Use Bindworx to compile personalised eBooks or printed books from existing published content.
You can buy eBooks whole, by the chapter or page. You can pull together sections of your favourite books to a new book on your favourite topic. Your imagination is the only limitation.
We'd love to let you try it for yourself.
Bindworx will launch to end-users during the week of BEA New York (23-29 May 2013). Until then, all publishers are invited to give it a test-drive. Just complete the form to the right we'll send you login details.
Kim Flintoff's insight:
As this seems to be still in closed beta for another month - but seems to offer the potential to customise content presentation. Maybe useful in eductaion for creating reading sets, resource collections, etc.
Scoop.it collates work from online publications using an online magazine format, and this visual impact alone makes it very effective.
The additional appeal of broadcasting from a hub allows me to tap into and share with my ed tech networks, which is why I find myself using it more often during time constraints.
First of all, it’s powerful–it incorporates multiple elements of familiar social media tools. But it’s also very flexible–the mobile app is quite functional for both iPhone and Android, and a toolbar plugin can be installed on browser windows. Scoop.it’s athleticism makes it a time-saver; educators and students will quickly grasp its value in content gathering.
Additionally, using Scoop.it will meet multiple standards (Common Core and NETS-S) across the curriculum. Students use critical thinking skills to collect, evaluate and analyze content; they may identify trends from discourse; they develop writing skills in original expression; and they interact, communicate and publish to a global audience. But perhaps more importantly, students practice digital citizenship and personal responsibility to lifelong learning.
Curation is a term that is rapidly growing in popularity and is directly impacting the world of workplace learning and performance. In a world where the amount of information available to workers doubles every 18 to 24 months, it is impossible to keep up with the seemingly endless supply of it.
UTA uses Pinterest to connect with students UTA The Shorthorn Seals uses Pinterest to connect with online UTA students through the Maverick Global Network, a UTA networking group for distance learning students.
Excerpted from official website and its "About" page. Here are the key features:
- Content Distribution: Repost lets bloggers, publishers, and brands distribute their content to new audiences. - Content Discovery: Find news, features, videos, and more to repost on your site. And it's free.
Repost allows you to republish complete articles (including images, links, & multimedia) anywhere quickly, easily, and legally – just like video. With Repost, you can distribute your content to other publishers, bloggers, and websites. You can also discover a broad range of content to repost on your own site. Whether you’re distributing, discovering, or both, why do you need Repost? That’s easy: More readers, more reach, more revenue.
Repost: it’s syndication reimagined; it’s the wire service reinvented; it’s changing the way content goes viral."
Excerpted from review article on Mashable: "Repost.Us, a free service that launched earlier this week, provides publishers with a platform to share and embed full articles in the same way that YouTube lets users embed video clips. Websites can add a Repost button to their articles, which others can click on to re-publish all of the content in the article — along with videos, the original publisher's advertising and branding, and any updates to the article that occur afterwards. Repost also provides a directory of content that publishers can search through and publish on their own website.
In short, the goal for Repost, is to make it easy for big and small publishers to profit from sharing complete articles as it is for content producers to share and profit from videos using the embed code from websites like YouTube..."
While there are a ton of essential skills that today's students need in order to succeed in tomorrow's world, learning to efficiently manage -- and to evaluate the reliability of -- the information that they stumble across online HAS to land somewhere near the top of the "Muy Importante" list.
The Anatomy of a Good Content Curator Part of being a Social Media Manager is culling the infinite sources of the web for the latest news, information, and resources relevant to your industry or target market.