Robin Good: "Content Curation and the School Librarian" is the featured article for the latest issue of Knowledge Quest magazine.
Authored by Nikki D. Robertson the article illustrates some of content curation key strengths, how the author has utilized content curation for her academic projects, and popular curation tools for those interested in exploring the field further.
"Every teacher can successfully integrate an iPad in the classroom by remembering it is not the central focus of the classroom. Effective instruction is the central focus. Instead of thinking about what to do with the iPad, teachers must decide if there a tool that will help them complete a lesson and meet their objective. Rather than creating new lessons just for the iPad, look at current lessons and see if there are activities that the iPad can help with. Technology should make life easier."
On Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook declared that the adoption of the iPad by educational institutions was "unlike anything I've seen in technology." It's not just a cheaper iPad 2 that's driving record K-12 iPad sales, but Apple's total education apps...
Although Christmas excitement hasn’t quite hit a fever pitch yet, a selection of fun, kid-friendly Christmas iPad apps can help little ones manage their enthusiasm, and maybe Mom, Dad, or Santa can get a little wrapping done.
"With seemingly endless possibilities for education on the iPhone (ed: & iPad!), there are a lot of great apps that students, educators, and even administrators can enjoy. We’ve shared 100 of the best of them here, and we encourage you to put them to work in the new school year."
One of the reasons why iPads have been such a success in Science is that it offers a different way to demonstrate learning which is accessible to all students. All of the apps previously discussed on this blog has minimised writing and maximised learning, engagement and also creativity."
"There are plenty of awesome chemistry apps around these days. We have already covered plenty of them for students. Most of those cover the basics of chemistry. If you need more advanced apps to handle molecular modeling, these 7 iPad app are worth checking out:"
I love the word serendipity and today I happened to see a tweet chat #pochat and I began following the stream. I met a man who lives and breathes what I hold dear to my heart - meaningful connections that lead to powerful communities.
After interacting with Bobby and listening to this talk, I could have said this myself.
"Bobby Umar is a human teddy bear and a personal diary. People always want to hug him and share deep, personal thoughts with him, even after a first meeting"
This inspiring talk is all about the 5 c's of connection - they are
Today we're living with massive change in every area of our lives. It's an exciting time but it is also a time of confusion and anxiety. No person can afford to be a lone wolf, we all need each other.
I loved this talk, what he is saying is what gets me out of bed in the morning. It is my purpose and it was so wonderful to hear him speak and articulate what I am trying to do as well. There are so many wonderful people out there who have the same vision, who are different from me and you, we all have something to learn from each other.
"What I can't do alone, we can do together"
Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions"
There is a growing fissure between what education used to be in the 20th century and what it turns out to be in the 21st century. While what students learn has remained broadly the same but the ' how ' they learn it is changing rapidly as technology advances. There emerged a transformative kind of technology which not only reshape our perceptions about instruction and teaching but also created a new learning mode easily accessible to students .