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Maps - climate change impacts, from PLOS ONE and NOAA

Maps - climate change impacts, from PLOS ONE and NOAA | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it

Check out both of these - here are some global maps of threatened areas: http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0054839

 

and here is what NOAA shows as threatened areas of the US:

http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2013/20130125_coastalclimateimpacts.html

 

(no wonder the inland "red states" don't care!)


Via Mary Williams
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Interesting information from PLoS and NOAA.  Thanks for the link Mary, you have some great scoops on your site :)

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Something just for lecturers

Something just for lecturers | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it

The University has worked hard to ensure an excellent level of communication with our students - it is now the turn of the lecturers.  This site is just one pilot of many different methods for communicating with the lecturers in the University.

 

This is the first time we have tried Scoop.it.  We want to make it possible for the ILS and the lecturers to share interesting and useful sites on social media, educational technology and pedagogy related to social media and modern technologies.  Please bear with us as we develop our skills with Scoop.it and let us know if there is anything you would like us to try to do with it.

 

If you would like to know more or would like to discuss online communication between Lecturers and ILS please, in the first instance contact me, Tim Johnson, Adviser in Digital Literacy at k.johnson@worc.ac.uk

 

Other interesting University links:

 

http://digitalliteracyuow.wordpress.com/

 

http://www.facebook.com/UniversityofWorcesterILS

 

http://ilsmatters.wordpress.com/

 

http://twitter.com/#!/worcesteralt

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Twitter for Researchers

A guide to why Twitter is relevant in the research environment, how it can be useful, and how to Tweet successfully. There's a link in the presentation to t...
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I have included this slideshare because of the links attached to it.  Do follow them for a greater insight into the use of social media by academics.  Thanks to Ned Potter at University of York.

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Top 100 Tools for Learning

Top 100 Tools for Learning | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
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If you are not sure which are the most used tools in learning, you can check on them here http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/ The list is from the 2013 survey by the  Cenre for Learning and Performance Technologies

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A Scientist's Guide To Social Media | Science Careers

A Scientist's Guide To Social Media | Science Careers | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it

"You simply must have an online presence,"says Karen Peterson, director of Scientific Career Development at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; in fact, she adds, you already have one (just try an Internet search of your name), so you might as well curate it.

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I'm going to be doing a lunchtime session with one of our Departments soon on the use of Social Media by Researchers.  I think that this article makes interesting preliminary reading matter  :)

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Using Social Media to Deliver Strategic Communications

Using Social Media to Deliver Strategic Communications | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
It's common to hear phrases like "think strategically," "strategic communications," or "marketing strategy." Yet, for all of our education and focus on using strategy to deliver key initiatives, on...
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I often scoop items about technology but there are fewer items about how best to use technology.  This post from Simon Tam explains why some of our communications just don't hit the mark and how we can change that.

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70 useful sentences for academic writing

70 useful sentences for academic writing | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
This post contains a random collection of 70 sentence stems you can use in your academic writing.
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If I wanted to help my students with their essay writing this is a list I would definitely draw their attention to.  It is very difficult when anxiety about writing an essay prevents you from thinking of the best phrase to use, especially when you are new to academia.  This list provides some very helpful prompts.

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flea palmer's curator insight, March 13, 5:27 AM

What a great idea! A really useful list of phrases for when you get stuck and need inspiration.

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High-tech classes help Leeds youngsters engage with education

High-tech classes help Leeds youngsters engage with education | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
Digital technology is giving students and teachers across Leeds lessons in high-tech learning.
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Had to scoop this simply because I like what the children say about ICT, especially when they had to go without it for 24 hours.  Just imagine, they are going to be with us in only  a few years time :)

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QuileR | Library Resources

QuileR | Library Resources | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
A series of very short videos, screen captures and Word/pdf documents for ICT knowledge and skills. A range of programmes commonly used within universities will be included in Quiler. Staff and students can search for the resource they require in the database.
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University of Worcester, Information and Learning Services (ILS) now have a Library Resources Collection on QuileR.  The Collection only has one video in it at the moment but there are more in the pipeline.  QuileR is for everyone so do make use of this ever growing, searchable, online database of very short, "how to do ..."  videos :)

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Create Games, Challenges, and Tournaments!

Create Games, Challenges, and Tournaments! | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
Select what type of game you want to create.
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Here are some easily created games that could help even HE students with revision.  It's up to you how difficult you make the questions :)

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Are We In Control Of Our Own Decisions?

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely, the author of Predictably Irrational, uses classic visual illusions and his own counterintuitive (and sometimes shocking) research findings to show how we're not as rational as we think when we make decisions.

Via Roxana Marachi, PhD
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Get a cup of coffee and have a  listen to this TED talk.  Interesting ideas for those of us who have to make split second decisions about other people's health and safety.  Scooped with thanks from Dr Roxanna Marrachi's site

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Three Great iPad Apps for Recording Tutorials and Screen Sharing ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Three Great iPad Apps for Recording Tutorials and Screen Sharing ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it

iPad is a great versatile device that can be utilized for a wide range of educational purposes in our classrooms. One of the best uses is to turn it into a whiteboard canvass to record and create tutorials and step by step guides to share with your students.

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Three more great ideas from Educational Technology and Mobile Learning, I love apps that are quick and easy to use.  All three of these are good ones it just depends on how you work as to which one you prefer.

