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How to Write Better Headlines [Infographic]

How to Write Better Headlines [Infographic] | edtech 2014 | Scoop.it
Here are some tips for writing more compelling headlines... The infographic by Neil Patel from Quick Sprout will give you a simple formula for enticing headlines. Though there's no one-size-fits-all headline trope that guarantees a crazy influx of traffic, the tactics below should help you tweak your headlines to get your posts the attention they deserve.
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Dan Aldridge's curator insight, August 24, 9:45 AM

Writing great headlines is the easiest and highest impact way to get your content read and shared. Works for blogs and social media.

Barb Lack's curator insight, August 25, 3:25 PM

Write headlines as if they are the ONLY thing readers will read.

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 26, 9:48 AM

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Designing New Literacies

Designing New Literacies | edtech 2014 | Scoop.it
“ In Mike FIsher and my keynote/workshop last week at the Wildly Excited Conference at the Grand Rapids State University in Michigan, I shared the following blended sketchnote (blended= self-drawn do...”
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Deborah Welsh's curator insight, August 18, 7:44 PM

In a changing technology scene new literacies are emerging.  An excellent summary.

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The Future of Education | Visual.ly

The Future of Education | Visual.ly | edtech 2014 | Scoop.it
“ What the education of the future will look like -- online classes, tablets, etc.”
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How To Integrate iPads With The New Google Classroom - Edudemic

How To Integrate iPads With The New Google Classroom - Edudemic | edtech 2014 | Scoop.it
“With the recent announcement that Google Classroom will be available to all Google Apps for Education schools by the week of August 11th, schools that have also adopted iPads are interested in exploring the platform to determine if it will...”
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J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, August 11, 8:32 AM

Fresh and easy. 

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Google's Free LMS 'Classroom' Goes Live -- THE Journal

Google's Free LMS 'Classroom' Goes Live -- THE Journal | edtech 2014 | Scoop.it
“Google's free learning management system, Google Classroom, is now in full release and is being made available today to all Apps for Education customers.”
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J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, August 12, 3:30 PM

I'm going to switch it on right now. I can't wait to see the "turn in" feature and others develop in our school culture. What I hope develops is a more full-featured LMS or better integration with our existing Moodle. 


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MIT Team Turns 6.9 Million Clicks Into Insights To Improve Online Education

MIT Team Turns 6.9 Million Clicks Into Insights To Improve Online Education | edtech 2014 | Scoop.it
“ MIT has been a leader in online education for more than a decade, and many leading thinkers in the evolution of education technology have emerged from the Cambridge, Massachusetts campus. MOOC leader, edX, is run by Anant Agarwal, who is a professor at MIT, for example. The path of progress has [...]”
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Olgy Gary's curator insight, August 13, 8:10 AM

LectureScape, a free tool, is "an enhanced video player for educational content online, powered by data on learners' video watching behavior." It aims to make MOOCs' learning experience a rich and interactive one for students. Some of the insights garnered: making MOOCs' content "stickier" in order to lessen student attrition rates and have instructors talk fast but add pauses in their presentations.

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The Best Infographics to Help You Create Content

The Best Infographics to Help You Create Content | edtech 2014 | Scoop.it
These days, creating online content and gaining results can get pretty overwhelming. There are countless vehicles to use, plenty of social media sites to distribute on, and more than enough platforms. Here's a compilation of infographics out there to help with content creation efforts and maximize results...
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Comunicologos.com's curator insight, August 17, 9:50 AM

Creación de Contenidos

Mr Tozzo's curator insight, August 18, 6:49 AM

The Best Infographics to Help You Create Content

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Good tips...No need to add anything...

