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Things worth learning

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When I was in the third grade, I learned how to write in cursive. At the time, it was this really big deal. Huge. My classmates and I — who had already learned how to read really good the previous ...

 

When I have a daughter, she is going to learn how to code at a young age. I’ll make sure that she starts taking lessons right around the time she learns how to write in cursive. I never learned how to write code, so maybe I’ll take lessons with her, even if that means an after school tutor.


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Ref Cam - Super Rugby Debut (How Rugby Union Referee Camera Works) 2013 - Reds v Waratahs

Ref Cam makes its first appearance at a Super Rugby match, During the round two clash between the Reds and Waratahs, as a new innovation from Australian broadcaster Fox Sports. A Camera attatched to the referees ear gives almost effectively the same view as that of a referee.

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45 Free Online Computer Science Courses

45 Free Online Computer Science Courses | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

Missed lectures or hate teachers? Or want to study computer science courses without going to university? … You can study anytime anywhere because there are number of free online computer science courses available on internet that are very interactive.


Here is the list of 45 free online computer science courses that are designed by teaching experts from best universities of the world (almost the whole graduation!).


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Connecting Avid Book Readers with Curated Book Lists: Readin.gs

Connecting Avid Book Readers with Curated Book Lists: Readin.gs | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

Bringing curated book recommendations from thought leaders in tech, fashion, and food & wine to the masses. Launching at #StartupBusNYC #SXSW


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Giuseppe Mauriello's curator insight, March 12, 2013 3:47 PM

From official website:

"At Readin.gs, we believe everyone deserves the chance to hit up their heroes for book recommendations. Once a month, we'll deliver a hand-selected book from a featured thought-leader from the worlds of technology, fashion, and food & wine."

Michael John Freestone's curator insight, March 25, 2013 11:27 PM

Read your latest curated books

www.mjfgroup.biz

Linda G. Foss's curator insight, February 1, 8:18 PM

Who doesn't have a "to read" list somewhere?

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Twitter is Making Your Tweets a Low(er) Priority Versus Paid Tweets

Twitter is Making Your Tweets a Low(er) Priority Versus Paid Tweets | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

3. Twitter as Curator and Editor
This one has potentially the biggest impact, and the most likelihood to create ire and angst. Taking a page directly out of Facebook’s EdgeRank instruction manual, Twitter will designate tweets as “low” “medium” and “high” value, labels that will impact their exposure across the platform. And in a less than shocking twist, rumors abound that Twitter will enable advertisers to purchase “high” categorization.

Of course, not everyone who follows you on Twitter sees all your tweets, and they never have. But historically, that’s because Twitter users sip from the waterfall of information rather than scroll down forever to make sure they didn’t miss your treasured bon mot. Not all of your followers see each tweet because not all of your followers are on Twitter when you tweet (this has given rise to tools like Buffer (#investor) that help you optimize when to tweet).

But now, Twitter is taking the yoke and ensuring that not all of your followers will see your tweets ALGORITHMICALLY. This is going to dramatically increase costs for brands using Twitter as a major part of their social marketing program, as paying Twitter to increase distribution will join paying Facebook to increase distribution as teeth-gritting must-dos.


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Disruptions: Digital Era Redefining Etiquette

Disruptions: Digital Era Redefining Etiquette | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

Think of how long it takes to access your voice mail and listen to one of those long-winded messages. In text messages, you don’t have to declare who you are, or even say hello.

 

Some people are so rude. Really, who sends an e-mail or text message that just says “Thank you”? Who leaves a voice mail message when you don’t answer, rather than texting you? Who asks for a fact easily found on Google?


Don’t these people realize that they’re wasting your time?

