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New Survey Findings Report on How Educational Technology is Being Used in Classroom | LJ INFOdocket

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New Survey Findings Report on How Educational Technology is Being Used in Classroom
http://t.co/GUbrTVhT #edtech #k12 Excellent data here.

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Data Protection FAQs - K12 Federated Identity & Access Mgmt Task ...

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RFP for North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) - "Identity and Access Management Managed Service for the North Carolina Education Cloud". (In particular under Section VII - Terms and Conditions and ...
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Big Data in Education: Big Potential or Big Mistake? - InformED

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The NCTE Definition of 21st Century Literacies

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“ The NCTE Definition of 21st Century Literacies, Revised February 2013”
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Thinking Blocks - Free iPad Apps for Modeling Math Problems - iPad Apps for School

Thinking Blocks - Free iPad Apps for Modeling Math Problems - iPad Apps for School | Blended Learning Lean Content | Scoop.it
"Thinking Blocks is a series of free iPad apps based on the web tool of the same name. The apps are designed to help students develop models of word problems. In each of the apps students create block models to work through a series of progressively more difficult word problems. As students work through the problems they are provided with feedback as to whether or not they are using the correct sequence to solve each problem. There are templates and problems for addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, and ratios. You can find links to all of the apps on the Thinking Blocks site."
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How To Use Free Online Resources In A Flipped Classroom Infographic

How To Use Free Online Resources In A Flipped Classroom Infographic | Blended Learning Lean Content | Scoop.it
“The using, creating and sharing free online resources in a flipped classroom infographic is based on the results of a survey that the Open Educational”
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8 Easy Steps for ELearning Storyboards | LearnDash

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Education Should Be About Preparing for Tomorrow

Education Should Be About Preparing for Tomorrow | Blended Learning Lean Content | Scoop.it
We need to have higher expectations for ourselves as educators, parents, and policymakers; and we need to have higher expectations for our students -- they will meet the bar wherever it is set. To address this challenge we must revolutionize what we teach, how we teach and how we measure the results. Fundamental and rapid change is necessary -- now, not sometime in the future. Solving our nation's education crisis will take commitment and investment in proven approaches to project-based learning. We have to convert our thinking from maximizing content coverage and "teaching to the test" to using methods that help students understand the applications of what they learn. ===> We must help students develop problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration skills -- skills that will prepare them to compete in the global economy. <===
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Seamless Apple TV iPad Mirroring 1 of 3: Create a MacBook WiFi Hotspot

Seamless Apple TV iPad Mirroring 1 of 3: Create a MacBook WiFi Hotspot | Blended Learning Lean Content | Scoop.it
Connection issues using Apple TV AirPlay for iPad Mirroring? Create a MacBook WiFi Hotspot to seamlessly stream your iPad to Apple TV, Reflector, AirServer.
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Games as frames, mechanics and structures of learning

Games as frames, mechanics and structures of learning | Blended Learning Lean Content | Scoop.it
#Games & #learning: Games as frames, #mechanics and structures of learning http://t.co/rruWD6KCfK #edchat #edtech #gbl

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Ashley Cox's curator insight, April 30, 2013 12:47 PM
What To Expect Your First Year Teaching is a book comprised of valuable advice from former first year teachers.
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Testive CEO Asks If We’re in an EdTech Bubble |

Testive CEO Asks If We’re in an EdTech Bubble | | Blended Learning Lean Content | Scoop.it

Miro Kazakoff, CEO of Testive, an edtech company focused on adaptive technologies and personalized learning, posted on Xconomy today. He declared that “it’s bubble time in education technology” as more investments flow into the space. Kazakoff cautions that few fortunes have been made in edtech and cautions about growing hype. He laid out what he sees as both traps and opportunities in the industry.

Traps included:

Selling tech to school districts – it takes too long and is difficult to scale, plus it is hard to experiment and make tweaks
Selling complex software to school districts – (self-explanatory)
Selling to consumers without being able to prove measurable outcomes – if students are going to shell out money for a learning experience, you need to be able to show that it is effective
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Selling districts improved versions of tech they already buy – he listed BloomBoard, Matchbox, and EverTrue as startups doing just that
Targeting students and teachers first – get into districts by getting teachers and students to test new tools and adopt new tech first – he cites Edmodo, Quizlet, and Socrative as clever startups taking this approach
Selling simpler software that only requires a single buyer – avoid complex software!
Sell direct to consumers if you can prove clear outcomes – people will pay for edtech tools and software if there are measurable outcomes; he notes test prep is a perfect example of being able to see the benefits of money spent

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Resources for Curating and Publishing Digital Content

Resources for Curating and Publishing Digital Content | Blended Learning Lean Content | Scoop.it

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Sample Items | Smarter Balanced Assessment Cons...

