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MUST KNOW Camera Features for iPad & iPhone Photography | iPad Art Room

MUST KNOW Camera Features for iPad & iPhone Photography | iPad Art Room | educational technology | Scoop.it
“The best camera, is the one you have with you.” Chase Jarvis It’s a classic photographic mantra, a call to action for image-makers everywhere. And these days, the camera you are most likely to have with you is the one embedded in your smart phone.

But do you know how to use it? What about your students?

There are many great features built into our mobile devices for photography, and a myriad of apps to produce exciting visual imagery. While some teachers and students are experienced users creating highly original work using complex workflows and inventive techniques, in my workshops I am constantly amazed that it’s some of the most basic tips and tricks that get the most cheers, the practical solutions that are big wins for our classroom context.

So, here are six foundational tools built into the iPhone and iPad camera that all teachers and students should know.

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Lihi Telem's curator insight, January 21, 2016 4:40 AM

הדרכה לשימוש יעיל יותר בתכונות ותוספות שישפרו את יכולות הצילום במצלמה בטלפון או באייפד. נראה שימושי מאד גם למשימות לימודיות.

Allan Tsuda's curator insight, February 17, 2016 6:10 PM

Basic and useful.

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The Godfather of Digital Maps

The Godfather of Digital Maps | educational technology | Scoop.it
Nearly 50 years ago, Jack Dangermond started digital mapping pioneer Esri, and its work made Google Maps and Google Earth possible.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 11, 2016 12:32 PM

Two resources on pioneers in GIS. 

  • This is a nice article on the beginnings of ESRI and Jack Dangermond's impact on digital mapping.  
  • Here is a video about Roger Tomlinson, 'father of GIS.'

 

Tags: GIS, ESRI, mapping, cartography, geospatial.

YEC Geo's curator insight, February 12, 2016 11:37 AM

It's no exaggeration to say that digital mapping is oen of the most powerful advancements in geoscience in the twentieth century.

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6 Outstanding Augmented Reality Apps for Science Teachers ~ EdTech and MLearning

6 Outstanding Augmented Reality Apps for Science Teachers ~ EdTech and MLearning | educational technology | Scoop.it
Augmented Reality (AR) technologies are making some huge leaps into the educational landscape transforming the way teaching and learning are taking place. Educators and teachers are increasingly adopting AR technologies in their classrooms. As extensions of the physical world,  AR technologies amplify its dimensions and bring life to its static constituents. There are a variety of ways you can use AR in your class. For instance, you can use them to take your students into virtual field trips, visit world museums, animate and enrich textbook content and many more.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, February 14, 2016 9:55 AM

Share this with your Science! Teachers!

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QUIZ: Can you match the country to what it used to be called?

QUIZ: Can you match the country to what it used to be called? | educational technology | Scoop.it
France has not always been called France.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 31, 2016 10:49 PM

Everybody know that Istanbul was Constantinople, but some countries have also known by other names.  This quiz of 18 countries is fairly easily, but I must object to the website's characterization for a perfect score: "You're basically a professional historian."  The word you were looking for was geographer...and if you now have a song stuck in your head, here is the They Might Be Giants version and the old school Four Lads version of Istanbul (Not Constantinople)--you're welcome. 

 

Tags: trivia, games, place, toponyms.

Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, February 1, 2016 8:46 PM

I am a citizen of which country?

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QUIZ: Can you match the country to what it used to be called?

QUIZ: Can you match the country to what it used to be called? | educational technology | Scoop.it
France has not always been called France.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 31, 2016 10:49 PM

Everybody know that Istanbul was Constantinople, but some countries have also known by other names.  This quiz of 18 countries is fairly easily, but I must object to the website's characterization for a perfect score: "You're basically a professional historian."  The word you were looking for was geographer...and if you now have a song stuck in your head, here is the They Might Be Giants version and the old school Four Lads version of Istanbul (Not Constantinople)--you're welcome. 

