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20+ Digital Storytelling Apps

20+ Digital Storytelling Apps | Knowledge Practices | Scoop.it

Throughout history, people have learned through stories. The metaphors and hidden messages help us to understand difficult concepts and themes. Additionally, stories help us visualize material and help us tie knowledge with our experiences. Educators now have 100s of fantastic free online tools to help their students create and learn through digital storytelling. 


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The essence of "knowledge" is a verified and useful "network of 'rationally connected' concepts," in other words, information contextualized by related information.  And perhaps the richest form of human-devised and context-meaning providing mechanisms is; storytelling.  Storytelling has always been perhaps the most potent knowledge transfer device and remains vital in the so-called "information age."  This is an interesting list that shows a wide variety of approaches to the development of "digital" storytelling.  Check it out.

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6 ways to rethink corporate knowledge sharing

The quest to effectively share knowledge within a company is one that still appears elusive. How do you keep on top of your competitors’ developments? How do you monitor articles that mention your brand? How do you make sure your teams get the information they need to make decisions and to learn? 

While we never had more ways to disseminate intelligence and knowledge within companies, it's easy to feel overwhelmed so that we're still often perceiving a lack of communication in the corporate world.


Via Guillaume Decugis
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This is a simple breakdown of the problem-prospective solution mechanics involved in organizational information sharing - nice!

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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, March 18, 5:10 PM

Because content curation is a new form of communication, it makes sense to look at both external and internal communication when looking at its application within the corporate world. As the same information overload that plagues our social network and digital media is hurting our productivity too, here's how to leverage content curation for corporate knowledge sharing.

malek's curator insight, March 19, 7:22 AM

How to move from knowledge hoarding to knowledge sharing in  organizations?

José Antônio Carlos - O Professor Pepe's curator insight, March 19, 7:54 AM

O uso da curadoria para auxiliar a gestão do conhecimento corporativo.

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Curate Your Learning Playlist on Any Topic with Gibbon.co

Curate Your Learning Playlist on Any Topic with Gibbon.co | Knowledge Practices | Scoop.it
Almost all the knowledge is available on the web, all you need is someone to guide you to it.

Via Robin Good
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This may be useful, if it proves easy enough.

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Robin Good's curator insight, January 3, 10:28 AM



Gibbon is a new web app which makes it extremely easy to create beautiful-to-look-at learning playlists by simply adding specific article or video links to your custom-made content compilation. 


Gibbon actually goes the extra mile by grabbing the full content from each original source you curate, by integrating it into your learning playlist, and by stripping out of any design distractions it may have been accompanied by. 


Learning playlists can be easily edited, arranged and shared with others. 


Gibbon offers a wonderful and elegant design, providing a clutter-free, elegant and very effective way to present and organize content lists.


Furthermore Gibbon adds a few specific touches that make this curation tool particularly fit for learning a topic, by providing reading time estimates for each link in a list, striking out titles of completed readings, highlighting with simple icons the type of content showcased (articles, video, etc.), and creating a focused and distraction-free reading environment.


My comment: Gibbon looks very promising to me, as it attempts not to be another generic curation tool but addresses a very specific need and application while providing a very well designed and usable tool.


Notwithstanding the beauty and simplicity of the UI I felt the need for an integrated search tool that would facilitate me in grabbing those content items I wanted to add into a learning playlist. 


I also had several problems in trying to add new content to my test playlist. New URLs would "time out" easily while being fetched and all of the content added via the bookmarklet or the Google extension didn't show up in my collection.


A very promising tool to effectively curate content learning playlists.


Free to use.


Try it out now: https://gibbon.co/ 


Added to the Curation for Learning Tools section of the Content Curation Tools Supermap.



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

 

M Dolores Solé Gómez's curator insight, January 4, 2:56 AM

Great! Thank you for sharing this tool.

