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Is the Internet changing how we read and think? What are the implications for those with dyslexia? For educators? (Find me on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/cdcowen. See my other SCOOP-IT pages http://www.scoop.it/t/dyslexia-diablogue-ida-examiner AND http://www.scoop.it/t/dyslexia-literacy )
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3 Tips for Using LinkedIn's New 'Endorsements'

3 Tips for Using LinkedIn's New 'Endorsements' | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

In case you missed it, LinkedIn has a new feature called "Endorsements." It allows users to endorse skills or expertise of any members in their network -- including skills they haven't listed. This allows potential networking partners to quickly identify your strengths.


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Four tools for determining web cred

Not all information tasks are the same. And because sources that may be perfect for analyzing Hamlet’s motivation, may not be right for examining what’s happening now in Damascus or how far down we might fall from the fiscal cliff, learners need new credibility assessment strategies.
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SEO FAQ's Guide [Infographic]

SEO FAQ's Guide [Infographic] | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

Here is a great infographic on keyword research, site architecture and structure, page optimisation for SEO, link building, SEO tactics, linkbaiting and social media.

 

This guide will help you find areas for improvements in your SEO techniques, and most certainly will offer insight on if you are on the right track or not with your websites SEO.


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12 Attributes of a Successful Content Curation Strategy

12 Attributes of a Successful Content Curation Strategy | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

 

Excerpted from article by Heidi Cohen:

"Content curation is like a great editor who brings his unique taste and understanding of his target audience to his selection of the best content for his readers. He provides context for the content so that it’s more than collection of information.


Content curation chooses the most relevant, highest quality digital information to meet your readers’ needs on a specific subject. It involves a process of assembling, categorizing, commenting and presenting the top content.

 

Content curation is a core content marketing element for the following three reasons:

- Offering your audience a combination of original and third party content provides a branded -context for your work.
- Curating other people’s content positions you and/or your organization as a tastemaker in your field.
- Creating sufficient content is a marketing and business challenge.

 

Here are twelve attributes your content curation strategy should have to insure success.

1) Has defined, measurable goals...
2) Targets a specific audience...
3) Contains red meat content, not filler...
4) Follows “the less is more” theory...
5) Incorporates original content... 
6) Adds real value...
7) Has a human touch...
8) Provides branded context for your information... 
9) Involves a community...
10) Offers information in small chunks... 
11) Sticks to a schedule...
12) Credits its creator...

 

Content curation puts your original content in a branded context for your target audience..."

 

Each attribute is analyzed with more information. Read full article here: http://heidicohen.com/12-attributes-of-a-content-curation-strategy/

 

Selected originally by Jan Gordon on "Curation, Social Business and Beyond" here: http://bit.ly/lBeRSF

 

 


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Joe Winpisinger's comment, January 26, 2013 11:31 PM
I see that you are making some of these into almost like blog posts too. Jan Gordon does the same thing. I think I am going to try it out...
Christian Forthomme's curator insight, June 20, 2013 12:32 AM

Very good summary of what's needed in content curation. 

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Going Retro: Reading Apps for Real Books

Going Retro: Reading Apps for Real Books | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Reading Rainbow app YouTube clips. Texting. Twitter. Facebook status updates.
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Five-Minute Film Festival: Twitter in Education

Five-Minute Film Festival: Twitter in Education | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Twitter has become a powerful tool for teaching and learning. VideoAmy offers up a playlist of videos that will help you learn to use the social platform well in a variety of ways.
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Why Khan Academy Is The Wrong Answer

Why Khan Academy Is The Wrong Answer | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

Popular efforts to improve education are focusing on the wrong problem. Millions of dollars and hours of innovation are being spent on improving how we deliver content in an era when content matters less and how we interact with it matters more.

 

...However, the weak link in our current learning paradigm isn’t content delivery. Traditional textbooks deliver content efficiently and effectively, and access to content is cheaper and easier than at any other time in history thanks to the internet. It’s only with the guidance of a skilled teacher and interaction with other learners that content becomes relevant and engaging. That’s what makes good teaching important. Future education is better served by investing in and developing tools that support discussion and interaction, not improving content delivery....

 

Promoting interaction and discussion is the most effective way to use technology to support learning. Social media promotes and extends discussion, which is far more effective and transformative than putting lectures on YouTube or textbooks on tablets will ever be.


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Lou Salza's comment, November 28, 2012 4:28 PM
In education there as many questions and answers as there are children. Kahn Academy is not the wrong answer. Neither is it the right answer. It is ONE answer to the question: How can we increase access to content and information for students and adults who want to learn?
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What Should Children Read?

What Should Children Read? | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Shakespeare vs. menus: The battle over public school reading lists.
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88 Best iOS Apps For Mobile Learning [Infographic]

88 Best iOS Apps For Mobile Learning [Infographic] | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

Would you like some brain food for your iPhone? Here's a list of the 88 best iOS mobile learning apps to get smart on-the-go.


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Evan Yeung's curator insight, March 20, 2013 9:34 AM

some interesting apps

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The Best Time Of The Day To Send Emails [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Best Time Of The Day To Send Emails [INFOGRAPHIC] | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

This handy infographic attempts to answer one of the most crucial questions for marketeers - what time of the day should e-mails be sent to ensure highest open (Very nicely compiled infographics.


