World Oceans Day is celebrated on 8 June, and this year Google is marking the occasion with some highlights of the underwater photography it's collected as part of its Street View program. There's brand new imagery for more than 40 locations around...
When your formative years are spent working your fingers through apps and iPads, smartphones and YouTube, the digital world and its habits can bend and shape not just how you access information, but how you conceptualize it entirely. You see information differently–something that’s always accessible.
And you see knowledge as searchable, even though that’s not how it works.
This is a list of some excellent Chrome tools to enhance your 'Googling' experience. From extensions allowing you to conduct a quick Google image search to add-ons that help you find what you are searching for in a faster and easier way, the list comprises some of the best tools recommended by Google and other Third party developers. The purpose is to empower students with the necessary know-how to take their Google experience to the next level and also to enable them to become digital savvy netizens.
Embedding books into blog posts is just one of many features of Google Books that teachers and students can use. In the slides and videos below I provide overviews of the other useful features of Google Books.
Last summer the folks at Canva were kind enough to create a great infographic for me based on a set of search tips that I sent to them. The infographic makes a great poster to display in your classroom, but it is a little light on the details of how and why to use some of the search strategies.
Originally intended as a way to easily find websites, Google’s engineers have quietly slipped secret functionalities into Google Search to do even more for its 1.17 billion users. These hidden (…) Read more
Google Research, Google’s portal to the academic world, is making major investments right now, building up an innovation and research program dedicated to the nascent collection of products and technologies collectively known as the Internet of Things (IoT). It's created a research grant program called Open Web of Things to attract talent to the company, as well as to fund and give technical support to promising research groups in academia. The application process is now closed, and Google will choose the recipients by this spring.
"In a sworn statement filed with a federal court, Google has admitted to scanning student emails to serve students targeted advertisements. Although Google does not display ads in Apps for Education, Google “does scan [student] email” to “compile keywords for advertising” on Google sites."
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.