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The Future Of Content Curation Tools - Part I

The Future Of Content Curation Tools - Part I | Knowledge Practices | Scoop.it
Content curation tools are in their infancy. Nonetheless you see so many of them around, there are more new curation tools coming your way soon, with lots of new features and options.

Via Robin Good
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As a primary function within all knowledge practices, information curation will become more vital in the future.  These developments are extreamely important and must be monitored, fostered and developed upon if we are to advance knowledge practices.

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Josep A. Pérez Castelló's curator insight, February 14, 1:01 AM

Si os dedicáis a gestionar y organizar contenidos que después compartís en la red (content curator) este post recomendado por el profesor J. Salinas es fenomenal. Hay que leerlo.

SMOOC's curator insight, February 20, 10:27 AM

Interesting write up on content curation tools from Robin Good (pt. 1)

TeresaSiluar's curator insight, April 12, 10:34 AM

Artículo de Robin Good en el que habla de las posibilidades de las herramientas de content curation.

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Motiif

Motiif | Knowledge Practices | Scoop.it
Motiif marks a new era in the wearable technology products of tomorrow.

'M' is our first product and we're excited to announce it's release.

We're defining this new era by staying mobile and productive.
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this is a bit afield from our core, but I really like the notion of wearables for knowledge workers and this would qualify as "fashionable nerds territory??!!??"  Has tha age of wearables truly arrived?

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Many Eyes

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I for one, think that big data is the most overblown and over-hyped trend since business process re-engineering, but when the visualization of data is done well and for the right illustrative communication reasons, its always been pretty great - (see Edward Tufte -  http://www.edwardtufte.com/tufte/ ;)

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rwestby's curator insight, October 29, 2013 11:42 AM

Great visual data generator. 

ORG's curator insight, November 7, 2013 1:07 PM

This free tool enables you to use your own data to automatically generate a number of different kinds of visualisations which can be used in infographics.

juanjovilar's curator insight, November 21, 2013 4:12 AM

Herramienta que te permite obtener gráficos muy visuales, a partir de  tus própios datos como por ejemplo una tabla excel.

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Optimizing your workplace for learning and productivity

Optimizing your workplace for learning and productivity | Knowledge Practices | Scoop.it
The best businesses are constantly learning, collaborating and changing. A dynamic business – one that is active, aware and willing to experiment – is a successful one. Continue reading →
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both your physical surroundings and your supporting technology can be and often are the differnces between success and failure.  check this out!

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Self Directed Learning: 15 Ways of the Successful Self-Directed Learner

Self Directed Learning: 15 Ways of the Successful Self-Directed Learner | Knowledge Practices | Scoop.it
Successful self directed learning requires certain traits. How well do these 15 describe you, your students, your children, or your friends and colleagues?

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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While it has long been my favored solution for all ills in the education system , with the work described by Sugata Mitra's TED Talk I have become convienced that self-directed learning is absolutely the best systemic learning posture/practice.  This excellent article lists the relevant elements of self-directed learning.

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Word Sense

Word Sense | Knowledge Practices | Scoop.it
Word Sense is a dictionary, thesaurus, and valuable tool for matching thoughts to words. Explore word meanings and relationships.

Via Nik Peachey
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Nothing is more fundamental...language is the means by which knowledge exists (from codification to cooperative constructionism).  

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Patrice McDonough's curator insight, October 11, 2013 12:05 PM

A nice tool for learners, writiers and teachers. Creative!!

Mary Starry's curator insight, October 17, 2013 7:29 PM

Looks like a great tool to use when you're looking for that specific word you can describe but can't remember.

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, November 1, 2013 11:11 AM
What a great tool for students to use in their writing.
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FutureLearn plans to stand out from Mooc crowd

FutureLearn plans to stand out from Mooc crowd | Knowledge Practices | Scoop.it
Display Elizabeth Gibney, Times Higher Education, September 19, 2013 I must confess, my first reaction was, "Oh please, not yet another social network." Times Higher Education describes it as follows: "FutureLearn  would have a “ very...
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First impulse... I wholehearly welcome FutureLearn and what I would charaterize as a more "democratized" approach to open mooc-based learning.  

