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The Future of Collaborative Social Video Curation Is Here: Zeeik Paves The Way

Robin Good: Zeeik is a new web-based video curation site with a unique slant and some very innovative ideas.

 

Its key features provide some very stimulating ideas on how in the future you may go about curating, navigating and collecting video to create a guide or make sense of a specific topic.

 

1) Collaborative Curation

First of all, Zeeik is designed in a way that puts the topic of curation at the center, while allowing multiple users to contribute, search, find and select which video clips would be most appropriate for it.

"Users collaboratively make zeeiks in request-and-replay manner." Zeeiks are also similar to what a video wiki would probably be like, as they allow multiple editors to contribute and shape the final content.


2) Topic and Level Navigation

Second, Zeeik introduces (thank you guys for showing curation startups where is the next gear) a rudimental but still highly effective navigational gizmo, allowing any topic to be easily segmented into many sub-topics and levels. This new visual navigation addition is of the essence in providing a feature that expands the potential of curated content of orders of magnitude. A navigational tool that allows you to intuitively navigate from topic to topic and from high-level view to a very detailed one is exactly what I would like to see show-up across the board of content curation tools in the near future.  

 

3) Search, Collect and Excerpt Video Content

Third, Zeeik makes easy and effective to search video content on any topic, to tap into your video assets rapidly and to trim and excerpt specific sections from any video you decide to include. 

 

These ingredients by themselves make Zeeik a truly innovative content curation tool, and while its interface and usability may leave a lot to be desired, I think it deserves high praise for finally breaking new ground. 

 

Zeeiks can be easily linked or embedded into any web site or blog and can be used to create catalogues, guides, tutorials, textbooks, music album, or just about anything that is video-based.

 

Sample Zeeik: http://www.zeeik.com/app2/vmap/view/showVMap?vMapId=1764512127 

 

More info and sign-up: http://www.zeeik.com 


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101 Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers You Should Know About

101 Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers You Should Know About | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
The 101 best web 2.0 tools for teachers based on functionality, application, ease of use and compatibility with educational technology.
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The Teacher’s Guide To Polling In The Classroom

The Teacher’s Guide To Polling In The Classroom | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
"Raising your hand in the classroom is so old school. Thanks to the massive influx of technology into education, there are dozens of new ways students can virtually voice their opinion. From hardware (clickers) to software (Survey Monkey), there’s no shortage of free and cheap ways to get more students talking, thinking, and participating.

A robust new guide has just been published by Mohamed Amin on Scribd and it’s chock full of more than 100 pages all about surveys and polling in the classroom. I’m particularly excited about this guide because it’s written for both a technical / expert audience as well as less-advanced users. You can use the guide to learn about new tools and check them out on your own… or to find out some special ways to integrate polling in the classroom you never thought of. Either way, I’ve embedded the guide below."
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50 centuries of work = 5 important lessons | Daniel Pink

50 centuries of work = 5 important lessons | Daniel Pink | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
"For five years, Pillemer surveyed and interviewed the savviest seniors he could find – over a thousand of them  – and from this material distilled thirty pithy lessons. I highlighted 30 Lessons for Living in a recent newsletter as one of the best books I’ve read so far this year.

The book includes a chapter of career advice based on the wisdom gleaned from his subjects’ 50,000 years of work experience. (Try fitting that on a resume!) Here’s what Pillemer calls the “refrigerator list” of the five lessons gleaned from all that experience:"
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The Transformative School - Part 1

The Transformative School - Part 1 | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
"There are a lot of really good schools in the world - schools where kids learn from teachers who care about them, where kids get into good colleges and learn stuff and generally have a good experience with teachers who care about them. There's nothing wrong with those schools - they generally do right by kids, teachers like teaching in them, and generally teaching and learning in these spaces are enjoyable experiences.