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‘Weird Life,’ by David Toomey

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The story begins very much down to earth. The discovery of a hidden microbial world within our own planet’s ecosystems is not many decades old. Life, of a very odd sort, is much more ubiquitous than was once thought. Some micro-organisms thrive in boiling water under pressure; others feed on sulfur, salt, deadly poisonous elements, even radioactivity. Toomey describes one fungus found in the “water core of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, ingeniously and fearlessly converting nuclear radiation into usable energy and managing radiation damage by keeping copies of the same chromosome in every cell.” “Extremophiles” can be found living in ice, under the sea floor, multiplying in clouds or huddled implausibly deep beneath the ground in a newly discovered geological biosphere. These tiny cells — a pinhead would be a world to them — do not look particularly spectacular. Most of them are just minute rods that grow by fission. But they are chemical factories of extraordinary versatility. As one distinguished microbiologist has put it, if they can find a way of grabbing an electron, they evolve to do so. Nobody knows how many species of extremophiles there are, and many more wait to be discovered, which should be exciting enough.
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La memoria de la literatura latinoamericana — Los archivos latinoamericanos de Princeton

La memoria de la literatura latinoamericana — Los archivos latinoamericanos de Princeton | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
A partir de 1974, cuando el escritor chileno José Donoso le donó algunos de sus archivos personales, la Firestone Library de la Universidad de Princeton comenzó a nutrirse de manuscritos y papeles originales de autores como Vargas Llosa, Saer, Piglia, Monterroso, Pizarnik, Lezama Lima, Marechal y Cortázar, entre muchos otros. Hoy alberga una colección única en su tipo. Ñ recorrió sus pasillos de la mano del encargado de la sección de América Latina y cuenta qué tesoros guardan y cómo llegaron hasta allí.
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"Before Bringing in New Tools You Must First Bring in New Thinking" by Marc Prensky

«To create effective 21st century learning, it is not just our tools that need to change—it is our thinking. We need to integrate technology in a manner that not only allows students to do “old” things (such as writing or research) in new ways but, far more importantly, also enables our students to do new things, in new ways, and get a different, and better, education because of the technology.»

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Using the Internet and Social Media to Enhance Social-Emotional Learning

Using the Internet and Social Media to Enhance Social-Emotional Learning | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

Engaging in various forms of social media is a routine activity that research has shown to benefit children and adolescents by enhancing communication, social connection, and even technical skills. Social media sites such as Facebook offer multiple daily opportunities for connecting with friends, classmates, and people with shared interests.

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 27, 2013 1:28 PM

Interesting article with some good links to research.

Angie Mc's curator insight, February 27, 2013 2:10 PM

Thorough, positive approach to social media for students.

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Edulibre : Portail d'échange de contenus pédagogiques libres

Edulibre : Portail d'échange de contenus pédagogiques libres | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

Réaliser un document pédagogique et le placer sous une licence libre entraîne quelques contraintes initiales.

En effet, il n'est pas possible d'utiliser des ressources soumises au droit d'auteur classique dans un document sous licence libre.

Heureusement de plus en plus de ressources de qualité existent.

Vous trouverez dans ce menu un petit répertoire de sites présentant permettant de trouver le plus souvent son bonheur.

 

More : http://ecole.edulibre.org/


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Rape Victim Has Nerve to Suggest That Maybe Men Should Be Taught Not to Rape

Rape Victim Has Nerve to Suggest That Maybe Men Should Be Taught Not to Rape | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

When political analyst Zerlina Maxwell appeared on Fox's Hannity this week, she suggested that preventing rape in America might have to do less with informing women to get guns/learn self-defense/dress different/drink less/what have you than it does with... teaching men, from a young age, not to rape. Jesus Christmas, how would you ever come to that conclusion?! She's obviously totally sane UTTERLY MAD, I TELL YOU.

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Where is the world’s content hosted?

Where is the world’s content hosted? | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
Pingdom, a company dedicated to monitoring server uptime, has conducted an interesting studylooking at the hosting locations of the top one million websites (as ranked by Alexa). While some people have expressed serious concerns with Alexa rankings, they provide an interesting sample of highly-visible websites which generate considerable traffic, and this gives us a good snapshot of what the Internet hosting situation looks like today. The results are predictably depressing for someone who would like to see more diversity. Initially, it is noteworthy that the top million websites are hosted in 7,936 cities around the world, which seems quite diverse, but when looking at the distribution of hosting, it seems clear that there is a lot of concentration of content: the top 3 cities account for 10% of all hosting, while the top 10 account for a staggering 22% of all content.

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Vikings - History.com

Vikings - History.com | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

The HISTORY® original series Vikings transports us to the brutal and mysterious world of Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), a Viking warrior and farmer who yearns to explore—and raid—the distant shores across the ocean. His ambition puts him at odds with local chieftain Earl Haraldson (Gabriel Byrne), who insists on sending his raiders to the impoverished east rather than the uncharted west. When Ragnar teams up with his boat builder friend Floki (Gustaf Skarsgard) to craft a new generation of intrepid ships capable of conquering the rough northern seas, the stage is set for conflict.

