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Education Should Be About Preparing for Tomorrow

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We need to have higher expectations for ourselves as educators, parents, and policymakers; and we need to have higher expectations for our students -- they will meet the bar wherever it is set.

 

To address this challenge we must revolutionize what we teach, how we teach and how we measure the results. Fundamental and rapid change is necessary -- now, not sometime in the future. Solving our nation's education crisis will take commitment and investment in proven approaches to project-based learning.

 

We have to convert our thinking from maximizing content coverage and "teaching to the test" to using methods that help students understand the applications of what they learn.

 

===> We must help students develop problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration skills -- skills that will prepare them to compete in the global economy. <===

 


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Ana Magno's curator insight, December 30, 2013 6:37 PM

Senti na pele o que me faltou na educação que recebi. Desejo que as coisas mudem e que os alunos de hoje saiam das escolas realmente preparados para enfrentar o futuro.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 2, 12:14 PM

We have to educate in ways today that prepare students and teachers for the world they live now and tomorrow. We seem to lack the will and the leadership. We have talking head syndrome. The best job an educator could have is to be in the classroom, not be a principal.

Annie M Herbert's curator insight, January 9, 2:27 PM

While short, it is a great motivational piece to read.  The project-based learning is the way of the new Science standards too.

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Want to Know the Secrets of Finnish Education?

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Clearly, there seems to be a disconnect between much of what’s written about Finnish education and reality. This is a curious matter. Yes, we all agree that Finnish education has been successful,...

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Linda Alexander's comment, August 24, 2013 10:57 AM
Thank you for the article, Susan and Juandoming. I altered the title before I shared it.
Patch Self-help's curator insight, August 24, 2013 7:09 PM

In Finland there is also a development in mental health practice known as Open Dialogue. Look it up. In Nottingham there is a group of people trying to bring Open Dialogue to the UK starting locally. What is it? It is a way of treating people in distress with real care and understanding rather than sedating them with drugs and labeling them Psychotic for life with on going prescriptions. The best way to avoid side affects. It is a real education so do look up more about this and look out for MHAW in Nottingham where you can find an event focuswd on Open Dialogue in the orange leaflet out soon in Libraries and GP surgeries.

 

Dafnord 's curator insight, August 28, 2013 3:31 PM

15-åriga finska elever har fått fortfarande bästa resultat i internationella PISA-studier. Därför talar man om den "mytiska finska undervisningen". Jag tror att bakom den där framgången är viljan att lära sig. De förflutna tider har inte varit lätta för Finland. Kampen mot fattigdom, kampen för nationell existens, kampen för ett eget språk. Är det möjligt att just den hårda kampen har påverkat finnarna så att uppskattningen av kultur, bildning och lärning har utvecklat särskilt kraftigt bland medborgare? Jag bara frågar.

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A Crowdsourced List Of The Best iOS Education Apps - Edudemic

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We've curated a list of the best education apps for Apple's iOS. But now it's your turn. Share your favorite apps, vote up apps that you like, and make this list as useful as possible!

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4 Twitter Tools Every Teacher should Know about

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Twitter is a powerful educational social networking website that has a huge potential for  teachers professional development.

 

Twitter is also ideal as a  PLN  where you get to connect with other educators from all around the globe and exchange teaching and learning materials with them. Building a PLN, however, requires making acquaintances with similar like-minded teachers and also developing your list of followers; but once you have such a solid PLN problems of maintaining it and staying updated with what others tweet become a tricky challenge.

 

I have curated for you some powerful tools to help you benefit the maximum from  the PLN you create on Twitter. Check them out below.

 


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danijel drnić's curator insight, April 26, 2013 3:07 PM

..eto Twitter je upravo ono što mi nismo. Marljiv, uporan, nepogrešiv i ponekad zanimljiv. Dajte ga si opskrbite.

Sharla Shults's curator insight, April 27, 2013 11:47 PM

Twitter is not just for tweets any more! This little birdie sings more than one tune :-)

Jordi Castells's curator insight, April 28, 2013 3:18 PM

Twitter gets into Personal Learning Environments !

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‘Spring Clean’ your Facebook account in 3 steps

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You’ve probably been using for Facebook for years.

Thus your profile has all kinds of likes and apps you probably don’t remember adding.

 

That’s why spring is the perfect time to look at your page and try to make it new again.

 

Here are 3 easy steps that will improve your privacy and your Facebook experience.


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Randi Thompson's curator insight, April 15, 2013 6:55 PM

It's time to do some spring cleaning with your Facebook account....

Dawn Matheson's curator insight, April 16, 2013 10:57 AM

In the mood for a little spring cleaning? Don't forget your social media house cleaning! ~ Terry

DMT Software's curator insight, April 16, 2013 2:33 PM

Not bad advice for any season.

