Monthly Archives: September 2013

The VisLab in Beijing

NC Museum of Natural Sciences Education Blog

In my last and first post I went over a little bit about myself and the Visual Investigate Lab (aka “VisLab”), but I also mentioned that I was en route to China. I’m back now from a week in Beijing and this is what happened.

Two or three months ago I had a chance encounter with a Chinese delegation from the Beijing Association of Science and Technology (BAST). Through an interpreter I gave the group a tour of the lab and shared with them some of my philosophy in regards to science education technology. After I finished and answered some questions the vice-chairman asked me if I would be willing to go to Beijing to recreate the lab at a large science festival, called the Beijing Science Festival located in the shadow of the Bird’s Nest Stadium. A good deal of paper work later and I had tickets to…

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Digital Marketing Services SMO/Social SEO CRM



In 2012 Metrorec Ltd has started offering a new range of Business Services maintaining all the established concepts of the mission statement of the company and  adding to the recruitment services, the expertise of professional multilingual marketing & communications consultants, in order to be able to offer effective client-tailored strategies aimed at “making the most out of the newest internet marketing techniques”.

Online marketing: Divulgation of the message through web based tools such as Twitter,,and Facebook and/or websites concerning the client’s field. Online communications and bulletins aimed at publicising and/or making a concept global.

With our team of Social Media Consultants/Strategists, we offer the following services:

  • General Analysis and Social Marketing Integration Consulting
  • Social Media Strategy Development and Execution
  • Daily Social Media Management Services on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, WordPress, Blogger. 

Online activities included are: 

  • General Social Media Strategy and Social Integrated Marketing consulting.
  • Formal Analysis of current marketing deployment, Social Media strategy development and integration.
  • Social Media Account creation, management and daily responsibility, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest, Google+, WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr.
  • Fan-page custom landing page design and implementation.
  • Twitter page custom background design and implementation.
  • Development and execution of a social content strategy.
  • Management of Fan-page posting – Management of Twitter posting – And all posting on other SM platforms.
  • Cross channel flow consulting from all media sites including website, fan-page, twitter, etc.
  • General text, photo, video and other posts to Social Media umbrella sites.
  • General compilation and coordination of client news, events, community involvement postings within Social Media umbrella sites.
  • Social Media cross pollination and marketing integration plan and execution,  ensuring all client channels are integrated and draw on one another toward social media.
  • Responding and engaging with fans and followers to build relationships.

PR: Public relations through workshops and meetings organised from time to time and on request of the client, showcases and launch parties in connection with the launch of a new campaign and product.

Communications: Client-tailored solution adapted and created especially for the specific client and their needs, selecting a series of actions directed to the goal expressed and agreed.

Press Releases: Relationship with the press (specific press) and writing in Italian and English of articles and editorial + translation services during conference calls and interviews.

Web Presence: assuring web presence of the client and their products or services. Web management consultancy in order to create a new website project: full planning of strategy and contents of the new website in close contact with the assigned web designing team.

Event Publicity: as part of the web presence service we also take care of publicizing globally through Internet your events.

Branding: studying and defining the process of association of a client with their brand, considering all aspects of the brand build up.

Image Consultancy: We offer you a professional opinion about your image or company outlook, we get to know you as well as we can and following up to your vision, target, goals, projects, we then give you our view, resulting in a very focused and spot on strategy which will progress your career and/or increase your chances of commercial growth.

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Bringing plans to life! Architecture And AR by @Apparmo


“Bringing plans to life such that the property can be viewed from all angles”.

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Augmented Reality in the Science Classroom


Check out this VIDEO of Augmented Reality in the Science Classroom!

I just finished week one of the new school year.  What an exciting four days!

Thanks to the ISTE Conference and a series of new connections, this summer was an inspiration.   Armed with too many new ideas to implement and a slew of new technologies, I jumped in, iPad first.  My new eighth-graders had never used iPads in the classroom, but based on their enthusiasm for technology, I knew anything I threw at them would be a huge hit!   I decided to go big and introduced them to augmented reality right from the start.  To say they were “impressed” is an understatement!

If you haven’t heard about the augmented reality app Aurasma, get ready because it will blow your mind.  Aurasma uses augmented reality to make 2 dimensional images come to life.  This simple-to-use app allows users…

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