My cheif concern... the mooc marketplace is quickly becoming too competitive and the old bias that "education" from the dogma "body-of-knowledge" issued by old-line "experts" will be seen as more valuable intitially than the dynamism of self-directed and adhoc new knowledge development attainable by a crowd-of-interdependant learners.

However, I am absolutely confident that given at least 18-30 months of development and another 24 months of thorough evaluation, the FutureLearn approach will systemically produce far superior resuts which will only advance in the overall effectiveness for learners over time.

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The Mind Tools Full Toolkit

The Mind Tools Full Toolkit | Knowledge Practices | Scoop.it
The full toolkit of skill-building resources available in the Mind Tools Club.

MindTools.com teaches you the leadership, team management, problem-solving, personal productivity, and team-working skills that you need for a happy and successful career.

 

We suggest that you start with our free tools, which you can learn about below. If you find these useful, thensubscribe to our free eNewsletter.


Via Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.
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A comprehensive resource for cognitive-based personal and professional development. Highly recommended.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, September 15, 2013 8:34 PM

Mind Tools has many free training - learning / teaching resources for adult learners.

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The Definition Of Personalized Learning

The Definition Of Personalized Learning | Knowledge Practices | Scoop.it
The definition of personalized learning is any learning experience that is self-initiated and self-directed in pursuit of outcomes that are first personal (e.g., curiosity-based, self-prioritized, etc.) This includes the identification of potential...

Via Dean J. Fusto, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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Since all knowledge is a dual personally/socially constructed network of concepts, the best learning is self-directed learning.   It's just much more aligned with the systemic nature of human learning.

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Gooru | A Free Search Engine for Learning

Gooru | A Free Search Engine for Learning | Knowledge Practices | Scoop.it

Create a Gooru collection to engage your students and tier instruction either with different levels or learning styles. Collection narration allows you to provide teacher instruction so that students are well supported while away from the teacher.


Via Nik Peachey
Terry Yelmene's insight:

This COULD BE a great tool EXCEPT it is being positioned as a "techer's resource" to E D U C A T E students  - however -  if the useage was turned exactly 180 degrees and the "collections" were both created by and consumed by self-directed learners for L E A R N I N G... this WILL BE fantastic!

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Victor Palacios's comment, September 19, 2013 3:46 AM
It looks great! I just took the tour and thought it has potential, so I subscribed as a beta user. Let's wait until I use it with my students!
Marie Arndt's comment, September 19, 2013 3:48 AM
Ok, do let me know how you get on.
Steph's Journalism Group 2013's curator insight, October 7, 2013 4:22 PM
Chwayita Ceejay January's insight: 

An interesting search engine directly used for educational purposes. It creates a mediated yet reciprocial intimacy between students and teachers outside the classroom environment. I'm quite fascinated with how students can engage in different lessons or levels according to the different teaching they would prefer.:) But alas! It would take quite a while before it kicks off here.

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Touchcast - Mix video and embed media

Touchcast - Mix video and embed media | Knowledge Practices | Scoop.it

TouchCast makes the language of TV come alive. On playback, touch a graphic to browse a related article, image, or content from the web. The video will keep playing while your audience engages with the vApp


Via Nik Peachey
Terry Yelmene's insight:

Knowledge is equal parts contructivism (conceptual) and connectivism (social) and to the degree that communication can be broadened and enhanced to affect both at the same time, knowledge devlopment becomes more enabled. Touchcast is the kind of tech development that could have just such an effect in this arena.  Ya.. this could be... fantastic!

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 29, 2013 2:34 AM

Touchcast is an app for creating video content which links to various web based and embedded resources and media. It enables the user to create a video commentary which guides the viewer through various websites and study resources and gives a commentary of what these resources contain. At the same time the user can add supporting images to their video to support understanding of what they are saying. Great for creating flipped learning.