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What is Education 3.0

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Education 3.0 is a term that has been used to describe a level of transformative capabilities and practices for education in the 21st century.

 

Professor Derek Keats, of the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa,[1] and his co-author Jan Philipp Schmidt, FreeCourseWare Manager at University of the Western Cape, South Africa, used the term in 2007 to apply to the use and impact on education of collaborative and personalized learning, reusable learning content, and recognition of prior learning (RPL) whether by formal or informal means.

 

Keats' explorations were focused on higher education.[2] Dr. John Moravec at the University of Minnesota broadens this view, and describes Education 3.0 as a product necessary to support what he labels "Society 3.0" - a near future paradigm of social co-constructivism, ambient technology, and propelled by continuous innovation at all levels of society.[3]

 


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Jillian Zuber's curator insight, May 2, 2013 12:57 PM

Interesting...

Bill Weigall's curator insight, October 26, 2013 10:38 PM

One possible imminent future...

Jeffrey Miles's curator insight, March 17, 11:01 PM

The idea of web 2.0, and education 3.0 is interesting to me... what will they be called in the future if they are to become the norm?

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A Great Project Based Learning Checklist for Teachers

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jillyfrees's curator insight, May 6, 2013 3:15 AM

This ia a neat checklist to assess whether the project you set is worth the effort.

Michelle Gohagon's curator insight, May 14, 2013 1:45 PM

Great checklist for project-based learning

KiwiBelma's curator insight, August 18, 2013 6:16 PM

Just to remind myself :-)

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Beatbullying - Resources

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Whether you want to keep your pupils safe, aware of bullying in its many forms, cyber-savvy, or clued up on their rights and responsibilities, we have a huge range of lesson and assembly plans, activities and information available for you, for free.


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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, March 21, 2013 4:39 PM

Great teaching resources around bullying

L Orange's curator insight, May 16, 2013 4:55 PM

Awesome ideas and lesson plans (plus assembly plans!) for all kinds of bullying, including cyber. 

Lucy Beaton's curator insight, May 26, 2013 4:24 AM

There's a lot of information, lesson plans and strategies on this website. 

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How Should Social Media Be Taught in Schools?

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The power of connected learning expands the classroom to infinity and beyond, but students still need a teacher’s guidance.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 8, 2013 8:42 AM

 

A MUST read, very interesting...

 

Gust MEES's curator insight, March 8, 2013 8:46 AM


A MUST read, very interesting...


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The Padagogy Wheel

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Simon Vuillaume's curator insight, April 29, 2013 5:58 PM

Ipadagogy... 

Deborah Banker's curator insight, May 12, 2013 2:03 PM

WOW!!  How cool is this?!

Louise Lewis's curator insight, September 20, 2013 8:34 PM

Perfect for our research into Web 2.0 tools that we may include in our webmixes

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A Good School: The world doesn’t care what you know. It cares what you can do with what you know.

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“There’s no competitive advantage today in knowing more than the person next to you. The world doesn’t care what you know. What the world cares about is what you can do with what you know.”

 

- Tony Wagner


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48 Free Education Apps Sorted By Grade Level

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Time to stop spending all afternoon hunting through the app store. These free education apps sorted by grade level should save you quite a few hours.

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Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, February 21, 2013 2:10 AM
48 Free Education Apps Sorted By Grade Level.

"Time to stop spending all afternoon hunting through the app store. These free education apps sorted by grade level should save you quite a few hours".
48 Free Education Apps Sorted By Grade Level via @Gerrit_Bes http://sco.lt/...



Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, February 21, 2013 7:45 PM

:-)

Casey Smith's curator insight, February 28, 2013 12:12 AM

This webpage has a wide range of Apps for Education. There are many Apps for a wide range of KLA's, however is a wonderful webpage to find Apps quickly and to gather an understanding of how to use these within the classroom.

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Technology Integration Research Review

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Edutopia’s tech integration research review explores some of the vast body of research out there and helps you navigate useful results.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 10, 2013 2:39 PM

A MUST read!!!

 

Clare Treloar's curator insight, February 10, 2013 7:13 PM

detail given on evidence based programs which is worth reading

Gianfranco D'Aversa's curator insight, February 11, 2013 11:01 AM

Edutopia’s tech integration research review explores some of the vast body of research out there and helps you navigate useful results.

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Are We in an An Age of Collective Learning?

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Rotana Ty shares a wonderful essay on collective learning for Permamarks blog. He has curated ideas by many thought leaders on the topic including Marcia Conner, Nilofer Merchant, John Hagel, Tiffany Shlain, Gideon Rosenblatt, J.

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The Rice Process's curator insight, November 25, 2013 4:27 PM

experts and expertise exists beyond the traditional classroom.

