Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Benefits of Having and Joining a Giveaway Event on Your Blog

Giveaway Event
You might already notice that we have giveaways here in the blog recently, usually more than once a month. I've been trying to have it more than once so that everyone would enjoy coming back here in the blog and at the same time we get to enjoy the giveaways.

Some bloggers don't like having a giveaway in their blog or some may just take it for granted that they didn't give an importance to it. But I am well aware that most the bloggers are aware of the benefits of joining the giveaways but for some new bloggers or to some bloggers who have not tried this yet, and for some who did not have any interest on this let me give you an insight on the benefits of joining the giveaways and having it in your blog.

Increase social media fans and followers

When you join a giveaway you'll be asked link(s) to your social media account like Facebook and twitter, the giveaway coordinator will then include the tasks where the contestants of the giveaway can increase their chances in winning a giveaway through following you on Twitter or liking your blog fan page.

So obviously, when you join the giveaway you'll be able to increase your social media fans and followers. The great thing about this is that they're REAL people, not a dummy account or a false name since the contestants will require to join with their valid and real accounts to be able to validate the winners. So if they carry a false name, then they'll surely be disqualified.

Expose yourself

Obviously, when new and REAL people will be following you in your social media accounts, there's a great chance that they'll be able to read your blog posts and awesome ideas.

Gain recognition

Now that you gain exposure, there's also a great chance that you'll gain recognition in your niche. Obviously, they'll read your blog and they'll keep coming back and be able to find out about you and the information you're sharing through your blog. When you give helpful tips and the information that they need, then surely you'll be recognize in your expertise.

Gain advertisers

Who would like to advertise on blogs that does not have any fans, followers or a blog that does not have any readers. So by increasing your social media fans and followers a lot of advertisers will try to contact you and would surely like to advertise on your blog.

Gain traffic

when you tweet and share giveaways on your blog, letting everyone know what you are giving away on the blog then surely they would like to visit your blog and get a chance to win. Imagine if you're giving away some cash, or iPad like here in Bloggers Tech then surely they'll want to join the giveaway through visiting your blog and doing simple tasks to get a chance to win. Therefore, they'll surely stay on your blog and complete their entry.

Also, you can have a spot as a host in the giveaway but it comes with a price. The benefits of having the spot as a host is that it's where the contestants will be able to find the list of blogs to follow or like, so they need to visit that certain page in a certain blog so that means traffic on your blog.


Links to Your Blog

One of its benefits that I know SEOs like me would love to take the opportunity to have is gaining QUALITY links from multiple sites. You can gain links to your blog if you avail the EVENT CO-HOST spot which is usually have a limited spot and more costly than the page hosting.

These are the main benefits of joining a giveaway and posting it on your blog, actually there are some other benefits when you join the giveaway for some events you can ask the contestants to leave a comment on your blog or do some other simple tasks.

Businesses can also take this opportunity to gain exposure online. This means that you need some budget for this and that means some expenses but with proper planning, marketing techniques and with the right people helping you with this, marketing your business online can be a huge success by just taking this opportunity.

What is Google Docs and Google Drive - How to Use it?

What is Google Docs and Google Drive - How to Use it?
There are already a number of blog readers and even my fellow new bloggers who asked me about Google Docs. They have a asked me questions actually like how to use Google Docs and I'm hoping that I will be able to answer at least few in today's tutorial.

To my fellow bloggers, this tutorial can also be very useful for you especially when you're writing blog posts and even creating an organize report for your giveaways. Actually, there are already quite a number of bloggers are already using Google Docs for their giveaways and data gathering to help them become a better and best blogger they can.

In the video below, I have a QUICK introduction and tour of Google Docs. I primarily give you the usage and answering the question on what is Google Docs and its difference with the Google drive. Also, I included some samples and demonstrations on how to use Google docs for it seems there are also some who are not familiar on how to use it and that includes how to create and set up Google Docs.

What are the Benefits of Using Google Docs?

Most of us are used with the Microsoft Word, Excel, generally the Microsoft office but the thing is we need license for it to work and we need it installed in our computer to be able to create, edit and update a file and that includes when we wish to have a hard copy of the file.

