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Sad But True: PowerPoint Doesn't Suck. You Do. Tell stories!

Sad But True: PowerPoint Doesn't Suck. You Do. Tell stories! | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
How many times have you heard the phrase, "PowerPoint sucks!" or "slides kill presentations?" Here's something to think about as you head into the weekend: PowerPoint doesn't suck. You suck. Sorry. I don't mean "you" (the person reading this blog...

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Karen Dietz's comment, July 24, 2013 1:21 PM
I agree Andrew. Tools are tools and it's all about how you use them that counts.
Karen Dietz's comment, July 24, 2013 1:23 PM
Good question Thomas! I think it is an ongoing dance between learning good storytelling and then learning the tools for maximum impact.
Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, August 2, 2013 7:44 AM

recentlyrue recently I had to get students to use Powerpoint as the Internet connection was too slow to have them all work at once on other online presentation tools. After laying down some ground rules about effective use they amazed us with their creative responses. It is not the tool. It is how you use it. And how teachers plan for it!

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Flipped Learning explained visually

Flipped Learning explained visually | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

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David Donat's curator insight, July 24, 2013 3:26 PM

Una bona presentació de la "Flipped Classroom": no és un mètode pedagògic, sinó una manera més d'enfocar l'aprenentatge, que pot anar bé en algunes ocasions i que en d'altres no tant. Es pot plantejar com un recurs més, combinable amb qualsevol altre.

La meva opinió és que els alumnes són tan diversos que no hi ha cap metodologia "ideal". Cadascun necessitarà eines i processos diferents i per tant, quantes més dinàmiques i metodologies s'utilitzin (i més flexibles siguin) millor s'atendrà a cadascun d'ells. No cal dir que amb ratios de més de 30 adolescents per aula tampoc es poden fer miracles.

Gilles Le Page's curator insight, July 24, 2013 4:07 PM

infographie

Barbara Monica Pérez Moo's curator insight, July 25, 2013 12:10 PM

Dara para mucho, vamos iniciando!

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10 askelta sosiaalisen median hyödyntämiselle – Osa 1/3 | Dingle

10 askelta sosiaalisen median hyödyntämiselle – Osa 1/3 | Dingle | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
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"Asioita voi joko suunnnitella liian paljon tai aivan liian vähän. Kun ei suunnitella ollenkaan tai toimintasuunnitelma jää liian laihaksi, mietimme, että mites tässä nyt näin kävi, kun ei homma toimi."

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Predicting earthquakes using smartphones

Predicting earthquakes using smartphones | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
If you had 15 seconds warning an earthquake was coming - could that save your life? The BBC's Fiona Graham finds out about the app that could warn you the 'big one' was on the way

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The 9 Things Every Interactive Media Producer Should Think About Before Creating [#Transmedia]

The 9 Things Every Interactive Media Producer Should Think About Before Creating [#Transmedia] | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

Anthony Kaufman:  "The documentary filmmakers and media producers who are venturing out into the world of transmedia or interactive storytelling have advanced storytelling, but have spent much time, elbow grease, and sweat on their projects."


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Simon Staffans's curator insight, July 2, 2013 8:43 AM

Good article!

Minna Kilpeläinen's comment, July 2, 2013 7:42 PM
Thanks for sharing this interesting article!
Mark White's curator insight, July 14, 2013 9:49 PM

Good article with links to state of the art projects in transmedia doc.

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The weird iPad-only school in the Netherlands that may be the future of education | GigaOM Ed Tech News

The weird iPad-only school in the Netherlands that may be the future of education | GigaOM Ed Tech News | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

LA Unified recently became one of the biggest school districts to buy iPads for all 30,000 students as additional learning aids for its traditional teacher-led classrooms. But a new series of schools being set up in the Netherlands is taking an even bigger leap forward: it’s going to be an iPad-only learning environment.

 

That’s right: there will be no paper notebooks or books or laptops or chalkboards or whiteboards. The 11-campus “Steve Jobs school” system, as profiled in Spiegel Online, is nontraditional in many other ways too. And one of the school’s principals thinks that by 2020, this won’t sound weird at all:

 

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There are no journalists - BuzzMachine

There are no journalists - BuzzMachine | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
There are no journalists, there is only the service of journalism. Yes, I know that in condensed form, that may sound like a parodic tweet. But please c...
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Who is Marie-Louise von Franz?

Who is Marie-Louise von Franz? | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

Marie-Louise von Franz was renowned on several counts.  She was a first-rate and compassionate analyst.  She was the closest colleague of C.G. Jung, with whom she worked for over 30 years, and contributed a great deal to his major works, particularly his monumental studies on psychology and alchemy.  She was also the author of a number of books including a whole collection on the psychology of fairy tales, and was a leading authority in this field.

