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An eclectic mix of intelligent and interesting ideas, thoughts and discussion relating to, but not limited to, learning, technology, leadership, libraries, literature, knowledge and........
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An Introductory Guide to Content Curation

An Introductory Guide to Content Curation | Connecting the Dots | Scoop.it

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, January 23, 2014 3:25 PM

A very useful guide from one of the Pioneers in Content Curation

Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, April 1, 2014 10:35 PM
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Anne-Laure Conté's curator insight, December 14, 2015 3:04 AM

What about a test on this matter at the baccalaureat ?

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Libraries and librarians are more relevant than ever in the digital age | Impact Lab

Libraries and librarians are more relevant than ever in the digital age | Impact Lab | Connecting the Dots | Scoop.it
Harold Washington library in Chicago. The need for libraries, and librarians has been placed under scrutiny due to the advent of the internet. Everything in
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8 Surprising Ways Music Affects and Benefits our Brains - - The Buffer Blog

8 Surprising Ways Music Affects and Benefits our Brains - - The Buffer Blog | Connecting the Dots | Scoop.it
I’m a big fan of music, and use it a lot when working, but I had no idea about how it really affects our brains and bodies.
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The future of consumer 3D printing: What's real, what's coming, and what's hype

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3D printers have been all over the news for their potential to change our lives. Here’s a look at where the technology is really heading.
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Tour Builder - Put your story on the map.

Tour Builder - Put your story on the map. | Connecting the Dots | Scoop.it
Tell your stories with photos, videos and rich text on Google Earth.
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Looking Back: Your Brain on the Digital Future | Innovation Insights | Wired.com

Looking Back: Your Brain on the Digital Future | Innovation Insights | Wired.com | Connecting the Dots | Scoop.it
Image: Image Editor/Flickr We are living in a digital world and I?m of two minds about it. I can imagine a time in the not so distant future where our
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Researchers unveil 'shape-changing' technology that could change computer interaction forever

Researchers unveil 'shape-changing' technology that could change computer interaction forever | Connecting the Dots | Scoop.it
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have come up with a device that can render digital 3D content physically and which could change the way we interact with PCs.
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Teacher Development Research: Keys to Educator Success

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Teacher Development Research Table of Contents:

Introduction
Keys to Educator Success
Evidence-Based Practices and Programs
Avoiding Pitfalls
Annotated Bibliography



Teaching quality has been defi
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Yoga better for your brain than exercise, study finds - Telegraph

Yoga better for your brain than exercise, study finds - Telegraph | Connecting the Dots | Scoop.it
Twenty minutes of yoga is better for boosting brain activity than vigorous exercise for the same amount of time, a study has found.
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How To Be Creative: PBS’ Off Book Series Explores the Secret Sauce of Great Ideas

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How to be creative? There's no simple answer to that question, and no shortage of people offering answers.
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Healthy Habits of Mind - Mindful Schools

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Film Summary Mette Bahnsen, a filmmaker in Denmark, has made a beautifully produced film about integrating mindfulness into education called “Healthy Habits of Mind”, which features: NEUROSCIENCE: leading neuroscientist Dr.
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How BYOD Programs Can Fuel Inquiry Learning

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The opportunity to extend access to technology in the classroom and at home is enticing, but school districts can get hung up on important details like providing a strong network, making sure each child has a device, and questions about around...
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How Technology Wires the Learning Brain

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Kids between the ages of 8 and 18 spend 11.5 hours a day using technology -- whether that’s computers, television, mobile phones, or video games –
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The Ultimate Guide to the Invisible Web - OEDB.org

The Ultimate Guide to the Invisible Web - OEDB.org | Connecting the Dots | Scoop.it
Search engines are, in a sense, the heartbeat of the internet; “googling” has become a part of everyday speech and is even recognized by Merriam-Webster as a grammatically correct verb.
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Yoursphere for Parents – Helping Families Live Healthy Digital Lives

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Misconceptions

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In this hour, TED speakers reveal complex realities about what we think we know to be true.
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Storytellers have more fun. — I.M.H.O. — Medium

Storytellers have more fun. — I.M.H.O. — Medium | Connecting the Dots | Scoop.it
We all want to be interesting people. We want people to listen to us, to like us.
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Why Facebook and Twitter are the virtual Panopticons of our time

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The Panopticon and the Potlatch are the yin and yang of social media gift economics, writes Dr Tim Rayner.
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How Leadership Can Make or Break Classroom Innovation

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  via MindShift The leaders of a school or school district play a big role in setting the culture and work environment for teachers. And when it comes to trying new things, the attitude of pri...
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Business culture versus strategy

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Do businesses need clever strategic planning or is it rather about fostering the right culture? An expert panel explores whether business culture is led by strategies - or the other way round.

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A New Architecture for Learning (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

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by Rob Abel, Malcolm Brown, and John J. Suess


"The ground rules are changing. Connected learning both requires and drives a wider range and more rapid evolution of technology. The challenge for higher education is to design a new architecture for its learning mission. At the foundation and core of that architecture is information technology, in its role as the strategic enabler of connected learning. If we are to support students and faculty as connected learners and instructors, we must rethink our approach to academic technology architecture."


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R Hollingsworth's curator insight, October 9, 2013 3:08 PM

Authors: Rob Abel is Chief Executive Officer, IMS Global Learning Consortium. Malcolm Brown is Director, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI). Jack Suess is Vice President of Information Technology and CIO, University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

A CALL TO ACTION

"The rise of the MOOC illustrates how important innovations often happen outside of established channels: by faculty who, interested in innovation, put together their own technology solutions outside their college or university. This should be a wake-up call for the higher education community to do better. Enterprise IT organizations need to enable such innovation, not stand in its way. ... What has been missing and is needed for success in this effort is for campus IT leaders to make connected learning one of their priorities. ... across Carnegie classifications..."