Alison Marsh's curator insight, September 11, 2013 9:14 AM

This looks very useful but for learning&teaching or production? Not sure - further investigation required. Also: anyone know how much this costs?

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More AI for developers as Expect Labs releases the MindMeld API

More AI for developers as Expect Labs releases the MindMeld API | Knowledge Practices | Scoop.it

Expect Labs, makers of the MindMeld app for dynamically suggesting content in response to the topics in a spoken conversation, is opening its artificial intelligence engine to the world via the new MindMeld API. It’s the latest example of just how powerful APIs are becoming and offers yet another glimpse into how intelligent we will expect applications to be in the years to come.


Via Szabolcs Kósa
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This API can enable automated curation and should be considered as a real advantage in some dev projects.

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Roger Ellman's curator insight, February 26, 4:01 AM
Some AI news will be action taking place right now, some will be premature and some will surprise us by happening NOW or decades ahead - so glance at all ideas - that's best for keeping abreast!
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Learn, teach, and share online video lessons

Learn, teach, and share online video lessons | Knowledge Practices | Scoop.it
Join Curious.com for free online video lessons, how-to DIY projects, and community. Find or become a student in baking, photography, math, and more!

Via Nik Peachey
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this looks fun!

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Agora Abierta's curator insight, January 16, 3:13 AM

Cursos de todo un poco. También puedes colgar los propios.

Katherine Francis's curator insight, January 28, 6:54 AM

for adult students ?

Met Kous's curator insight, February 1, 3:03 PM

Μαθήματα online με ποικιλία θεμάτων, πολύ καλά κυρίως  για μαθητές.

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Subtext to build interaction around online text

Subtext to build interaction around online text | Knowledge Practices | Scoop.it

Subtext is a free iPad app that allows classroom groups to exchange ideas in the pages of digital texts. You can also layer in enrichment materials, assignments and quizzes—opening up almost limitless opportunities to engage students and foster analysis and writing skills.


Via Nik Peachey
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This development might serve a a simple model for more comprehensive evolving seven-dimensional  knowledge artifacts.

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David Baker's curator insight, October 29, 2013 2:51 PM

As we are developing our digital tools to support teachers in our 1:1 iPad Mini rollout this could be a great tool to support CCSS.

Fiona Harvey's curator insight, December 14, 2013 1:15 PM

This is awesome.  Use digital text for discussion with the class on your iPad and the academic can see what the class discussion is, and can also interact...

Aunty Alice's curator insight, December 28, 2013 11:00 AM

Sounds like a great tool that also fosters discussion and interaction with others

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4 Essential Attributes of Personalized Learning

4 Essential Attributes of Personalized Learning | Knowledge Practices | Scoop.it
iNACOL wrapped their tenth annual conference this week in Orlando. What used to be the Virtual School Symposium is now the Blended and Online Learning Symposium this week in Orlando.
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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this Article- 

 

The Good - The general recognition that l"earning" is an individualized process that is solely for an individual (personalized) is both welcome and long overdue.

 

The Bad - There is a very risky, yet potentially a high reward aspect to isolating competency mechanics /classifications in order to decipher why and how an individual's learning may be differentiated and thereby enhanced.  Without truly understanding the systemic nature of these differentiations, making these reasonable, yet still only hypothitical distinctions/delineations and adopting multiple formal strategies to address each seperately, could be a big mistake!

 

The Ugly -  The unmistakably false "teacher/instructor knower imparting knowledge to students to consume" perspective that this article takes, makes virtually any positive attribute null and void.  Ya, that's pretty ugly!

 

Bottomline... this IS a start... it's just gotton off on the wrong foot.