 

What is exceptional about her books on fairy tales is their readability.  She possessed few theoretical formulations, and her direct and colloquial style of English (not her mother tongue) makes her writing easily accessible and as fascinating to read ... (click title for more)

 

 


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How Stories Sell: The Psychology Of Storytelling

How Stories Sell: The Psychology Of Storytelling | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Research tells us how stories sell. As marketers, we can use the power of storytelling to make our copy more persuasive and memorable in a number of ways.

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Enough with the news-reader apps – it's time to support media that really matters

Enough with the news-reader apps – it's time to support media that really matters | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
I’m supposed to be writing about Rockmelt, a social news reader that today is launching an Android version, but I can’t help thinking about the death of journalist Michael Hastings.
So, brace your...

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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, June 24, 2013 8:59 PM

Hamish McKenzie's rant on Pandodaily is interesting to read in conjunction with the recent frenzy of Google Reader replacement applicants. While I don't agree with everything McKenzie writes (discovery might not be a problem anymore but on-topic niche discovery is still much harder and time-consuling), I sympathize with the argument: after all, Scoop.it is built by a team who dropped its former product which was... - guess what? - a news reader to focus on what seemed to us like a bigger problem: how can we make it better, more rewarding and easier for a community of content curators to share ideas that matter?

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16 Apps That Motivate Kids to Read

16 Apps That Motivate Kids to Read | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

For every kid who is caught hiding beneath his covers with a flashlight and a novel at midnight, there is another who has to be begged and pleaded with to read.  And the latter might need a little extra—shall we call it encouragement?—to become a great reader. To help, we've rounded up a list of the top apps that not only teach essential reading skills but also motivate kids—even the most book-phobic—to read, read and read some more.

 


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The Color of Collaboration: 9 Types of Collaborators [Infographic] - What Type Are You

The Color of Collaboration: 9 Types of Collaborators [Infographic] - What Type Are You | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

I wobble between severl of these collaborative types (expert, executive and Soloist and I'm sure ther eis a Meyers-Briggs reason for that. How about you? What collaboritive type are you mostly?


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WATERLIFE - NFB

WATERLIFE - NFB | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
The interactive story of the last great supply of fresh drinking water on Earth.
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Important story made in innovating and appealing way.

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Are you a small business? Check ...

Are you a small business? Check ... | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

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Gwyneth Letherbarrow's curator insight, July 12, 2013 1:04 PM

I'm not all together sure how these stats are arrived at, and a similar visual for Facebook that I came across recently proved to be irrelevant (yes I tested it). As with anything else, I guess it depends upon the type of business you're into.

computa.cat55's curator insight, July 15, 2013 6:12 PM

Something to consider...

Brian Hendricks's curator insight, July 16, 2013 2:45 PM

I have found that using ALL social media avenues, as well as blogging, can help with attracting more followers, or "fans", which will eventually lead to potential customers.  Try it and see for yourself.  Remember, be patient, and persistent.   Contact me for more info!

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Graph Search - coming to a Facebook near you

Graph Search - coming to a Facebook near you | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Facebook's new feature, Graph Search, is imminent - but is sure to be accompanied by privacy concerns.

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David Blundell's curator insight, July 10, 2013 2:29 AM

Reach for your privacy settings - Facebook Graph Search is here! . . .

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Nanobots Could Perform Surgeries in The Future

Nanobots Could Perform Surgeries in The Future | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Researchers in Zurich are building nearly microscopic bots to help with delicate surgeries.

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Juliana Loh's curator insight, July 8, 2013 3:06 PM

Nanobots could perform surgery in the future! It's an exciting field that certainly gives hope to alot of people yet there are so many implications to consider. What if something goes wrong? Who ethically is incharge? Will we need a new group of 'nano-lawyers' to harvest 'malfuntioned' case studies? Will medicare have enough money to pay for such treatments? Will our society further divide into priveleged/non-priveleged? And who 'teaches' the robots? Will school systems meld into versions of bio-technological medical domains? Lots of questions yet.... what if Nanobots could save your vision? your legs? your child? What if Nanobots was the ONLY thing that could save YOUR LIFE?

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The beauty of data visualization - David McCandless

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/david-mccandless-the-beauty-of-data-visualization David McCandless turns complex data sets, like worldwide milita... (Very cool video on data visualisation.

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Nicely put.

