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A Curated Journal of the Best Copyright-Free Contents Available Online: The Public Domain Review

A Curated Journal of the Best Copyright-Free Contents Available Online: The Public Domain Review | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it
Online journal dedicated to showcasing the most interesting and unusual out-of-copyright works available on the web

Via Robin Good, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, giovanni nulli, Louise Robinson-Lay, Dennis T OConnor
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Lara N. Madden's curator insight, May 21, 2014 2:39 PM

This could be a great resource for both educators and students.

Allan Tsuda's curator insight, May 21, 2014 8:55 PM

Fantastic resource for digital content.

Linda Denty's curator insight, May 21, 2014 9:55 PM

This is so awesome everyone should bookmark it.

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A Crowdsourced Curated Database of the Best Educational Tools and Learning Apps: GEDB

A Crowdsourced Curated Database of the Best Educational Tools and Learning Apps: GEDB | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it


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Jeroen Boon's curator insight, February 21, 2014 8:06 AM

De Global Education Database (GEDB), is een zeer groot en nuttige verzameling van de beste apps, web tools, gadgets en moocs nu online beschikbaar voor allerlei educatieve doeleinden. Iedereen kan zich registreren bij GEDB en waardevol hulpmiddelen of instrumenten delen door het invullen van een speciaal formulier. Inzendingen worden beoordeeld op feitelijke onjuistheden en integriteit en wanneer goedgekeurd gepubliceerd binnen 24 uur. 

Probeer het nu: http://www.gedb.org/

Gonzalo Moreno's curator insight, February 22, 2014 7:18 AM

Learning Tools - management?

Diana Andone's curator insight, February 25, 2014 12:59 AM

GEDB, the Global Education Database, is a great and extremely useful curated collection of the best apps, web tools, gadgets and moocs now available online for educational purposes.

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Need To Explain Content Curation To Someone Else? Here Are 5 Special Resources

Need To Explain Content Curation To Someone Else? Here Are 5 Special Resources | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it

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Leah Lesley Christensen's curator insight, December 2, 2013 1:37 PM

Never heard of it - must be worth sharing :)

Robin Good's insight:Introducing content curation to someone who doesn't know anything about it is not always an easy task. There are so many different articles, opinions, definitions and recommendations about content curation that it is quite difficult for someone just getting familiar with the topic, to easily find out where to start and what to trust. To help out anyone needing to support the explanation of content curation to others, here are five comprehensive resource collections I have put together over the course of the last year. 1) Content Curation - Definitions a collection of the best and most useful definitions of what content curation is http://bundlr.com/b/content-curation-definition 2) Content Curation - What is it? Video Intros 30+ short video clips that introduce the need, practice and purpose of content curation http://huzzaz.com/collection/content-curation-what-is-it 3) Content Curation Visualized 110+ infographics, visuals, illustrations and diagrams explaining what content curation is www.pinterest.com/robingood/content-curation-visualized/ 4) Content Curation Tools Directory - Tools Directory 100+ of the best content curation tools organized in a directory for immediate access http://contentcuration.zeef.com/ 5) Content Curation Tools Supermap - Tools Collection 600+ content curation, discovery, filtering and publishing tools organized by categories for doing content curation http://bit.ly/ContentCurationToolsSupermap All free to use and share.
John Thomas's curator insight, February 9, 2014 11:53 AM

Need To Explain Content Curation To Someone Else? Here Are 5 Special Resources

Maria Richards's curator insight, March 29, 2014 4:50 PM

This link is invaluable to support an understanding of content curation. 

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A Great Selection of Resources on Curation and Learning by David Kelly

A Great Selection of Resources on Curation and Learning by David Kelly | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it

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Dawn Adams Miller's curator insight, May 23, 2013 11:12 PM

Anything from LnD Dave is pure hold and very practical.  Enjoy'

Susan Wegmann's curator insight, May 24, 2013 8:51 AM

A GREAT resource for the buzzword "Content Curation." Finally!

