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Kodu Curriculum for K-12 Classrooms

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Studio K is a game design curriculum, online community, and set of teacher-support tools intended to enable teachers to help learners how to make their own video games using Microsoft Kodu.

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Content Curation Infographic: Process & Best Practices

Content Curation Infographic: Process & Best Practices | ICT in Education | Scoop.it
Curation of online content that is relevant to your business can be an excellent way to drive SEO. Here is an infographic guide.

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NXTLevel's curator insight, September 29, 2013 12:55 AM

I'm almost sick of Infographics already but this one is worth the read. Nice work.

Beth Kanter's comment, September 29, 2013 2:40 PM
The tools section is pretty lame - weird categories. Obviously, they didn't review the experts, like Robin Good, and refer to his work.
Jean-Marie Grange's curator insight, September 30, 2013 1:36 PM

Content curation is key to build a community and maintain brand awareness. This short infographic presents the major tools and how to use them.

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Exploring Curation as a Core Competency in Digital and Media Literacy Education, Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2013

Exploring Curation as a Core Competency in Digital and Media Literacy Education, Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2013 | ICT in Education | Scoop.it
In today's hypermedia landscape, youth and young adults are increasingly using social media platforms, online aggregators and mobile applications for daily information use.

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Roberto Ivan Ramirez's curator insight, October 4, 2013 6:21 PM

Sorpresa!, me topo que no puedo acceder a esta liga, porque me mandan un mensaje que está desconectado el sitio debido al pagón del gobierno de EU.

 

Sarah Bylsma's curator insight, October 5, 2013 10:16 PM

This modern media skills is a must.

Phil Turner's curator insight, October 14, 2013 5:47 PM

mmm... obviously important topic, but no chance to review this yet as the weird machinations of the US government mean ERIC is currently unavailable while the world's biggest debtor convinces itself to advance itself some more credit.

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Teaching With Infographics | A Student Project Model

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In our final post of Infographics Week, a history teacher tells how she used the Gulf oil spill to have students create infographics about the worst disasters in American history.

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David Baker's curator insight, September 29, 2013 6:40 PM

This was a great project for our teachers last year.  We are posting their info graphics outside out Office of Professional Development.  

Gayle Kakac's curator insight, September 30, 2013 8:10 PM

Been loving infographics and looking for a good way to incorporate these.  Hoping for an app that would make them easily.  We'll see what this has to say...

harish magan's comment, October 1, 2013 2:55 AM
I know that use of Infographics in any student project can improve their results.
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Of MOOCs and Technology: Why True Education Is Not Content Delivery

Of MOOCs and Technology: Why True Education Is Not Content Delivery | ICT in Education | Scoop.it
Today's students don't need more technology; they don't need more PowerPoint and computer-based learning platforms. What they need are enthusiastic and talented and creative teachers and professors who see education not as a job but as a calling.

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Unite the Tribes: Leadership Skills for Technology Managers, 2nd Edition - Free eBook Share

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eBook Free Download: Unite the Tribes: Leadership Skills for Technology Managers, 2nd Edition | PDF, EPUB | ISBN: 1430258721 | 2013-09-11 | English | PutLocker

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Fox eBook's curator insight, September 29, 2013 9:10 PM

Every day, customers see the results of companies where fiefdoms have formed and silos create divisional or departmental strife: poor sales and profits, and lackluster products. It’s not hard to see that such companies are headed for an early grave.

Regardless of the manner in which company fractures manifest themselves, tech leaders must find a way to rid their workplaces of the divisions that threaten to undermine their company’s productivity, profits, and survival. That’s why, in Unite the Tribes: Leadership Skills for Technology Managers, Christopher Duncan, bestselling author of The Career Programmer, provides corporate leaders with a ten-point plan for joining their company’s divided ranks together in a way that helps employees achieve their goals while also accomplishing those of the company.

Using the metaphors of the company as empire and the groups that form within companies as tribes, Duncan explains that the formation of tribes within an empire is unavoidable. After all, regardless of the situation in which they find themselves, human beings are social creatures who align themselves with those whose goals and motivations match their own. That’s why the accountants hang together in the break room, while developers talk shop and geek culture in a watering hole down the street. Yet the job of leaders is to build a cohesive, powerful, and enduring empire by bringing all groups together in service to a shared, inspiring mission. And that goes double for tech companies, where breakthroughs create new landscapes on a daily basis. In Unite the Tribes, you will learn:

How to build alliances and a spirit of unity across all levels of the  company to achieve higher employee morale, greater profits, and increased productivity.How to come up with strategies that win market share as well as the hearts and minds of your employees. How to manage conflict.Why self-interest rules the day and how knowing another’s wants and needs helps you achieve goals of your own.

