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New Infographic: School Libraries & Student Achievement (2+ Decades of LRS Research) | Keith Curry Lance

New Infographic: School Libraries & Student Achievement (2+ Decades of LRS Research) | Keith Curry Lance | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

Keith Curry Lance:

 

"Kudos to Dr. Linda Hofschire, Research Analyst, for this latest infographic, summarizing more than two decades of school library impact research at the Library Research Service (LRS)."


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GwynethJones's comment, April 5, 2013 11:16 AM
Is it me or is it not showing up when you go to the link?
Terheck's comment, April 5, 2013 11:50 AM
left click on the word "infographic" ;-)
Terheck's comment, April 5, 2013 11:51 AM
direct link : http://www.lrs.org/documents/school/school_library_impact.jpg
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Written on the wind – the future of texting?

Written on the wind – the future of texting? | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
Typing text messages on a mobile phone via the tiny soft keyboard is very cumbersome. How about simply writing your words in the air?
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Journalistic Mindmap Helps Curate Context Around a Story: Mattermap

Journalistic Mindmap Helps Curate Context Around a Story: Mattermap | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

 

 


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David Sallinen (WAN-IFRA)'s comment, September 29, 2013 3:14 PM
Excellent ;-)
Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, April 26, 2014 11:20 AM

¡Mapas mentales en acción!

TeresaSiluar's curator insight, April 27, 2014 11:28 AM

Uso de mapas mentales en la curación de contenidos.

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The open book — a publication on open knowledge

The open book — a publication on open knowledge | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

«THE OPEN BOOK is a crowdsourced, multi-author publication built to contextualise the international movement for open knowledge in the words of those who are helping build it today. What are the aims and motivations of this movement’s pioneers, and how do concepts about digital transparency, open data and the Commons impact society? Based on contributions from a variety of thought leaders working in fields as diverse as sustainability, design, business and development, THE OPEN BOOK will serve as a platform for discussion and a launching pad for new ideas about the future of a global open knowledge movement in a time of rapid technological and societal progress»

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How Society Grades Teachers

How Society Grades Teachers | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
While policy makers focus on grading teachers by their abilities to teach subject content and raise test scores, there are many other measurements slipping through the cracks. Among them is a teacher's ability to change lives because of who they are as human beings -- how well they listen, encourage, and inspire children to be active participants in civil society. These vital abilities cannot be measured quantitatively yet they have immense capacity to change the world.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 3, 2013 10:44 AM

 

A MUST read!!!

 

Silverback Learning's comment, April 4, 2013 11:44 AM
Educators' influence in far-reaching and long lasting. We are going to re-post on our blog today.
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Sketch Characters Like A Police Artist | Creativity Hacker

Sketch Characters Like A Police Artist | Creativity Hacker | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
See that pretty face there? Know who it is? Almost looks like your brother-in-law's sister, right? Or maybe it's that girl you knew in college.
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Round Up: All of Google’s jokes for April Fools 2013

Round Up: All of Google’s jokes for April Fools 2013 | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
Every year, Google goes all out for April Fools’ Day. The company not only pulls together more jokes than all the other tech giants, but the company makes a point to outdo itself too. It honestly gets difficult to keep track of everything Google thinks up, so like last year we’re putting together a roundup.
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Does Texting Hurt Your Grammar?

Does Texting Hurt Your Grammar? | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
The communication culture of text messaging—part of the bigger blanket term "tech speak"—can have adverse long-term effects on students' grammar, according to statistics featured in the following infographic on Visal.ly
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CAMEL — Moonmadness

Album released in March 1976 by English progressive rock band Camel. It was their fourth album and the last to feature the band's original line-up (Latimer, Bardens, Ferguson, Ward). After the success of the tightly structured, instrumental "The Snow Goose" in 1975, the band added vocals to their music again.

1 Aristillus 00:00
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2 Song Within a Song 1:55
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3 Chord Change 9:08
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4 Spirit of the Water 15:53
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5 Another Night 18:02
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6 Air Born 24:56
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7 Lunar Sea 30:00
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8 Another Night (single) 39:09
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9 Spirit of the Water (demo) 42:35
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10 Song Within a Song 44:47
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11 Lunar Sea 52:04
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12 Preparation/Dunkirk 61:52
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Pete Bardens - Keyboards, Vocals
Rhett Davies - Producer
Doug Ferguson - Bass, Vocals
Andy Latimer - Flute, Guitar, Vocals
Andy Ward - Percussion, Drums, Voices

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Activision R&D Real-time Character Demo

This animated character is being rendered in real-time on current video card hardware, using standard bone animation. The rendering techniques, as well as the animation pipeline are being presented at GDC 2013, "Next Generation Character Rendering" on March 27.


