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"What do you mean I can interact with your resume ?" - 21st CENTURY RESUMES

"What do you mean I can interact with your resume ?" - 21st CENTURY RESUMES | Digital Sandbox | Scoop.it
When going into any job interview, you are sure to be asked by the interviewer for your resume. Imagine giving him/her your iPad. Why? Your future employers have attention spans like you do so why ...
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"With the Mac app, iBooks Author (and now Adobe InDesign CS5), one can create interactive textbooks from existing templates. What if you used that idea of interaction with media in a textbook to create an interactive resume!"

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APOD: 2013 November 6 - Creature Aurora Over Norway

APOD: 2013 November 6 - Creature Aurora Over Norway | Digital Sandbox | Scoop.it
A different astronomy and space science
related image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation.
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Srsly COOL!


Astronomy Picture of the Day: Creature Aurora Over Norway - Creepy Awesome! via @StarWalk


I LOVE This! Wish it were Creative Commons!

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A Quick Tip to Create PDFs in Your Google Drive

A Quick Tip to Create PDFs in Your Google Drive | Digital Sandbox | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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'The night I invented 3D printing'

'The night I invented 3D printing' | Digital Sandbox | Scoop.it
Meet Chuck Hall: the humble American engineer who changed the world of manufacturing.

Via Todd Lichtenwalter
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I don't have one of these yet...someday. Of course I never had a SMARTboard either! & I still lived and did awesome things!

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Google Docs Templates - iPhone, Mobile, Presos, & More!

Google Docs Templates - iPhone, Mobile, Presos, & More! | Digital Sandbox | Scoop.it
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Hidden help in the ocean of Google goodness - Google Drive Templates!

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Classroom Behavior / Management Pinterest Board

Classroom Behavior / Management Pinterest Board | Digital Sandbox | Scoop.it
Penny Lane is using Pinterest, an online pinboard to collect and share what inspires you.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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IT's all about choice!

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Incredible Art Department | Art Education

Incredible Art Department | Art Education | Digital Sandbox | Scoop.it
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Great Resources! Share w/ your Art Teachers! WOW!

 

BTW, Art Chat (Thurs 4pm) (artchat) on Twitter

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Blogging for Dummies (and the time constrained)

Blogging for Dummies (and the time constrained) | Digital Sandbox | Scoop.it
When you hear the word blogger, what image comes to mind?  A sacred group of people anointed by the All Mighty with special powers who unleash their acerbic editorial tongue lashing from 40-story skyscrapers in major cities around the world?

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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, November 14, 2013 7:12 PM

When we launched the private beta of Scoop.it, TheNextWeb's Martin Bryant called it "blogging without blogging". I liked the term and made included it in my Twitter bio.


Of course blogging and curating content are different things and I won't go into a debate of whether one is better than the other. However, Andrew makes a good point on our blog explaining why the time constrained who have expertise might find it easier to curate content than blogging. This was our starting point for creating Scoop.it: we had things to say but not the time to write them. We also saw a lot of bad blogging that was just paraphrasing existing content under a false pretence of creation. And we saw good curators getting traction too and bringing a lot of value. 

Andrew Federici's curator insight, November 14, 2013 9:37 PM

Curation is the new creation...and it works.

Tom Evans's curator insight, November 15, 2013 1:31 PM

Curation though should be done with creation in mind - joining dots & spotting patterns is the name of the game

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TV NEWS : Search Captions. Borrow Broadcasts : TV Archive : Internet Archive

TV NEWS Search and Borrow is a service that allows you to: Search broadcasts using closed captioning, Borrow broadcasts on DVD, View 30-second streamed segments, Cite specific clips, Annotate moments, and Research U.S.
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WOW! Pretty cool!

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Curate or be curated: 5 laws for the Content Curation Economy

Curate or be curated: 5 laws for the Content Curation Economy | Digital Sandbox | Scoop.it

Curate or be curated — that’s the new face of digital content in the always-on world.


Via Robin Good, Guillaume Decugis
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Fascinating!

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wanderingsalsero's curator insight, October 20, 2013 5:09 PM

Makes sense to me.

Julie Groom's curator insight, October 23, 2013 1:48 AM

Curating - how to manage it. And curation experts already exist - they're called Librarians!

