"Over half a century ago, management guru Peter Drucker presented the concept of the knowledge worker. Compared to the manual laborer, the knowledge worker focused on quality over quantity and worked more independently as problem solvers.
Over the many applications of Social Content Curation, Professional Development has been a strong trend. We keep observing it on Scoop.it but it's also been reported by Social Media influencers.
Does handwriting have a value that email and texting can't replace? In this extract from his new book, The Missing Ink, Philip Hensher laments the slow death of the written word, and explains how putting pen to paper can still occupy a special place in our lives.
"Class 2A last week worked on labelling maps of the school using skitch, this week they went one step further and used another app to encourage them to verbally elaborate and add extra details to a picture."
PresentationTube provides desktop presentation recorder and video sharing network to help instructors, students, virtual presenters, and business professionals record, upload and share quality, accessible, and interactive video presentation.
Really capture the benefits of your Content Curation - Sharing links is just not going to be enough: in a world where tweets have a very short lifetime, you need to give your curated content a second chance by putting it on a curation layer where it can be discovered from search and from people with similar interests.
This can be a blog, a site or a Scoop.it page but if you're going to make content curation part of your content marketing strategy, you will need that long term repository that social networks don't bring.
"It’s only been a few months, but I’ve already noticed some drastic changes in our classroom when the iPads roll in…. I’ve labeled these Top-10 phenomena as being The iPad Effect, as they seem to occur every Tuesday and Thursday…."
Prezi: Prezi Desktop is a presentation software for Windows and Mac giving you all the power of Prezi without needing an internet connection. Start your prezi online or off, work on your desktop, then upload your prezis to the cloud (only if you want to) to access remotely or to securely share your ideas with anyone.
In a traditional classroom, the teacher is the center of attention, the owner of knowledge and information. Teachers often ask questions of their students to gauge comprehension, but it’s a passive model that relies on students to absorb information they need to reproduce on tests.What would happen if the roles were flipped and students asked the questions?
Digital technology is providing a growing variety of methods for school leaders to connect with parents anywhere, anytime—a tactic mirroring how technology is used to engage students. Through Twitter feeds, Facebook pages, and text messages, districts are giving parents news and information about their children's schools.
A slideshow of the "30 Best Web 2.0 Tools" that contains many popular tools. Most are free (although a few have costs involved) and chances are there may be one or two that are new to you. "Each slide...contains the name, description, link and screenshot of what each tool looks like and does."
Have fun exploring and bringing a new tool into your classroom.
Common wisdom holds that we learn best from our mistakes. But researchers at Michigan State University have published a new study that suggests something more is needed: We must be conscious of our mistakes to reap the benefits of improved performance."
A list of iPad apps that let students to show their learning- not just the end product but the act of learning with students recording their processes. It is often about the student putting the information they have learnt into a context. It is this contextualisation that helps the students create meaning.
We’re still teaching our kids using a 20th-century paradigm, but many visionaries--like the ones in this video--have plans to take our advances in computing and technology and use them to explode the idea of what education can be.