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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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The Crisis in Higher Education - Is elearning a fad or is higher ed about to get the overhaul it needs?

The Crisis in Higher Education - Is elearning a fad or is higher ed about to get the overhaul it needs? | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Online versions of college courses are attracting hundreds of thousands of students, millions of dollars in funding, and accolades from university administrators. Is this a fad, or is higher education about to get the overhaul it needs?

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How important is Twitter in your Personal Learning Network?

How important is Twitter in your Personal Learning Network? | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Twitter and the Personal Learning Network (PLN). If you are a connected educator, chances are that you have often seen these two terms used together and, perhaps like me, you have wondered what's th...

 

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http://elearnmag.acm.org/archive.cfm?aid=2379624

 


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The Beginner's Guide to Gmail

The Beginner's Guide to Gmail | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

Everything you need to get started on Gmail. Or if you're already a pro, everything your mom needs to get started on Gmail.


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The Ten Commandments Of Twitter

The Ten Commandments Of Twitter | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

Oscar Del Santo: "The proliferation of trolls and fanatics in our beloved chirping microblog has made it urgent to issue some shared guidelines we can all adhere to" ...


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Challenging the Notion of “21st Century Skills” « Annie Murphy Paul

Challenging the Notion of “21st Century Skills” « Annie Murphy Paul | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
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How Graduate Students Are Really Using Social Media

How Graduate Students Are Really Using Social Media | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
What kind of social media are graduate students using to enhance their education? They may have different goals from your standard K-12 student as they want to focus on networking, connections, and employment opportunities.

 

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http://edudemic.com/2012/09/graduate-students-social-media/

 


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How to Be always Secured on Facebook [Infographic]

How to Be always Secured on Facebook [Infographic] | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Infographics on Facebook Security Guide to stay away from Spam and Hacking in Social Networking world with Facebook Spamming Apps with Implementing Security...

 

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http://allinfographics.org/how-to-be-always-secured-on-facebook-a-to-z-security-guide/

 


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50 Useful Apps For Students With Reading Disabilities

50 Useful Apps For Students With Reading Disabilities | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

While there are numerous technologies out there that can help students with disabilities, perhaps one of the richest is the iPad, which offers dozens of applications designed to meet the needs of learning disabled kids and beginning readers alike.

Here, are just a few of the amazing apps out there that can help students with a reading disability improve their skills not only in reading, writing, and spelling, but also get a boost in confidence and learn to see school as a fun, engaging activity, not a struggle.


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History of the Internet [video]

"History of the internet" is an animated documentary explaining the inventions from time-sharing to filesharing, from Arpanet to Internet. 

 

Check out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hIQjrMHTv4&feature=related

 


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15 SEO Experts Give Their Best Tips For Blogging | Heidi Cohen

15 SEO Experts Give Their Best Tips For Blogging | Heidi Cohen | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Search engine optimization (aka SEO) and blogs are intricately intertwined. By their nature, blogs are attractive to search engines. Here’s what 15 SEO experts recommend for maximizing your blog's search optimization.
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Why We Need to Teach Mindfulness in a Digital Age | PBS

Why We Need to Teach Mindfulness in a Digital Age | PBS | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

"Recent brain imaging studies reveal that sections of our brains are highly active during down time. This has led scientists to imply that moments of not-doing are critical for connecting and synthesizing new information, ideas and experiences. The average American consumes 34 gigabytes of content and 100,000 words every single day, according to the 2008 report from UC San Diego. To put these numbers in perspective, one gigabyte is a symphony in high-fidelity sound or a broadcast quality movie. In the midst of this multimedia blitzkrieg, the importance of mindfulness and focused attention is rising. If we can't cultivate mindfulness and focused attention while sitting quietly in a room, then how can we expect to bring these qualities of mind into turbulent circumstances -- both on and offline?


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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, May 4, 2012 3:40 PM
Howard, another cool find. Big fan of your writing. Smart mobs woke me up to the MOBILE imperative (and read like a racehorse runs :). Going to pick up Net Smart this weekend. Thanks, Marty
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The Top 50 Education Twitter Chats (And How To Use Them) | Edudemic

The Top 50 Education Twitter Chats (And How To Use Them) | Edudemic | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
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8 Amazing Ways Google Glasses Will Change Education

8 Amazing Ways Google Glasses Will Change Education | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Educators and students can expect to see some amazing changes to the educational experience when Google Glasses show up in the classroom.

 

 

 

Read more, very interesting:

http://www.onlineuniversities.com/blog/2012/09/8-amazing-ways-google-glasses-will-change-education/

 


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Google Docs in Plain English

Watch this Commoncraft video as an introduction to Google Docs


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Ways To Become A Better Presenter

Top Presentation of the Day | There’s an old saying, ‘Power corrupts but PowerPoint corrupts absolutely.’ Well, don’t blame the tools, blame the workman. A good presentation can make the difference between winning a deal and wasting an afternoon in a meeting room. It’s worth doing it well. These tips and resources should help turn you into a presentation hero.


