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Five Digital Literacy Professional Development Strategies

Five Digital Literacy Professional Development Strategies | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

Discussing digital literacy as a way to locate, understand, organize, evaluate, and create information using digital technology is one thing, but putting the concept into motion in the college classroom isn’t always easy. With new information resources proliferating daily, andsome educators reluctant to change their "old ways" of teaching and disseminating information, professional development has become a key consideration

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Web and Graphic Design Trends 2014 – Infographic via istock

Web and Graphic Design Trends 2014 – Infographic via istock | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it
Brush up on what’s trending in the creative world with this quick look at the top visual design themes and tools for 2014.

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Amanda Groover's curator insight, December 15, 2013 7:43 PM

Marketing in this decade not only needs but REQUIRES the ability to think outside of the box!  Look at some of the trends appearing in a marketing campaign near you  in the next year!

Jakarta Web Developer's curator insight, August 11, 2:15 PM

Web and Graphic Design Trends 2014 – Infographic via istock (Midyear Check)

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, August 12, 12:06 PM

Interactive infographic:
http://www.istockphoto.com/article_view.php?ID=1619#.Uq1MuI0hZjF

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Why Some Schools Are Selling All Their iPads

Why Some Schools Are Selling All Their iPads | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it
Four years after Apple introduced its popular tablet, many districts are switching to laptops.
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Introduction to Google Classroom - Edudemic

Introduction to Google Classroom - Edudemic | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

With the recent announcement of Google Classroom, school districts and educators across the country that are currently integrating Google Apps for Education into their classrooms are awaiting the opportunity to gain access to Google’s workflow solution. While there are currently a number of workflow solutions and approaches within Google Drive that classroom teachers can take that range from manual organization and file / folder sharingto advanced automation with tools such as Doctopus, Google Classroom provides a viable option that strikes a balance – blending tight integration with Google Drive, an intuitive interface and advanced features that experienced Google Drive users are looking for.

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Traditional publishing is 'no longer fair or sustainable'

Traditional publishing is 'no longer fair or sustainable' | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

Chief executive of 9,000-member UK group argues that while 'authors' earnings are going down generally, those of publishers are increasing. 

After figures released this week showed professional authors' median annual incomes have collapsed to to £11,000, The Society of Authors' chief executive has claimed that traditional publishers' terms "are no longer fair or sustainable".


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Randy Nichols's curator insight, July 14, 7:16 AM

The "Book of the Future" awaits? And will it not be digital?

Stewart-Marshall's curator insight, July 14, 7:35 AM

All the more reason that all universities should move open access publishing of their research - using an open source system such OJS - https://pkp.sfu.ca/ojs/ - with automatic listing in Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) - http://doaj.org/ ; :-)

Michael MacNeil's curator insight, July 15, 7:16 AM

Commerce 1, Creativity 0 .  

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The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources

The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it
So, you need an image for your blog? We’ve spent some time categorizing our favorite sources for free images and organizing them in such a way as to help you find what you’re looking for. Here are ...

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EJ Morris's curator insight, August 19, 4:05 PM

Great vault of visuals  and images.. I'll be adding some of these images to my website later today..      http://EJMorris.com

A. Brian Dengler's curator insight, August 19, 4:49 PM
This is extremely helpful.
Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 20, 4:43 PM

Directorio de fuentes de imagen gratuito

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This tech school has no teachers, no books, no fees - and it can change everything

This tech school has no teachers, no books, no fees - and it can change everything | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

It has no teachers. No books. No MOOCs. No dorms, gyms, labs, or student centers. No tuition.

And yet it plans to turn out highly qualified, motivated software engineers, each of whom has gone through an intensive two- to three-year program designed to teach them everything they need to know to become outstanding programmers.


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Enrico De Angelis's curator insight, June 22, 7:22 AM
no teachers, no books, no tuition but a huge donation ...
Regina Tschud's curator insight, June 24, 1:12 AM

Sounds good to me.

I´m curious, how this will develop within the next years...