 

Tags: trivia, games, place, toponyms.

Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, February 1, 2016 8:46 PM

I am a citizen of which country?

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Revisiting Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants

Revisiting Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants | educational technology | Scoop.it

As with many ideas which may be simply stated Prensky’s world of ‘Digital Natives and Immigrants’ has been oversimplified and misunderstood. In part this is the danger that comes with relying upon a cultural metaphor and a consequence of society’s love affair with neat dichotomies.


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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, October 23, 2015 9:50 AM

"Prensky’s analysis continues to spark debate and that is a positive thing. The reality of how our supposedly Digital Natives or Immigrants engage with technology and learning reveals a more complex landscape than a simple dichotomy allows for. A richer subculture analysis is required where individual narrative of technologies meanings may be revealed"

Angela C. Dowd's curator insight, October 24, 2015 12:06 PM

Well written and relevant...instructional designers often talk about this. Thanks Nik!

Francisco Restivo's curator insight, November 8, 2015 4:05 PM

Prensky revisited 15 years later.

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12 Unexpected Ways to Use LEGO in the Classroom | Edudemic

12 Unexpected Ways to Use LEGO in the Classroom | Edudemic | educational technology | Scoop.it
The idea that students can learn something valuable from play isn’t new, or even controversial. A sizeable body of research has been conducted to back up what many teachers already knew to be true.  Fun and learning don’t have to be mutually exclusive, and it really works better for everyone involved when they’re not.

As such, making LEGO Bricks part of your lesson plan can help you teach concepts that students might otherwise find tedious, in a way that doesn’t feel like work to them. Many educators have already been putting this idea to the test with success. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, August 23, 2015 10:19 AM

adicionar sua visão ...

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, November 27, 2015 6:11 AM

Agree...and if you add also apps with virtual lego bricks they also learn abstract thinking and visualisation :) ...

 

Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, November 27, 2015 8:19 AM

The legacy of Legos is amazing - so many children had developed concepts and skills through the construction and creativity of Legos. From my perspective, they ABSOLUTELY belong in every classroom - and every home. Play IS Learning.

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Announcing Simple Mode – Creating a PowToon just got 150x Easier

Announcing Simple Mode – Creating a PowToon just got 150x Easier | educational technology | Scoop.it

In Simple Mode, all the little design details take a back seat while the main functionality stars front and center. We simply took the awesome PowToon platform, that you know and love, and added a punch of awesomeness Bam! so that your experience is cleaner, faster and more focused. And, who doesn’t like a nice clean space to work from!?


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You can now build your presentation on PowToon in user-friendly Simple Mode. Read and see how it differs from the Enhanced Mode.

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PEB's curator insight, August 8, 2015 10:03 AM

You can now build your presentation on PowToon in user-friendly Simple Mode. Read and see how it differs from the Enhanced Mode.

Frank J. Klein's curator insight, August 8, 2015 3:38 PM

You can now build your presentation on PowToon in user-friendly Simple Mode. Read and see how it differs from the Enhanced Mode.

Charlotte L Weitze's curator insight, August 11, 2015 4:42 AM

You can now build your presentation on PowToon in user-friendly Simple Mode. Read and see how it differs from the Enhanced Mode.

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11 Absolutely Awesome Websites for Teachers

There are tons of fantastic websites available for teachers and here's a list of 11 that I absolutely love.  You'll find lesson plans, videos, interactive resources and more on these sites.  Click ...

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Vikki Coleman's curator insight, July 31, 2015 7:01 PM

I chose this article because it gives actual websites teachers can use to integrate technology.

 

I hope this is beneficial to both the novice and expert teachers using technology.

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Create the Perfect Syllabus Using Google Docs - YouTube

The school year is coming to a close, and preparation for next school year is about to begin. If you are planning on handing out a paper syllabus to your stu...

