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Mozilla Launches Version 1.0 of Its Open Badges Certification | The Next Web

Mozilla Launches Version 1.0 of Its Open Badges Certification | The Next Web | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
Mozilla has released version 1.0 of its Open Badges standard, which offers digital badges in reward for verifiable achievements, skills and learning.

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Personal Learning Networks for Educators - EdTechTeam

Personal Learning Networks for Educators - EdTechTeam | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
The EdTechTeam is a global network of educational technologists. We provide a wide variety of professional development, consulting, and school change services to learning institutions, non-profit organizations, and for-profit entities.

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NASA - Guidance for Education and Public Outreach Activities Under Sequestration

NASA - Guidance for Education and Public Outreach Activities Under Sequestration | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
NASA.gov brings you images, videos and interactive features from the unique perspective of America’s space agency.
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What a shame for the political leaders to cause this to happen. I could say more, but might get in trouble for my opinions. 

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The top 20 data visualisation tools | Feature | .net magazine

The top 20 data visualisation tools | Feature | .net magazine | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it

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"One of the most common questions I get asked is how to get started with data visualisations. Beyond following blogs, you need to practise – and to practise, you need to understand the tools available. In this article, I want to introduce you to 20 different tools for creating visualisations: from simple charts to complex graphs, maps and infographics. Almost everything here is available for free, and some you have probably installed already"
from source: http://www.netmagazine.com/

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This is a great article does indeed go from viz tools that are more simple to much more complex tools and data manipulation. They are all worth having a look see. This is especially true with the increase of people producing InfoGraphics that most always include charts or some sort of data visualization.

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Record & Share your Ideas | Present.me

Record & Share your Ideas | Present.me | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it

"Enhance learning with Present.me by providing not just a friendly face, but some great content to go with it. As a teacher, you can use our product for the 'flipped classroom' model to give a recorded lesson on Present.me, which students can then watch in their own time, over and over again if they so desire.

 

This leaves you extra time in class for more interactive work. Or why not submit a Present.me to students after a class to help reinforce a key point or idea?" from source: https://present.me/

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"Present.me is a really easy way to record and share your presentations using your webcam." Present.me is a new service. It is a premium type. The FREE version is limited and then there are scales based on monthly fees. All in all it looks like a pretty interesting idea. 

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24 iPad apps to support Bloom’s Taxonomy | eSchool News

During a recent webinar, educational technologist Kathy Schrock presented a variety of apps for iPads that can boost student engagement and collaboration, and that can be used for teaching and learning according to Bloom’s Taxonomy.
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Flipped Classroom A New Learning Revolution ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Flipped Classroom A New Learning Revolution ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
Flipped Classroom A New Learning Revolution ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/xIOCsAWZs7 via @medkh9
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BlogSummarizer – your blog knowledge base companion

BlogSummarizer – your blog knowledge base companion | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it

"BlogSummarizer provides.

All your blog post are summarized and indexed and the summaries and keywords are organized into powerful and easy-to-use knowledge bases.

 

To display the content of a knowledge base, BlogSummarizer uses a powerful visualization engine. This engine generates on-demand visual summaries and visual knowledge maps. The visual summaries display the most relevant keywords with summaries, and the visual knowledge maps provide you with a comprehensive network of related blog posts based on the entire content of your knowledge base.

 

All visual summaries and visual knowledge maps are exportable to browsers, word editors, and mind mapping applications. You can publish your visual summaries and visual maps simply by embedding them in your blog and web pages.

 

Most importantly, the visual summaries and visual knowledge maps run on all computers and devices: PCs, Macs, Linux, tablets and smart phones. " from source: http://www.websummarizer.com/BlogSummarizer/

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This indexer and search engine creates a knowledge map which looks very much like a mind map to produce a tree of terms and summaries. 

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A Great iPad Manual for Every Teacher ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great iPad Manual for Every Teacher ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it

"A few weeks ago I posted here a poster on iPad basics which many of you have downloaded to use with their students in the class. Today, I am sharing with you another great resource on iPad. This is not a graphic but a quick reference card on everything you and your students need to know about iPad. From the hardware to networking features , this little manual can serve as a leading guide to a better manipulation of your iPad.

 

I am not sure how much iPading you are doing in your classroom but whether you use iPad just occasionally or you adopt it as a consistent learning and teaching tool, the reference card below will definitely give you a hand in improving your iPad use. I suggest that you share it with your students and go through it with them section by section and make sure they understand it before they start using their iPads again." from source: http://www.educatorstechnology.com

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This article includes a link to a PDF of a two sided letter size document that is a very handy, quick reference to the iPad for beginners, novices, and even long time users who may have not used certain features for a while.

