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101 Most Useful Websites In The World | techbrush.org

101 Most Useful Websites In The World | techbrush.org | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

The 101 Most Useful Websites on the Internet is a frequently updated list of lesser-known but wonderful websites and cool web apps.

  


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I love these kinds of lists, I always seem to find something new.

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Natassa Dourvetaki's comment, May 19, 2013 5:36 AM
Great collection! Thank you!

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Educade | Lesson Plans | CREATE A NARRATIVE-DRIVEN SCAVENGER HUNT WITH AURASMA

Educade | Lesson Plans | CREATE A NARRATIVE-DRIVEN SCAVENGER HUNT WITH AURASMA | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
Aurasma can encourage learners to go beyond the classroom to connect and enhance what they learn by pulling resources from the physical and the digital and then sharing those augmented reality scenes with others.

 

Learning Objectives:

Write a multi-part fictional narrative that logically ties in with actual locations on the school campus.Create an engaging narrative experience for the reader through expressive and provocative narration, animation, and/or images.Evaluate and deconstruct the narratives of others through class-wide discussion and reflection of own narrative.
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Mike Dilger's curator insight, December 25, 2014 4:03 PM

Augmented Reality will impact on education in the future If not already. Get on board and explore the possibilities.  Very exciting.  Can be tough at first but worth pushing through the pain.

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 24, 12:11 PM

Ah the things we can do with mobile phones and big net tech. A project using Aurasma could make your school year sing. 

Karen E Smith's curator insight, March 27, 9:26 AM

I am using this and enjoy it.

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How do You Choose Good Online Sources? (Infographic)

How do You Choose Good Online Sources? (Infographic) | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
Students often ask how to determine which websites and articles are good sources to cite. My answer is always, "Well, what do you think?" Students need to be able to think on their own. So, if your...

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Challenges of future teaching and learning | EDUcation CHANGE

Challenges of future teaching and learning | EDUcation CHANGE | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

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http://www.ima-zlw-ifu.rwth-aachen.de/fileadmin/user_upload/INSTITUTSCLUSTER/Publikation_Medien/Vortraege/download//DHV_Tag_25Maerz2014.pdf


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=EDUcation+4.0

 

 


 


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35 Educators You Should Follow on Pinterest

35 Educators You Should Follow on Pinterest | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
35 Educational Pinners You MUST Check out! I love Pinterest! It’s kind of hard to believe this is my first post about this wonderful curation tool. Pinterest is NOT just for crafts and recipes, and...

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Lisa Jones's curator insight, March 23, 9:57 AM

I'm just getting to know Pinterest also and I already love it too!

Cheryl Turner's curator insight, March 24, 12:39 AM

really good sites and links here... lots on pinterest, this is a wealth of ideas.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, March 25, 5:54 AM

Encore un réseau social pour en savoir sur l'e-learning.... L'avantage de Pinterest par rapport à d'autres, est que l'aspect visuel est encore plus important. Parce que c'est visuel, il faut encore plus se concentrer sur le message à faire passer. Merci à l'auteur de nous y envoyer.

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200 years of immigration to the U.S., visualized

200 years of immigration to the U.S., visualized | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

"Where have immigrants to the U.S. come from? Natalia Bronshtein, a professor and consultant who runs the blog Insightful Interaction, created this fascinating visualization of the number of immigrants to the U.S. since 1829 by country of origin.  The graph hints at tragic events in world history. The first influx of Irish occurred during the potato famine in 1845, while the massive influx of Russians in the first decade of the 20th Century was driven by anti-Semitic violence of the Russian pogroms (riots). Meanwhile in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, army conscription and the forced assimilation of minority groups drove people to the U.S. in the early 1900s.  Since WWII, Central and South America and Asia have replaced Europe as the largest source of immigrants to the U.S. Immigration shrunk to almost nothing as restrictions tightened during WWII, and then gradually expanded to reach its largest extent ever in the first decade of the 21st Century."

 

Tags: migration, historical, USA, visualization.


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Caitlyn Christiansen's curator insight, March 24, 6:52 PM

200 years of immigration to the U.S., visualized

Brian Stinson's curator insight, March 25, 1:24 PM

We've talked a lot about natural increase rate and how population fluctuates but we haven't discussed immigration to the U.S. Check out this interesting graph that shows where immigrants have come from for the past 200 years.