But there's another level that schools can achieve. Schools can transform. They can eclipse content and skills and become about something more. They can be about realizing the best versions of ourselves. "
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Making Writing about Fiction “Authentic”

Making Writing about Fiction “Authentic” | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
"This year I stopped assigning the reading responses altogether. It no longer felt right. I have been respectfully questioned, again, about whether I am preparing my current students as well as my previous students. Some parents truly miss the reading responses. I clarify that my current students are more prepared than before because they truly comprehend what they are reading through asking questions, making connections, creating multi-sensory mind pictures, making inferences, and finding the author’s message.

I can provide evidence that my students are successfully able to write any message clearly, and with great voice, regardless of the topic and genre. My students love to read and write because they choose their own topics and they read and write often. They are constantly reflecting on their literacy goals and creating new ones, thus becoming excellent readers and writers as well as passionate ones who trust the learning process. All of this is so much more meaningful than making them write about their reading which creates resentment. (Read a little more about this idea here.)"
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Getting Ready for College

Choosing a college is a big and exciting decision. Explore your interests and take the time to find a college that will put you on a path to a bright future.
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Addressing U.S.-China Strategic Distrust

"Although both Beijing and Washington consider the U.S.-China relationship to be the most important in the world, distrust of each other’s long term intentions ("strategic distrust") has grown to a dangerous degree.

 

The coauthors of this path-breaking study—one of America's leading China specialists and one of China's leading America specialists—lay out both the underlying concerns each leadership harbors about the other side and the reasons for those concerns. Each coauthor has written the narrative of his government’s views without any changes made by the other coauthor. Their purpose is to enable both leaderships to better fathom how the other thinks. The coauthors have together written the follow-on analysis and recommendations designed to improve the potential for a long-term normal major power U.S.-China relationship, rather than the adversarial relationship that might otherwise develop."

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Guide to Using Free Apps to Support Higher Order Thinking Skills

Guide to Using Free Apps to Support Higher Order Thinking Skills | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it

GUIDE TO USING FREE APPS TO SUPPORT HIGHER ORDER THINKING SKILLS


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Museum Box tools for you to build up an argument or description of an event, person or historical period

Museum Box tools for you to build up an argument or description of an event, person or historical period | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it

Welcome to Museum Box,

 

This site provides the tools for you to build up an argument or description of an event, person or historical period by placing items in a virtual box. What items, for example, would you put in a box to describe your life; the life of a Victorian Servant or Roman soldier; or to show that slavery was wrong and unnecessary?

 

You can display anything from a text file to a movie. You can also view and comment on the museum boxes submitted by others.


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April Fools' Day: Planetary Gravity Override - Today @ 10:57 A.M. USA Eastern Time

April Fools' Day: Planetary Gravity Override - Today @ 10:57 A.M. USA Eastern Time | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it

April Fools Day: See April 1st, 2012 The Writer's Almanac Note on April Fools' Day for More: http://goo.gl/Zm7C9

 

Original LTLT ScoopIt! Text:

 

A very rare planetary event will take place this morning— Jupiter and Pluto will align in relation to Earth, and their combined gravitational pull will momentarily override the Earth's own gravity and make people weigh less. If you jump in the air at exactly 10:47 a.m., USA Eastern Time, you will experience a floating sensation. Spread the word!

 

P.S. Please return here to comment on the sensation you experienced and any after efffects.

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 58 Sites for Digital Storytelling Tools and Information

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 58 Sites for Digital Storytelling Tools and Information | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it

Judy Greller's award-winning blog with resources galore in numerous areas. This page contains a wonderful collection of links to sites related to Digital Storytelling. -JL


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Hashtag Directory | District Administration Magazine

Administrators
#cpchat – connected principals

#edadmin – school administrators

Education Levels
#earlyed – early age education

#preschool – preschool

#kedu – kindergarten education

#kinderchat – kindergarten education

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Amidst a Mobile Revolution in Schools, Will Old Teaching Tactics Work?