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9 amazing ways to learn online

9 amazing ways to learn online | Knowledge Practices | Scoop.it
There is no need to buy a massive set of encyclopedias anymore, as you can learn most things online these days. The trouble is that the internet is filled with terrible amounts of misinformation.
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finally!  after years of seeing only the potential for great advances for internet-supported learning, now new and dramatically more effective resources are seeming to come online nearly every single day.  form moocs, to ple, to the loosening of strict copyright restrictions on academic white papers and much more, we may be entering a renaissance period of self-directed learning.

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W&M Self-Directed E-Learning Projects: An Update — Academic Technology

W&M Self-Directed E-Learning Projects: An Update — Academic Technology | Knowledge Practices | Scoop.it
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Check out the multi-phased approach being tried at William & Mary to foster self-directed elearning.

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Sugata Mitra TED 2013 winning talk

Read More here ~ http://bit.ly/XcKalA Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education -- the best teachers and schools don...
Terry Yelmene's insight:

I have had the great futune to see something extremely similar to the SOLE concept as it's described here by Mr. Mitra.  And I wholehearted believe that our collective futures will be successful to the degree that we follow this path.  IMHO, no knowledge practice message I will present in this channel is more important.  I believe we MUST' change education into self-directed learning if we are to survive the problems we made as a species.  We must simply allow ourselves to learn from a self-directed and unlimited mindset.  Please WATCH, and THINK without EDUCATION as a construct, but rather as a LEARNER!  You will be on your way!

 

And... Thank you Gail Taylor for setting me on the path of self-directed learning.

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Dave Gray » Q-tools: An approach for discovery and knowledge work

Dave Gray » Q-tools: An approach for discovery and knowledge work | Knowledge Practices | Scoop.it
Communication is one of the most important skills anyone can have, in business and in life. As individuals and as a species, I believe we will be happier and more productive if we can improve our ability to communicate.
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Dave Gray's seminal post describing Q-Tools; information mechanics derived through classification and typed question application. 

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20+ Digital Storytelling Apps

20+ Digital Storytelling Apps | Knowledge Practices | Scoop.it

Throughout history, people have learned through stories. The metaphors and hidden messages help us to understand difficult concepts and themes. Additionally, stories help us visualize material and help us tie knowledge with our experiences. Educators now have 100s of fantastic free online tools to help their students create and learn through digital storytelling. 


Via Gregg Morris, Ideas Poderosas, Victor Palacios
Terry Yelmene's insight:

The essence of "knowledge" is a verified and useful "network of 'rationally connected' concepts," in other words, information contextualized by related information.  And perhaps the richest form of human-devised and context-meaning providing mechanisms is; storytelling.  Storytelling has always been perhaps the most potent knowledge transfer device and remains vital in the so-called "information age."  This is an interesting list that shows a wide variety of approaches to the development of "digital" storytelling.  Check it out.

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When Brain Training Makes you More Productive

When Brain Training Makes you More Productive | Knowledge Practices | Scoop.it
There are many ways to define productivity.
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Looks interesting, though it may be flawed.

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CLARE: A Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Environment - doctoral thesis-pdf

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CLARE was developed back in the late 1990's yet the RESRA/SECAI construct reamins as the best collaborative learning process with system supoort that I have ever encountered.  I think it should be reexamined as a model for new learning technologies.

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Gingko App - For collaborative writing

Gingko App - For collaborative writing | Knowledge Practices | Scoop.it

Since Gingko is tree-based, one person can work on the overall organization, while a second is writing the main points of a particular section, and a third is taking those points and fleshing them out in a subsection.


Via Nik Peachey
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A broadly available (within Google's shpere) and practical tool to accomodate both artifact-based collboration and evolving artifacts.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 22, 2013 3:32 PM

Very good app for long documents. You could work in a 3 tree level, allowing you to conect between levels, add links, pics, etc... quite user-friendly.

Anne-Christin Tannhäuser's curator insight, February 25, 2:52 AM

Need to try out this tool, looks exciting!

Asif Mehedi's curator insight, June 11, 9:56 AM

Now that I've discovered the wonderful Gingko App, my writing (and pre-writing) is not going to be the same again.