Olivier Tabary's curator insight, March 25, 4:20 PM

Quite impressive new graphic approach to cope with immigration flows in the USA

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Web 2.0 Presentation Tools: A Quick Guide

Selected Web 2.0 presentation tools

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Resources | Global Digital Citizen Foundation

Resources | Global Digital Citizen Foundation | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
The Global Digital Citizen Foundation resources list has got something for every teacher, administrator, and student living in the digital age.
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Creative Pedagogy and Mobile Education

This is a set of teacher-training activities on embedding creativity and mobile education. The activities look at the process of ideas generation and give tea…

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elkvalleyenglish's curator insight, March 12, 7:17 PM

Fantastic ideas for creative lesson plans

Dorian Love's curator insight, March 13, 6:14 AM

Some great ideas

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17 visualisation tools to make your data beautiful

17 visualisation tools to make your data beautiful | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
You don’t need to be a seasoned data scientist or have a degree in graphic design in order to create incredible data visualisations.

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DocAten's curator insight, March 16, 4:01 AM

Ca donne envie d'essayer : nuage de mots, graphiques, cartes... Par  Christopher Ratcliff @ Econsultancy publié le 25/02

Fenia's curator insight, March 16, 4:55 AM

Check out how to add visualisations to your presentations. 

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Word Cloud Generator

Word Cloud Generator | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

Generate word clouds from text or URL.


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suzanne mcmahan's curator insight, March 16, 9:14 AM

It doesn't get any easier than this!

A.K.Andrew's curator insight, March 16, 11:14 AM

Word clouds are useful in all kinds of ways for writers to look at repetition, as well as for use in the classroom.

SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, March 16, 6:52 PM

Word Generators are great ways to get students to think about the associations between words and concepts. 

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Climb Mt. Everest on Google Street View

Climb Mt. Everest on Google Street View | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
The world's tallest peak is now open to armchair visitors.

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A Guide to Google Tools – Tips & Tricks You Can’t Live Without

A Guide to Google Tools – Tips & Tricks You Can’t Live Without | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
Whether you're a student, educator, executive or a scientist, Google offers online services and products that help everyone remain as productive as possible. There are many Google services that have come and gone through the years, but a few of them -- like Gmail, Google Drive and of course Google Search -- stay even more…

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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, March 11, 10:14 PM

I had no idea the features Google has to offer.  I am definitely underutilizing Google.

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Study: College students rarely use librarians' expertise

Study: College students rarely use librarians' expertise | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
The idea of a librarian as an academic expert who is available to talk about assignments and help with research is foreign to most students.
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Sir Ken Robinson – Learning {Re}imagined (video)

Sir Ken Robinson – Learning {Re}imagined (video) | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
As a treat for the readers of this blog here is a longer and more complete interview with Sir Ken Robinson that was recorded as part of the Learning {Re}imagined book where he discusses educational technology, creativity, assessment and the future of learning (15 minutes).   There are more exclusive videos contained within the book…

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Phil Buckley's curator insight, March 26, 10:07 AM

Interesting reflections on the nature of learning and the direction of education in the future.

Lisa Gorman's curator insight, March 26, 7:02 PM

I have a great admiration for the thinking of Sir Ken Robinson... He speaks so eloquently and argues for creative learning...and so much more...

 

A stand out quote for me from this interview;

 

"What tends to dull the appetite [for learning] is being force fed things that people can't see an immediately relevance in or don't have an immediate interest in it...or where they are forced to learn in situations where they are inimitable... you know, 8 hours a day, sit still, do as you're told."

 

Bring on different ways of engaging with people around learning so that they not only 'get it' but they really enjoy it and become life long learners.

 

I recommend this 15 minute video to you!

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Case Study: 21CIF Scoop.it Magazine

Case Study: 21CIF Scoop.it Magazine | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
Teaching Information Fluency describes the skills and dispositions of information fluency adept searchers. Readers will receive in-depth information on what it takes to locate, evaluate, and ethically use digital information. The book realistically examines the abilities of Internet searchers today in terms of their efficiency and effectiveness in finding online information, evaluating it and using it ethically. Since the majority of people develop these skills on their own, rather than being taught, the strategies they invent may suffice for simple searches, but for more complex tasks, such as those required by academic and professional work, the average person’s performance is adequate only about 50% of the time. The book is laid out in five parts: an introduction to the problem and how search engine improvements are not sufficient to be of real help, speculative searching, investigative searching, ethical use and applications of information fluency. The intent of the book is to provide readers ways to improve their performance as consumers of digital information and to help teachers devise useful ways to integrate information fluency instruction into their teaching, since deliberate instruction is needed to develop fluency. Since it is unlikely that dedicated class time will be available for such instruction, the approach taken embeds information fluency activities into classroom instruction in language arts, history and science. Numerous model lessons and resources are woven into the fabric of the text, including think-alouds, individual and group search challenges, discussions, assessments and curation, all targeted to Common Core State Standards as well as information fluency competencies.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 23, 10:07 PM