The original high resolution data was acquired from Light Stage Facial Scanning and Performance Capture by USC Institute for Creative Technologies, then converted to a 70 bones rig, while preserving the high frequency detail in diffuse, normal and displacement composite maps.


It is being rendered in a DirectX11 environment, using advanced techniques to faithfully represent the character's skin and eyes.

 

You can find more detail on the rendering aspect here : http://www.iryoku.com/blog

This demo is running at 180 fps on current gtx 680 cards.

 

Note: Yes, this is the same source data from ICT used by Nvidia at GTC, but rendered using a completely different tech.

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whyd - All your streaming music in 1 place

whyd - All your streaming music in 1 place | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
There are billions of tracks available in direct access on the internet. It's the biggest source of music in the world. Whyd let’s you keep every track in one place.

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The Human Brain Project

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Understanding the human brain is one of the greatest challenges facing 21st century science. If we can rise to the challenge, we can gain profound insights into what makes us human, develop new treatments for brain diseases and build revolutionary new computing technologies. Modern computing technology has brought these goals within sight.

 

The European Commission has announced, the Human Brain Project, a $1.5-billion Supercomputer to simulate the Human Brain. 

 

The over a period of ten years Human Brain Project, will seek to understand and map the brain structure and function, and aim to translate it into a supercomputer simulation.


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Five Keys to Helping Students Read Difficult Texts | BYU Center for Teaching and Learning

Five Keys to Helping Students Read Difficult Texts | BYU Center for Teaching and Learning | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

You may be surprised that many of your students are not adequate readers of the texts you assign.  Many simply do not know how to approach a challenging informational text.  You can suggest five things that can make a big difference to help them read your texts with facility and intellectual engagement.  How nice to have students coming to class prepared and full of inquiry!


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Chris Goldsmith's curator insight, March 29, 2013 8:19 AM

This post from BYU provides some really useful ideas about how to encourage and improve student reading skills.

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QR Droid™ - Android Apps on Google Play

QR Droid™ - Android Apps on Google Play | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

Full-featured, multi-language QR utility. now available on Nexus 7! Change your smartphone into a powerful QR Code, Barcode, and Data Matrix scanning utility.

This intuitive, full-featured and multi-language QR utility will change the way you interact with QR Codes and their smart actions and activities.

Get the app PCWorld and Android Magazine awarded 5 out of 5 Stars. QR Droid allows you to digitally share just about anything. COST-FREE and AD-FREE.

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Draft — a Writing App with Serious Version and Draft Control

Draft — a Writing App with Serious Version and Draft Control | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
Write better with Draft. Easy version control and collaboration to improve your writing.
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Bioshock Infinite - Special Movie Version (Complete Story And Cutscenes) - HD

Bioshock Infinite - Special Movie Version (Complete Story And Cutscenes) - HD | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
Between the floating city of Columbia, the steampunk aesthetic and the evil robot George Washington Terminator, I imagine there's a lot of io9 readers interested in the new video game Bioshock Infinite.

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, April 3, 2013 12:19 PM

 Bioshock Infinite as one quite lengthy movie, as played and edited by Dangs08. Apparently it took him three days to play, edit and assemble into the 3.5 hour version

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Curation: The Future of News Is All About Separating Junk From Gems

 

 


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Robin Good's curator insight, April 1, 2013 11:39 AM


At the start of 2012 Steve Rubel, EVP of Edelman, published a very interesting slide deck entitled "Insights on the Future of Media" - Volume 1.


In it he analized five key trends that had emerged from his numerous talks with CEOs, startup founders, technology vendors and reporters about what would be the key, most important best practices to emerge in the near future.

The first such practice analyzed in his presentation is "news curation" under the heading "Curate to Dominate.


Steve Rubel writes: "...what I discovered is that vertical curators like SBN may soon play a larger role in how we consume content than many of us may realize.


This has ramifications for both journalists and communicators.


Sports is one of the largest and oldest online interest verticals.The category is dominated by large brands - sites like ESPN.com and Yahoo Sports, which rose to prominence during the 1990s.


Suddenly, however, the edges are fraying.


First, athletes and teams are becoming their own media channels. Beyond that, new curators are moving in and disrupting the business. SBN, for example, rolls up the best independent blog voices covering individual teams into a carefully curated network.


The Bleacher Report, meanwhile, takes a more open, crowd- Jim Bansourced approach. Today its the 12th largest sports site, koff, Vox Media according to comScore.


Both SBN and Bleacher Report are demonstrating that there's a huge opportunity for new media brands to emerge that focus on separating art from junk.


This is all a result of too much content and not enough time."


And if you are asking what's the future of a curator as a paid resource or as a business per se, here is his answer:


"...what about breaking news, which is more of a commodity these days? Can a curator win in news too?