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Digital learning MOOC now open to school leaders | eSchool News

Enrollment opens today for a first-of-its-kind Massive Online Open Course for Educators (MOOC-Ed) that will help school district leaders make the shift to digital instruction in their schools.
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7 Habits Of Highly Effective Administrators In Education

7 Habits Of Highly Effective Administrators In Education | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
1.  Balance management with leadership. School administration involves both management duties and leadership opportunities. The management side tends to be the stuff that one has to do. Leadership is the stuff that one chooses to...
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A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources - iLibrarian

A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources - iLibrarian | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it

Makerspaces, sometimes also referred to as hackerspaces, hackspaces, and fablabs are creative, DIY spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn. In libraries they often have 3D printers, software, electronics, craft and hardware supplies and tools, and more. Here are some excellent resources for anyone thinking about setting up a makerspace in their organization.


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CNI: MOOCs, Mobility, and Changing Scholarly Practice: CNI's Perspective on 2012 and 2013

"Opening Plenary Oct 2012 CNI Meeting: Clifford Lynch Executive Director Coalition for Networked Information Opening Plenary Session "MOOCs, Mobility, and Changing Scholarly Practice: CNI's Perspective."

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Clifford's comments are always very insightful and current with the topics he is discussing in this talk.

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Dave Barr: Models of Sustainability for OER

Dave Barr: Models of Sustainability for OER | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it

All OER have a life cycle: creation, publishing, repeated revision and reuse, senescence, death. Much effort and many resources have been expended on the creation and publishing of OER. The actual value of such resources, however, depends largely on the extent to which repeated revision and reuse can be sustained before the inevitable onset of senescence and death. The issue of sustainability is largely one of resources, and is a topic of considerable interest in the field of open education.


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Biological transistor enables computing within living cells, Stanford study says- Office of Communications & Public Affairs - Stanford University School of Medicine

Biological transistor enables computing within living cells, Stanford study says- Office of Communications & Public Affairs - Stanford University School of Medicine | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it

".. a team of Stanford University bioengineers has taken computing beyond mechanics and electronics into the living realm of biology. In a paper published March 28 in Science, the team details a biological transistor made from genetic material — DNA and RNA — in place of gears or electrons. The team calls its biological transistor the “transcriptor."

 

'Transcriptors are the key component behind amplifying genetic logic — akin to the transistor and electronics,' said Jerome Bonnet, PhD, a postdoctoral scholar in bioengineering and the paper’s lead author..

 

... To bring the age of the biological computer to a much speedier reality, Endy and his team have contributed all of BIL gates to the public domain so that others can immediately harness and improve upon the tools.

 

'Most of biotechnology has not yet been imagined, let alone made true. By freely sharing important basic tools everyone can work better together,' Bonnet said.

 

The research was funded by the National Science Foundation and the Townshend Lamarre Foundation." from source: http://med.stanford.edu/

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It has been a decade or so that people have discussed the possibility of biological computers or computing devices. This exciting article describes work done at Stanford University as a joint collaboration of the School of Engineering and the School of Medicine. What is very exciting about their project is that the research team has made all the basic tools and information freely available in the public domain. Open Science and Open Research are a key element, "to bring the age of the biological computer to a much speedier reality," said Drew Endy, PhD, assistant professor of bioengineering and the paper’s senior author.

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Evidence Lost: We're Not Likely to See Editing Like Proust's in the Future

Evidence Lost: We're Not Likely to See Editing Like Proust's in the Future | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
One page from the notebooks of Marcel Proust shows the extreme work that went into writing his masterpiece In Search of Lost Time (RT @beccarosen: A handwritten page from Proust's notebooks and what it shows us about how editing works
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This is a concern of historians, archivists, and even English professors. There are many cases of lost opportunities. This problem is compounded by the rapidly changing media: 5.25 inch floppy disks -> 3.5 inch plastic disks -> USB storage -> SCSI Hard Disks -> and on and on. We are making the notion of a creative trail more and more difficult. These facts should be impressed on students, faculty, and digital natives -- their content is ephemeral. What would happen if Google had to close all it's services tomorrow? What would you loose?

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Half an Hour: Future Work

Stephen Downes: "I had a brief chat with Georges Corriveau this morning that got me to thinking about the future of work. Specifically, I was thinking to myself, if I were just starting out in the world, where would I focus my interests?

 

... So, if I were looking at a career in 2013, thinking about what I would want to be a world-leading expert in by, say, 2050, I'd be looking at a career in carbon.

 

... I could go on along this vein, but you get the idea. I don't know today what the carbon culture will look like, no more than I could have predicted where the silicon culture would lead us in the 1980s. But list like I could feel a sense of something developing in electronics, I can get the idea of something developing in 21st century bionics.