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Mapping US History with GIS

Mapping US History with GIS | educational technology | Scoop.it

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Yunus Khan's comment, May 7, 2015 2:09 AM
Is this new technology
Eden Eaves's curator insight, May 24, 2015 5:20 PM

These maps help show different patterns in the United States throughout different periods of American history such as during the Civil War, the locations of the first railroads, difference in the North and South, and also mapping the constitutional convention. it really help put it all in a geographical perspective. 

This helps create a focus on the movement of people, the "whys" of history, and the different political states and counties we have made over the years.  

Gareth Jukes's curator insight, May 27, 2015 12:39 PM

Use of geospatial technologies, such as GIS, remote sensing, global positioning systems (GPS), and online maps-

This article explains how GIS can be used multiple ways, whether it be in location, past, present, or predictions on the future. These GIS examples show how  the American Civil War and many other things would have been seen as.

This article demonstrates the use of geospatial technologies by showing how American history would be like if represented by GIS.

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The Educational Assessment Landscape Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

The Educational Assessment Landscape Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | educational technology | Scoop.it
The Educational Assessment Landscape Infographic gives a clear picture of how educational assessment works and how it supports today's students.

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Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, February 21, 2015 6:47 PM

Assessing global competencies- this seems to require something more than this overview

Sue Walsh's curator insight, February 22, 2015 2:07 AM

Lots more work needed in the diagnostic space to inform a truly personalised learning experience!!

media350's curator insight, March 18, 2015 9:45 AM

Your assessments will be a big part of your edTPA. 

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Using Book Creator as an Assessment Tool

Using Book Creator as an Assessment Tool | educational technology | Scoop.it

Book creator has probably been the app I have used most, in my teaching, with pupils and in my training. The blank canvas aspect means it can be used across the whole curriculum and the addition of the pen tool in the last few weeks has added to that.

 

We use Showbie at school for pupils to share their work, including books made with Book Creator from the iPads and home to the teachers for assessment. Recently, we have used both the Pen Tool and Record feature to give feedback on the pupils' eBooks. The pupils send their books using Showbie and the teacher opens them up on his/her iPad. They can then annotate with their voice, pen and text. The book can then be sent back to the pupils using Showbie. The pupil can either change the original book and delete the annotated one or change the annotated book and delete the original.

 

The screenshot shows a book of a Science experiment. The teacher can annotate with arrows but also add audio feedback. All elements of Book Creator can be deleted so the pupil can restore any annotated book to the original.

 

This is obviously not a new idea but the pen tool has certainly made this quicker in a widely used app such as Book Creator.


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Vanessa Monell Mercado's curator insight, February 8, 2015 9:19 AM

Next year when we start on Chromebooks!

 

Katharina Kulle's curator insight, February 8, 2015 12:13 PM

BookCreator, a really good app! 

tom cockburn's curator insight, February 9, 2015 4:22 AM

Could be useful  in a number of ways in classes at various levels

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12 Rules For Flipping Your Classroom - eLearning Industry

12 Rules For Flipping Your Classroom - eLearning Industry | educational technology | Scoop.it
Below are 12 simple rules to follow when flipping your classroom:

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, February 17, 2016 5:46 PM

This list is a useful place to begin. 

Instructional Coach's curator insight, March 10, 2016 8:24 AM

Clear rules that seem obvious once you read them. (Great Advice!)

Allan Shaw's curator insight, June 7, 2016 10:03 PM
These 12 little pieces of advice are prudent and applicable in all classrooms. There is no reason, apart from an excuse, why all teachers could not move successfully into this space with care and thought, discussion and peer mentoring.
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Better Storyelling Improves Your User Experience

Better Storyelling Improves Your User Experience | educational technology | Scoop.it

As we launch Content Services, we're sharing our Storytelling Framework, plus insights on how we do it, so you can turn your brand's value into great stories


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Lianne Picot's curator insight, February 9, 2016 9:35 AM

Did you know that the Super Bowl ads that use a 'dramatic arc' do better than those that don't? There was research! This article breaks down the arc of storytelling AND gives some really great examples of brands that do it well.