John Rudkin's curator insight, November 28, 2013 7:45 AM

Really wonderful info.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, December 15, 2013 10:53 PM

Connected learning is 21 century learning and gives shared purpose and creates community.

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Visual Thinking and Seeing Creatively [Infographic]

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Deborah Chad's curator insight, August 31, 2013 6:02 PM

More inforgraphics and thinking again this is the way to present the FH journey from PD through implementation

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, September 3, 2013 12:42 PM

Good info!

Siri Anderson's curator insight, September 4, 2013 10:25 AM

Regardless of discipline this process can help organize student consideration of what is and what can be!

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The Teacher of Tomorrow – What makes a 21st Century Educator?

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Technology makes the tools, but what are the general characteristics that make an effective educator a 21st century educator?

 

 

 

 

===> Teachers need to evolve as fast as technology does. <===

 

By adopting an open mind and awareness on the rapidly-developing technologies and their possible uses in classroom instruction, teachers become future-ready for the 21st century.

 


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Cathleen Nardi's curator insight, May 23, 2013 5:58 PM

The ability to adapt and the ability to encourage one's students to do the same.

Jane Sowter-Maranion's curator insight, May 23, 2013 7:12 PM

Being a 21st Century educator is creating a learning environment that is social, collaborative and project based. Teachers, nor anyone else for that matter, will ever be able to keep up with all new technologies. The trick is to focus on digital technologies that facilitate student collaboration.

Michael MacNeil's comment, May 28, 2013 10:23 AM
What makes 21 st Century learning so interesting is the rapid rate of thechnological change. Who knows what new learning tools will arrive on the scene tomorrow.
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50 Education Technology Tools You Can Start Using Today

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Finding the best education technology tools is a time-consuming task. It may even be viewed as a chore (for some). Not with this fabulous list, though!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 18, 2013 7:30 PM

It looks very helpful and practical. We cannot be expert in all things digital.

Alison Rostetter's curator insight, April 19, 2013 2:16 PM

Need to look into this... I love it when people take the strain off by finding sites for me.

Lee Hall's curator insight, April 19, 2013 4:51 PM

Thanks for the great list of tools. Symbaloo itself is a great one for using with students. I try to use a small set at a time with children.

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Finland's School System - Infographic

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AnnC's curator insight, April 11, 2013 10:56 PM

What keeps us from learning from those who have better results?

Jordi Castells's curator insight, April 28, 2013 2:43 PM

Christal clear ! They're ahead !

Julia_Ryu's curator insight, May 15, 2013 5:10 AM

Finland has a good school system! I want to share this information with you if you interesting about education or Finland look more seriously.

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50 Ways To Integrate Art Into Any Lesson

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Albert Einstein wrote:  The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. So the unknown, the mysterious, is where art and science meet.

 

Keeping his words in mind, educators everywhere are beginning to work art into education. Because we live in the 21st century, we have all the tools right at our fingertips, quite literally. The Internet hosts site after site devoted to integrating art into education.

 

Right here, you’ll find some of the best websites and some interesting ideas that are easily altered to fit various lessons. Explore 50 ways to add artistic elements to the simplest and most complex lessons.



Cited From: http://newsroom.opencolleges.edu.au/features/50-ways-to-integrate-art-into-any-lesson/#ixzz2PLSreQyH


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Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, April 4, 2013 9:23 AM

An interesting read

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, April 6, 2013 4:40 PM

Primarily K-12, but some useful tips for higher ed as well. 

ohdesiderata's curator insight, April 12, 2013 8:21 AM

An incredibly valuable resource that authentically incorporates the arts across almost all the KLAs.

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Self-Directed Learning Well Explained and 27 Actions

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TeachThought.com has a series of posts about self-directed learning by Terry Heick and the staff, well worth a read! “

 

“Learning is most effective when it’s personalised; it means something to the learner. That happens when people feel they are participants and investors in their own learning, shaping what and how they learn, and able to articulate its value to them.” — Leadbeater, Charles

 


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 25, 2013 2:16 PM

It is interesting how few classroom teachers and administrators are aware of what self-directed learning is. SDL is an imperative for our children.

Avery's curator insight, March 25, 2013 11:56 PM

My Thoughts:

You can't teach someone how to learn. You can give them helpful tips and advice, but a single structure for education is not going to work for everyone. It's so much harder for people to learn their true potential, to reach their goals, when they're only shown a single path to them. You show them the path through the forest, but what if there's a rock face nearby that also leads up to where they want to go, and what if they happen to be a fantastic rock climber? It just makes more sense to show someone a map if you can, instead of directing them towards only one path.