This link leads you Google Books where you can read specifically about how to use our Scoop.it magazine dedicated to 21st century information fluency. 

Brenda Vargas's curator insight, March 23, 10:32 PM

It is and interesting tool to get useful information to learn and teach

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 24, 11:56 AM

Understanding curation by creating and using a Scoop.it magazine is one of the projects in EDUC 760: E-Learning for Educators.  Constructing knowledge by skillfully tagging, annotating, and sharing information is a way to filter and use the ocean of information we live and teach with. 8-) 

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Ten Disciplines of a Learner: Learning vs Mastery

Ten Disciplines of a Learner: Learning vs Mastery | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

Ten Disciplines of a Learner
We decided to continue the conversation on this topic at a faculty meeting. Several meetings later we had a new report card. We decided to give two grades and average them—one for “Learning,” the other for “Mastery.”

Sara might get an “F” in mastery and an “A” in learning, culminating in a “C” for the course. To be rigorous we picked ten observable behaviors and named them “Disciplines of a Learner:”

1.     Asks questions

2.     Builds on other people’s ideas

3.     Uses mistakes as learning opportunities

4.     Takes criticism constructively

5.     Speaks up

6.     Welcomes a challenge

7.     Takes risks

8.     Listens with an openness to change

9.     Perseveres in tasks

10.   Decides when to lead and when to follow.


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Nancy Jones's curator insight, March 21, 9:57 AM

Love this examination of 'Disciplines of a Learner" that clearly distinguishes between master and learning. I think we should demonstrate greater value to the lifelong skill of learning .

Carv Wilson's curator insight, March 21, 10:01 AM

Like the questions.

 

Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, March 22, 2:07 PM

Whether in school or the work place, we talk about measurable goals and objectives but most of us struggle to define how those goals or objectives might be measured. Now that's often because the goals and objectives aren't actually measurable, but it's mostly because we don't think through what we're actually asking students or employees to accomplish.  For students, success and progress can be measured when they see "that [their] learning, not [their] intelligence" matters. For  employees, success and progress can be measured in much the same way.

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Schools in Finland will no longer teach 'subjects' | EDUcation CHANGE | Teaching by Topic

Schools in Finland will no longer teach 'subjects' | EDUcation CHANGE | Teaching by Topic | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

For years, Finland has been the by-word for a successful education system, perched at the top of international league tables for literacy and numeracy.

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Pasi Silander, the city’s development manager, explained: “What we need now is a different kind of education to prepare people for working life.

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“Young people use quite advanced computers. In the past the banks had lots of  bank clerks totting up figures but now that has totally changed.

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“We therefore have to make the changes in education that are necessary for industry and modern society.”

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Subject-specific lessons – an hour of history in the morning, an hour of geography in the afternoon – are already being phased out for 16-year-olds in the city’s upper schools. They are being replaced by what the Finns call “phenomenon” teaching – or teaching by topic. For instance, a teenager studying a vocational course might take “cafeteria services” lessons, which would include elements of maths, languages (to help serve foreign customers), writing skills and communication skills.

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More academic pupils would be taught cross-subject topics such as the European Union - which would merge elements of economics, history (of the countries involved), languages and geography.

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Choong Soo Mei's curator insight, March 25, 7:11 AM

Worth trying out...

Tony Guzman's curator insight, March 25, 10:19 AM

This article shares how Finland is changing how they teach children and adults. This is similar to the comments I recently shared from Stanford's president. Thoughts?

jmoreillon's curator insight, March 27, 9:42 AM

This is what school librarians have been doing forever!

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The Power of Not Knowing

The Power of Not Knowing | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

When was the last time you said “I don’t know” in a business or organizational context, with the idea that your honesty would actually get you somewhere?