But for all its warfare and bloodshed, Vikings is also a story of family and brotherhood, capturing the love and affection between Ragnar and his wife, Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick), a respected warrior in her own right. It is the tale of Ragnar’s brother Rollo (Clive Standen), a fierce fighter who simmers with jealously; of Earl Haraldson’s wife Siggy (Jessalyn Gilsig), a dutiful beauty who may be less than loyal; and of the monk Athelstan (George Blagden), whose Christian morals clash with the Vikings’ pagan society. As ambition and innovation rattle a civilization, these characters will be put to the test—and their way of life will never be the same again.

Vikings was created and written by Michael Hirst (Elizabeth, The Tudors).

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Vikings Trailer History channel ☛ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQFQN3-Pm8E

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How Teens Do Research in the Digital World | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

How Teens Do Research in the Digital World | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

Pew Research has just published a study that looks at how teens do research in the digital world. They survey was done "in collaboration with the College Board and the National Writing Project." Below are a couple of the key findings (quoted).

* Virtually all (99%) AP and NWP teachers in this study agree with the notion that 'the internet enables students to access a wider range of resources than would otherwise be available,' and 65% agree that 'the internet makse today's students more self-sufficient.'

* Fewer teachers, but still a majority of this sample (60%), agree with the assertion that today's technologies make it harder for students to find credible sources of information.

This links to the overview. If you would like to see the full report (online or download as a pdf) click on this link: 

http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2012/Student-Research/Main-Report/Part-1.aspx.


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Patty Ball's curator insight, March 13, 2013 11:08 AM

what sites students use for research

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 14, 2013 6:38 PM

Nothing new here in the way our students research.  More reason to train our students to take ownership for evaluating what they retrieve on the net.

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"Teacher's Notebook" "Cuaderno del profesor" — App Android

"Teacher's Notebook" "Cuaderno del profesor" — App Android | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

“Cuaderno del profesor“ - "Teacher's Notebook" is an application for Android operating system valid for smartphones, note-tablet, and tablet fomats. It has been designed and supervised by a professional team of professors from Andalusia, Castilla La Mancha, and Extremadura.

 

The main goal of this tool is to serve as a help with the faculty's daily tasks, as it simplifies and optimizes the teacher's everyday labor. This application aims to replace the traditional paper-format notebooks of teachers , which are used to manage courses and students data.

 

Basically, TsN allows to compile data in class (as in traditional notebooks) but also to elaborate automatically grading and calculations and arithmetic means means (as in a PC). Also, it allows the user to interact with class schedules and to arrange a personal and professional, among other facilities. Everything has been designed to offer an easy, intuitive usage.

 

The application has a free Lite version, limited to two groups. The Pro version, for an unlimited number of groups, it is available at a price of 4€

 

☛ http://labeldroid.com/cdp/index2.html#!/


☛ https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.labeldroid.cuaderno.lite



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oCam Screen Recorder

oCam Screen Recorder | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

Features of the product:

* Computer screen, video recording is possible.
* Have large video formats to support more than 4GB.
* Recording sound from your computer.
* Recording area of the keyboard can be easily controlled.
* Can record the full screen and window area.
* During recording, the mouse cursor can be set to be included.


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Italien à Grenoble's curator insight, March 13, 2013 4:54 PM

En anglais... mais avec une bonne qualité de capture.

Joan Sedeño's curator insight, March 16, 2013 2:07 PM

Per a enregistar en vídeo les imatges de la pantalla de l'ordinador.

חטיב מגיד's curator insight, March 16, 2013 4:16 PM

הורדה תוכנית להקלטה וידוי

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Online PDF Converter - unlock PDF and remove protection, merge PDF

Online PDF Converter - unlock PDF and remove protection, merge PDF | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

Unlock PDF: Each uploaded PDF file will be unlocked automatically - if possible. That means, that any kind of authorization protection (print, copy, edit) will be removed (no password required!). In case the PDF is read-protected, the password is needed to remove the protecton.