John Thomas's curator insight, February 9, 9:29 AM
The Five Laws of The Content Curation Economy by Steve Rosenbaum
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How to Write a Blog Post

How to Write a Blog Post | Digital Sandbox | Scoop.it
Putting together a blog post can be simple. Every post has a basic anatomy - and we're here to teach you how to write a blog post - the right way!
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Loved this, @SocialNicole !!

 

Esp. the Image part. Of course, I DO go overboard on those -- thinking each section needs a pic (Flickr CC & PicMonkey are my best friends & from #4 of your related posts I guess you must know em, too! ) That's why I wrote a blog post called 10 Tips for Digital Photo Editing & Fun.

 

..... But umm where's the Subhead to this post?

6 Easy Ways to Engage Your Readers?

 

But srsly, love this blog - always great content!  I guess I should start my blog post for today, huh? Instead I'm watching SNL & surfing the interwebs. Don't be jealous.

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Hunger Games! -->Fun Lib activity - RUN!

Hunger Games! -->Fun Lib activity - RUN! | Digital Sandbox | Scoop.it
There's something you need to know about me and The Hunger Games, I love them way too much. There was one time we were discussing the trilogy in my Youth Literature class during library school, tha...
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I swear, I feel like if I ever need a clever activity idea I just have to go to Rad Books for Rad Kids blog and BAZINGA! Awesome ideas!

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Mary Clark's curator insight, April 12, 3:58 PM

This blogger might be hibernating (like I should talk!) but this is an interesting idea.  Maybe for the incoming 6th graders next year.

Found this one on @gwynethjones's scoop.it board.  I always wanted to tie the food drive with the Hunger Isn't a Game movement.  Maybe we could give bonus points to those who donate to the food drive. (Or is that too much like the rich tributes from the Capitol getting extra gifts?)

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@PhotoFunMasti
Sandra Carswell's curator insight, April 13, 6:53 AM

Always need fun library activities.  Add this blog to  Feedly. 

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Linda Dougherty: Back to School - Freshmen Orientation, Part One

Linda Dougherty: Back to School - Freshmen Orientation, Part One | Digital Sandbox | Scoop.it
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Super cool idea for a Library orientation lesson! Adapting an idea I got at the #AASL07 Conference in Reno & totally updated! It Rocks!

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Lucidchart – Excellent Web Based Diagramming and Charts, Free for Educators and Students

Lucidchart – Excellent Web Based Diagramming and Charts, Free for Educators and Students | Digital Sandbox | Scoop.it
Insights into how educators are using the powerful free app in the classroom. I recently got back from Google Summit California. Although a Lucidchart rep went
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Cool beans!

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Capture, Edit, Collect and Organize Images and Full Web Pages with Ember (Mac)

Capture, Edit, Collect and Organize Images and Full Web Pages with Ember (Mac) | Digital Sandbox | Scoop.it
Collect the things you love, with Ember. Whether you’re capturing photos, screenshots or any other kind of image - save, annotate and sync it with Ember.

Via Robin Good, Joyce Valenza
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Robin Good's curator insight, March 5, 10:30 AM



Ember is a Mac and iOS app that allows you to easily capture parts of a screen, a specific image, a whole window or a full web page easily and to edit it, collect it and organize it according to tags, themes/groups and colours.


Ember key strengths are:


a) the image "capture" toolset, which is second to none. It offers maximum flexibility, it is simple, and allows you to save directly to any folder/group/collection you have set-up.


b) the image editor utility that integrates a set of useful tools that includes cropper, focus/blur areas, rotate, add text, freehand drawing.


c) the elegantly designed "library" where you can organize your images and screenshots easily via drag and drop into collections. Each image can also have a description and multiple tags. In addition Ember can automatically sort all your images by colors.


d) the "subscription" area where you subscribe to image feeds from various sites and galleries to get inspiration and ideas.


iCloud-syncable.


Ember is a beautifully designed app that does a fantastic job of capturing any kind of image or screenshot from the web and to give you relevant tools to edit it and "curate" it into private collections.

N.B.: Though Ember is really a great app to use, I would not pay its relatively hefty price tag, unless it allowed me to publish or export (in a publishable format) some of my collections.


Free to 14-day trial.

Price £.34.99 


N.B.: Ember requires Mac OSX Mavericks to run.