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A 60 Seconds Guide to The Use of Blogging in Education

A 60 Seconds Guide to The Use of Blogging in Education | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
A few months ago Educational Technology and Mobile Learning posted a detailed guide on how Teachers can Use Blogging in Education. We are glad this post has received a wide interaction from...

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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, January 23, 3:43 AM

Blogging is a really important tool to help with literacy skills. Give it a try.

Denis Lundie's curator insight, January 23, 7:18 AM

Writing for the web, in all forms, is an essential communication skill. All languages should teach the techniques and rules that apply to writing for the web.

Dênia Falcão's curator insight, January 23, 12:37 PM

adicionar a sua visão ...

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Infographic: What is the cost of a bad PowerPoint presentation?

Infographic: What is the cost of a bad PowerPoint presentation? | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
How much money is lost every day because of bad presentations? Top 5 annoyances when listening to a bad presentation.

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Scoop those slides! Curation publishing platform Scoop.it now integrates with SlideShare

Kit Seebord from the SlideShare team explains on their blogs the benfits of the Scoop.it / SlideShare integration. Read more at http://bit.ly/NmvRXB ;

 

You can also watch SlideShare's co-founder Jon Boutelle give his take on why this integration is important as an example of curation & creation synergies: http://bit.ly/Q9kf7x ;


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France Lafleur's curator insight, February 19, 2014 10:08 PM

Le saviez-vous?

FrancoisMagnan's curator insight, February 20, 2014 2:44 PM

La plateforme de curation Scoop-It intègre maintenant Slideshare pour ses alertes, c'est à dire que l'on peut facilement faire une veille par mots-clefs parmi les supports déposés sur Slideshare à l'aide d'un compte Scoop-It.

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19 handy Google tricks that you weren’t aware of

19 handy Google tricks that you weren’t aware of | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
After covering everything that Google Search has to offer, you can easily forge that search only forms one small part of the Google behemoth. With so many different features and clients ...
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Visualead: The Platform That Might Actually Make QR Codes Relevant

Visualead: The Platform That Might Actually Make QR Codes Relevant | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Visualead: The Platform That Might Actually Make QR Codes Relevant - The Huffington Post
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Reader Engagement With Transmedia: How To Use QR Codes

Reader Engagement With Transmedia: How To Use QR Codes | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

Joanna Penn:  "In this post, guest blogger Emily Craven explains how you can use one simple thing – a QR code – to give your readers a more interactive experience" ...


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The Most Important Education Technology in 200 Years

The Most Important Education Technology in 200 Years | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

Technology will define where online education goes next. All those millions of students clicking online can have their progress tracked, logged, studied, and probably influenced, too. Talk to Khan or anyone behind the MOOCs (which largely sprang from university departments interested in computer intelligence) and they’ll all say their eventual goal isn’t to stream videos but to perfect education through the scientific use of data. Just imagine, they say, software that maps an individual’s knowledge and offers a lesson plan unique to him or her.


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Alejo Castillo's comment, November 4, 2012 11:23 AM
Awesome article. Tks!
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2009 and 2011 NAEP Vocabulary / NAGB

2009 and 2011 NAEP Vocabulary / NAGB | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

Learn how vocabulary affects students' reading comprehension on the National Assessment of Educational Progress

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New Literacy Research Infuses Common Core

New Literacy Research Infuses Common Core | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

In the 15 years since the National Reading Panel convened, researchers have learned a few things about teaching reading.

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6 Things To Teach Students About Social Media - Edudemic

6 Things To Teach Students About Social Media - Edudemic | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Now more than ever, students need to understand the basics of social media and how it can affect their future both negatively and positively.
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9 Creative Storytelling Tools That Will Make You Wish You Were A Student Again

9 Creative Storytelling Tools That Will Make You Wish You Were A Student Again | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

T.H.E. Journal asked educators for the most creative storytelling apps available, and we did a little digging on our own, too. The tools and apps we found turn students into novelists, artists, and moviemakers with each tool bringing its own powerful mechanism for transforming the traditional narrative--both inside and outside the classroom...


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Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, February 28, 7:19 PM

Lots of new tools to play with!

A.K.Andrew's curator insight, March 2, 11:24 AM

while I haven't tried these apps, it's a great selection of giving your novel am visual summary.  Anything to breathe some life into that synopsis eh? I'll def. Be checking the, out

Charlie Dare's curator insight, March 6, 6:28 AM

Lucky IT students of today ~

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Reading on a Kindle Is Not the Same as Reading a Book

Reading on a Kindle Is Not the Same as Reading a Book | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Amid the seemingly endless debates today about the future of reading, there remains one salient, yet often overlooked fact: Reading isn’t only a matter of our brains; it’s something that we do with our bodies.
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Creating Lists on Twitter

Creating Lists on Twitter | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Lists are a great way to help you organise the people you are following on Twitter into groups. This might be defined by people, interests, topics. For example I follow a variety of different Twitt...

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easel.ly | create and share infographics

easel.ly | create and share infographics | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

An easy way to create infographics and posters with ready-made visual themes - vhemes.


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Alfredo Corell's comment, November 13, 2012 2:30 AM
Everybody could be relaxed... it's finally working back. Enjoy!!!
Nuava Solutions's curator insight, December 19, 2012 10:35 AM

For more information on Online Solutions, please visit our website or contact us.

Cb Bowman's curator insight, September 10, 2013 12:31 PM

The current wave in marketing and/ or knowledge sharing.