With Google docs you can create, edit, update and print out your file and there's no need anymore to have the software installed and all you need is a browser that is capable to let you in your Google Docs account, and obviously Google chrome will do it for you.

Another plus points about it is that you don't need to store it in a portable storage device like your flash disc. All you need as your internet connection, computer and your Google docs account.

What is Google Docs?

I'll let the video explain it which includes the difference by showing and explaining what is Google Drive and showing you on how to use Google docs.




What's in the Video?

Here are some points or topics that is discussed and explained in the video:

What is Google Docs?
What is Google Drive?
How to use Google Docs?
How to use the Google Document?
How to use the Google Spreadsheet?

Benefits of Using Google Docs
How Does Google Docs Work?
How To Open Google Docs?
How To Open Google Docs?
How To Create Google Docs?

A more in depth tutorial and demonstration on Google Docs, Google Drive and other tools and apps will come soon here in the Bloggers Tech and I suggest that you join in and subscribe to my updates and tutorials.

I hope enjoyed the video and the introduction on what is Google docs and was able to help you out in learning things and knowing its benefits.

If you have any any problems and in need help of using Google Docs, you can leave it as a comment below and I'll try my best to answer you back and help you out. Also, probably I'll be able to share it here in the blog.




Sunday, October 28, 2012

$89.99 Defender Pad Giveaway

$89.99 Defender Pad Giveaway

We've got another giveaway and maybe you'll love to grab this opportunity to win this defender pad and be comfy while using your computer - which will be totally a plus and useful to techie and computer addicts like I am. But sadly, this is only open to US residents, so if you're outside the country you may either be disqualified since you're not qualified to join. (duh! LOL)

So here you go, get the details provided by Freebies in Mailbox - thank you very much for letting Bloggers Tech to join in - and enjoy this giveaway!


This giveaway is done by Freebies in Mailbox. Thanks to my wonderful blogger friends for promoting this giveaway.

$89.99 Defender Pad Giveaway
(Image credits: DefenderPad)
Freebies in Mailbox got the chance to review DefenderPad. The DefenderPad is a shield which protects you from harmful radiations and heat of laptop and other electromagnetic devices. You can read full review here.

Win here:

DefenderPad will be giving a DefenderPad(ARV $89.99) to one lucky winner.

Giveaway rules:

  • Giveaway is open in continental US only.
  • Giveaway starts 10/26 and ends 11/10 
  • Only person who are more than 18 years in age can  enter.
  • All entries will be verified.
(Image credits: DefenderPad)










Good Luck and enter here to win :


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expressed are 100% of my own and not influenced by anyone.I am in no
way liable for any injuries that may result because of  use or misuse of
product. Please note that Freebies in Mailbox and other participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who
do not fulfill their prizes. I have represented each sponsor with the
expectation they will fulfill their prize and in a timely manner.
 



Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Neato XV-21 Automatic Vacuum Cleaner Giveaway


We've got another awesome giveaway today  here in Bloggers Tech and I know a lot of mommies out there (and probably Daddies too) who will love to have this Neato Robotics product which will be totally useful in your cleaning up your home.

Now, here are the details of the giveaway provided by Real Mom Reviews and grab the chance to win this automatic vacuum cleaner.

Neato Robotics

Welcome to the Neato Robotics giveaway event hosted by Real Mom Reviews. If you are anything like me there is just simply not enough time in the day to get everything done. Cleaning sometimes takes a back burner and there are days that I wish there was some way I could automatically clean my floors. Now there is!

Neato XV-21

The Neato XV-21 Automatic Vacuum Cleaner is specially designed for pet owners and allergy sufferers. With the most powerful suction of any robot vacuum, the XV-21 picks up dirt, debris, and even the toughest pet hair. The Neato XV-21′s special filter retains more than three times the amount of fine dust particles as standard filters, which is perfect for removing allergens from the home. A new combination bristle and blade brush improves the pick-up of pet hair, dander and fibers.



One super lucky reader will win a Neato XV-21 Automatic Vacuum Cleaner to enter all you need to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form below! Please make sure you read the Giveaway Rules before you enter!

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Enjoy and good luck!!!

All About the Mommies 12K Fans $75 Giveaway!


As most of you know I love helping out my fellow bloggers and of course especially when they wish to celebrate their success.