The product is the hero or the user of the product is the hero. The company itself is not the hero! Some great practical tips here on using storytelling in your marketing. Never forget that the stories need to reflect your company culture and values though. Otherwise, people will experience a disconnect.

This review was written by Lianne Picot for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it. You can join Lianne to talk story  in her online community of practice at the Story Powered® Institute 

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Explore the Underground Railroad on iPads - Class Tech Tips

Explore the Underground Railroad on iPads - Class Tech Tips | educational technology | Scoop.it

"National Geographic has tons of fantastic apps and The Underground Railroad: Journey to Freedom is a great choice for upper elementary and middle school students.  This interactive app introduces children to the Underground Railroad by placing them in first person experiences.  They’ll have to make decisions on how to proceed from on step to the next while they learn about this period in history."

 


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Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, November 23, 2015 5:07 AM

Vanochtend een gesprek met iemand die games kan genereren voor elke lesstof...

Tom Cockburn's curator insight, January 20, 2016 4:37 AM

A good way to promote empathy and a better understanding in an age where a third of the world is on the move,many migrants refugees from war,poverty or eco destruction etc

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Get a peek inside students' minds with screencasting

Get a peek inside students' minds with screencasting | educational technology | Scoop.it
Screencasting isn't just for flipping your classroom. These tools allow students to show their thinking, practice public speaking and create educational resources for peers.

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I've had student leaders (coaches) try screencasting. Although at first it's work but so worth it - a win-win situation for all.

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Wendy Zaruba-Lundene's curator insight, March 17, 2016 11:33 AM
Great ideas for using screencast tools in a flipped or blended setting.
Michael MacNeil's curator insight, April 4, 2016 10:08 AM
Great ideas for using screencast tools in a flipped or blended setting.
Stephania Savva, Ph.D's curator insight, April 5, 2016 7:32 AM
Great ideas for using screencast tools in a flipped or blended setting.
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All the roads that lead to Rome

All the roads that lead to Rome | educational technology | Scoop.it

"As the saying goes, 'All roads lead to Rome.' Folks at the moovel lab were curious about how true this statement is, so they tested it out. They laid a grid on top of Europe, and then algorithmically found a route from each cell in the grid to Rome, resulting in about half a million routes total. Yep, there seems to be a way from Rome from every point."

 

Tags: fluvial, mobility, transportation, mapping.


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Gilbert C FAURE's comment, January 24, 2016 11:09 AM
a new geography of europe! fascinating for politicians
Gilbert C FAURE's curator insight, January 24, 2016 11:10 AM

une nouvelle géographie de l'Europe! pour les politiques!!

Leonardo Wild's curator insight, January 24, 2016 1:00 PM

But many roads didn't leave Rome ... a small detail that has been lost to history.

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The threat to France’s Jews

The threat to France’s Jews | educational technology | Scoop.it
Official figures indicate that over the last two decades the number of antisemitic acts has tripled. Between January and July 2014 official figures show that there were 527 violent antisemitic acts in France as opposed to 276 for the same period in 2013. Meanwhile half of all racist attacks in France take Jews as their target, even though they number less than 1% of the population.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 19, 2015 9:27 AM

This great, but sobering article was written in January 2015, and unfortunately, the situation has not improved.  There is a lot of demographic changes and migration happening in the Western World right now, and this is but one component to larger forces reshaping the Europe.  Today many in the French Jewish community are now asking the uncomfortable question: is it time to leave France for good?  Antisemitism is not a thing of the past relegated to the World War II chapter of our history textbooks; many French Jewish families were originally from North Africa before they fled in the 1950s and 60s.  Now, France is Israel's largest source of migrants and Europe as a whole has a rapidly declining Jewish population (UPDATE: here is a video showing the French Prime Minister vowing to stop the rise of anti-Semitism in in France).    

