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WhatsApp

DESCRIPTION

WhatsApp is a tools that lets you group message and send photos and videos via an easy-to-use interface–without having to pay texting fees to your carrier.

BENEFITS

  • Speedy setup and performance
  • Lets you keep your phone numbe
  • Clean interface
  • Can send multimedia
  • No international charges
  • Can blockunblock contacts

 

BEST PRACTICES

  • Everyone (teachers, studends, proffessionals, parents, etc)

 

PRECONDITIONS – FOR USING

  • Create a Whatsapp account(free)
  • Login with  Google or Facebook account
  • Download app
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Twitter

DESCRIPTION

Twitter is  an online social networking and microblogging platform that allows users to communicate through 140-character messages (“tweets”) on a computer or smartphone. It’s used by millions of people worldwide to keep up with news, gossip, events, weather, and more. Once you sign up with an email and password, you’ll be directed to start “following” people. The people you follow will show up in your Timeline, a scrolling list of real-time tweets. When you tweet, the people who follow you will see your tweets in their timeline.

BENEFITS

  • Social networking
  • Online connection and interaction with family, friends and relatives
  • Could help teens learn to write concisely, and hashtag chats on various topics can offer new perspectives on specific interests.

BEST PRACTICES

  • Everyone (teachers,studends, proffessionals, etc)

PRECONDITIONS – FOR USING

  • Create a Twitter account(free)
  • Must be at least 13 years old
  • Stable internet connection for fast synchronise.

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Instagram

DESCRIPTION

Instagram is a popular platform for instantly enhancing photos and videos with cool effects and sharing them across a number of social media platforms. The terms specify that users should be at least 13 years old and should not post partially nude or sexually suggestive photos but do not prohibit the portrayal of violence, swear words, or drugs. Users can flag photos for review, but mature content still appears in some photos and in the comment sections. Photos shared in Instagram are public and may have location information unless privacy settings are adjusted. Instagram Direct allows users to send private photos and directly to other users.

BENEFITS

  • Social networking
  • Online connection and interaction with family, friends and relatives
  • The tool makes photos and videos look cool and then makes it easy to share them instantly

BEST PRACTICES

  • Everyone (teachers,studends, proffessionals, parents, etc)

PRECONDITIONS – FOR USING

  • Create an Istagram account(free)
  • Must be over 13 years of age
  • Stable internet connection for fast synchronise.

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Facebook

DESCRIPTION

Facebook is a vast, sprawling network and you can make whatever you want of it. You sign up by putting some details, and preferably a photo of yourself, on the Facebook website. Then you’re ready to start posting a few updates.

These updates are statements about what you’re up to, links to interesting stuff you’ve seen elsewhere on the web – it’s up to you. As word gets around that you’re online, you’ll find old friends start to get in touch. They may have heard about you being on Facebook or they may have found you after doing a search.

Facebook itself will send notes on people you might know, based on the fact that you went to the same school or college or shared an employer (you only have to put up as much of this sort of information as you want).

BENEFITS

  • Social networking
  • Online connection and interaction with family, friends and relatives

BEST PRACTICES

  • Everyone (teachers,studends, proffessionals, etc)

PRECONDITIONS – FOR USING

  • Create a Facebook account(free)
  • Must be at least 13 years old
  • Stable internet connection for fast synchronise.

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Edmodo

DESCRIPTION

Edmodo is regarded as a social networking site for teachers and students. It provides a free and secure social learning space for a class to connect and collaborate. Teachers and students can post messages, discuss topics, assign and grade class work, and share digital content such as links, pictures, videos, documents and presentations.

The Edmodo website is actually very similar to the layout and functionality of Facebook , which immediately makes it familiar to most students. Accessible online and from any mobile device via free smart phone applications, Edmodo really does help promote anytime, anyplace learning.

BENEFITS

  • Its layout, similar to Facebook, creates a familiar environment to most users
  • Is free to use and contains no advertising
  • It provides a secure learning environment protected by built-in privacy controls
  • Teachers can post messages for their students and students can post to the group
  • Teachers and students can share content and materials including web links and videos
  • Post classroom assignments, encourage discussions and track progress online
  • Teachers can also grade assignments online providing convenient feedback
  • Enables teachers to network with other teachers to share ideas and resources
  • Users  can connect via mobile smart phones and be updated with the latest posts
  • It has a calendar feature which helps track assignments and events
  • There can be co-teachers within a group which is great if you co-teach a class

BEST PRACTICES

  • Teachers
  • Students
  • Pupils

PRECONDITIONS

  • An account must be created with the distinction between teacher or student.
  • Edmodo will provide a code to teachers to use it for creating groups.
  • Students can join the groups without providing their email address only by entering the code number given by their teacher.

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Khan Academy

DESCRIPTION

Khan Academy is a website where you can learn, or simply refresh your learning, in dozens of subjects, from algebra to economics to art history, it’s easily one of the most useful, educational, and eye-opening places online to learn. It offers a wide range of videos provided by instructors who are experts in their field of knowledge.

BENEFITS

  • Enrolled users can also access a “coaching” feature. Coaches are guides for learners, whether a parent, teacher, tutor, or study buddy. A coach can see a learner’s progress and suggest other lessons the learner should watch. Coaches and learners must mutually agree to the relationship, so there’s no worry that some unknown person will be able to see what you’re learning.
  • Many subjects are available also in other languages than English.
  • Effective online learning

BEST PRACTICES

  • Teachers
  • Students
  • Experts
  • Parents

PRECONDITIONS

  • None, you can visit the website without signing up if desired so.

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LinkedIn

DESCRIPTION

LinkedIn is a social network site with a business orientation. One can add one’s CV to one’s profile, as well as one’s recommendations by other LinkedIn members, one’s skills that can be endorsed by other LinkedIn members and one’s auto-description and contact data.

LinkedIn is a great place to keep in contact with other professionals, to discuss on specific topics with professionals in discussion groups and to contact yet unknown professionals. One’s network and (endorsed) data function as a foundation for one’s credibility. Therefore, headhunters, future employers and new meeting partners check unknown individuals by default on LinkedIn.

A vanity functionality is the option to check who has visited one’s profile. This can be the starting point of a new professional contact. Although LinkedIn can be used to get access to new networks, it is advisable to employ certain discretion when contacting vaguely known individuals in order not to be seen as a lurker or worse.

BENEFITS

• Massive reach
• Professional image

BEST PRACTICES

• Professional auto-presentation
• Background check on individuals

PRECONDITIONS

• Create a LinkedIn account
• Add data and keep them up to date – which can be time consuming

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