Today, we have All About the Mommies blog celebration because she was able to reach 12,000 fans as of today - well more than that actually. So to thank everyone, Christina wish to celebrate it also with us and share it here in Bloggers Tech because of her success.

To celebrate it with everyone she'll be giving away a total of $75 for the winners of this giveaway. Feel free to read the details below provided by Christina.



All About the Mommies is celebrating their 12,000 Facebook fans by giving away $75 in Paypal cash! All About the Mommies is a blog featuring coupon deals, freebies, internet & retail shopping, recipes, giveaways, and much more!

A big thank you to our co-hosts Saving My Family Money, Dream World Traveler, and Lovingly Mama!

This giveaway will run from October 24th at 12:01 am EST until November 14th at 11:59 pm EST.

The giveaway is open worldwide to people 18 years and older.

The grand prize winner will win $50 Paypal Cash! The 2nd winner will receive $25 in Paypal Cash!

To enter the giveaway, please use the Rafflecopter entry form below. Please allow it a few seconds to load. You must complete the mandatory entries to be eligible to win. You may complete as many of the other entries as you like, the more you complete, the greater your chances of winning!

GOOD LUCK!

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Disclaimer: YOUR BLOG NAME HERE was not compensated for this giveaway and is not responsible for prize fulfillment. This giveaway is void where prohibited. You must be 18 years of age or older to enter. This giveaway is in no way affiliated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Picket Fence Blogs, or Reclip.It.


You may also like to check out the $100 giveaway of Sassy Deals and Steals which is still running at the moment until October 31, 2012.

Enjoy!



Sunday, October 21, 2012

5 Effective Tips How To Manage Time With Your Blog


Do you have that passion to create a blog where you can express your feelings, thoughts, and personality to many people? Are you afraid that you may not be able to spend lots of your time to it?

Blogging is one of the greatest and most effective ways to share what you've learned, thought, and felt in the internet world. If you want to start your own blog, try to think about these blogging tips how to manage your time:

Set up a community blog

What is a community blog? It is a blog that is operated by lots of people with the same goals and purposes, rather than by just an individual person. Since it is run by many people, it is not your sole responsibility to keep on posting new articles on a regular basis. Many bloggers will be able to contribute new posts each week which can maintain the blog and which can make it active.

Hire a team of bloggers

Hiring a team of bloggers will also help you. This is also the same with newspapers which utilize the contributing writer who can create articles. Apparently, most of the successful blogs use the same techniques. This is because there will be constantly posting of articles which can make the blog looks attractive to many visitors.

More and more visitors will also visit your blog and read its content because each group will promote the blog. However, you may also think of its total costs. You may set up an Adsense advertisements so that you will have funds to pay your team blogger. Eventually, this will serve as your income too.

Recycle articles to save time

You may try to search related articles on your niche or topics and separate them into parts which can be applied to your blog. Using the partial interviews would also be effective. You may select the longer articles and break them into smaller posts so that you can publish each of them for a week. You can post them daily as a series.

Use audio in your blog / Podcast

Sometimes, it is simpler to record or to speak into a microphone than to write an article. You can also incorporate this to your blog so that you will have a combination of techniques. You can even use both of these techniques. You can use an MP3 recorder or even your mobile phone to record your thought sand ideas for your blog.

This is ideal for people who are always busy that they don’t even have the time to read your articles or even to surf the internet. This is also beneficial to people who are stuck in the traffic or to those who are waiting for someone. As much as possible, when ideas flow in your mind, you should record them immediately so that you won’t forget them.

Automate your blog

There are lots of blogs which let you create your post and schedule the date when it will be published.So, you can create blogs which can be posted everyday for one week ahead of time. You just have to schedule them every day which can be convenient on your part. This can save lots of your time because you will no longer need to create articles every day. As you might experience it, there are days when your schedule is fully occupied that you don’t have the time to sit in front of your computer and generate ideas for your articles.

As for what I do here in Bloggers Tech, I write blog posts on weekends and schedule it for some dates. Obviously there are some days where my brain is empty or I am not in the mood to write anything so I don't have anything for the week. But I make sure at least I could come back the week after that and update the blog, I don't usually do daily blog posts but I make sure I have at least one blog post a week.