Sample Items | Smarter Balanced Assessment Cons... | Blended Learning Lean Content | Scoop.it
Beth Panitz, Ed.D.'s insight: Try out these online assessments using technology! (Try out these online tasks using technology!
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Use sample items to test Smarter Balanced not students.  Are testing agencies meeting the demands of 21C students?  

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New Survey Findings Report on How Educational Technology is Being Used in Classroom | LJ INFOdocket

New Survey Findings Report on How Educational Technology is Being Used in Classroom | LJ INFOdocket | Blended Learning Lean Content | Scoop.it
New Survey Findings Report on How Educational Technology is Being Used in Classroom
http://t.co/GUbrTVhT #edtech #k12 Excellent data here.

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“Effective Use of Technology in Education” - A New Discipline to Be Taught - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

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“ “Effective use of technology in education” is perhaps a new discipline that needs to be taught.”
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Tom Whitby, in one of his recent posts, he wrote “If we are educating our children to live and thrive in their world, we cannot limit them to what we were limited to in our world. As things change and evolve, so must education. As educators we have a professional obligation to change as well. We must retain a sense of relevance and that requires effort. Relevance does not come to us as we sleep in the night. Educators need to employ the very skills they are passing along to their students. They need to: curate, collaborate, communicate, critically think, and create
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Storytelling makes the list again! 12 “it” careers in 2014

Storytelling makes the list again! 12 “it” careers in 2014 | Blended Learning Lean Content | Scoop.it
“2013 has been quite a year for the startup community and social and technology-related businesses in particular. In just a few months, Twitter went public, Google Glass showed up ...”
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Apps in Education: Alternative Mindmapping Apps 2013

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Content Discovery Tools: a Directory of My Favorite Ones

Content Discovery Tools: a Directory of My Favorite Ones | Blended Learning Lean Content | Scoop.it

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Fostering Teacher Leadership Through Collaborative Inquiry

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Collaborative inquiry is a powerful design for professional learning that supports the notion of teacher leadership as it recognizes the role of teachers in on-going school improvement.
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25 Awesome Virtual Learning Experiences Online - Virtual Education Websites | Ace Online Schools

25 Awesome Virtual Learning Experiences Online - Virtual Education Websites | Ace Online Schools | Blended Learning Lean Content | Scoop.it
“ 25 websites featuring awesome virtual learning experiences.”
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A Framework for Using Content Curation in a Learning Organization

A Framework for Using Content Curation in a Learning Organization | Blended Learning Lean Content | Scoop.it
A framework for using Curation in a learning organisation

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Lucy Beaton's curator insight, January 7, 6:08 PM

Emphasises the importance of integrating new information into your own mindset and then working out how to apply it.

Eileen Forsyth's curator insight, January 17, 9:17 AM

Wow, this is what I've been thinking I should have my independent study kids doing!

John Thomas's curator insight, February 1, 9:23 AM
A framework for using Curation in a learning organisation
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The Future Of Content Curation Tools - Part I

The Future Of Content Curation Tools - Part I | Blended Learning Lean Content | Scoop.it

Excerpt from article written and curated by Robin Good and first published on MasterNewMedia:
"Content curation tools are in their infancy. Nonetheless you see so many of them around, there are more new curation tools coming your way soon, with lots of new features and options.

Enormous progress has been made since the early days of the first news curation tools to what is available today, but yet, I feel we have only barely scratched the surface.

To illustrate what I expect to see on this front, here is a panoramic tour of the traits, features, patterns and trends that I expect will characterize the future of digital content curation tools, organized into specific feature areas.

1) Display Formats of Curated Content Collections
The first area in which I expect to see lots of improvement and innovative ideas is the one of how a curated collection or stream can be displayed to the user.
This is one of the most underestimated and underutilized areas of improvement for content curation tools.

2) Slicing and Dicing
Some of the present-day content curation tools, including Scoop.it, Spundge and several others, do allow you to tag and filter content but none provides a direct facility to easily create sub-sets that gather together collection items with the same characteristics.

