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The 10 Most Important Dystopian Books and Films of All Time | Underwire | WIRED

The 10 Most Important Dystopian Books and Films of All Time | Underwire | WIRED | Darrenman Stuff | Scoop.it
A canon of the most influential dystopian texts of the past century—what they contained, who wrote them, what they criticized—so we can pinpoint exactly which hellscape we're heading for at any given moment.

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Sue Osborne's curator insight, May 26, 2014 11:46 PM

I pretty much concur with all of this. The only one I have no knowledge of is the Octavia Butler title (not a big fan of her other work), so feeling pretty chuffed!

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Follow This Chart to Know If You Can Use an Image from the Internet

Follow This Chart to Know If You Can Use an Image from the Internet | Darrenman Stuff | Scoop.it
When you find a picture online that would be perfect for your project, it's hard to know whether you're allowed to use it. Follow this flow chart to know for sure and avoid getting yourself in any trouble.

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Jennifer Cowley's curator insight, August 5, 2014 2:01 PM

This chart is not perfect (see the LH comments including mine as soserene for noted errors/omissions), but it's at least a good start for getting users to think about image use and licensing.

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Why the Smart Reading Device of the Future May Be … Paper | Science | WIRED

Why the Smart Reading Device of the Future May Be … Paper | Science | WIRED | Darrenman Stuff | Scoop.it
Why do traditional paper books remain so popular, especially for deep, immersive reading? Are some people simply too stubborn and nostalgic to adapt to new technologies? Perhaps it's because paper books are themselves a highly sophisticated technology, one that's uniquely good at stimulating focus and concentration.

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The Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher (Infographic)

The Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher (Infographic) | Darrenman Stuff | Scoop.it

Being a proper digitally competent teacher is not as simple as one may think. The Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher Infographic clarifies and explains some of the most important characteristics that a digitally competent teacher must have.


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Lourense Das's curator insight, July 19, 2014 8:33 AM

Characteristics of a digitally competent teacher (and school librarian) [infographic]

Glenda Morris's curator insight, July 19, 2014 2:55 PM

Applies equally well to a digitally competent teacher librarian

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, July 20, 2014 2:41 PM

I think I am, I think I am!