There are also moments when it is difficult for you to create the ideas to be written and sometimes, you don’t even want to talk to others. Instead of having lots of posts today and stop for the rest of the week, why not try to write everything today and schedule the posting daily?



Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Cost of Being the IRONMAN

The Cost of Being the IRONMAN

I'm a huge fan of the avengers and of course the funny, cool and expensive supah techie supah hero the Iron man. With the technology used to develop, design and complete the iron man suit. So to spice up everything here in Bloggers Tech, how about let's see if how much does it cost to be an Iron man.

With the latest shown features of Iron man shown in the first Avengers movie (which is the current latest movie that has Iron man), it's totally a wow and surely expensive to make that movie a total success.

I've been fond lately with infographic and I found this infographic online about all the expenses of being an Iron man. take a look and find out you should have if you plan or at least dream to be like Iron man or being Iron man a.k.a. Tony Stark. From it's computer, technologies used, power and laser, surely it's not a one dollar expense.

The Cost of Being the IRONMAN

So, anyone plans to be Iron man then? Or let me say do you have the funds to be one and make all the efforts to make this dream hero come true? If you have any plans to be one please do let me try the suit out. :D




Monday, October 15, 2012

DRIVERfighter Software Giveaway

DRIVERfighter Software Giveaway

Let's bring out the techie side of us today through the Bloggers Tech SOFTWARE Giveaway. We have the DriverFighter software from SpamFighter. They have other softwares useful for your PC but today we're giving away their DriverFighter.

With the easy 1-2-3 Steps in having the DriverFighter software you can get all driver in your computer that needs update. In this way, you'll experience the best out of your computer with the updated drivers of your computer.

Let's start our giveaway shall we? Please read on the information below provided by Giveaway promote (thank you so much to you Bridget Gilligan!) and details about the product provided by SpamFighter.

Join now and enjoy!


Welcome to the DRIVERfighter Giveaway!

Hosted by Giveaway Promote.
Sponsored by SPAMfighter.
DRIVERfighter is a Windows software program that scans your computer and provides a list of all the drivers that are outdated on your PC.
The DRIVERfighter license, valued at $29.95, will allow you to get the latest updated drivers for overall improved system stability.
DRIVERfighter has the best hardware detection in the market. It identifies all consumer hardware devices. If your PC needs an update of existing drivers, DRIVERfighter will detect it flawlessly and quickly.





Enter to win 1 of 5 copies of the DRIVERfighter software program.

Open in Worldwide.
Ends at 11:59pm EST on October 28th, 2012.
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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Creating Holiday Memories Giveaway with Fujifilm FinePix S4250

Creating Holiday Memories Giveaway with Fujifilm FinePix S4250

We've been having an awesome giveaway here in Bloggers Tech and I do hope that that all of you have enjoyed our giveaways here.

Today, we'll surely have that another awesome giveaway that I know a lot of you would love to join where you'll win your very own l Fujifilm FinePix S4250 14MP Digital Camera by just liking, following and doing some simple tasks and you're in to win this must have camera.

They don't have any videos yet on YouTube about this camera but anyway hopefully, if you win you can make a camera review of this product. So go on and join this giveaway!

Welcome to the Creating Holiday Memories Giveaway Event!

Hosted by Mom Blog Society


The versatile and functional Fujifilm FinePix S4250 14MP Digital Camera gives a sensational shooting experience. The Fujinon lenses are used popularly in numerous situations including satellites in outer space, TV, film, surveillance and compact cameras. With the highly adept manufacture of Fujifilm, high precision optic and technology are provided for the best 24mm wide angle and 24x optical zoom. The lens elements used in the FinePix S4250 have been treated with multilayer Super EBC (Electron Beam Coating), the same process used for Fujinon broadcasting video lenses and large-format camera lenses acclaimed by professionals. Reducing ghosting and lens flare, the treatment promises clear image quality. The powered 24x zoom features smooth 42-step zoom control, giving you the ability to frame every shot with precision accuracy.





One lucky reader will receive an Fujifilm FinePix S4250 Digital Camera!



Giveaway ends October 28th at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!