 

And I'd be telling the youth of today (like my father told me, in an earlier generation) to become an expert in this new technology - don't worry about the job, the work, the income, worry about developing that capacity and expertise, so that you live, breathe and speak bionics - if you in the next generation can become as familiar with the carbon atom as I became with the bit, then you'll be in a good position." from source: http://halfanhour.blogspot.ca

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Stephen always provides us with provocative, thoughtful information. We read in the news these days about how college graduates with lower and higher degrees are not finding work in their disciplines. Stephen, give you his opinions and food for thought in this posting. It's a great read.

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Awesome Twitter Cheat Sheet for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Awesome Twitter Cheat Sheet for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
RT @AnnAmandaBee: Awesome #Twitter Cheat Sheet for Teachers http://t.co/XuS27Yp5Xk via @medkh9 #edtech #elearning #edchat
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Hyperlinked Library MOOC | SJSU - SLIS

Hyperlinked Library MOOC | SJSU - SLIS | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
SJSU SLIS is the largest ALA-accredited library school in the world. Its high tech online global e-campus offers an MLIS in a high quality online teaching and learning environment.
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Generation YES

"... When students are actively involved in planning and implementing change, they become invested in the process. They become key stakeholders in improving education for themselves and their peers. We focus on technology as a vehicle for this, because technology is a powerful conduit for constructive, collaborative learning, and the connection that today’s youth feel for this new technology-driven world.

 

... Generation YES is a non-profit dedicated to creating tools for this kind of change – professional development, print materials and online tools to help students and teachers achieve these goals. In Generation YES schools, students learn how to teach, mentor, and lead as they use technology to help teachers, students and their community." from source: http://blog.genyes.org

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Student centered learning has a long tradition. Generation YES is moving these concepts into the 21rst century through traditional and contemporary (e.g., technological) means. 

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Collaborative consumption is dead, long live the real sharing economy

Collaborative consumption is dead, long live the real sharing economy | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it

"So it’s not so much that collaborative consumption is dead, it’s more that it risks dying as it gets absorbed by the “Borg” and its mindless minions of capitalism. Nothing new or special here, of course. As a recent Atlantic Cities feature concluded, collaborative consumption is just more efficient, which isn’t all bad. In a recent Economist cover story, Tim O’Reilly says this loss of revolutionary potential is inevitable. He’s wrong, though. It’s only inevitable if a company takes VC money. It’s really just a decision.

This is where the real sharing economy comes in. It is more than just VC-backed Internet startups. It’s a tectonic shift in how the economy works. As society changes from a top-down factory model of organization to a peer-to-peer network model, how we produce, consume, and interact will be radically transformed. At its simplest, the sharing economy is the decentralization of economic power brought on by new technology, new and revived business models, and massive social change. It’s made up of thousands of innovations, some for profit, some nonprofit, and some that thrive in the commons.

If we can avert our collective gaze from our latest technology gadgets for a second, we might be able to see the real sharing economy, the one driven by values and tested by time.

Below are some of the most important and overlooked parts of it:"


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A thoughtful article, full of examples and links, about the dangers of monetizing collaborative consumption -- and how media attention on the technology and profit side of these social changes blinds us to the real potential of sharing economies.

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As society changes from a top-down factory model of organization to a peer-to-peer network model, how we produce, consume, and interact will be radically transformed.

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Student Aid Can Be Awarded for 'Competencies,' Not Just Credit Hours - Government - The Chronicle of Higher Education | :: The 4th Era ::

Student Aid Can Be Awarded for 'Competencies,' Not Just Credit Hours - Government - The Chronicle of Higher Education | :: The 4th Era :: | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
In a long-awaited letter, the Education Department spells out how colleges may apply to use federal aid for new models of education. (Student Aid Can Be Awarded for 'Competencies,' Not Just Credit Hours -The Chronicle of Higher ...
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Today’s Blended Teacher: A MOOC made for Community and Curation

Today’s Blended Teacher: A MOOC made for Community and Curation | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
The blended schools network is happy to host a session by NBC Learn, the educational wing of NBC Universal.During this session NBC Learn will present ways in which social studies teachers can make use of its extensive media resources.
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Social Media for Teachers (infographic) - EdTech Times

Social Media for Teachers (infographic) - EdTech Times | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it

Social Media for Teachers is an infographic loaded with information about four major social media tools: YouTube!, FaceBook, Twitter, and Pinterest. 

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Ten educational technologies you should try this year | eSchool News

It’s always hard to predict what technology will be a game-changer, but here are 10 educational technologies that have sparked our interest in recent months.

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