Tom Cockburn's curator insight, June 24, 2:48 AM

Worth watching developments,though I can see this having instant appeal to some H.E. Managers and politicians

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Curation: Creatively Filtering Content

Curation: Creatively Filtering Content | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

Below are examples of all the different ways educators used to curate or share information from the Edutech National Congress & Expo.  Comparing the tools used to curate at EduTech with the curation survey results highlights choices are personal and based on the outcome you’re trying to achieve.

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Top 10 Reasons to Publish Online Your Learners' Work

Top 10 Reasons to Publish Online Your Learners' Work | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

From confidence-building to skill enhancement, making the work of a learner public often resulted in an overall enhanced educational experience. Today, thanks to the power of technology, we are able to magnify all of these benefits by posting learners' work online.

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Blogging as Pedagogy: Facilitate Learning

Blogging as Pedagogy: Facilitate Learning | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it
Blogging should not be an add-on, not an isolated project, but should be seen as PEDAGOGY. Ann Davis shared a definition of Pedagogy beyond a  simple "method of teaching" (unfortunately I was not a...

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Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, June 9, 4:05 PM

Los Blogs como herramienta pedagógica

Margarita Saucedo's curator insight, June 17, 8:03 PM

Un buen medio de comunicación

Tina Jameson's curator insight, June 19, 4:53 PM

If you are looking at 'blogging' as a possible classroom tool / strategy to use with students - then this infographic and accompanying 'blog' advice could be useful. 

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The Art of Focus

The Art of Focus | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

The lesson from childhood, then, is that if you want to win the war for attention, don’t try to say “no” to the trivial distractions you find on the information smorgasbord; try to say “yes” to the subject that arouses a terrifying longing, and let the terrifying longing crowd out everything else.


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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, June 6, 5:47 AM

This surely is an age of distractions.

John Rudkin's curator insight, June 7, 1:26 AM

Sometimes those dreamy moments connect the dots......

Linda Denty's curator insight, June 9, 3:48 PM

Just to balance out the previous Scoop about multi-tasking.

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Great Tools to Create Classroom Multimedia Magazines and Books

Great Tools to Create Classroom Multimedia Magazines and Books | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

Providing students with a space where they can freely create, innovate and share their production is one of the best strategies to enhance their learning. One way to do this is through engaging students in the creation of multimedia magazines and books.

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34 Diverse Blended Learning Apps For iPad - TeachThought

34 Diverse Blended Learning Apps For iPad - TeachThought | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

The following blended learning apps for iPad (most, but not all are available on Android as well) are a purposefully diverse bunch, including Whiteboard apps, mirroring apps, learning management systems, screen capture software, and video creation tools for teachers and students, all to help jumpstart your move to a blended learning–and mobile learning–classroom.


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Designing for Learning's curator insight, May 6, 10:35 PM

A diverse list here from whiteboard apps to video creation tools - to help you kick start your blending!

John Evans's curator insight, May 16, 7:15 AM

Thanks for the suggestion to re Scoop this from Lee Hall!

mrsjgarcia's curator insight, May 17, 7:25 AM

This is a really good list. I haven't come across x-mirage before and look forward to trying it out. Another great mirroring device, is Splashtop that allows you to mirror your Mac on your iPad and control it remotely.

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CORE Education's Ten Trends 2014

CORE Education's Ten Trends 2014 | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

http://www.core-ed.org/thought-leadership/ten-trend


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Each year, CORE Education’s experienced staff of researchers, education trainers, and technology experts pool their knowledge and expertise, and through a thorough process put together and publish CORE’s prognosis on what are the coming ten major trends in eLearning and education generally that will make an impact upon education in New Zealand (and other parts of the world) in the coming year.

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june holley's curator insight, May 16, 6:09 AM

Great wheel for networks and network leadership too.

Alan Ovens's curator insight, May 17, 2:33 PM

Interesting while not attending to the fact that the education is becoming a market place where business principles and ethics will dominate and constrain education.

Steve Bavister's curator insight, May 19, 11:57 PM

Neat graphic. Cool insight.