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More events and giveaways are coming up here in Bloggers Tech so stay tuned and be sure to follow, like and subscribe to our latest updates! Good luck!


Friday, October 12, 2012

Surf Online While on the Bus with Ceres Liner in Cebu

Surf Online While on the Bus with Ceres Liner in Cebu

Great news for Cebu techie and internet addict travelers! You can now surf and entertain yourself online while on the bus with the Ceres Liner FREE Wi-Fi access. Not all of their buses are already equipped with an internet access, there are only 41 buses out of 253 buses that they have now. Hopefully, they'll have this in all their buses so that everyone could enjoy their travel and at the same time get to be connected online.

I've heard that Manila already have this but they said it's quiet slow, still you get to go online and get socialize with your family, friends, fans and followers through social media. 

For me and my fellow Cebu bloggers or let's just say all bloggers, this is a great service since we can write blog post along the way, take live shots or live webcast while on the bus and help us finish our tasks and reach the success in our blogging career.

This is actually a great way to market their business and services, at the same time attract more customers to ride on their bus since a lot of people these days go online to either check their online accounts or update their social accounts on where and what they're currently doing. This means, their business gets a free advertisement and exposure right from their bus passengers through tweeting where they are or sharing a photo they have while they’re on the bus – which is totally a method that has a high chance in smashing the competition.

It's a great investment and additional service added by the company. They may have not thought of what I have stated above, but think about it - it is just right, right?


The Internet Speed on the Bus

Some says the internet speed is too slow for them, well I say that depends on what you’re doing in consuming the speed. If you’re watching live streaming, YouTube videos or just tweeting, which obviously consumes and requires different speed if you want the videos or live streaming to continuously play then of course how many people are using the internet.

The Ceres bus is equipped with 3.5 mbps internet speed, which they say is enough to serve 45 passengers on the bus. My internet connection on my place (where usually I am the only one who’s using it) is 1mbps and I could already download huge files in just few minutes, watch an hour length videos or even movies, etc.

So the question is, is the internet speed stable? Is it not intermittent? I’ve also heard that the router is using a battery, so if the travel takes hours there’s a possibility that you can’t access the internet anymore. Not because there’s no internet access, but because of the battery life of the router.

Anyway, according to the current manager of the Ceres bus they’re trying to find ways to prolong the life of the battery improve their service and provide the needs of their passengers.

Internet access on the bus may already exist in your country but this is a must share news for me since I used to travel since 1990’s with my parents with at least 1 hour long drive and usually 3 hours’ drive. Internet has also limited access way back then and very expensive so having access at a free of charge is a total plus for me.

Cebu is definitely becoming more and more advance. With its tourism, business opportunities, technology, skilled Cebuano – surely there’s more to expect and witness from Cebu and I’ll surely be sharing it with everyone here in Bloggers Tech.


Photo Credits: b0000rdz




Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Calling All Travel and Tech Advertisers - Need a Review?


One of the things that hinders between me and the advertisers on my blog is our distance. There are a number of advertisers who contacted me and asked if I could review a product on my blog. But since I live on the other side of the world, we end up to nothing.

GREAT NEWS!

Nope! I'm not going to the US - well, I wish I can.

My (older) sister is coming back home next month and she asked me what she should bring for me. So it made me think if there are any interested advertisers who wish to send their products to my sister so she could bring it with her next month. Hopefully it's not something that is really huge and hard to carry around since she'll be having a connecting flight - I think you get the thought there.

I do have reviews here in the blog but most of them are accessible online or can be downloaded on the internet like a software. So this offer is for businesses who have that physical products that they wish me to use, try, test and give a review through posting it here on the blog and on their site (if you wish).

What I can Review?

I'm a type of person who likes to discover stuff and use it. But since this is a tech blog then it's expected that we post tech related products here, right? But I also have my other blog EXOTIC PHILIPPINES a PR2 travel blog that also provides reviews but mostly hotel reviews here in the Philippines - so if you have products for travelers there this is also open for you.

As for some who have products that needs an insight from kids, well I have 3 niece and a mother of 5 DOGS (not real human babies okay?). One of my niece knows robotics since they do have a robotics subject at school and the second one loves music and the youngest (as of now) loves dinosaurs (yeah, we don't know why she love dinosaurs).