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Preserve Forever Your Bookmarks and Associated Web Pages with Permamarks

Preserve Forever Your Bookmarks and Associated Web Pages with Permamarks | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
When you bookmark with us, we keep an archive of the page in its original form. The permamark is a point of reference forever – even if the original web page is edited or taken down.

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Asil's comment, August 3, 2013 8:33 PM
The Internet Archive has been a leader on this since the inception of the Internet. They have a subscription service called Archive-It and you can share access to those perma-links using their WayBack Machine. Here's the link to that site: https://archive.org/web/web.php
Robin Good's comment, August 4, 2013 1:33 AM
Asil, thank you so much for this very appropriate reminder.
blogbrevity's comment, August 5, 2013 9:20 AM
Great opportunity to explain the difference! Permamarks is a "hybrid" way to save links, and the basic version is free. Permamarks creates ONE link that is BOTH a bookmark and an archive at the point of time YOU viewed it: http://pmrks.com/cronut-for-saving-links. When you share a permamark, it provides content in the "context" of when you viewed it. That is what makes Permamarks so valuable for scooping. It preserves a link to a current "realtime" page, but if that page has been removed or changed, you automatically have an archived version at the point in time you captured it. Your scoop.it pages stay relevant and free of dead links. This is very different from other archiving or caching services you can go back to and research pages or links archived at "their" point in time (which may be different from "your" point in time.) Robin, this reminds me of when I first defined curation as different from aggregation because curation presented a "point of view." This is so important to curation. Now an individual can save the internet from their own "point of view." Thank you, again, for this great post and discussions.
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9 Key Elements Missing From Your Social Strategy

9 Key Elements Missing From Your Social Strategy | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
We asked nine successful entrepreneurs to share the most critical elements they see others neglect to include in their plans -- and how to fix them.
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9 Qualities Of Truly Confident People

9 Qualities Of Truly Confident People | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
First things first: Confidence is not bravado, or swagger, or an overt pretense of bravery. Confidence is not some bold or brash air of self-belief directed at others.Confidence is quiet: It’s
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Data journalism: how to find stories in numbers

Data journalism: how to find stories in numbers | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Sandra Crucianelli offers tricks and tools for finding, interpreting and presenting stories from data.

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Insight Narrator's comment, June 28, 2013 11:45 AM
Good desk research skills are vital to create robust data stories. Useful article explaining the rise of data journalism, as well as practical references to public domain sites, social media and visualisation tools.
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Cities Inside Expressive Brush Strokes, by Jieun Park - Visual News

Cities Inside Expressive Brush Strokes, by Jieun Park - Visual News | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Looking as if she's distilled the very spirit of painting into her large brush strokes, Korean artist Jieun Park makes paintings of cityscapes inside e.

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Antidote for Fast: Slow Media and Storytelling

Antidote for Fast: Slow Media and Storytelling | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
In June 2010, sci-fi writer Bruce Sterling posted to Wired’s “Beyond the Beyond” blog a manifesto for “slow media.” The “Slow Media Manifesto” was written by Sabria David, Jörg Blumtritt, and Bened...

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Tony Gough's curator insight, June 27, 2013 6:33 AM

A thoughtful article relating to business and the process involved in getting your company 'story' out there.

Jose Nevarez's comment, June 27, 2013 9:51 AM
Great article Karen. I can see that many business are asking to do thing faster and shorter because young people "don't like to read". Are we sending the wrong message. Are we teaching our children to be impatient? I believe great stories needs time to develop, to be a lasting experience.
Karen Dietz's comment, June 29, 2013 2:58 PM
I love your comments Jose and yes, I think we are sending the wrong message. I believe young people do like to read and perhaps they are just being more selective about when and how. And I hope businesses are in a knee-jerk reaction about only creating very short stories because I think they will be doing both their audiences and their customers a disservice. All in all, I think it's a balance between short and long-form storytelling. Many thanks for your input.
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Rethinking Innovation - 27 Ways

Rethinking Innovation - 27 Ways | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

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Linda Denty's curator insight, June 25, 2013 12:16 AM

This is a stunning infographic!

David Hain's curator insight, June 25, 2013 1:35 AM

Ideeal for deskside poster, if you like that kind of thing.

Steve Graykowski's curator insight, June 25, 2013 5:48 PM

Innoivation is everywhere - this graphic was made for students however it applies equally well to business.

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NFB’s Free McLaren’s Workshop iPad App is a Must-Download

NFB’s Free McLaren’s Workshop iPad App is a Must-Download | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
McLaren’s Workshop is a free iPad app from the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) that provides access to over fifty films by experimental filmmaker Norman McLaren and allows users to create their own films with animation techniques used by McLaren.
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