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10 Useful Web Tools for Creating Online Quizzes and Polls ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Useful Web Tools for Creating Online Quizzes and Polls ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it

Via Grant Montgomery
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Have a look through these quiz tools, you might find something useful.

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Facing the students on Facebook: Are you game for it?

Facing the students on Facebook: Are you game for it? | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
"Facebook? Well, I have an account but did not use it in the recent past". This is how many of my colleagues responded to my question on how often they used Facebook. I would have given an exactly ...
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A long blog to read over coffee by Dr. Kumar an engineer about using Facebook with his students.  Interesting to compare this example with that of Dave Robson in the following scoop.

 

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5 Ways to Teach Online Literacy (While Still Teaching Your Core Subject)

5 Ways to Teach Online Literacy (While Still Teaching Your Core Subject) | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
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Whoops put this on the wrong scoop it site!  Oldish now but still very useful for you.

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Twitter, pre-service teachers and their thoughts on use

Twitter, pre-service teachers and their thoughts on use | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
I'm writing a book chapter at the moment that celebrates pre-service teachers use of Twitter while studying visual arts as a part of their teacher education studies.  I thought I would share some o...
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A long but interesting account of student teachers using twitter for development of ideas during their training.  Grab a coffee and settle down for a read :)

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Social media at MIT: Behind the scenes at the Media Lab - MIT News Office

Social media at MIT: Behind the scenes at the Media Lab - MIT News Office | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it

MIT pulses with social media. A quick visit to MIT Connect reveals the breadth of social media channels here.

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This is another article that will stimulate a lot of further discussion.  Not just for researchers but for Departmental Administrators and Course Managers too.  In this article you can see the, "change in the way we do things".

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NowComment.com

NowComment.com | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
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Turning Documents into Conversations®

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This looks as if it could be really useful, a discussion tool with a difference.  You can upload a document or picture for people to comment on, if it is a document each comment can be attached to a different paragraph.  It seems to be a much more flexible discussion tool which could encourage people to make more engaged comments.  Worth a try I think.

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5 Great Tools for Creating Your Own Educational Infographics

5 Great Tools for Creating Your Own Educational Infographics | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
These fun, mostly free tools can help educators easily create their own Infographics, and bring a very modern twist to instruction. “A picture is worth

Via Gust MEES, Carola Brunnbauer, Glyndwr E-learning, Gino Fransman
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Have you used an infographic before?  Here is an opportunity for you to try creating one yourself.  They can be quite good starter points for discussions.

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Jean Claude Le Tellier's curator insight, May 29, 2013 6:56 AM

For infographics users

Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, June 8, 2013 4:22 AM

Explore this tool to screate your own infographics

diane gusa's curator insight, July 20, 2013 6:21 AM

List of infographic tools to chose from.

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#EUPRIO14: Keeping up with the pace of higher education change

#EUPRIO14: Keeping up with the pace of higher education change | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
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Fancy a trip to Innsbruck later in the year?  Why not book a place at EUPRIO and join in some of the workshops and find out what HE in the rest of Europe is thinking about.

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Program - SLanguages Annual Symposium

Program - SLanguages Annual Symposium | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it

A 2-day virtual conference on Edunation in Second Life about language learning in virtual worlds

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Some of you will be interested in attending this 2-day conference about the great success (and the problems) of teaching and learning languages in virtual environments.  A very interesting conference for those of you interested in languages and language learning.

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2 Must Have Evernote Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

2 Must Have Evernote Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
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I have used Evernote on and off for a while now and find the latest version very easy to use.  In fact I'm going to make a few short videos on QuileR ( http://quiler.omeka.net/ ) about how to use Evernote as I think it is an exceptionally useful tool for both staff and students.

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A Great Wheel of All The Learning Theories Teachers Need to Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Wheel of All The Learning Theories Teachers Need to Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
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Just couldn't resist including this wheel of learning theories in the scoops today.  If you were ever confused about how the different theories link and overlap, this is going to be really useful for you.  Once again a good piece from ETML.

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Educational Psychology & Technology

Educational Psychology & Technology | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
Resources and strategies for inspired teaching and learning
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This is a really interesting site, do go and have a look at all the scoops on it.  If you are a teacher in training, a student or a lecturer you are sure to find something worth you time.

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Teacher holds class via tablet as she sits in Pennsylvnia Turnpike gridlock

Teacher holds class via tablet as she sits in Pennsylvnia Turnpike gridlock | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
[From NJ.com, with an addendum from NBC News] [Image: AP European History students at the Hun School in Princeton facetime with their teacher.] Hun School teacher holds class via tablet as she sits...
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What a lovely example of just how useful technology can be when everyone is ready and willing to try.

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Interview with Dave Robson

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This is my interview with Dave Robson who is using Facebook to help support and retain students in the long period between acceptance and the start of the course.

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Flexible Pedagogies: technology-enhanced learning

Flexible Pedagogies: technology-enhanced learning | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it

This report has been developed as part of our research project Flexible Pedagogies: preparing for the future. Technology-enhanced learning is one of five main focus strands embedded within the theme of flexible learning.

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Re-writing a module or creating a new course?  Here is a useful HEA publication for you.  As well as a summary of what is currently happening in HE there are also recommendations on flexible pedagogies. 

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