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Social Media and Social Good

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If you can't find it, create it....

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The Difference Between Digital Literacy and Digital Fluency | SociaLens Blog

The Difference Between Digital Literacy and Digital Fluency | SociaLens Blog | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

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kbirge's comment, July 8, 2012 1:13 PM
The SociaLens guys just published a book on Digital Fluency last month, too. http://www.amazon.com/Digital-Fluency-Building-Success-Age/dp/0615642942/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1341767507&sr=8-1&keywords=digital+fluency
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Lessons in Leadership

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It is a pleasure to have you reading Lessons in Leadership.You can learn more about our work at http://ryansc.netHave a great day! (Lessons in Leadership is out!
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Best Educational Apps for iPad & iPhone

Best Educational Apps for iPad & iPhone | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
Here is a collection of free iphone/ipad apps that are hand picked by us and categorized by IEP Goal/Skill and rated based on their quality, ease of use and educational value.
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The Difference Between Digital Literacy and Digital Fluency | SociaLens Blog

The Difference Between Digital Literacy and Digital Fluency | SociaLens Blog | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

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kbirge's comment, July 8, 2012 1:13 PM
The SociaLens guys just published a book on Digital Fluency last month, too. http://www.amazon.com/Digital-Fluency-Building-Success-Age/dp/0615642942/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1341767507&sr=8-1&keywords=digital+fluency
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Screenplay Production: Script Your Next Video on your iPad with Storyist

Screenplay Production: Script Your Next Video on your iPad with Storyist | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Storyist is a Mac app designed to produce submission-ready manuscripts and screenplays that is now available also as an iPad app.

 

"Storyist provides a rich text editor with support for comments, images, headers, footers, and style sheets so you can create properly formatted manuscripts and screenplays. And Storyist comes with manuscript and screenplay templates so you can focus on the writing, not the formatting."

 


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lelapin's comment, July 14, 2012 10:06 PM
Not sure I want to cough up $9 for it.
lelapin's comment, July 14, 2012 10:34 PM
Not sure I want to cough up $9 for it.
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Is a Bad Mood Contagious?: Scientific American

Is a Bad Mood Contagious?: Scientific American | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

Is a bad mood contagious?
--Michael Lenneville, Washington, D.C.

Studies suggest that others' moods may be as easy to catch as their germs!


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Philosophers, Cleverness and Storytelling

Philosophers, Cleverness and Storytelling | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

[I'll bet this is going to worth reading!]

 

I’m very happy to have just signed a contract with Bloomsbury for a book about Levinas and storytelling called Levinas, Storytelling and Anti-Storytelling. The book comes out some time early next year, all being well, and it’s been a long time in the making. It aims to read Emmanuel Levinas, the French-Lithuanian philosopher of ethics, both as a storyteller of ethics, and as somebody who calls storytelling to ethical account. There is an intriguing tension here. On the one hand Levinas talks about ethics (almost despite himself) by recourse to the telling of stories; but on the other hand he raises all kinds of interesting questions about the ethical dangers of certain kinds of storytelling.


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Evolution of the Multidimensional Learning Space Vision

Evolution of the Multidimensional Learning Space Vision | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

...When we stopped thinking in terms of physical and digital, what began to emerge were discussions that focused purely on learning, teaching, and space deisgn. Our roadmaps for individualized professional development emerged. http://www.ryanbretag.com/blog/?p=2263

Our discussions evolved to learning focused including the move away from “knowledge commons” to “learning commons”. http://www.ryanbretag.com/blog/?p=845

A subtle but important shift. It elevated the importance of space design regardless of physical or digital. The result being the IDEA. http://www.ryanbretag.com/blog/?p=2024

We also started to focus on formal and informal learning, blended learning, and edges. This allowed for a three tiered PD program to emerge.

 

This has and continues to serve us well but there remains a critical piece missing. The digital piece to the learning commons. For me, it is a critical gap and we’ve not been able to fill it with a social networking tool of any value. Yes, we’ve discussed Facebook but the discussions with students, teachers, parents and administrators always left us with no solid answer.

So, this is where I’ve seen it needing to go…

 

By Ryan Bretag http://www.ryanbretag.com/blog/?p=2432 


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Feedback, a tool to help others or a weapon to hurt them?

Feedback, a tool to help others or a weapon to hurt them? | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

As the saying goes, “tales grow taller”, and, while we may have the best intentions, when we share feedback indirectly, we often introduce some distortion of facts or invalid opinions.