 

 

 

 

 


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 19, 10:11 PM

Not knowing opens up space for exploring and questioning. It seems to fit with Dewey's theory of learning.

 

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Stephen Dale's curator insight, March 20, 7:42 AM

Memories can be considered dormant or stored expressions of energy. Thoughts can lead us in previously unimagined directions. So perhaps ‘knowledge’ is actually the power in not knowing, as well as realising that what we don’t know matters more than what we think we know. It is the practice of constantly becoming ‘knowledgeable’, or, developing the ability to send and receive knowledge, rather than having to own it or store it.


Reading time: 15mins

Graham Ward's curator insight, March 22, 3:34 PM

Great article which begins with a great question: How does what we know get in the way of what we don't know?

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Pedagogy comes first | Co-inventing the Curriculum | LEARNing To LEARN

Pedagogy comes first | Co-inventing the Curriculum | LEARNing To LEARN | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

Student empowerment is the strongest connective theme through the 55 posts and interviews I’ve conducted for this blog.  The educators I’ve interviewed all have one characteristic in common: they all enable students to take more control over and responsibility for their own learning.

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

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https://gustmees.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/practice-21st-century-assessment-flowchart-page2-pdf.pdf

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/practice-learning-to-learn-example-2/

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 4, 2:40 PM

Student empowerment is the strongest connective theme through the 55 posts and interviews I’ve conducted for this blog.  The educators I’ve interviewed all have one characteristic in common: they all enable students to take more control over and responsibility for their own learning.

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Learn more:

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

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https://gustmees.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/practice-21st-century-assessment-flowchart-page2-pdf.pdf

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/practice-learning-to-learn-example-2/

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/

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RESENTICE's curator insight, March 6, 8:09 AM

Le numérique au service de la pédagogie... 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 19, 9:59 PM

Curriculum-as-lived and currere are not new ideas. They have been forming for the last 40 years plus. We did not need digital technologies to come with this idea. It should have been firmly entrenched and it is not. 

 

@ivon_ehd1

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Top 4 Places to Find Free MOOCs from Prestigious Universities

Top 4 Places to Find Free MOOCs from Prestigious Universities | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

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Create a quiz in PowerPoint

Create a quiz in PowerPoint | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

Did you know that you can create a quiz in PowerPoint? You can create a simple quiz in PowerPoint using just hyperlinks. It’s simple because it doesn’t require any programming and you can’t grade it.

Students take the quiz in Slide Show view. When they choose the wrong answer, they go back to the question to try again. When they choose the right answer, they go to the next question.

 


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, March 9, 9:16 AM

Check out how you can use PowerPoint not only for creating presentations but also for interactive quizzes.

Isabel García's curator insight, March 10, 11:44 AM

Sirve para crear test, encuestas, etc..., usando enlaces . Se elige una respuesta, si es la respuesta equivocada, regresas a la pregunta para intentarlo otra vez. No pasas a la pregunta siguiente hasta que no aciertes la pregunta.

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Top Tech Tools for Formative Assessment - graphite

Top Tech Tools for Formative Assessment - graphite | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
Formative assessment is an important tool teachers can use to target students' learning needs. When teachers know what students know (or don't know), they can better adjust their teaching to meet the kids right at their level. These digital formative assessment tools can help you do the job.

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Lynn Lease's curator insight, March 16, 9:20 AM

If you are interested in Turnitin workshops or discussion groups, contact the UNOH CEE at cee@unoh.edu.

DrAlfonso Orozco C.'s curator insight, March 17, 12:51 PM

Teachers and students.

Inko Illarramendi's curator insight, March 19, 6:27 AM

Hainbat webgune jarduera desberdinak egiteko ikasgelan.

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Reorganizing Restructuring Research Libraries: Strategy and Value #ARL #ACRL #ALA #libraries

Presented as an OCLC Research Webinar 10 March 2015

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AlisonMcNab's curator insight, March 26, 6:35 AM

From an OCLC Research webinar 10/3/15

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10 Things to Teach About Global Digital Citizenship

10 Things to Teach About Global Digital Citizenship | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
Take a look at 10 crucial concepts to teach to your students about Global Digital Citizenship.

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Standards: Why Realizing the Full Promise of Education Requires a Fresh Approach

Standards: Why Realizing the Full Promise of Education Requires a Fresh Approach | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
Yong Zhao takes a critical eye to standards and the purposes they serve.
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