I, on the other hand is obviously a bit of a techie type person (some girly friends call it GEEK) and you might want just to read the ABOUT ME page where you'll know my education and some stuff about me that maybe be useful in giving you the idea if I'm fit enough to review your product. So I can review products like gadgets, digital cameras, computer and computer accessories, cellphone and accessories or any electronic products. So if you would like us to give you a review to any product you wish us to try, we would be happy to do so.

As for the travel blog, I'm not sure what products there is for me but since my sister is traveling from the US to here in the Philippines maybe there's something she could use on her travel that she could provide a review later on.

How much is your charge for a review?

For products and item's worth is above $50 I could provide a free product review through having a blog post about a certain item. Please do take note by the way that this is considering that the item will not be returned. If you want it returned, charges may apply since my sister have to carry it back and it will occupy some space in her bag in going back to the US and ship it back to you. I think she'll be returning back on December or January.

Images, videos (optional) and product details will also be provided by yours truly if the product itself is with me. I can't promise any video since I don't have a good camcorder and my brother's DSLR don't record videos - just taking pictures.

Why Bloggers Tech & Exotic Philippines?

Though I am from the Philippines, I've got more traffic from the US and UK, if you visit my fan page and twitter you'll also see that I've got more followers and fans outside from the country. This is also the same with Exotic Philippines.

Bloggers Tech and Exotic Philippines also have a very good Alexa Rank and Google Page Rank - if you have no idea what the Alexa and PR for you can READ MY POST about it. Now, here's my blogs Alexa and Page rank stats:


Bloggers Tech
Alexa Rank (Global): 917,603 (Click Here to View Stats in Alexa.com)
Alexa Rank (US): 357,546
Domain Authority: 39
MozRank: 4.08
Page Rank: 2


Exotic Philippines
Alexa Rank (Global): 1,456,662 (Click Here to View Stats in Alexa.com)
Alexa Rank (US): 418,127
Domain Authority: 35
MozRank: 4.37
Page Rank: 2



Where to send the Product?

I don't want to post my sister's full address but she's in Kansas City. So if you have a product you wish me (or us) to review then just send me an email and if you're okay with everything then I can provide you with the address where to send it.

If you have some questions, concerns or would like to find out more please do feel free to contact me as soon as you can. This is only until the LAST WEEK OF OCTOBER since my sister have to pack her thing. So if you're interested feel free to contact me now.







Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Microsoft Store Promo - Buy an Ultrabook nearly 30% OFF and Get a FREE Netbook!


Got an email from Microsoft today and maybe some of you would like to grab this opportunity and take the chance of having an ULTRABOOK at almost 30% OFF it's price with a netbook FOR FREE!

Let me share with everyone the email that I have from Microsoft store, coz I think it's much better if it came from them. Right? Here you go!

Dear Gay,

Please let customers take advantage of the latest Microsoft Store promotion. Buy an ultrabook nearly 30% off and get a free netbook! The Acer Aspire S5 is discounted to $999 (from $1399) and get a free netbook while supplies last! PCs are upgradable to Windows 8 for only $14.99. Both come with Microsoft Signature – 90 days of support and free shipping. Promotion ends 10/25 or while supplies last. Please begin promoting using the link below.


Thank you for your partnership!

Microsoft Store Affiliate Team


If you need help and don't know the difference between the Ultrabook, netbook,notebook (and hopefully you will not include the E-BOOK in the list) then you might find my post last week on "WHAT IS AN ULTRABOOK".

As for the best Ultrabook this 2012 from Tech Rador or the top 10 reviews where they provide you with the latest and best Ultrabook this 2012.

Enjoy and have your own Ultrabook and a free netbook today!



Saturday, October 6, 2012

Kindle Fire HD Tablet Giveaway


Though iPad is so into these days, the Kindle is still in and you can grab your own Kindle Fire HD right here from Bloggers Tech through joining this giveaway totally for free. All you have to do is do the VERY SIMPLE TASKS below and you are already in to win this gadget with no sweat!

It's pretty simple to join and get the chance to win this tablet, that is just by following some people (bloggers and the sponsors of this giveaway), liking fan pages, subscribe, mainly just clicking buttons for social media sites. Simple and free right?