According to the 3.3 million people who follow the MSNBC- owned @breakingnews account on Twitter - the sub-140-character answer is "yes."


That's where we pick up the story. To learn more, I sought out fellow Hofstra University alum Lauren McCullough. She recently joined @breakingnews from AP as a Senior Editor.


...MSNBC has turned it into a 24/7 news operation that curates links faster than anyone else."


Find more valuable insight, names and brands already "walking the talk" on slides 4, 5 and 6 of this very interesting deck  (Insights on the Future of Media - Volume 1, January 2012).



Recommended. Insightful. Informative. 8/10


Here the original slideshow: http://www.slideshare.net/steverubel/the-clip-report-volume-1


Full PDF: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/30447076/The%20Clip%20Report%20Vol1.pdf




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Interactive Scale of the Universe Tool

Interactive Scale of the Universe Tool | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
Scale of Universe - Interactive Scale of the Universe Tool - sail from the boundaries of the universe to stars, planets, people, ants, atoms, quarks and beyond
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BBC Two - Bible's Buried Secrets

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Dr Francesca Stavrakopoulou goes on the trail of the Biblical King David and his fabled empire. A national hero and icon for the Jewish people, and a divine king for Christians, David is best known as the boy-warrior who defeated the Philistine giant Goliath. As king, he united the tribes of Israel. But did he really rule over a vast Israelite kingdom? Did he even exist? 

Stavrakopoulou visits key archaeological excavations where ground-breaking finds are being unearthed, and examines evidence for and against the Biblical account of King David. She explores the former land of the Philistines, home of the giant Goliath, and ruins in the north of Israel and in old Jerusalem itself purporting to be remains of David's empire.


Did King David's Empire Exist?

Episode 1 ☛ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TW_IZ0yL188

 

 

Dr Francesca Stavrakopoulou asks whether the ancient Israelites believed in one God as the Bible claims.


She puts the Bible text under the microscope, examining what the original Hebrew said, and explores archaeological sites in Syria and the Sinai which are shedding new light on the beliefs of the people of the Bible.


Was the God of Abraham unique? Were the ancient Israelites polytheists? And is it all possible that God had another half?

 

Did God Have a Wife?

Episode 2 ☛ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmIAAjBt3lc

 

 

Can we find the Garden of Eden? Bible scholar Dr Francesca Stavrakopoulou thinks so. In the final episode of her series re-examining conventional readings of the Bible, she argues that the Garden of Eden has nothing to do with the origins of humanity, but is rather a story concealing dramatic events about a particular figure in a particular place, two and half thousand years ago.

 

Marshalling compelling evidence from archaeology, Islam and the Bible text itself, she identifies and visits the exact site of Eden.

 

It's a revolutionary theory which challenges some of the most cherished preconceptions about Eden in both Christianity and western culture.

 

The Real Garden of Eden

Episode 3 ☛ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJEJ1aw49r0

 


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Juan Carlos Hernandez's curator insight, April 1, 2013 10:25 AM

Dr Francesca Stavrakopoulou examines how archaeological discoveries are changing the way people interpret stories from the Bible

Mr. Meade's curator insight, October 18, 2014 9:22 AM

Looking forward to watching this. BBC puts on great programs.

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Simplebooklet

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All you need is your web browser and a few short minutes to create a multipage digital brochure, product guide, slider or flip book with one click publishing to facebook, email, websites, blogs, and more. Build it from scratch or convert your existing PDF.

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Social Behavior: The Big Game [INFOGRAPHIC]

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This March Madness-themed infographic uncovers key information on search privacy concerns, social influence, efficacy of images in search results, social sharing behavior, social preferences by social network and demographic, and more.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 30, 2013 12:58 PM

 

Check it out, a MUST!!!

 

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A Great Project Based Learning Checklist for Teachers

A Great Project Based Learning Checklist for Teachers | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

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jillyfrees's curator insight, May 6, 2013 3:15 AM

This ia a neat checklist to assess whether the project you set is worth the effort.

Michelle Gohagon's curator insight, May 14, 2013 1:45 PM

Great checklist for project-based learning

KiwiBelma's curator insight, August 18, 2013 6:16 PM

Just to remind myself :-)

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MindMup: Working with Google Drive

MindMup: Working with Google Drive | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

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Gerald Carey's curator insight, May 11, 2013 8:28 PM

Includes instructions on how to save MindMups into Google Drive

Ronald BELLEZ's curator insight, May 12, 2013 4:15 PM

Un #outil d'#organisation simple et gratuit qui permet de stocker ses cartes mentales (#mindmaps) dans google #drive.

Mueller, Chad's curator insight, May 15, 2013 10:12 AM

What a great tool!