Technology

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Post about technology including social media and edtech.

Educational technology

Course creation with Versal

A short decade ago Moodle and Blackboard were the only real options for providing online training or education. Today there is a growing number of course authoring platforms to choose from. Over the past few weeks I’ve been exploring several of these new options and want to share my experiences with them, beginning with Versal. read more.

Engagement and feedback with VoiceThread

I would also love to see VoiceThread used for larger scale, community engagement. Imagine using it to gather informal feedback about a school or class initiative. Or using it to share a special project or story about a class in general. Because of the way VoiceThread works you can control who has access, it can be moderated and it can be left open for adding comments, for as long as you want. more here…

Marketing

Do you have a social media strategy? – Oh, Oh!

Social media is an ever changing set of communication tools that you can use to support your business goals and strategies. Here’s a quick breakdown of the step needed before you get to social media. more here…

Content marketing in 2 minutes with Powtoon

I was recently introduced to PowToon – an amazing online animation tool that lets you easily create animated videos and presentations. After trying the free version I was impressed enough to purchase a paid subscription. Here’s my first… read more.

Publish your own daily paper with Paper.li

A few days ago I got a request for more information about The Chilliwack Daily, a self publishing, online paper that I created with a free content aggregator/curator called Paper.li. read more here…

Twitterquette

I have noticed lately that many a small biz (in Chilliwack and elsewhere) tentatively launching into the Twitterverse, perhaps some thinking that they are going where no small business or non-profit has gone before. I have to tell you that is not the case. read more…

QR Codes – How to use responsibly

Here’s my list of 10 a dozen TO DOs for creating QR codes that won’t harm any pets or humans for that matter. read more…

Stuck on Earth – New app for dreamers, adventurers and photographers

Simply beautiful new app courtesy of Trey Ratcliff. Its free right now so if you like beautiful images or are an armchair traveler, or both, you best grab this now. Check out the StuckOnEarth website for more info about the app and links to download the app. read more…

2 great ways to make email easier and better

I’m always looking for way to make my online life run smoother. For the last few months I’ve been trying out a couple of apps and services that have smooth written all over them. read more…

Data Brokers – What they know about you

Infographic about what data brokers know about you. read more…

Social Media 101

A slideshare and a downloadable workbook that you can use to create a communications strategy and social media plan. read more…

Will the real early adopters please stand up, please stand up, please stand up…

One of the things we forget, “we” being those of us who have embraced technology, is that almost half of the folks in Canada and the US have not… embraced it, that is. 50% of people over 16 are on Facebook. Outstanding! 50% are not. 30% of  businesses use Twitter/Foursquare/LinkedIn. Fantastic! 70% do not. Read more…

 

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