So come on in and join this giveaway, win and grab this chance to have your own Kindle Fire HD! Go on and enter now and enjoy!





Kindle Fire HD Giveaway Event!
Here's your chance to WIN one of the NEW Kindle Fire HD Tablets!


This awesome giveaway event is sponsored by BookSnagr, a website for book lovers that connects you with free, discounted and recommended eBooks! Check out their Top Free Kindle Books page for a whole list of freebies you can find at Amazon! Follow their blog, Facebook and Twitter pages for deal alerts, updates and giveaways, and be sure to subscribe to their newsletter for exclusive info on newly released free, discounted and recommended eBooks!
One winner will receive a Kindle Fire HD 16 GB Tablet
"The world's most advanced 7" tablet!"
(Prize will be delivered via an Amazon.com gift card valued at $199.00)
Giveaway ends October 13, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST.
This giveaway is open to USA only.
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Complete the first easy entry to unlock the rest.
Remember, the more entries you submit, the better odds you have of winning!

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Friday, October 5, 2012

A Teacher’s Guide to Social Media


There are quite a number of teachers that I've met and under that I really like, they’re one of the people in this world that I am proud to say that have contributed a lot to what I am now. Actually, today is the TEACHER’S DAY here in the Philippines and as a big thanks to my wonderful and loving teachers or instructors (in college) I would like to dedicate this post to them (no lies, there are teachers that are like my Mom already or a sister).

Social Media is not limited to business, marketing, communication but it also can be used for education. So I would like share through this infographic provided by Online Colleges on how teachers could benefit and make use of the social media in improvising and making their students be more eager to learn through these social media websites through incorporating it in their classroom.

How to Use Social Media in the Classroom?

There are 4 things you can do with social media in your classroom and they are the following:

CONNECT

Through connecting with your students using these social media websites you and your students can easily reach out to each other. They can easily ask you questions on the projects that you assigned to them or group presentations, assignment or the lessons that they were not able to understand well, and more. In addition you can build a good teacher – student relationship and know more about your students and be able to know what things you need to improvise in teaching and who’s fast or a slow learner and help them out in building and creating a better person out of them.

Also, the relationship of your students can also improvise through this, they will learn more about each other and be able to help one another in their studies through discussions.

NOTIFY

On the other hand, you can also easily notify your students for deadlines, events and reminders that you have. You can post event calendars on Facebook and remind your students that the exams is getting near or the project deadline is few days away.

CURATE

Using these social medias you can provide a better view and better learning for your students. Not all students are fast learners and not all can understand well just through imagination or discussion. If they’re like I am (a visual learner) then it will be more easier for them to understand the lessons through live demo or visual examples.

Like when I was in college, we were discussing about the parts of the CPU, and the instructor just said that the memory is on the left side, the video card is in the lower right, etc. I’ve seen a number of times what’s inside the CPU and I know not all of them look the same and it was hard for me to know which one is which?

So through providing them images from Pinterest, video lessons and tutorials from YouTube or you may create your own video discussing the lessons so that they could just play it again when they want to learn again or review and other resources. In this way, your class will have a better understanding, better view and honestly for me it remains and last longer on my brain.

TEACH

All in all you’ll be able to teach your students and they’ll be able to learn well, and you as their teacher you’ll get the best students in your class.

As mentioned above, you can use and record a video on YouTube and share it with your class wherein you discuss lessons or demonstrations. You can also use the free blogging platforms like Blogspot and Wordpress, you can also make your students to write a weekly blog post on what they learn on your class or post something to check their grammar and writing (very useful for English subject teachers) and a lot more.

Now, check out this infographic to get the whole idea in using the social media as your teaching tool.

A Teacher’s Guide to Social Media


Start having a modern teaching and learning in your class, have these social media sites not just as your tools in communication but also as learning and a tool to work.

To all my teachers and instructors thank you for your tireless hours of teaching me and my classmates (even I was very talkative in the class), a lot of you have inspired me as to who I want to be tomorrow and giving me courage on keep on fighting and doing the best even if the world seems to be on my shoulders. Thank you for being there when I needed help and guidance.

To all the teachers around the world, thank you and have a wonderful and happy teacher’s day!



