Digital Humanities Speaker Series: Walter Scheidel Redrawing the Map of the Roman World. In March, Dr. Walter Scheidel, Dickason Professor in the Humanities, Professor of Classics and History, and Chair of the ...
Exploring Curation as a core competency in digital and media literacy education
The result is that students not only have access to seemingly endless amounts of information, but also personalize content and reorganize it in a fashion that best allows them to make sense of a topic, and to share it with peers (Lessig 2008).
===> Teachers at all levels of education must be prepared to negotiate the digital realities of their students as they design learning experiences around critical inquiry, analysis, and evaluation. <===
===> Indeed, educators today have a certain responsibility to focus student skills and experiences in an exercise of participation with the surrounding media (Jenkins et al. 2009). <===
Digital citizenship is " the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use."
It is the combination of technical and social skills that enable a person to be successful and safe in the information age. Just like literacy and numeracy initiatives which provide people with the skills to ' participate in the work force, digital literacy has become an essential skill to be a confident, connected, and actively involved life long learner.'
I personally recommend that teachers and educators should, throughout the entire school year, devote special sessions to just teaching students about Digital Citizenship. Students need to learn how to act appropriately while using the net and there are several activities and resources to help you do that with them. Check out this section to access some of these resources. I am also sharing with you today a great graphic on the components of digital citizenship.Try out printing it and using it with your students in the classroom. It is really wonderful. Click headline to view graphic full screen--
In a follow-up to his previous article on the top 20 tools to help you get started with data visualisation, Brian Suda presents a further 20 tools and educational resources for cleaning up data and creating brilliant visualisations...
Washington Crossover In spite of the fact that I'm a mathematician, I've been fairly active in the digital humanities (DH) community for a while now. I'm interested in creative and effective uses of educational technology, and, ...
"Fanfan2 is an Orange initiative, a multiplatform project dreamed up by the author Alexandre Jardin based on the adventures of Alexandre, the hero of his book “Fanfan, 15 ans après”. Fanfan2 places the reader at the heart of a participatory, multi-screen approach, with the aim of extending fiction beyond the realms of the printed book using a website, social media (Facebook and Twitter) and iPhone and iPad applications.
The case study provides an overview of the experiment, which ended in May 2011. Stéphane Adamiak, Transmedia Projects and Partnerships Manager within Orange’s Content Management team, explains some of the lessons learned from this project and talks to us about the subjects of digital writing and interaction with readers...."
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.