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Clip, Collect and Organize Anything That Interests You: Clipix

Clip, Collect and Organize Anything That Interests You: Clipix | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Clipix is a Pinterest-like clipping and collection app which allows you to capture images and content from any web page and to organize it in custom visual boards.

One key feature that differentiates Clipix from Pinterest (though it is likely that Pinterest will add this feature soon as well) is the ability to organize together multiple sets into a "multiboard".

 

Other key features include a "Price Drop Alert" which emails you when the price of one of the commercial products you have clipped drops and 

"...For example you might have a multiboard that you call “Recipe Ideas” and inside you’d have 3 clipboards: Baking Recipes, Soup Recipes, and Health Recipes.

 

The easiest way to create a multiboard is by dragging one clipboard from the icon in the lower right-hand corner into another clipboard."

 

Video promo: http://youtu.be/4heBUKnDb-w

 

FAQ: http://www.clipix.com/FAQs.aspx

 

Try it out now: http://www.clipix.com/

 

 


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lelapin's comment, July 15, 2012 3:22 AM
Sounds cool, if only Pinterest didn't exist already (or zillions of other similar websites for that matter). thanks for curating and sharing though.
Robin Good's comment, July 15, 2012 3:26 AM
Thank you Lelapin. The world is beautiful because it is varied. Pinterest will soon lose its "mojo" to many of these more specialized clones, which will provide more immediate value to those specifically interested in that specific area or application. I may be wrong but this is what I expect to happen.
Moreen Torpy's curator insight, December 20, 2012 4:56 PM

Here's a new take on Pinterest, but it looks like personal use only.

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Capture Any Content from the Web and Organize Into Boards with ScissorsFly

Capture Any Content from the Web and Organize Into Boards with ScissorsFly | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, February 24, 2014 8:12 AM

Looks promising and pretty for curation.

Nine0Media's curator insight, February 25, 2014 9:31 PM

Very cool! #WebConsultants #WebDesign

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, August 15, 2014 2:25 PM
About ScissorsflyIn the spirit of freedom and creativity, we designed Scissorsfly. For the first time ever, you will be equipped with something that frees your imagination to creatively collect and organize everything you love on the web, and share them with friends.

Scissorsfly originates from an open hackathon hosted at LinkedIn, when Sillicon Valley tech talents from places like Google, Twitter, LinkedIn, or CMU, MIT, Stanford, Berkerly came to play. We won the championship with the idea called ClipIt, which becomes the magic scissors at your hand today. 

Web 1.0 gave you static webpages. Web 2.0 gives you interactions and collaborations with the web and the world. Scissorsfly will give you not only that, but also the initiative to tailor the web at will. It will be an experience beyond the long lasting web 2.0...

Finally, you can run wild with these scissors.
Their MissionCollecting and organizing information is really important to us. However, it could be painful from time to time. We built Scissorsfly for you to enjoy the process.
TeamWe are an early stage startup based in Mountain View (CA) and Chicago (IL). Our team is small and close-knit, with both strong engineering (e.g. Google, Yahoo!, Linkedin, eBay) and research (e.g. security, data mining, machine learning) backgrounds. For anything interesting, drop us a line at support@scissorsfly.com.
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Fine-Tune Your Google Searches To Find Exactly What You Need: The 10 Search Modifiers You Must Know By Heart

Fine-Tune Your Google Searches To Find Exactly What You Need: The 10 Search Modifiers You Must Know By Heart | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it

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Conrad Albertson's comment, November 5, 2013 9:22 AM
Maureen, I agree. Google does use AND as the default. In their defense, I believe the confusion is because not all searches do. Some still use OR. Check out this article about this person disappointed when a different search did not work until they used Google http://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/22388/why-or-operator-by-default-in-search
Elsie Whitelock's curator insight, November 17, 2013 10:34 AM

Some google search modifiers to help focus your search

Andrew Lambert's curator insight, August 12, 2014 9:13 AM

Great shortcuts

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Attribution, Linking and Plagiarism Prevention Tips for Online Journalists


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FrancoisMagnan's curator insight, October 8, 2013 5:32 AM

Des conseils pour éviter le plagiat destinés aus journalistes comme à tous ceux qui écrivent régulièrement en ligne. Un rappel de bonnes pratiques.