 

Tags: Judaism, religion, Europe, migration, Israel,  France, racism, conflict.

Chris Costa's curator insight, October 5, 2015 2:44 PM

It's saddening to see the persistence of such antiquated hatred in the 21st century; for a self-proclaimed age of enlightenment, we continue to act very ignorantly. France has long since prided itself on the ideas of equality and freedom that it put forward to the world during their tumultuous revolution, but that is not being reflected in both its treatment of Muslims and, particularly, its Jewish minority. The fact that 1% of the nation's population accounts for over half of its racist attacks is a jaw-dropping statistic, and indictment of a lack of tolerance as a whole in French society. I often read of the frustration of French Muslims- many of whom are of Algerian descent- who feel ostracized in the nation they call home. A Franco-muslim soccer player, Karim Benzema, summed up this sentiment when he said, "When I am playing well, I am French. When I'm playing poorly, I'm "just" a Muslim." I must imagine that the Jewish population feels much the same way; to feel such open discrimination must make one feel like an outsider in your own home. I hope that the current French Prime Minister, who has said that they plan to take a much firmer stand against this anti-semitism, stays true to their word and takes the necessary measures to insure the safety of ALL French citizens.

Mark Hathaway's curator insight, October 9, 2015 6:18 AM

The mass migration of Jews from Europe is an underreported story in the United States. Many people wrongly assume that Anti-Semitism  ended when the allies emerged victorious over Hitler and his Third Reich. However, the recent rash of religiously motivated attacks against Jews is demonstrating that the historical strand of Anti-Semitism still exists in Europe.  The number of attacks on Jews in France over the past few years is staggering and shocking. The people of France should feel ashamed that such acts are occurring in a nation that prides itself on the rights of man. The problem is much broader than just the tragic events in France. Anti-Semitism is on the rise in many European nations. I would shutter to think that the Western World is entering another period of violence and hatred directed and aimed at the Jewish community. Europe must act fast, or we may end up with an entire continent without a Jewish population.

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Apps and Websites for Makers and Creators - graphite

Apps and Websites for Makers and Creators - graphite | educational technology | Scoop.it
Making something from scratch is a great skill to have. It requires confidence and imagination. For students who are into making new creations, these terrific apps and other digital products can help them develop their creative chops.

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 8, 2015 2:54 PM

#APP #Apps #CODE #MAKE #Education #Games

Daniel Lobo Ríos's curator insight, August 9, 2015 8:01 AM

I'm going to check these Apps, I think it are interesting to work the mind. Thank you!

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Growth Mindset

Growth Mindset | educational technology | Scoop.it

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Tom Whitford's curator insight, August 9, 2015 8:28 PM

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Growth+Mindset

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

Sylvianne Parent's curator insight, September 6, 2015 1:09 PM

Lorsque les élèves éprouvent de grandes difficultés à l'école, il est primordial de leur enseigner à développer un esprit de croissance personnelle axé sur les efforts et les défis personnels. Le concept de growth mindset est vraiment intéressant pour illustrer aux enfants que l'intelligence et le succès n'est pas fixe mais relié aux efforts aux tentatives et aux réajustements. Voir Carole DWECK l'auteure de ce concept.

Cecilia Di Felice's curator insight, September 7, 2015 10:05 AM

We are implementing this in our school....finally.

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20 Facts About the Impact of E-Learning [#Infographic]

20 Facts About the Impact of E-Learning [#Infographic] | educational technology | Scoop.it
Online learning has become one of the fastest-growing industries in education technology, and it’s not slowing down anytime soon.

The availability of mobile devices on campuses has drastically changed the playing field for e-learning. By 2020, the global mobile-learning market is on track to reach $37.8 billion, according to a new infographic from TalentLMS, a learning management system. By 2019, half of all college students will be enrolled in online courses.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 20, 2015 3:38 PM

The future is bright and filled with change. Are you ready?

Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, May 22, 2015 2:55 PM

Very interesting facts regarding E-Learning and what we can all learn.