More info: http://realmacsoftware.com/ember 


Free trial: http://realmacsoftware.com/redirects/ember/try/ 


Download from Mac App Store: http://realmacsoftware.com/redirects/ember/appstore 


Download from iOS App Store: http://realmacsoftware.com/redirects/ember-ios/appstore 



Check these two use cases: 






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#WebConsultants #WordpressExperts

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Professor Claims To Have Decoded The Most Mysterious Manuscript Of All Time

Professor Claims To Have Decoded The Most Mysterious Manuscript Of All Time | Digital Sandbox | Scoop.it
600 years after it was written, the Voynich Manuscript still refuses to yield all its secrets.
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600 years after it was written, the Voynich Manuscript still refuses to yield all its secrets.

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The Skills Students Learn from Coding

The Skills Students Learn from Coding | Digital Sandbox | Scoop.it

Via Kirsty Watts, Jamie Forshey
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A Flashback into 2013: The Top Ten Most Popular Posts of the Year

A Flashback into 2013: The Top Ten Most Popular Posts of the Year | Digital Sandbox | Scoop.it

Now that 2013 is officially in the books, I can’t think of a better way to reflect than with a flashback into the Top Ten Most Popular Posts of the last 12 months! Check ‘em out by hovering over the interactive image shown below. There’s sure to be a useful “cool tool” or two to help you kick off the new year with a new tech crush—like Thinglink, my all-time fav!


Via Jamie Forshey
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Feat. Thinglink!

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Walters Art Gallery - K-12 Teacher Resources

Walters Art Gallery - K-12 Teacher Resources | Digital Sandbox | Scoop.it

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Like art? Share this with your Art teachers - but I also could see how this would help with MANY subjects!

 

The School Programs Department provides hands-on and online educational resources that make the Walters’ collections accessible to the K-12 school community. We partner with schools throughout Maryland to provide professional development and resources to integrate the arts into the K-12 curriculum. Sign up for our teacher e-newsletter.

 

AWESOME! #CCSS aligned

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New Teacher Survivor Guide

New Teacher Survivor Guide | Digital Sandbox | Scoop.it
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My last night for my Mentoring CPD class!

 

I learned a LOT of stuff & created this New Teacher Survival Guide and thought I would share! 

 

Very specific to my school & district but an example of a digital welcome basket or resource you could create for your new or non-tenured teachers.

 

What did I leave out? What would you add?

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The Maker Movement Gains Momentum

The Maker Movement Gains Momentum | Digital Sandbox | Scoop.it
Remember the transformer toys that were popular when you were growing up? Kids loved snapping the parts together in different ways to build intergalactic warriors and robotic vehicles.
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LOVE this!

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Exercise | Brain Rules |

Exercise | Brain Rules | | Digital Sandbox | Scoop.it
Brain Rules by John J. Medina is a multimedia project explaining how the brain works. It includes a book, a feature-length documentary film, and a series of interactive tutorials.
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Super awesome book! & I remember he was a great keynote at ISTE, too!

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Designing a School Makerspace

Designing a School Makerspace | Digital Sandbox | Scoop.it

"Makerspaces, STEAM labs and fab labs are popping up in schools across the country. Makerspaces provide hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build and invent as they deeply engage in science, engineering and tinkering."


Via John Evans, Karen Bonanno
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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, October 5, 2013 3:52 PM

The simple questions posed in this post will help guide you to work out if developing a makespace is for your community.

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Doctor Who - Pin the Bow Tie on the Doctor AND Fun Activity!

Doctor Who - Pin the Bow Tie on the Doctor AND Fun Activity! | Digital Sandbox | Scoop.it
I initially decided to do a Doctor Who program because two of my regular teens were HUGE Doctor fans. But you plan out Summer Reading MONTHS before you do them in my library system, and by the time...
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Bowties are COOL! Every #DoctorWho knows that! Yet another awesome idea from @wolfielibrarian

 

Don't blink!

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Response to 'Uncomfortable with MOOC'

Response to 'Uncomfortable with MOOC' | Digital Sandbox | Scoop.it
Online Teacher, in her 9/9/13 post, "Uncomfortable With MOOC" (TOMOOC), says: I’m an experienced online learner and teacher, but seem to be having difficulty understanding WHAT to do in this course...
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Good article I just wish they would translate the acronyms for those who don't know what they all mean!

 

Comfort means knowing the definitions!

 

A massive open online course (MOOC) is an online course aimed at large-scale interactive participation and open access via the web

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Gordon's Tech: How to create a google apps custom domain and move your blogger blogs to your new domain

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Buy your domain for $10 a yr from Google for your Blog & re-direct it- TRIXY but worth it!

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