Official AndreasCY's curator insight, March 30, 2013 2:58 PM

“Learning is most effective when it’s personalised; it means something to the learner. That happens when people feel they are participants and investors in their own learning, shaping what and how they learn, and able to articulate its value to them.” — Leadbeater, Charles

 

Famous Self-Taughts (Autodidacts): Leonardo Da Vinci, William Blake, Herb Rits (in addition to Virginia Woolf, Mark Twain, John D. Rockefeller, and many others)

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Curation for Teachers [Infographic]

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In Professional Learning in the Digital Age: The Educator's Guide to User-Generated Learning, Kristen Swanson shows educators how to enhance their pro...

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Rosie Peel's curator insight, June 8, 2013 3:07 AM

This is very insightful when creating an effective, authentic and reliable curation collection.  It is resources like this one that I feel will benefit others in their teaching and learning journey.

Dorothy Minor's curator insight, July 8, 2013 3:29 PM

This infographic provides insight into showing how to enhance learning. Critical thinking is an important skill in today's world. Students need encouragement in taking ownership of their own learning. We can find ways to encourage students from this link.

Daniel Jimenez Zulic's curator insight, August 3, 2013 12:04 PM

Ya en el esquema se ve como ir mejorando la practica, seleccion y calificacion de los sitios y contenidos.

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Online Citizenship | Common Craft

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 6, 2013 2:58 PM

This is great way to build conceptual understanding of digital citizenship! 

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 6, 2013 6:39 PM

Very useful and interesting. Though this has a 'watermark' it is still a valuable video and would be interesting to share with staff and students.

Helena Andrade Mendonça's curator insight, March 7, 2013 4:55 PM

Os videos da CommonCraft são interessantes. Alguns tem a versão em português e há vídeos de diversas áreas. Vale a pena dar uma olhada.

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eSafetyKit

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Safer internet/eSafety

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Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, February 27, 2013 3:02 PM
eSafetyKit

Safer Internet / eSafety


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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 27, 2013 3:35 PM

Check it out and teach the kids!

 

Schreib-Lounge's curator insight, February 28, 2013 1:54 AM

esaftey-Kit in diversen Sprachen: Franzöisch, Flämisch, Spanisch ...

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INFOGRAPHIC: What Makes Social Media so Influential?

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If your impression of social media is limited to your friends posting cat videos and teenagers glued to their iPhones – think again.

Social media possesses incredible influential power, and since the advent of the Internet it's evolved from a simple way for people to keep in touch into a massive global network connecting organizations, communities and people.Social media is the easiest, fastest and most explosive way to transmit and receive information! And best of all – absolutely anyone can take advantage of it.

 

Check out the infographic to learn how to embrace the ubiquity of social media and use its power to better yourself, your business, or cause, and find a host of statistics and facts that may surprise you about the influence of social media...


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Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, March 2, 2013 6:08 AM
INFOGRAPHIQUE: What Makes médias sociaux de manière influente?

If your impression of social media is limited to your friends posting cat videos and teenagers glued to their iPhones – think again.

Social media possesses incredible influential power, and since the advent of the Internet it's evolved from a simple way for people to keep in touch into a massive global network connecting organizations, communities and people.Social media is the easiest, fastest and most explosive way to transmit and receive information! And best of all – absolutely anyone can take advantage of it.


Check out the infographic to learn how to embrace the ubiquity of social media and use its power to better yourself, your business, or cause, and find a host of statistics and facts that may surprise you about the influence of social media...














INFOGRAPHIC: What Makes Social Media so Influential? via @MYDstudio http://sco.lt/...


Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, March 2, 2013 6:51 AM
INFOGRAPHIQUE: What Makes médias sociaux de manière influente ?

"If your impression of social media is limited to your friends posting cat videos and teenagers glued to their iPhones – think again.

Social media possesses incredible influential power, and since the advent of the Internet it's evolved from a simple way for people to keep in touch into a massive global network connecting organizations, communities and people.Social media is the easiest, fastest and most explosive way to transmit and receive information! And best of all – absolutely anyone can take advantage of it.


Check out the infographic to learn how to embrace the ubiquity of social media and use its power to better yourself, your business, or cause, and find a host of statistics and facts that may surprise you about the influence of social media"...














INFOGRAPHIC: What Makes Social Media so Influential? via @MYDstudio http://sco.lt/...


Bart van Maanen's curator insight, March 3, 2013 9:21 AM

Nice.

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Curate Your Bookmarks Into Visual Start Pages with Draggo


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Robin Good's comment, March 7, 2013 10:41 AM
Yes Livia, you got the idea.
Robin Good's comment, March 7, 2013 10:41 AM
Yes Livia, you got the idea.
lynnegibb's curator insight, March 13, 2013 6:44 PM

Yes - need to sort my curation finds!