Carlos Godoy Rodríguez's curator insight, May 22, 2015 7:25 PM

Cifras claras que evidencian el avance del eLearning frente a los métodos tradicionales de distribucion del aprendizaje. Definitivamente, todos los que trabajamos en docencia tenemos que abordar este tren los antes posible.

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Global storytelling with a green screen and iPads - Innovation: Education

Global storytelling with a green screen and iPads - Innovation: Education | educational technology | Scoop.it

"These 6th graders found a way to do some digital global storytelling with a green screen and their iPads.

 

They also managed to bust Tellagami’s animated personas out of the tablet, sending them around the world with a little green-screen magic.

 

At Edmunds Middle School, two classes of 6th graders embarked on a new form of storytelling: Tellagami-smash! With a fleet of iPads at their disposal, along with the free green-screen app Veescope, students transported themselves or characters made with the Tellagami app to locations around the world."

 


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Julie Lindsay's curator insight, February 25, 2015 3:13 PM

Interesting applications for cross-school & global sharing

Scott Besterman's curator insight, February 27, 2015 8:42 AM

The use of green screens is a fun and effective way of "visually" bringing the outside world into your video stories.

Pauline denis's curator insight, March 23, 2015 11:31 AM

It's a new way to show a presentation and also "why not" to do a virtual travel all around the world!

 

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Content Curation Takes Time

Content Curation Takes Time | educational technology | Scoop.it

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Filomena Gomes's curator insight, April 18, 2015 9:52 AM
Robin Good's insight:

 

 

Notwithstanding the viral content-marketing tam-tam keeps selling the idea of content curation as a miracle-shortcut to work less, produce more content and get all of the benefits that an online publisher would want to have, reality has quite a different shade.

To gain reader's attention trust and interest, it is evidently not enough to pull together a few interesting titles while adding a few lines of introductory text.

 

Unless your readers are not very interested themselves into the topic you cover, why would they take recomendations from someone who has not even had the time to fully go through his suggested resources?

Superficially picking apparently interesting content from titles or even automatically selecting content for others to read is like recommending movies or music records based on how much you like their trailers or their cover layouts.

 

Can that be useful beyond attracting some initial extra visibility?

 

How can one become a trusted information source if one does not thoroughly look and understand at what he is about to recommend?

This is why selling or even thinking the idea of using content curation as a time and money-saver is really non-sense.

Again, for some, this type of light content curation may work in attracting some extra visibility in the short-term, but it will be deleterious in the long one, as serious readers discover gradually that content being suggested has not even been read, let alone being summarized, highlighted or contextualized.

Content curation takes serious time.

 

A lot more than the one needed to create normal original content.

To curate content you need to:

Find good content, resources and references. Even if you have good tools, the value is in searching where everyone else is not looking. That takes time.

Read, verify and vet each potential resource, by taking the time needed to do this thoroughly.

Make sense of what that resource communicates or represents / offers and be able to synthesize it for non-experts who will read about it.

Synthesize and highlight the value of the chosen resource within the context of your interest area.

Enrich the resource with relevant references, and related links for those that will want to find out more about it.

Credit and attribute sources and contributors.

 Preserve, classify and archive what you want to curate.

Share, distribute, promote the curated work you have produced. Creating it is not enough.


(While it is certainly possible to do a good curation job without doing exactly all of the tasks I have outlined above, I believe that it is ideal to try to do as many as these as possible, as each adds more value to the end result you will create.)

 

These are many more steps and activities than the ones required to create an original piece of content.

Curation is all about quality, insight and attention to details.

It is not about quantity, speed, saving time, producing more with less.

 
Robert Kisalama's curator insight, April 18, 2015 11:37 AM

truly Curation should not be  merely aggregating different links without  taking off time to reflect indeed it is very to end up like some one buying clothes impulsively only to realise you could have done without some of them.

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, April 19, 2015 2:24 PM

 

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