Let’s “Talk”

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

We have so many ways to communicate now – text, email, instant messaging, online chat (video and audio), Twitter, Facebook, and phone – it’s hard to remember if I really spoke to the person or just wrote to them and then read what they wrote back.

Is the Traditional Corporate Website Dying/Dead? - Part 1

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

This week’s blog post was going to be about why you should care about Pinterest. However, there are a lot of articles out there about Pinterest – here’s one that I thought was head and shoulders above the rest in describing tangible benefits for business.
But then I started thinking, with all those apps and [...]

Welcome to Edmodo

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Recently Seward embarked on the task of modifying our First 4,000 Words program to be accessible to teachers in the Edmodo marketplace.  For those of you who don’t know, Edmodo is a social networking tool meant to be used by teachers to share information and interact with their students in ways they are all familiar [...]

Google Plus Revisited

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Google Plus has been out for two months. How is it shaping up so far? Take a look at Google+ user numbers, traffic patterns, and the new games added earlier this month.

A Quick Look at Google Plus

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Google Plus is all the rage this month. Will it flourish and threaten Facebook’s position in social media, or will it wither in obscurity? It’s too soon to tell, but there’s certainly a lot of buzz about it!

Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning and Education Development

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Educational researchers and instructional designers have been calling for more collaborative practices in classrooms around the world. They suggest that collaborative learning has the power to move students from mere passive consumers of information to active creators of knowledge. On top of this, it can help prepare them for their future work. In the developing world, this is especially an issue, since those lucky enough to gain access to higher education are often graduating with few transferable skills. Sure, they can memorize and take tests well, but do they know how to work in teams to solve problems?

Dot Com 2.0?

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

With LinkedIn going public this week, here’s a roundup of other social networking sites slated for IPO within the year. Could another dot-com era be upon us?

Most Influential Company: Microsoft, Apple, or Google?

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Which company will continue to be the most influential: Microsoft, Apple, or Google?

Is Facebook the New…

Monday, April 4th, 2011

I Googled the phrase “Is Facebook the New” and found many new things that it might be. There are a lot of articles proclaiming it to be the new Twitter, Google, Netflix, Xbox, Foursquare, which is funny because all of these are new – some newer than Facebook. I picked out a few of the more obscure “new” things that I thought our readers would enjoy.

How To Keep Up With Social Media

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Whether you are a serious social media practitioner or just a person who wonders what all the fuss is about (e.g., “Why would anyone want to know what I’m doing 24-7?”), it is a daunting task to keep up with the trends in social media. I’ve put together a “greatest hits” list of resources I find myself returning to again and again to try to ride this wave of new information. Hopefully these resources will be helpful to you wherever you are in the “need-to-know” continuum.