 

Edit PDF: The PDF pages can be rotated individually or as a whole. Furthermore, it is possible to define a page selection, customize the pages or change the order of them. These actions can be done by clicking the appropriate button right of the selected file.

 

Supported file formats:
Documents: pdf, xps, oxps, ps, rtf, txt
Images: jpg, gif, png, bmp, tif
MS Office 2007/2010: docx, xlsx, pptx, ppsx, pub
MS Office 2003 and older: doc, xls, pps, ppt, pub
OpenDocument: odt, ods, odp, odg, odi, odm, odc, odf

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Living With Less. A Lot Less.

Living With Less. A Lot Less. | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
I LIVE in a 420-square-foot studio. I sleep in a bed that folds down from the wall. I have six dress shirts. I have 10 shallow bowls that I use for salads and main dishes. When people come over for dinner, I pull out my extendable dining room table. I don’t have a single CD or DVD and I have 10 percent of the books I once did.
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Computer Algorithms Rely Increasingly on Human Helpers

Computer Algorithms Rely Increasingly on Human Helpers | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
Computer algorithms are capable of trading stocks, arranging dates, winning “Jeopardy” and even choosing bra sizes. But increasingly, behind the curtain, there is a human helper.
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Google Glasses BANNED - The 5 Point is officially a No Google Glass zone.

Google Glasses BANNED - The 5 Point is officially a No Google Glass zone. | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

If you’re one of the few who are planning on going out and spending your savings on Google Glasses – what will for sure be a new fad for the fanny-pack wearing never removing your bluetooth headset wearing crowd – plan on removing them before you enter The 5 Point. The 5 Point is officially a No Google Glass zone.



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Is There Life After Work?

Is There Life After Work? | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
At an office party in 2005, one of my colleagues asked my then husband what I did on weekends. She knew me as someone with great intensity and energy. “Does she kayak, go rock climbing and then run a half marathon?” she joked. No, he answered simply, “she sleeps.” And that was true. When I wasn’t catching up on work, I spent my weekends recharging my batteries for the coming week. Work always came first, before my family, friends and marriage — which ended just a few years later.
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Paris 3D - Un voyage dans le temps exceptionnel et interactif

Paris 3D - Un voyage dans le temps exceptionnel et interactif | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

Découvrez le projet Paris 3D. Des reconstitutions 3D inédites de monuments de Paris à diverses époques, réalisé par Dassault Systèmes.

 


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Free Video Converter and Downloader for Mac and Windows: Adapter

Free Video Converter and Downloader for Mac and Windows: Adapter | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
Free video, audio and image converter and flash downloader for Mac and Windows.

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Robin Good's curator insight, March 8, 2013 2:41 PM



Adapter is an excellent free video conversion tool with no strings attached.


Available as freeware for both Macs and PCs it offers both a rich set of conversion presets for most any kind of device as well as the possibility to manually set specific conversion parameters such video format, encoder, resolution, bitrate, video size, audio settings and more.


Adapter can also download most any Fash-based video on the web and auto-convert it in your preferred format and it can trim to your preference.


Free to download and use.


Mac: http://www.macroplant.com/adapter/download-mac.php


PC: http://www.macroplant.com/adapter/download-pc.php


More info: http://www.macroplant.com/adapter/



173 Sud's curator insight, March 9, 2013 12:01 PM

 

 

Adapter can be as simple or as advanced as you want. You can keep things simple and stick to presets or tweak settings to your heart's content.

Choose your video encoder, frame rate, bit rate, sample rate, audio encoder, number of channels, and more!

 

Adapter overview & download : http://goo.gl/QXDyQ

Doug Joubert's curator insight, March 11, 2013 9:46 AM

I'm looking forward to trying this one out.  Convert video files to something usable on an iPad?  Nice!

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Meograph: Four-dimensional storytelling

Meograph: Four-dimensional storytelling | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
Meograph helps you easily create, share, and playback beautiful stories in context of Where and When.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 10, 2013 11:17 AM

 

Looks very interesting, check it out...

 

Check also:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Storytelling

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-tools-for-teaching-people-and-learners?tag=storytelling

 

 

Eva Ramos's comment, March 11, 2013 1:32 PM
Thanks for always sharing such wonderful tools and apps :)
slesch's comment, March 11, 2013 2:46 PM
Thanks Eva, I hope you find them useful.