3) Micro - Macro
One other badly needed feature, that I hope will see its way in some of the leading content curation tools, is the ability to instantly switch from a bird’s eye view of a topic to the detailed view of a specific information item.

4) Recurate
Another area that offers great opportunities for innovation and for the introduction of new useful features is the one covering the ability to assess, managing inventories, organize and curate one’s own existing assets.

5) News Discovery
The main problem with news discovery arises from the fact that quality filters and algorithms capable of both fully understanding the topic of interest, not just by way of a keyword or a hashtag but by semantic inference, and capable of identifying the relevant sources among so many noise-making content marketers reposting other people stuff, are not easy to build.
The best way to uncover, identify and identify new quality sources and content items may be to employ a balanced mix of automated search filters augmented by human curators that can supervise, edit, refine and improve on what is gathered by the algos.

6) Ownership
The main benefit offered by content curation platforms that require you to curate and publish first via their systems (Scoop.it, Pinterest, etc.) is that they provide you with an existing broad audience readily interested in your content. For someone just starting out online, this can be a huge booster.
The con side of the equation is that your rights on what you have curated as well as the physical ownership of that content is not under your control anymore. And for those already having good visibility and reputation online, this may not be the most attractive proposition.

7) Credit and Attribution
For professional curators the need to properly and systematically credit and attribute the content and sources utilized is not a secondary matter. Discovery of new interesting content is at the heart of the curator job, and facilitating the exchange on meta-data that provides credit and hints as to who has been of help in discovering something will increasingly be a highly valued activity..."

Each point is analyzed with more information and external links. Read full, interesting and detailed article here:
http://www.masternewmedia.org/content-curation-tools-future-part1/

 

 


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Ajo Monzó's curator insight, December 18, 2013 11:20 PM

Thanks!

Debbie Elicksen 's curator insight, December 20, 2013 1:49 PM

Scooping this to basically reference it for more tips on curating. We are all works in progress.

Russell Yardley's curator insight, December 25, 2013 1:01 PM

With billions of people connected through social media and directly connected with email traditional curators of news and other content have had their business models destroyed but it has not surprisingly taken many years for better models to emerge. 

 

The widsom of crowds is well known but so is their stupidity (stock market crashes, group think, lowest common denominator in election outcomes...). Better curating tools and systems are beginning to show that valuable curators of the worlds content are able to find their audience and enrich the world with deep insight that replace the extremely low numbers of curators of the past (news paper barons).

 

Some of these curators will be paid and others do it just for the joy of it. Collectively they will reshape thinking and ultimately the world. 

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The EduPreneurs: Bloomboard and Jason Lange

The EduPreneurs: Bloomboard and Jason Lange

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district bleneded learning - Differentiated PD via PLC connections

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The Digital Content Curation Hub for Education at LibGuides

The Digital Content Curation Hub for Education at LibGuides | Blended Learning Lean Content | Scoop.it

 

 


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André Manssen's curator insight, February 14, 2013 1:40 AM

Ook veel tools die je kunt gebruiken voor content curation in het onderwijs.

Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, March 1, 2013 12:43 AM
Excellent resource! I came across this as well and find it very interesting.
Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 31, 2013 12:43 PM

A deep guide to content curation assembled by Joyce Valenza and Deb Kachel.  Follow the experts to learn! 

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Awesome Digital Mash Up Tools for Creating Digital Learning Content

Awesome Digital Mash Up Tools for Creating Digital Learning Content | Blended Learning Lean Content | Scoop.it
Creating digital learning content has never been easier. In these pages you'll find eleven tools that make it fun to bring together different types of digital media - text, images, audio, video - to "mash up" your own online learning materials.

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Don Karp's curator insight, January 5, 7:55 AM

Lots o software here to consider.

Mike Dilger's curator insight, January 12, 11:17 PM

To create your own digital content is a big step but not one out of reach for any of us.  These tools allow you to create resources for online use in the classroom OR give you an idea of what is possible.  Investigate some of the possibilities and then discuss with me and we'll see what can be done with a little thought and planning.

Anisa Dedej's curator insight, January 18, 2:42 AM

La creazione di contenuti digitali didattici non è mai stato così facile. In queste pagine troverai undici strumenti che rendono divertente per riunire i diversi tipi di media digitali - testi, immagini, audio, video - a "mash up" i propri materiali didattici on-line.