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46 Hidden Tricks to Use Google Search Like a Pro: Infographic

46 Hidden Tricks to Use Google Search Like a Pro: Infographic | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

How often do you use Google to find something on the internet?

If like a lot of people you use Google every day you’ll be astounded by the number of hidden tips and tricks their search facility offers.

Find 46 of them featured in this infographic.


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Enrico De Angelis's curator insight, August 15, 3:11 PM

Worth to be read!!

ABSOLUTELY!!!

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, Today, 2:46 PM

For more resources on Social Media & Content Curation visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, Today, 9:02 PM

Google Goodies.... give 'em a try!

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20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills

20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

Widely understood to be essential to success in the workplace and modern life, digital literacy is beginning to emerge as a necessary component of curricula across the globe. As current undergraduates have never known a life without the internet, it’s only natural that universities should nurture their familiarity with technology, encouraging its use in teaching and learning. Instructors should also be prepared to offer guidance on what students aren’t as familiar with–turning their technical skills into skills for lifelong learning and employability.


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Eeva Kurttila-Matero's curator insight, July 28, 1:46 AM

"Digitaalinen lukutaito ei ole tietotekniikkaa, se on teknologian käyttöä ajattelun kehittämiseen. Jos kriittisen ajattelun taidot eivät vielä ole olennainen osa oppilaittesi tietoyhteiskuntavalmiuksia, sinun on aika pohtia opetusstrategioitasi."

 

Anne-Maree Johnson's curator insight, July 29, 3:51 PM

What does the term "digitally literate" mean? This article gices some prompts about what digital literacy is- and what it isn't.

Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, August 4, 8:15 AM

I really enjoyed this article on "do's" and "don'ts" for empowering students in digital literacy techniques.  I think we forget - this is where our students shine. The article points out that today's undergraduates have NEVER known life without the internet.  How do we use that to help our students learn more?

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12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free

12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

All education is self-education.  Period.  It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a college classroom or a coffee shop.  We don’t learn anything we don’t want to learn.

Those people who take the time and initiative to pursue knowledge on their own are the only ones who earn a real education in this world.

Take a look at any widely acclaimed scholar, entrepreneur or historical figure you can think of.  Formal education or not, you’ll find that he or she is a product of continuous self-education.


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Linda Alexander's curator insight, July 25, 6:24 AM

An incredible list organized by subject matter....

Jeroen Boon's curator insight, August 4, 5:39 AM
"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." Confucius
Katelm's curator insight, August 16, 4:03 AM

Liste de site pour trouver des formations gratuites (en anglais).

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Curation as a tool for teaching and learning

According to Boyd (2010) curators help people to focus their attention on the most relevant and  important information streams. Valenza (2011) tells us to take advantage of the work of others passionate about a topic and use their curated work as a search tool.Fiorelli (2011) describes content curators as “critical knowledge brokers”.


Librarians, journalists, and teachers have always curated: they evaluate, select, collect, present, and promote material for their users, readers and students; but these days curation is becoming an important activity for a broad range of people and for a variety of reasons and purposes.

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The Single Most Important Factor for iPad Success in Schools

The Single Most Important Factor for iPad Success in Schools | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

The researchers found that "personal 'ownership' of the device is seen as the single most important factor for successful use of this technology." They found ownership is fundamental for increasing students levels of motivation, interest, and engagement. Personal ownership promotes greater student autonomy and self-efficacy. Best of all, ownership encourages students to take more responsibility for their learning.


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Apple Might Finally Solve Photo Storage Hell | TechCrunch

Apple Might Finally Solve Photo Storage Hell | TechCrunch | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

We take a bazillion photos with our phones and digital cameras. The digital images mostly just sit, clogging up our hard drive(s). This has been a problem for as long as digital photography has existed and it’s getting worse. Camera resolutions are getting bigger and with it, the file sizes of our digital photos are growing.

Although many companies have taken a crack at this problem, I think Apple’s upcoming iCloud Photo Library could be the perfect solution — if they do it right.

