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Content curation defined for services in schools

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Content curation is the ongoing finding and sharing of relevant digital and non-digital content about a specific topic for a specific audience. Typically, this content will come from a variety of properly credited sources and will be collated in such a way that the collection will be more useful than its individual elements.


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TeachPaperless: The Problem with TED Ed

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Let's consider the things that TED Ed asks the learner to do: watch a video, take a multiple-choice quiz, write brief constructed responses, and read through a bibliography. If I took the name TED out of this scenario, I would suggest that many educators would say that this format is exactly the type of traditional assessment that project-based, inquiry-driven, personalized learning is at odds with.

It is perfectly fine to watch a video. It is perfectly fine to view a lecture. It is perfectly fine to quiz yourself on what you remember from the video or the lecture. It is perfectly fine to write a brief response about a big question. But let's not call that a lesson. That's just a starting point.

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The New Literacy

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"When it comes to the people I work with in the sciences, often the information they need is not an article or a book, but a dataset. As a result, I am one of many librarians starting to think about best practices for providing data literacy instruction."

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On Rheingold’s essential book and a couple others not to miss « NeverEndingSearch

On Rheingold’s essential book and a couple others not to miss « NeverEndingSearch | Flying Off the Shelf | Scoop.it

"Though we may rely heavily on our favorite feeds and brief network updates, it’s good to have a thoughtful and more comprehensive examination of what’s going on.

And we need to be able to more easily share the new approaches we discover with those who may be feedless."

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Can A Computer Grade Essays As Well As A Human? Maybe Even Better, Study Says : NPR

Can A Computer Grade Essays As Well As A Human? Maybe Even Better, Study Says : NPR | Flying Off the Shelf | Scoop.it
A new study has determined that some automated essay graders can do as good a job as humans, but education columnist Michael Winerip says there weaknesses to the automated systems.
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Report of Findings and Recommendations of the New Jersey School Library Survey Phase 2

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Turning Students into Good Digital Citizens -- THE Journal

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Schools have always been charged with the task of producing good citizens. But how has our definition of a "good citizen" changed over the ages?

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Lessons learned from a lifetime of gaming

By Louie Herr Provided by Gaming isn't the violence-inducing waste of time it's sometimes made out to be. Here are some important life lessons I learned from my childhood screen time.
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How to Ask a Question - Innovations - The Chronicle of Higher Education

How to Ask a Question - Innovations - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Flying Off the Shelf | Scoop.it

"The questioners by and large had no questions. Instead they offered up prolix piles of words that led nowhere in particular. Some sought to show off what they mistook as their own superior knowledge. Others scolded. A few got lost in their own labyrinths. The closest we came to a question was the j’accuse rhetorical jab more or less in the form, “Don’t you agree that you are an ignorant buffoon?”

Some of the questioners were deliberately abusing their opportunity. That’s bad manners and an erosion of the civility that is needed for worthwhile public debate. But a good many of the questioners simply didn’t know how to ask a question. They were caught in the fog between wanting to communicate something that seemed to them urgent to declare and the need to ask.

Why has asking become so hard?"

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Inquiry, Formative Assessment, and Student Learning Communities ...

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Inquiry, Formative Assessment, and Student Learning Communities: Research Reflections Roundtable. Leave a comment. Earlier this year, I wrote about the importance of listening to students and letting that inform our ...
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Secret to Better PBL? Focus on Problem-Finding

Suzie Boss (@suzieboss on Twitter) is a journalist and author of Reinventing Project-Based Learning: Your Field Guide to Real-World Projects in the Digital Age. She's also a regular blogger on Ed (Secret to Better PBL?
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Integrated STEM Education through Project-Based Learning Whitepaper

Request a whitepaper on Integrating STEM Education through Project-Based Learning (Integrated STEM Education through Project-Based Learning Whitepaper: http://t.co/UOPrdl43...)...
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