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A Concept Called Play, Learning & Internet Marketing

A Concept Called Play, Learning & Internet Marketing | edtech 2014 | Scoop.it
Stay with this post as it definition of "play" as "containing something novel" will broaden your thinking about Internet marketing.
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A School’s Guide to Learning Analytics

A School’s Guide to Learning Analytics | edtech 2014 | Scoop.it
As educators, we use assessment as a means of measuring student performance and progress. These tests are merely snapshots of continuous learning that too often fail to paint the bigger picture. 21st century educators are faced with the challenge of tracking student performance and progress accurately in an age where we are all aware of the shortcomings of assessment, and yet we still fumble at finding a better alternative. Apart from our awareness of the flaws in our system, we are also conscious that we’re moving swiftly into an age where personalized instruction is at the forefront. How then, can educators ensure every single student is accurately measured through standardized tests riddled with flaws, that somehow incorporate personalized learning? It seems 21st century measurement of student achievement faces the challenge of incorporating the old with the new, the ancient with the modern. It’s clear to me that the chances of succeeding in such a task without the integration of technology are slim to none, which brings me to learning analytics. - See more at: http://fishtreeblog.tumblr.com/post/94831671955/a-schools-guide-to-learning-analytics-as#disqus_threadzz
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QRCode_HowTo_3EasySteps

QRCode_HowTo_3EasySteps | edtech 2014 | Scoop.it
“UPDATED! I had to update my popular comic How to Create a QR Code in 3 Easy Steps because I have new fav ways to make them using Goo.gl and QR Code Monkey!! Enjoy! Creative Commons - Take, Use, Share!”
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gwynethjones's curator insight, August 17, 9:48 AM

I had to update my popular How to Create a QR Code in 3 Easy Steps because Bit.ly AND Kaywa changed - and NOT for the better - so I've re-done it using Goo.gl URL shortener and QR Code Monkey!


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Words That Convert Are Simple (Infographic) via @cendrinemedia

Words That Convert Are Simple (Infographic) via @cendrinemedia | edtech 2014 | Scoop.it
"Members only" - "limited offer" - "guaranteed" - "discover" - "check out"... If you wonder what these terms have in common, here is the answer. Brands consider them to be top performers. They are words that convert.Great @Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.compost (one of Curagami's Top 50 Highly Recommended Content Curators)
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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 6, 8:02 PM

Copywriters and content marketers take note.

wanderingsalsero's curator insight, August 7, 2:59 AM

Very fascinating article.  I've always been intrigued by the selective use of certain words...and their impact.

Nicoletta Gay's curator insight, August 8, 4:01 AM

How important are words for modern marketers?
Take a look at this infographic!

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Two Wonderful Visual Lists of Educational iPad Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Two Wonderful Visual Lists of Educational iPad Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | edtech 2014 | Scoop.it
"In their attempts to establish a 1:1 program for the year 6 class, St Oliver Plunket has recently held a series of workshops in order to develop their students skills before they were officially given management of their very own devices. The workshops were particularly centered around teaching students about some tips and tricks for managing their iPad, email etiquette, successful searching and copyright and creative commons. I personally was thrilled by the efforts these people from St Oliver are putting into making their 1:1 program a success and I hope other schools would do the same."
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Christopher Bezsylko's curator insight, June 27, 8:00 AM

leaders create sustainable change by putting the right tools in front of our teachers/students AND building a culture of innovation

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, July 2, 4:34 PM

um big quadro de aplicativos utilizados para apoiar aprendizagem no seculo XXI...

faezams's curator insight, July 10, 6:01 PM

App list visual

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The Distracted Generation Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

The Distracted Generation Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | edtech 2014 | Scoop.it
“The Distracted Generation Infographic: Tools and Tips to Get Children Refocused!”
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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 7, 3:34 PM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

Kent Lundgren's curator insight, August 20, 4:26 AM

Något nytt i denna artikel om det "nya" digitala samhället? #digiskol

Vanessa Camilleri's curator insight, August 21, 11:22 AM

People always seem to be complaining about this... our children are distracted... who wants to read when they can play games, but in effect children tend to copy their parents. By instilling a passion for reading from a young age we can try to balance out the claim that the young children do not like books or reading. One story a day... just like the apple, helps develop the creativity in children. It doesn't hurt by having the children making up their own stories and writing them together with their parents! 