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Blogging as a Curation Platform

Blogging as a Curation Platform | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it
Don’t andomly sharing a large amount of links in a rapid fire sequence or in a looong bulleted list of links is collecting, not curating. Most of the time, it is seems that “link collectors”  just skim over the titles and at most a few sentences of the resources without reading, nor digging deeper into the content. It is by sharing quality and relevant content and by adding value to make me see connections, new background information or a different perspective I had not considered, that curators will gain my trust.
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New Learning - by Stephen Downes

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But what is more fundamental is the change to our understanding of knowledge itself. We are shifting fromknowledge as remembering to knowledge as recognizing. The difference is that we understand knowing, not as an accumulation of facts, but rather, as a development of the self, of the creation of a 'mental muscle', which is in essence a set of reactions and instincts.

Sometimes, new knowledge looks like remembering, especially then the knowledge being applied is simple and straightforward. Sometimes it looks like a performance or skill, as when we perform a complex and adaptive task. Somethings it looks like mastery of the tools, as when we know exactly what and where to look up the information we need.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 11, 8:57 AM

Gert Biesta proposed we use the language of learning which is instrumental i.e. students are clients versus the language of teaching which is relational and situational. What adaptive software cannot do is replace the relational, contextual, and situational teaching in learning.

 

I just finished reading Madeline Grumet's Bitter Milk which speaks to a patriarchal paradigm in education which is non-relational. Is this what we want?

Daniel Tan's curator insight, June 11, 4:43 PM

Knowing from "knowing" to "recognizing"!

Daniel Tan's curator insight, June 13, 12:53 AM

Learning is moving from "knowing" to "recognizing"

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Infografiikka on kaunista tietoa

Infografiikka on kaunista tietoa | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it
Infografiikka jalostaa tylsän datan kauniiksi tiedoksi. Rantautuuko maailmalla vaikuttanut tiedon visualisoinnin trendi vihdoin Suomeenkin?
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10 Best Apps to Train Your Brain - Life by DailyBurn

10 Best Apps to Train Your Brain - Life by DailyBurn | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it
Here are the best apps that can help promote better mental health — from boosting memory and brainpower to soothing frayed nerves.
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Dan Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students

Dan Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it
As education grows and changes educators have the opportunity to change the way they envision their roles and their classrooms.

 

Jobs in education, Pink said in a recent interview, are all about moving other people, changing their behavior, like getting kids to pay attention in class; getting teens to understand they need to look at their future and to therefore study harder.

 

At the center of all this persuasion is selling: educators are sellers of ideas.


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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, May 21, 11:37 AM

The author of Drive talks about how to use these theories in education! 

Allan Shaw's curator insight, May 21, 3:04 PM

'One of the big topics Pink tackles in his current book is the idea of moving from transactions to transcendence — to making something personal. That’s the best way to “sell” students on what they’re learning, Pink maintains. This has been a recurring theme in education: connecting what’s taught in classrooms to students’ personal lives. But, as evidenced by current school dynamics, that’s not the way the tide is moving.

“Most of our education is heavily, heavily, heavily standardized,” Pink said. ... The idea that you treat everybody the same way is foolish, and yet the headwinds in education are very much toward routines, right answer, standardization.”

Why is it moving this way? One of the reasons, Pink said, is the “appalling” absence of leadership on this issue. “One of the things that I see as an outsider is that so much of education policy seems designed for the convenience of adults rather than the education of children,” he said.... "Why do we have standardized testing? Because it’s unbelievably cheap. If you want to give real evaluations to kids, they have to be personalized, tailored to the kids, at the unit of one. Standardized testing: totally easy, totally cheap, and scales. Convenient for politicians and taxpayers.”

cioccas's curator insight, May 21, 3:07 PM

Think a lot of this is relevant to teaching language to adults too - supporting autonomy, etc.

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Lectures Aren't Just Boring, They're Ineffective, Too, Study Finds

Lectures Aren't Just Boring, They're Ineffective, Too, Study Finds | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

A new study finds that undergraduate students in classes with traditional stand-and-deliver lectures are 1.5 times more likely to fail than students in classes that use more stimulating, so-called active learning methods.

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