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Bitstrips - Make your own comic strips and cartoon characters

Bitstrips - Make your own comic strips and cartoon characters | Digital learning | Scoop.it
Bitstrips is your online funny pages. Turn yourself & your friends into cartoon characters, and create & share your own awesome comic strips!

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Shawna Dix's curator insight, March 13, 2014 12:00 PM

Great tool for my students to use when they create a project for me!

sasha's curator insight, March 11, 2015 2:48 PM

This shows how one could be prejudge as silly when it could be a autism  condition.

Mary De Rose's curator insight, November 20, 2015 10:14 AM

Still a perfect tool all levels of learning.

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The Must-Have Habitudes of Effective 21st Century Leaders

The Must-Have Habitudes of Effective 21st Century Leaders | Digital learning | Scoop.it

The conversation around must-have, 21st century leadership skills has been in full swing for years. From business to education; classroom to community...

 

Although it’s almost certain we will never all agree to a singular list of skills, strategies, and competencies leaders must embody for success now and in the future, we do know what effectively operating and leading in a fluid, dynamic and every changing 21st Century world requires:

 

 

The ability to see the challenge and the solution, from every angleThe ability know what questions to ask and when to ask themThe ability to communicate one’s vision passionately and persuasivelyThe ability to connect with others and create an enduring relationshipThe ability to understand your strengths and the discipline to improve your weaknessesThe ability to dream, set audacious goals, and believe they can be accomplishedThe ability to stand out, stand up, and stand beside and knowing when each is requiredThe ability to lead, serve and honor others.

 


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ePortfolios - Overview - ePortfolios with GoogleApps

ePortfolios - Overview - ePortfolios with GoogleApps | Digital learning | Scoop.it
A website to support the use of GoogleApps to construct ePortfolios in both K-12 schools and in higher education
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Creating Learning Environments

Creating Learning Environments | Digital learning | Scoop.it
A while ago I witnessed students taking computer-based classes passing their tests with ease until I figured out what they were doing. They had two screens open -- one was the computer-based course
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- Pillars of Digital Leadership Series: Professional Growth

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You Are No Longer Allowed To Present

You Are No Longer Allowed To Present | Digital learning | Scoop.it

Here are some reasons why your presentations are BAD!   We know that so many of you use programs like PowerPoint or Prezi because they have been around for a while, and it is what you know, but change is not always a bad thing, especially if that change can lead to presentations beyond your wildest imagination. 


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Gavin Meikle's curator insight, March 10, 2014 6:02 AM

A (mostly) great post with some sound advice for better presentations.  Here's my take on it .....
 

Design

At the risk of upsetting all those wonderful Graphic Designers out there, I would recommend going easy on the fancy designs.   They are not essential.  What is essential  is a clear simple strategy with one idea per slide, minimal text, no bullet points (yes I mean it!) and clear simple pictures, graphs and diagrams to illustrate your verbal messages.
 

Content
Developing compelling content is important but try to avoid using a script when you deliver.    reading scripts leads to flat, lifeless delivery and makes it much harder to respond, "on the fly2 to your audience.  Instead use  a few cue cards with key points only or a simple mind map.  Either will keep you on track without restricting your ability to improvise in response to audience reaction.

 

Story Telling
To true. Stories are much more engaging that lists of facts or endless graphs.  Stories also create emotional engagement which is needed if you want the audience to be motivated to do something after the presentation. 

 

Humour
Yes it is powerful but it is risky too.   Telling jokes rarely works and can lead to all sorts of problems (poor timing, inappropriate content etc.)  Instead use gentle self deprecating humour.  Be willing to poke a little fun at yourself and the audience will warm to you. 

Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, March 10, 2014 10:43 AM

My take on good presentations:  1) Story 2) Content: Restrain your left brain 3) Design: the experience 4) Humor (optional).  Presenting starts with story and uses the visual design to reinforce and add new dimensions to your message. Design the experience, not the slides. Humor works if it's actually funny--not contrived. I've seen a lot that doesn't. Humor is optional.  If it comes naturally, great.  Focusing on story and image is mandatory.  Use serious restraint with putting words on your slides.  Words are processed by the rational, 'left-brain' which takes your audience out of any emotional experience and into thinking and linear processing.  Take them on a journey, don't give them a lecture.  If you feel compelled to give your audience words, give them a handout when you're done. 

rwestby's curator insight, March 10, 2014 11:36 AM

PowToon, a Chrome Web App (in Beta) is a great presentation tool that can animate and jazz up even the most gray of presentations. Upgrades are available for those who like  a bit extra.

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11 Tips For Students To Manage Their Digital Footprints -

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11 Tips For Students To Manage Their Digital Footprints by Justin Boyle If you’ve scratched your head over suggestions to manage your “digital footprint,” you aren’t the only one. A surprisingly large percentage of people...

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RESENTICE's curator insight, March 10, 2014 6:29 AM

Des conseils pour maîtriser son identité numérique...

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, March 10, 2014 8:53 AM

Their Digital Footprints....Great one¡

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 28, 2014 8:49 PM

This is a great article (yet again from TeachThought). Chris' quote here is certainly a key fact we need to instill in our students. If you haven't followed any of Chris' work you should take a look, a great Aussie, doing some amazing work. 

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Students Learn Impact of Digital Footprint | News Blog

Students Learn Impact of Digital Footprint | News Blog | Digital learning | Scoop.it
That's just one of the lessons students are learning during a special PowerUp digital citizenship class happening at all 11 high schools participating in the district's one-to-one laptop initiative.
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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Teaching With Infographics

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The 8 Digital Skills Students Need for The Future ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 8 Digital Skills Students Need for The Future ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Digital learning | Scoop.it

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CrazyConversations's curator insight, September 27, 2014 12:50 PM

These most needed skills are here right now. In competitive business environments, finding information quickly is a necessity. Judging the quality of information is crucial to decisionmaking.

Rosa Saló Sagué's curator insight, May 7, 2015 4:32 AM

ICT skills ranking

Maie Nuudi's curator insight, May 8, 2015 7:46 AM

Väga olulised tulevikuoskused, et olla edukas. 

1.oskus hinnata informatsiooni sisu, oluline, sest info maht on tohutu

2.effektiivne kirjutamine, märksõnadega kirjutamine

3. infoallikate kasutamine ja korrektne käitumine allikatega

4. oskus leida infot kiiresti

5. esitlusoskus ja tehniliste vahendite kasutamise oskus