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Harlem Children Zone (HCZ) is a nonprofit organization founded during the 1990s. The goal of the organization is to teach and provide strength to inner city students so that they may have the tools needed to excel in college and beyond. HCZ advocate and address social problems in Harlem such as gang violence, poverty and health. Academically, 97% of TRUCE students graduated High School and 100% of students were accepted to college. HCZ allows students to have a voice in the community with the help of media based themes. Its students are able to write articles that discuss anything involved...
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Check out this Forbes article on how some believe Twitter can actually help your writing skills. Although I'm not sure if I agree that it can make anyone a better writer, I can see the author's point of view. I actually do tend to ramble a lot and use way too many run-on sentences when I write. With the 140 character-limit, I can see how this can help you compress your thoughts into short and concise sentences. In high school our essays always had to be a certa...
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Today's post on the SMM series will be on ways to get more out of Twitter. Instead of spending so much time on the site, not really sure what you should be doing, use these tips to make the most out of your Twitter account. I especially like tip #2, which is: "Follow at least 10 new people every week. When you do, unfollow people who aren't adding to your online learning and growth. This culling will help you build a truly powerful Twitter stream and Personal Learning Network." I actually started to do this w...
As I was looking for High Five ideas, I came across 2 additional articles I wanted to share with you guys. First, is a fun Edudemic infographic about What Your Handwriting Says About You. Not really sure how accurate this can be, but apparently some of the traits my handwriting tells me I have are that I'm adaptable, skeptical of others, hard to read, good with commitment, and open to new experiences. I don't think all of those are true, and I think I usually write the way I do because I like certain letter...
Fiberio is a touchscreen tabletop device that provides secure user authentication using fingerprints. This means that the device can be placed anywhere from malls to classrooms, and people are able to access their private documents without having to go home or haul their laptops around. Is it weird to access your documents in public? Should people stick to carrying around their iPads? What do you think about this new device, and how can it be used in the classroom?
Check this link Microsoft Virtual Faculty Summit 2013 Schedules:this afternoon 12:30—13:30 PDT Opening Keynote Encore: Innovation & Opportunity–The Contribution of Computing to Improving Our World (pre-recorded session) Bill Gates 13:30—14:00 PDT Research in Focus: Prediction Engines David Pennock, Sanmay Das, Robin Hanson 14:00—14:30 PDT Research in Focus: Social Media in Times of Crisis Andrés Monroy-Hernández, Leysia PalenÂ
Today's SMM Series post will be a short one on additional simple writing tips to take in mind when writing for school, work, etc. Here is an article on writing tips from Edudemic. I like these tips, because though there aren't that many, there are many I haven't thought of before. I really like #10, especially if it's for a business blog. The worst is when people have higher expectations than they should, and your business is unable to give them what they want. This will only lead to disappointed cu...
If you have a Twitter account, chances are, you're following other people and reading their tweets. That means other people's Twitter activity and tweeting style may rub off on you. So how can you tell what's the right or wrong way to tweet? Check out this fun infographic on ten Twitter mistakes you're probably making. I really like how they have a picture of the mistake being used in a real-life situation; it really shows how ridiculous some of these mistakes can be.
For Edlab, you can search "Edlab" and find different employees that are currently working or have worked at EdLab in the past, but we don't have an actual company page. I'm not sure if we want one, but today's post will be on creating a company page on LinkedIn. Here's the article I've included in my course that shows the steps on what to do when creating a company profile. I think all the steps are incredibly important, but the ones I especially like are: 6. Ask your emp...
A couple of weeks ago at the EdLab Seminar, Craig Tashman gave a nice talk about LiquidText, an iPad application for supporting people's reading experience. The idea originated from two papers (click here) that are published in CHI, a very good conference in the field of human computer interaction. Both of these papers mentioned the concept active reading, which involves annotation, note taking, commenting, and highlighting, among others, when people are reading materials. This is not a new direction in academics as some other researchers ha...