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WIRED FOR STORY by Lisa Cron

WIRED FOR STORY by Lisa Cron | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

I'm predicting Wired for Story as the Next Big Thing in writers' guides. Not exaggerating, it will change the way you approach your storytelling. In fact, it has already helped me improve my own stories. I plan on reading it again and again. It's one of the few books I keep within easy reach in my writing space, stacked with other go-to greats such as Save the Cat!, Plot & Structure, and The Breakout Novelist.

 

My honest opinion-- I have not been paid in any way, monetary or otherwise, to endorse this book-- is that anyone who has a career in storytelling, whether they be a novelist, short story author, screenwriter or playwright, would be doing themselves a great disservice if they didn't read this book.


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Traffic Generation Tactics That Offer Lots Of Payback

Traffic Generation Tactics That Offer Lots Of Payback | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

Traffic is the key for success in online business. It is crucial for a business blog. It is well known that most of the bloggers are aware of the importance of content, relationships and promotions to generate traffic...But do note that blog commenting cannot be relied as a major or a sole traffic source. You have to spend quite some time in commenting on other blogs (which means you have to read a lot of blog posts). And, you have to be consistent in doing this.
This may not work for everyone as a great traffic source. But blog commenting is surely a source of good traffic.


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Discriminating Leadership

Discriminating Leadership | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

As leaders in our communities, we have a responsibility to break down discrimination and dispel hatred. We also have this incredible opportunity to understand and empower those around us.


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Top 100 Tools for the Twittering Teacher

Top 100 Tools for the Twittering Teacher | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

It's no wonder that teachers have also found success on Twitter, using the tool to connect with students, share information with parents, and find useful resources.


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ScreenChomp for Language Learning

ScreenChomp for Language Learning | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

Melvina Kurashige teaches Japanese language to 6th and 8th graders at Mid-Pacific Institute Middle School in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her students use TechSmith’s recordable whiteboard app ScreenChomp on iPad to improve their skills at speaking and writing ...


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Presentation Skills: Five Things You Need To Know About People To Deliver Great Presentations

Robin Good: A short video doodle illustrating how five underconsidered factors have tremendous impact on the quality of your presentations, whether online or live.

 

"Great presenters understand how people think, learn, and react. In this video Dr. Weinschenk shares 5 Things from her book, "100 Things Every Presenter Needs To Know About People".

 

Recommended. 9/10



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Lou Salza's curator insight, March 3, 2013 6:36 PM

Concise and and useful!

Ana Velazquez S's curator insight, March 20, 2013 4:29 PM

Habilidades necesarias para lograr una presentación exitosa con tu audiencia

Jean Luc lebrun's curator insight, June 9, 2014 4:46 PM

Behind these video doodles is an fun company: www.truscribe.com

What is interesting here is that the video is in perfect sync with the audio - this is why it is so powerful..

More critically, something is missing from the video: a summary. The author summarizes with "So there you have it, five things you need to know about people in order to give a better presentation", followed by a rapid zoom out revealing briefly ALL the pictures from the storyboard - too many and too fast to be of use as a memory prop.

Five may be a small number, but for our limited memory - it is huge. We have to remember five more or less disconnected ideas: 20 minute chunks, eye competes with ear, your speech is only a part of whole message (see nice screen illustration at time 3:36), call them to action, people imitate your feelings. It feels like a bullet list. The video could have brought back 5 key images corresponding to the 5 points to help anchor them in our memory.

This is why I recommend that the "take-away" slide, a.k.a. the conclusion or summary slide, refreshes people's memory by bringing back small pictures of the key visuals of the presentation next to the text points that they helped make. It does not matter if they are not fully readable, their role is simply to jog memory.

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Using One iiPad in a Classroom of 30 Students

Using One iiPad in a Classroom of 30 Students | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
Mr Guymon's blog:
The versatility of an iPad for education is endless. I am no expert, nor even a veteran in curating apps for the classroom, but I am off to a great start for this next school year. Here is how I have...
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Readers: Five ways to motivate students | eSchool News

Readers: Five ways to motivate students | eSchool News | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
We recently highlighted a report from the Center on Education Policy that looked at how schools can motivate students. Now, here are some of the best ideas from our readers.
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Content Curation for Education and Learning: Robin Good @Emerge2012 Presentation-Map

Content Curation for Education and Learning: Robin Good @Emerge2012 Presentation-Map | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

Robin Good: I believe that content curation will play a very important role in the future of education and learning and this presentation-map focuses on this topic.