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Presentation Skills: Five Things You Need To Know About People To Deliver Great Presentations

Robin Good: A short video doodle illustrating how five underconsidered factors have tremendous impact on the quality of your presentations, whether online or live.

 

"Great presenters understand how people think, learn, and react. In this video Dr. Weinschenk shares 5 Things from her book, "100 Things Every Presenter Needs To Know About People".

 

Recommended. 9/10



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Lou Salza's curator insight, March 3, 2013 6:36 PM

Concise and and useful!

Ana Velazquez S's curator insight, March 20, 2013 4:29 PM

Habilidades necesarias para lograr una presentación exitosa con tu audiencia

Jean Luc lebrun's curator insight, June 9, 2014 4:46 PM

Behind these video doodles is an fun company: www.truscribe.com

What is interesting here is that the video is in perfect sync with the audio - this is why it is so powerful..

More critically, something is missing from the video: a summary. The author summarizes with "So there you have it, five things you need to know about people in order to give a better presentation", followed by a rapid zoom out revealing briefly ALL the pictures from the storyboard - too many and too fast to be of use as a memory prop.

Five may be a small number, but for our limited memory - it is huge. We have to remember five more or less disconnected ideas: 20 minute chunks, eye competes with ear, your speech is only a part of whole message (see nice screen illustration at time 3:36), call them to action, people imitate your feelings. It feels like a bullet list. The video could have brought back 5 key images corresponding to the 5 points to help anchor them in our memory.

This is why I recommend that the "take-away" slide, a.k.a. the conclusion or summary slide, refreshes people's memory by bringing back small pictures of the key visuals of the presentation next to the text points that they helped make. It does not matter if they are not fully readable, their role is simply to jog memory.

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Educational Leadership:Teaching for the 21st Century:21st Century Skills: The Challenges Ahead

Educational Leadership:Teaching for the 21st Century:21st Century Skills: The Challenges Ahead | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

A growing number of business leaders, politicians, and educators are united around the idea that students need "21st century skills" to be successful today. It's exciting to believe that we live in times that are so revolutionary that they demand new and different abilities. But in fact, the skills students need in the 21st century are not new.

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10 Jaw-Droppingly Awesome Infographics on Education | Socrato Learning Analytics Blog

10 Jaw-Droppingly Awesome Infographics on Education | Socrato Learning Analytics Blog | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Beautiful images all about education. Discover 10 amazing educational infographics that will make you see the world and information in a whole new way.
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ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Jungle of Trolls: Coping with Social Media Disasters, Controversies, and Blunders

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Jungle of Trolls: Coping with Social Media Disasters, Controversies, and Blunders | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
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The Writing Revolution

The Writing Revolution | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
The Atlantic covers news and analysis on politics, business, culture, technology, national, international and life on the official site of The Atlantic Magazine.
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25 Ways To Use Twitter To Improve Your Professional Development

25 Ways To Use Twitter To Improve Your Professional Development | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Although LinkedIn gets a lot of love as a professional social media site, Twitter is a force that can’t be ignored by up-and-coming young professionals.

 

It’s a great place to get connected and informed, and an especially good resource for growing professionally. But how exactly can you use Twitter for professional development? Check out our list to find 25 different ways.

 

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http://edudemic.com/2012/09/25-ways-to-use-twitter-to-improve-your-professional-development/

 


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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's comment, September 20, 2012 10:19 PM
Gus........thank you so much for the resources!
Gust MEES's comment, September 21, 2012 3:12 PM
Hi Mary Perfitt-Nelson,

Thx a lot for your comment! Much appreciated :) Have a great w/e :)
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Five Types of Nonprofit Tweets Guaranteed to Get Retweeted

Five Types of Nonprofit Tweets Guaranteed to Get Retweeted | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
@NonprofitOrgs follows more than 120,000 nonprofits, nonprofit staff and nonprofit service providers. Now, of course it’s humanly impossible to follow the tweets of that many Twitter accounts...
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Educational Technology Guy: Google Docs and Evernote - when and why I use each one

Educational Technology Guy: Google Docs and Evernote - when and why I use each one | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
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Shutting out a world of digital distraction - Telegraph

Shutting out a world of digital distraction - Telegraph | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Nick Hornby, Dave Eggers and Zadie Smith are among a growing group of novelists who struggle with internet-addiction.

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How Digital Learning is Boosting Achievement - Getting Smart by Tom Vander Ark - blended learning, Online Learning

How Digital Learning is Boosting Achievement - Getting Smart by Tom Vander Ark - blended learning, Online Learning | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
There are hundreds of solid pieces of evidence about digital learning and that's all rear view mirror evaluation. The potential of personalized learning technology suggests the potential going forward is much greater that what we’ve seen to date.
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