy of Bryce Richter, University Communications<p>The hundreds of students graduating from University of Wisconsin’s …

Learning

Equatio: Yes You Can Type Math and Science in Google Docs and Forms!

As a previous math teacher, I have a soft spot for the pains teachers and students can feel when trying to use <b>math symbols and expressions</b> in …

Google Docs

A new app lets you list and Shout

Shout is a sharing app. Think of it as a stripped-down Pinterest for those with no interest in messing with pretty photos of cookies and you get the general idea. And I think, with a little work, it could be a go-to collaboration tool for partners shopping for supplies, couples interested in not …

Social Media

Twitter considers paid membership option

<b>Twitter is considering adding a paid membership option for businesses and power users.</b><p>The micro-blogging service, which has struggled to grow its user base in recent years, is carrying out surveys to “assess interest” in the idea.<p>Paying members would get access to an enhanced version of Tweetdeck, …

Business Analytics

Pixlr Mobile - Easy Image Editing & Collage Creation

Last week I published a post about Pixlr's suite of online image editing tools. That post prompted a few questions from readers seeking iOS and …

Badges, Proof and Pathways

How do you prove what you know and can do these days? Sure, you can show someone your CV, résumé or LinkedIn profile, but what does that prove? Isn’t …

Education Technology

Student guide to social media

A powerful media and information literacy project from UNESCO

UNESCO has entered the digital literacy fray by publishing what they call five laws of media and information literacy. While they don’t use the …

Information Literacy

Social media | FAQ

Social media is a constantly evolving landscape of tools and functionality that affects the way that most of us live, learn and work. Regardless of …

Social Media Marketing

Digital Capabilities Framework Update

Last week Jisc released the first in a series of blog posts to bring the sector up to date with the developments to their Digital Capabilities …

Learning

5 Ways to Show YouTube Videos Without Related Content

Anyone who has ever opened YouTube in front of a classroom knows the feeling of dread that comes with hoping that the "related" content in the …

Sounding out the web: accessibility for deaf and hard of hearing people [Part 2]

Posted on Monday, 20 March 2017 by<p>Category: UX<p><b>In</b> <b>my previous post</b><b>, I spoke with Ruth MacMullen, an academic librarian and copyright specialist from</b> …

Content Marketing