Carlos Bisbal's curator insight, October 8, 2013 9:08 AM

Presentación en Slide publicada hace unos días por Steve Buttry que enumera todas las situaciones en las que es posible correr el riesgo de ser acusado de plagio.

La presentación es un resumen de consejos para periodistas online que tienen que lidiar a diario con la adición de enlaces de referencia, la concesión de créditos y la atribución de autoría y evitar ser acusados de plagio.

Un buen consejo que no debe tomarse a la ligera

Janet Vasil's curator insight, October 8, 2013 1:34 PM

How to properly credit others for their work.   Good primer.

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A Curated Collection of Pinterest-Like Web Sites: Pinteresti.st

A Curated Collection of Pinterest-Like Web Sites: Pinteresti.st | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it

Robin Good: A curated collection of Pinterest-like web sites, in perfect Pinterest-like style.

As an increasing number of brands and smaller publishers are adopting a Pinterest-like layout approach to make their content more accessible, someone has decided to start collecting and organizing the best of these.

 

"Pinterest Pinterest Pinterest. It’s spread like a hot, juicy rumor over Twitter, infecting (or improving, depending on how you look at it) the way we use the Internet. Think of it as the Pinterest-ifictation of the Web.


If Tumblr were designed today it might look like Pinterest. All Pinterest did was take the Tumblr feed — a mishmash of uploaded, reblogged and remixed words and images — and make it easier to skim. Rather than scroll endlessly through a single feed of content, Pinterest displays it in as many columns as your browser width can handle..."

 

Source: http://pandodaily.com/2012/09/07/the-great-pinterestification-how-pinterests-design-legacy-might-trump-the-company-itself/

 

You can submit your own here: http://pinteresti.st/submit

 

RSS feed: http://pinteresti.st/rss

 


Check it out now: http://pinteresti.st/

 

(Thanks to Guillaume DeCugis for discovering this)

 

 


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Reduce Information Noise Through Social Curation and Collaborative Discovery: Calm Technology

Reduce Information Noise Through Social Curation and Collaborative Discovery: Calm Technology | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Among the five digital trends presently shaping the consumer experience economy, according to Macala Wright who first wrote about this on Mashable, there is one that has as its key objective the reduction of "information noise", distractions and approaches to digital communication that make it harder to grasp and understand a message or to complete a key task one is after.

 

It reads like there is more to information curation than people scanning feeds and selecting relevant items to write about.

 

From the original article I have extracted a few passages: "Calm technology refers to applications that cut down on the digital noise of high-volume data to show the user only enough information that he or she needs to complete a task.

 

...It refers to technologies that do not disrupt our workflow.

 

The whole idea is to reduce distractions to our work flow without losing functionality.

 

Calm technology fights against many of the principles of digital marketing: instead of screaming for attention with flashing banner ads, technologies and applications politely take a backseat to the user’s primary focus...

 

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Examples of calm technology can be found in the growing popularity of social curation and discovery.

 

Social product discovery sites such as Lyst, Mulu.Me, Buyosphere, Svpply and Discoveredd are essentially social filters that enable their communities to curate the products that are most relevant to them.

 

Moreover, the rise of interest networks and the idea of following someone who has similar likes and shared interest topics are examples of the principles of calm technology driving user behavior.

 

Google Circles, Pinterest and Chime.In, even location apps such as Sonar, Glancee and Highlight, can all be classified under the “term interest network.”

 

Excellent reading. 8/10

 

Full article: http://fashionablymarketing.me/2012/06/digital-trends-consumer-experience-economy/ ;


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