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Schoolyard Kids Education PowerPoint Template | PowerPoint Presentation

Schoolyard Kids Education PowerPoint Template | PowerPoint Presentation | edtech 2014 | Scoop.it
The Schooltyard Kids Education PowerPoint Template is a fun and beautiful template that you can use for presentations where your audience is filled with
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UK Digital Skills

UK Digital Skills | edtech 2014 | Scoop.it

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PeterT's curator insight, July 24, 3:53 AM

This interim report from the UK Digital Skills Taskforce suggests four categorisations of people, based on their digital skills:

 

Digital muggle. Requires no digital skills.

 

Digital citizen. Basic digital skills to participate in everyday life, whether it is to communicate, find information or purchase goods/services. Includes: being able to use the Internet, process simple word documents and find information online.

 

Digital worker. Includes (but not necessarily be limited to) using document formatting tools and building spreadsheets, while at the more complex end these might encapsulate using sophisticated tools irectly related to a particular occupation.

 

Digital maker. Could range from less advanced tasks such as writing Excel macros or creating control files for 3D printing to everything from designing the next microprocessor or implementing ground breaking machine learning algorithms.

 

The chair of the UK Forum on Computing Education is reported as predicting that we will need the following proportions of each category of workers:

Digital muggle 7%

Digital citizen 37%

Digital worker 46%

Digital maker 10%

 

The report argues that parents, teachers and students underestimate the importance of digital skills. At the school level they recommend that the Government should coordinate a campaign to tackle this gap between perceptions of importance and the reality. They go on to suggest other strategies to enhance understanding and perception of the importance of digital skills. They then suggest measures to enhance the importance and quality of teaching of Computing (the replacement for ICT in the National Curriculum in England). Perhaps most importantly, they identify the need for a route into apprenticeships that is valued as highly as achieving academic qualifications.

 

All of this is laudable. However, by focussing on Computing (the subject) rather than how digital technology is embedded across the whole curriculum (what I call ICT) they have not only missed the bullseye, but have not even aimed for it. If we are going to raise parents, teachers and students perceptions of the importance of digital skills then we need to address their use throughout all aspects of the curriculum, not just in the teaching of Computing. The key levers for doing this are to:

change the inspection framework for schools - so that you cannot get a 'good' or 'outstanding' rating from Ofsted if you are not using digital technology effectively throughout the curriculum (which might mean having made informed decisions about not using it some of the time) AND 

change the nature of high stakes assessment, moving from paper-based assessments to computer mediated ones.

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It's Here! The NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Library Edition | The New Media Consortium

It's Here! The NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Library Edition | The New Media Consortium | edtech 2014 | Scoop.it

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Google's Free LMS 'Classroom' Goes Live -- THE Journal

Google's Free LMS 'Classroom' Goes Live -- THE Journal | edtech 2014 | Scoop.it
“Google's free learning management system, Google Classroom, is now in full release and is being made available today to all Apps for Education customers.”
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J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, August 12, 3:30 PM

I'm going to switch it on right now. I can't wait to see the "turn in" feature and others develop in our school culture. What I hope develops is a more full-featured LMS or better integration with our existing Moodle. 


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Innovative courseware development on agenda for Minister Joyce’s visit to Open Polytechnic » Open Polytechnic

Innovative courseware development on agenda for Minister Joyce’s visit to Open Polytechnic » Open Polytechnic | edtech 2014 | Scoop.it

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Open Polytechnic's curator insight, August 13, 9:42 PM

Finding out more about the Open Polytechnic’s work in developing a range of innovative online and tablet based courseware was on the agenda for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce during his campus visit today.

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Using Augmented Reality for Learning and Teaching

Using Augmented Reality for Learning and Teaching | edtech 2014 | Scoop.it
“Using Augmented Reality in Education and Training, Schools, Higher Education for Various Subjects and Games.”
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gwynethjones's curator insight, August 23, 7:14 AM

IS AR is finally here?