Unite the Tribes will show you, the visionary leader, how to establish an empire by convincing your tribes of a simple but crucial truth: Alone, you are weak and vulnerable. United, you are invincible.

What you’ll learn

Readers of Unite the Tribes will learn:

Practical, down-to-earth approaches to problem solving and productivity that make sense to corporate leaders who have to do real work in the real world.How to arrive at a plan for uniting the disparate groups that operate within their company when faced with the daily reality of office politics, maneuvering, ambition, incompetence, and short-term thinking.How to convey the company’s purpose to employees in a way that is realistic and meaningful so that all workers can contribute to the company’s greater good.Who this book is for

Those serving in leadership or managerial capacities (i.e., those overseeing one or more employees) at technology companies plagued with division and dysfunction will find the solutions they need to rally their employees to join forces in Unite the Tribes. In addition, leaders and managers of companies whose cohesion is still healthy yet is being threatened with fracture will be provided with real-world strategies for reinforcing the glue that holds their company together in this practical, applications-driven guide.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Myth of Absolute Power
Chapter 2: Building the Future
Chapter 3: Create an Invincible Empire
Chapter 4: Vision
Chapter 5: Leadership
Chapter 6: Organization
Chapter 7: Mobility
Chapter 8: Competitiveness
Chapter 9: Persuasion
Chapter 10: Strategy
Chapter 11: Brilliance
Chapter 12: Morale
Chapter 13: Unite!

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Technology: The Next Giant Leap in Education? - Huffington Post

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Technology: The Next Giant Leap in Education?
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Last week I received the Leap Motion Controller. This little device, only three inches by one inch, allows for the operation of a computer with the simple wave of a hand.
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Content Curation: 6 Strategies to Add Value With Your Own Commentary

Content Curation: 6 Strategies to Add Value With Your Own Commentary | ICT in Education | Scoop.it

When curating content as part of your content marketing strategy, it’s crucial to add your own commentary — or annotation — to differentiate your content from that of other sources, comply with fair use requirements, and boost the overall SEO value of all your content offerings.

For example, content curation is a great tactic for promoting your thought leadership — but only if the audience can clearly distinguish your insight from that of your source material. This is particularly relevant when you are excerpting curated content, rather than syndicating it outright. In fact, when excerpting a piece of content, my recommendation is that the perspective you add must be at least half as long (in terms of word count) as the original content itself, and should include brand-appropriate keywords in order to optimally position you as an expert on the subject.

In addition to excerpting, there are many other methods for using annotation in your content curation efforts. To illustrate some best practices for working with these options, let’s take a few recent articles from BloombergBusinessweek and Social Media Examiner and see how they might be successfully curated using six different approaches.


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, September 29, 2013 8:28 PM

Here's a set of useful curation tips and particularly good advice on adding value through commentary. I'm not so sure it's the length of the commentary that's as critical as the filtering skill coupled with pointers to guide the reader. Also take note of several best practices for using annotation in curation.

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HopScotch: Coding for kids, iPad Programming language - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

HopScotch: Coding for kids, iPad Programming language - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | ICT in Education | Scoop.it
HopScotch is an excellent iPad app dedicated to teaching kids the coding language.

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Carey Leahy's curator insight, September 30, 2013 6:15 AM

Another app to investigate!

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How To Take The Digital Citizens Pledge - Edudemic

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The poster outlines the different items that your students will agree to, and even leaves some space to write in additional items that you and your class can create and agree to together.

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Making Your Mark With iPads - iTeach with iPads

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"As we started using iPads in our classroom in 2011, there was no real path to follow.  We trail blazed our own.  There were a few bumps along the way, but we believed in what we were doing.  We started with our own “dot” and it has transformed the way we do everything. It has transformed the way we think about everything."


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Little Discoverers - Tool Kits - Parents - Sesame Street

Little Discoverers - Tool Kits - Parents - Sesame Street | ICT in Education | Scoop.it
Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math with your child at home or even in the classroom (STEM education - Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math - can start at a young age. Introducing #LittleDiscoverers!
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European Commission launches “Opening Up Education” initiative ...

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Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators. European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes and Commission Member Androulla Vassiliou today ...
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