"There's content curation and then there's engaging content curation – and Scoop.it's all about the latter. Use Scoop.it's active community and the tool's search engine to discover the web's best content, then "scoop it" into your custom topics, which display as elegant, magazine-style layouts.
Scoop.it is popular in the digital marketing community, so you can achieve good social reach and traffic from your topics."
The onslaught of information from the wired world can be overwhelming to anyone — even the savviest online audiences. But rather than completely shut out the digital world, the smarter solution is to learn how to manage it, says author Howard Rheingold.
In his book Net Smart: How to Thrive Online, Rheingold outlines the potential merits of the vast digital landscape, and offers ideas on how to lasso the unwieldy aspects and use it for good.
In a recent conversation on the Forum talk program, Rheingold stresses the importance of intention when it comes to managing digital noise. Knowing that every click will likely to lead to a chunk of time spent on what follows will help people decide if that’s worthwhile. Every click counts.
I think [there's] this matter of meta-cognition, of knowing where you’re putting your attention,” he told Michael Krasny on Forum. “You need to make decisions. ‘Am I going to click on that link? Am I going to maybe open a tab for it on my browser and look at it later?
Am I going to bookmark it to look at it much later or am I going to ignore it?’ You need to make those decisions consciously and I think most of us make them unconsciously… We wouldn’t have so many cute cat videos if people didn’t click on impulse.”
“You need to make decisions. ‘Am I going to click on that link? You need to make those decisions consciously.”
April 25, 2014 Raising a "digital native" can be a double-edged sword. Web and mobile technologies offer incredible amounts of access and interactivity. Some of it good, some of it bad. So how can we...
The amount of information available online has gotten out of hand. Everything about our lives, from where where we went to high school and what we ate for breakfast this morning, can be found on the internet. If you think that's bad, think about children growing up today – their entire lives, from infancy through middle school, are being documented by their parents on Facebook!
Privacy just doesn't exist online anymore; it can take drastic measures to delete ourselves from the internet, but here's a step-by-step guide for those who want to do so...
How-to’s and link roundups on teaching with Twitter has been done many times before, but the topic is worth frequent revisiting and refreshing, especially in the context of the #FutureEd initiative and the Pedagogy Project by HASTAC Scholars.
The goal of this review is to help think through if, why, and how to use Twitter in our teaching and learning – especially for those who remain skeptical.
Twitter can be a valuable marketing tool, when used the right way. First it's important not to let Twitter manage your life; only 1.5% of your day should be spent tweeting or scheduling tweets, which adds up to less than two hours each week.
In this round up, we are presenting for you some useful cheatsheets and infographics for social media marketers especially. These infographics and cheatsheets will help you learn more about trends in social media and how you can give your brand an increased exposure and let your message spread all over the world. Enjoy...
The amazing Carolyn Foote is organizing the AASL Learning Commons - sorta like a Bloggers' Cafe or a great learning place and fun hangout spot! Located across from the exhibit hall this will be THE PLACE to re-charge, ...
Understanding the structure of a URL helps students understand how information is stored and accessed online—it is one of the basic skills at the foundation of information and digital literacy. Teaching the ins and outs of servers and subdomains can be challenging, which is why we’ve been hard at work creating simple and engaging video tutorials to help you teach these imperative skills to students.
24 Unique Maker Education Resources For Teaching & Learning by Mike Acedo 1. http://makezine.com/ Makezine.com is a major hub for the maker’s movement, providing amateur makers and educators with a plethora of information, resources, and project...