Thursday, October 4, 2012

iPad3 Holiday Giveaway Event

Bloggers Tech iPad3 Holiday Giveaway Event

As I have promised that to keep on having at least one giveaway a month here in Bloggers Tech, we've got another giveaway today for you! We're doing great to our other giveaways and as some of you may know and probably most of you have already joined the iPad 3 giveaway last month - which is STILL running and open - so we've got another new iPad giveaway today for everyone!

Increase your chances to win and get your very own iPad 3 by joining this giveaway. You can either win this or the September the NEW iPad Giveaway or this giveaway, or maybe both! So feel free to join in and be up to date with Bloggers Tech giveaways, posts, shares, tutorials and many more....to come!

So go on and join this giveaway and enjoy!


Welcome to the iPad3 Holiday Giveaway Event!Hosted by Mom Blog SocietySpecial thanks to our lovely co-hosts Mom to Bed by 8, Thinking Outside The Sandbox, Moms Living Thrifty and Food N Service for their help bringing this giveaway to life!


Apple iPad Wi-Fi 16 GB – 3rd generation

Pick up the iPad and suddenly, it’s clear. You’re actually touching your photos, reading a book, playing the piano. Nothing comes between you and what you love. To make that hands-on experience even better, they made the fundamental elements of iPad better – the display, the camera, the wireless connection. All of which makes the third-generation iPad capable of so much more than you ever imagined. Everything you do with iPad, you do through its large, beautiful display. And when the display is better, the entire iPad experience is better. The Retina display on the iPad features a 2048-by-1536 resolution, 44-percent greater color saturation, and an astounding 3.1-million pixels – in the same 9.7-inch space. That’s four times the number of pixels in iPad and a million more than an HDTV. Those pixels are so close together, your eyes can’t discern individual ones at a normal viewing distance. When you can’t see the pixels, you see the whole picture. Or article. Or game. In ways you never could before.

Product Features

  • 9.7 Retina Display; 2048 x 1536 Resolution
  • Apple iOS 5; Dual-Core A5X Chip with Quad-Core Graphics
  • 5 Megapixel iSight Camera; 1080p Video Recording
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n); 16 GB Capacityes: 1 x Headphones – Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm, 1 x Docking / port replicator – 30-pin dock connector
  • Up to 10 Hours of Battery Life; 1.44 lbs


One lucky reader will receive an iPad 3 Generation {16Gb, Wi-Fi}!

Giveaway ends November 1st at 11:59pm, open worldwide, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!
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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Sassy Deals and Steals $100 Giveaway


I love supporting my fellow bloggers in their success. Sassy Deals and Steals is now celebrating her 1,000 likes in Facebook which is a huge achievement right? Lucky for us, we're one of the lucky bloggers where they wish to celebrate it with us here in Bloggers Tech.

The main purpose for the blog is to be able to share some blogging tips, blogspot tricks, technology and gadget news, tutorials, deals and many more! So let's support and celebrate what Ketchell have achieved.

We're not only giving away iPad, Kindle Fire, items but also CASH here in the blog. Obviously, we're going to have the cash giveaway from Sassy Deals and Steals. 

Please do make sure to check your spam box, that's my problem lately. I've been receiving some offers and stuff and it all went to my spam and was not able to read it immediately. So please do!

Good luck everyone and enjoy the giveaways we have running here in the blog. 

Congratulations to Sassy Deals and Steals for reaching 1,000 Likes and surely you'll get more fans from around the world.



To celebrate getting 1,000 likes on Facebook Sassy Deals and Steals is giving away $100.



One lucky winner will win $100!

Giveaway will run until Oct. 31st
Rules:
  • Open Worldwide
  • Must be 18+
  • The winner will be notified via email. No reply within 48 hours would make us choose another winner at random.

For fairness sake, we will be evaluating all the entries - anyone that uses multiple entries from one ip address will be disqualified from the giveaway. Only ONE ip per household is allowed

Allow the rafflecopter widget below to load. Make sure you complete all the tasks to maximize your chances.

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Disclosure: I was not compensated for this publication. All views are my own and may differ to than that of yours. K is for Kechell is not responsible for the prize fulfillment.