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Social Networking In Schools: Educators Debate The Merits Of Technology In Classrooms

 

 

 

 

In this digital world, opportunities for education are available like never before. Though teachers using online tools are empowering students take part in their education, they may also expose them to inappropriate material, sexual predators, and bullying and harassment by peers.

Social Networking In Schools: Educators Debate The Merits Of Technology In Classrooms.

As the debate over the role technology and social networking play in the classroom continues, proponents on both sides are fighting to find a balance between the importance of innovation and the safety of students. Though there are risks associated with encouraging students to use social networking sites, proponents argue the potential for opportunity outweigh the costs. As solutions that satisfy both sides continue to develop, online education resources may pave the way for growth in America’s schools.

 
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Posted by on September 17, 2011 in education, teaching, tools2.0

 

limits of web 2.0 and frustration caused

limits of web 2.0 and frustration caused.

Ever since I arrived in this corner of the world: Normandy, following a new assignment and a new position, I have been willing to acquire a home, preferably a house. Whether I will eventually have one remains to be seen, point of this post.

Depuis que je suis arrivé dans ce coin du monde, la Normandie, à la suite d’un nouveau boulot, j’ai voulu acquérir un logement, une maison de préférence. Que j’en ai finalement une reste à voir, c’est le sujet de ce billet.

 
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Posted by on September 4, 2011 in life, tools 2.0, tools2.0, vie, wordpress

 

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links for 2010-02-05

 
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Posted by on February 6, 2010 in formation, tools2.0

 

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La personnalisation est la clé du succès du 2.0 en entreprise

Pour encourager les collaborateurs à utiliser les outils 2.0 en interne, il est nécessaire de rendre ces derniers adaptés à chacun. C’est en tout cas le postulat de Dassault Systèmes : il vient de lancer un Intranet qui peut être configuré de manière individuelle, selon ses goûts et ses domaines d’expertise. “Plus qu’une collection d’outils technologiques, notre nouvel Intranet est un environnement riche et diversifié totalement personnalisable”, explique à L’Atelier Tarik Lebtahi, communication manager chez Dassault Systèmes. La plate-forme fonctionne à l’instar d’un jeu de Lego : le collaborateur construit son propre Intranet, à partir de briques corporate mais également de communautés.

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      • “Leading countries”: Switzerland, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Germany
      • “Average performance”: France, Luxembourg, Ireland, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Norway, Italy and Iceland
      • “Catching up”: Slovenia, Hungary, Portugal, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Latvia, Greece, Cyprus and Malta
      • “Losing ground”: Estonia, Spain, Bulgaria, Poland, Slovakia, Romania and Turkey

      “The innovation scoreboard clearly shows that we have to do more for innovation. Boosting innovation is a major pillar in our Partnership for Growth and Jobs. There is clear evidence that more innovative sectors tend to have higher productivity growth rates”, Vice President Günter
      Verheugen said.

      The European Innovation scoreboard highlights significant national differences. The EIS shows an overall picture of innovation performance in Europe. Nordic countries plus Germany are the EU innovation leaders. The new Member States are either in a catching up process or are losing ground. Most of the “old” Member States are in a larger group of average performing countries.

  • The EU invests about a third less in research than the US, and the EU/US innovation gap has not narrowed in recent years. Meanwhile, emerging countries like China and India are fast becoming world-class centres of research and innovation.
    • The study ranks 110 nations on an index which weighs the business outcomes of innovation an governments’ encouragement and support of innovation.

      Singapore leads all countries, followed by South Korea, Switzerland, Iceland, Ireland, Hong Kong, Finland, the U.S., Japan and Sweden.

    • During the “Feed Me: Bite Size Info for a Hungry Internet” panel today at SXSW (moderated by VentureBeat’s own Eric Eldon) all the participants agreed that social streams of data are going to be an integral part of the web going forward. David Sacks, the chief executive of Yammer, went farther, calling these streams “email 2.0.” No one seemed to disagree.
    • During the question and answer session, David Karp, the co-founder of Tumblr, who was in the audience, asked why any of these services really matter — why not just use a standard like RSS to syndicate this data everywhere, he wondered? Dare Obasanjo of Microsoft pointed out that the reason people need services for the social stream is that while something like RSS may be fine for the tech savvy crowd, mothers or grandmothers would take one look at it and not understand what is going on. Seeing everything in a stream on Facebook though, and having a simple publishing tool that makes it clear how you insert pictures and other elements, is the key for the mainstream.
    • étude a été menée auprès de plus de 300 responsables informatiques seniors travaillant dans l’industrie manufacturière, les services financiers, et les industries de détail dans le monde entier, ainsi que dans les agences gouvernementales.

      Plus de la moitié des responsables informatiques interrogés par l’étude prévoient d’accélérer l’adoption de Linux en 2009. Par ailleurs, plus de 72 % des personnes interrogées ont affirmé qu’elles y réfléchissaient sérieusement, ou qu’elles avaient déjà décidé d’augmenter leur utilisation de Linux sur le serveur en 2009, avec plus de 68 % pour le poste de travail.

    • il convient de souligner que les personnes hésitant à adopter Linux ont indiqué qu’elles étaient principalement préoccupées par le manque de prise en charge des applications et la mauvaise interopérabilité avec Windows et d’autres environnements.
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    Posted by on March 22, 2009 in Diigo, microblogging, tools2.0

     

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    dear diary

    • 06:56 just completed a zillion questions survey. I never do except this time there was a $25 gift certificate incentive… for charity [Kiva] mind you,  I’m not that cheap ^_^ #
    • 07:06 Netbooks Offer a Chance to Challenge Windows’ Long Reign | Gadget Lab from Wired.com ff.im/-1o544 #
    • 07:27 after GTDTiddly here is another spin off of Tiddlywiki: TiddlyDu2 with calendars in it, looks interesting. re: ff.im/1o5OD #
    • 07:46 Doors – People Are Strange ff.im/-1o6BS #
    • 08:17 Lhasa de Sela – Small Song ff.im/-1o7Od #
    • 08:50 Kansas – Dust In The Wind ff.im/-1o8Ys #
    • 14:04 I’m so starving i’m about to faint. I let lunch time pass and now the stomack is making me pay. #
    • 14:22 The dude sitting next table can’t drink his beer fast enough. I wish he went away some place to sober up. #
    • 14:38 Funny, same song “under my thumb” I was listening to this morning, aired now at MrJones. #
    • 19:01 The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Take Five ff.im/-1ovDj #
    • 19:01 Stranglers – Golden Brown ff.im/-1ovDh #
    • 23:00 On Facebook news feeds from pages I’m fan of show up as news feeds like the ones so called ‘friends’ post now? This promises a huge noise, I’m not sure it’s a good idea…,  #

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    Posted by on March 8, 2009 in microblogging, tools2.0, twitter, wiki

     

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    delcroix: 61 des blogs du top 100 wikio hightech sont sur WordPress http://tinyurl.com/aej […] http://tinyurl.com/ca6e6k

    “61 des blogs du top 100 wikio hightech sont sur WordPress http://tinyurl.com/aej5qq
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    pour mettre cette statistique en perspective que représente la part du ‘marché’ blog que détient WordPress? Si c’est 61% alors la première statistique n’est que ‘normale’ finalement. – lelapin

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    Posted by on January 30, 2009 in microblogging, tools2.0

     

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