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249 Bloom's Taxonomy Verbs For Critical Thinking

249 Bloom's Taxonomy Verbs For Critical Thinking | edtech 2014 | Scoop.it
“ 249 Bloom's Taxonomy Verbs For Critical Thinking”
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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, August 21, 5:36 AM

Very useful list...Bloom’s Taxonomy’s verbs–also know as power verbs or thinking verbs–are extraordinarily powerful instructional planning tools. In fact, next to the concept of backwards-design and power standards, they are likely the most useful tool a teacher-as-learning-designer has access to. Why? They can be used for curriculum mapping, assessment design, lesson planning, personalizing and differentiating learning, and almost any other “thing” a teacher–or student–has to do.

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Play a Mobile Space Game Help Cure Cancer! - Gamification Co

Play a Mobile Space Game Help Cure Cancer! - Gamification Co | edtech 2014 | Scoop.it
“A Serious Game Helps Analyze Complex Cancer Research Data Although serious games have many uses – employee engagement, marketing and learning among them – one area that may prove as a surprise is cancer research.”
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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, August 18, 8:25 PM

Love this! Using games and crowds to help cure cancer. Too good.

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Inventing Differentiation

Inventing Differentiation | edtech 2014 | Scoop.it
In the years when my colleagues and I "invented" differentiation--as countless teachers have invented it before and since--there were no books to explain "differentiation" to us, no videos to model it, no conferences to attend to help us over inevitable humps. We worked from one conviction and five principles. We began with the conviction that we could not serve our obviously heterogeneous students if we taught them without regard to their differences. From that launching pad, we came to five guiding principles. 1) We needed to teach what mattered most in the content for which we had responsibility and in a way that helped students see why it mattered. We asked ourselves often, "Why are we asking the kids to learn this??" Textbooks, grades and tests were not acceptable answers. 2) We needed to plan for student engagement. There was an ad slogan at the time that said, "Medicine doesn't have to taste bad to be good." We clung to the belief that we could be creative enough to teach whatever needed teaching in ways that appealed to young adolescents. 3) We had to build a sense of community--a team of learners--so that both teachers and students had partners for success. 4) We needed to emphasize the primacy of growth--for every student, every day. 5) We had to figure out an ebb and flow of classroom time that allowed a balance between what the class needed to do as a whole and what students needed to do individually or in small groups. From those "givens," we made proposals. "What if we try it this way?" We shared successes--and lesson plans, and materials. We became comfortable with saying, "That was a mess. There's got to be a better way. Let's look at why this approach worked, or didn't, and go from there."
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Text Analytics For Everyone | UX Magazine

Text Analytics For Everyone | UX Magazine | edtech 2014 | Scoop.it
The power of text analytics is now readily accessible through intuitive and openly available software. Running analysis is straightforward enough, as the examples in this article illustrate. However, the prerequisites of impactful insights haven’t changed. Proper problem definition, domain expertise, and stakeholder engagement are key to well-guided mining and actionable output—whether you’re improving a user interface or the broader user experience.
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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, August 4, 7:07 PM

Thanks to @Luis Costa for this great Scoop. Was looking for something like this just the other day as we discussed ways to understand the sentiment of online reviews :). M

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Schools failing to crack the IT code - New Zealand Herald

Schools failing to crack the IT code - New Zealand Herald | edtech 2014 | Scoop.it
“ Schools failing to crack the IT code New Zealand Herald IT experts are saying the New Zealand school curriculum isn't well aligned to the skills required for jobs in the industry, and IT teachers need more support.”
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Ulrich Schild's curator insight, August 15, 11:15 PM

#TheJobSearchCoach retweet & share this !

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Google Classroom opens doors to teachers all over the world

Google Classroom opens doors to teachers all over the world | edtech 2014 | Scoop.it
“ Google Classroom is out of its testing phase and is now open to the teachers all over the world.”
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Problogging Success's curator insight, August 13, 7:08 PM

Google Classroom is out of its testing phase and is now open to the teachers all over the world. Classroom is a tool that allows educators all over the world to connect with and collaborate by integrating Docs, Drive, and Gmail.