I have identified at least ten reasons that are transforming and weakening the education-certification system as it is now, and may rapidly give way to new ways of teaching, learning and getting certified which will likely involve a great deal of curation (both for those who teach/guide and those who want to learn).


In this presentation-map I am introducing the concept of curation for education, the key factors that I see are transforming traditional academic institutions and the learning industry in general, and the tools, resources and examples that are relevant to those working in these fields and wanting to find out more.


As part of my workshop session during the emerge2012 conference in which I have first presented these ideas, I have also created an "open", collaborative wiki-map where, you are welcome to contribute inspiring curated collections. You will find instructions on how to contribute to it at the end of this presentation.

Full presentation-map: http://www.mindomo.com/mindmap/content-curation-for-education-and-learning-robin-good-emerge2012-98ccaad217074a07b9bff8b76effab8e


"What is content curation in the context of education and why it is going to be so relevant in the near future. Benefits of content curation, examples and tools."


Emerge2012 Conference




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Presentation Skills: Five Things You Need To Know About People To Deliver Great Presentations

Robin Good: A short video doodle illustrating how five underconsidered factors have tremendous impact on the quality of your presentations, whether online or live.


"Great presenters understand how people think, learn, and react. In this video Dr. Weinschenk shares 5 Things from her book, "100 Things Every Presenter Needs To Know About People".


Recommended. 9/10



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Lou Salza's curator insight, March 3, 2013 6:36 PM

Concise and and useful!

Ana Velazquez S's curator insight, March 20, 2013 4:29 PM

Habilidades necesarias para lograr una presentación exitosa con tu audiencia

Jean Luc lebrun's curator insight, June 9, 2014 4:46 PM

Behind these video doodles is an fun company: www.truscribe.com

What is interesting here is that the video is in perfect sync with the audio - this is why it is so powerful..

More critically, something is missing from the video: a summary. The author summarizes with "So there you have it, five things you need to know about people in order to give a better presentation", followed by a rapid zoom out revealing briefly ALL the pictures from the storyboard - too many and too fast to be of use as a memory prop.

Five may be a small number, but for our limited memory - it is huge. We have to remember five more or less disconnected ideas: 20 minute chunks, eye competes with ear, your speech is only a part of whole message (see nice screen illustration at time 3:36), call them to action, people imitate your feelings. It feels like a bullet list. The video could have brought back 5 key images corresponding to the 5 points to help anchor them in our memory.

This is why I recommend that the "take-away" slide, a.k.a. the conclusion or summary slide, refreshes people's memory by bringing back small pictures of the key visuals of the presentation next to the text points that they helped make. It does not matter if they are not fully readable, their role is simply to jog memory.

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Always Write: Critical Thinking Skills through 6 Traits Language

Always Write: Critical Thinking Skills through 6 Traits Language | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

The main goal of my Deep Student Thinking with the Writing Traits Workshop is to show what amazing things can happen when students take 6-trait and writing process vocabulary all the way to the analyze and evaluate level of Bloom's. The second biggest goal is to help teachers design some deep-thinking tools to introduce during those critical first weeks of a school year. Our Common Core State Standards absolutely expect our students to apply much deeper cognitive skills to their reading and writing, and a foundation for this type of thinking must begin early in the year, not late.


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A Six-Point Checklist for Education Innovators

A Six-Point Checklist for Education Innovators | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

Innovation, creativity...so many buzz words that you hear again and again.  One of my favorite from her 6 point checklist is to ask yourself..."Do You Help Good Ideas Grow?"  If you do, Suzie Boss might think you're an educational innovator.  Read thru the list and see where you have strengths and weaknesses.


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Apps for Learning by Doing in a PBL Setting - LiveBinder

Apps for Learning by Doing in a PBL Setting - LiveBinder | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
These are apps that are very helpful for the LifePractice PBL environment, where students are using the tools of today to learn, share, and grow for tomorrow.

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Why Leadership Is so Hard

Why Leadership Is so Hard | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
It's very hard for leaders to show that they're good at leading, and that they know what they're doing. Which is why sometimes they need to do a lot less.

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Social Banking

Social Banking | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

The time and energy we can invest in others socially – in terms of building and maintaining friendships – is a lot like money; we cannot spend it in two places at once. Given that we have a limited budget with which to build and maintain relationships, it’s of vital importance for some cognitive system to assess the probability of social returns from its investment; likewise, individuals have a vested interest in manipulating that assessment in others in order to further their goals.


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Mariana Soffer's comment, July 19, 2012 6:08 AM
Thanks for this Sakis