Amidst a Mobile Revolution in Schools, Will Old Teaching Tactics Work? | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it

Just a few years ago, the idea of using a mobile phone as a legitimate learning tool in school seemed far-fetched, if not downright blasphemous. Kids were either prohibited from bringing their phones to school, or at the very least told to shut it off during school hours.


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Justices Approve Strip-Searches for Any Offense

Justices Approve Strip-Searches for Any Offense | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
"The court ruled that people arrested for any offense, however minor, may be forced to strip before being jailed even if there is no suspicion of contraband."

"Monday’s decision endorsed a recent trend, from appeals courts in Atlanta, San Francisco and Philadelphia, allowing strip-searches of everyone admitted to a jail’s general population. At least seven other appeals courts, on the other hand, had ruled that such searches were proper only if there was a reasonable suspicion that the arrested person had contraband.

According to opinions in the lower courts, people may be strip-searched after arrests for violating a leash law, driving without a license and failing to pay child support. Citing examples from briefs submitted to the Supreme Court, Justice Breyer wrote that people have been subjected to “the humiliation of a visual strip-search” after being arrested for driving with a noisy muffler, failing to use a turn signal and riding a bicycle without an audible bell.

A nun was strip-searched, he wrote, after an arrest for trespassing during an antiwar demonstration."
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Arts Involvement Narrows Student Achievement Gap

Arts Involvement Narrows Student Achievement Gap | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
"A new NEA study finds disadvantaged students do better academically if they are intensely involved in the arts.

Students from the lower end of the socioeconomic ladder tend to do less well in school than those from more upscale families. But newly published research identifies one sub-group of these youngsters who tend to exceed expectations: those who participate heavily in the arts.

'At-risk teenagers or young adults with a history of intensive arts experiences show achievement levels closer to, and in some cases exceeding, the levels shown by the general population studied,' a team of scholars writes in a new National Endowment for the Arts Research Report. 'These findings suggest that in-school or extracurricular programs offering deep arts involvement may help to narrow the gap in achievement levels among youth.',
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Kids: 'Google It' or Ask Parents and Teachers?

Kids: 'Google It' or Ask Parents and Teachers? | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
"What is the first point of call for children seeking information - parents or Google?"

"A new study conducted by the Birmingham Science City organisation, UK, has questioned just how often children are now using search engines for information — instead of asking living, breathing counterparts such as their parents or teachers.

The survey of 500 six to 15 year olds across the United Kingdom was conducted last month, from the 9 - 18 March.

It aimed to uncover how often the younger generation are using digital technologies as an information source rather than more traditional alternatives, such as print media, and what their personal preferences as a generation appear to be."
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How to Be Creative: The Science of Genius

"In his book "Imagine: How Creativity Works," author Jonah Lehrer posits that geniuses are not super heroes, but the result of unstifled imagination and free-flowing ideas."

"In his book, Lehrer examines the inner workings of what we call imagination. He looks at the neuroscience behind sudden insights, how the brain solves different kinds of problems and which personal traits help foster creativity. He also shares how external forces factor into the creative process, how to design a workspace to enhance your chances of having an epiphany, why creativity tends to bubble up in certain places and how we can encourage our collective imaginations.

Above all, though, the message of Lehrer’s book is that creativity is not a super power. Anyone can be creative — it just takes hard work. “We should aspire to excessive genius,” says Lehrer, who took some time from his book tour to sit down with Mashable and answer a few questions about the mysteries of how we imagine."
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Top 10 Uses for Twitter (That Aren't Self-Indulgent)

Top 10 Uses for Twitter (That Aren't Self-Indulgent) | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
Since Twitter's inception, it's been looked down upon as a place for self-centered technophiles to share the mundane details of their lives.
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China Sees U.S. as Competitor and Declining Power, Insider Says

China Sees U.S. as Competitor and Declining Power, Insider Says | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it

"Wang Jisi, an influential Chinese policy analyst, writes that China believes Washington is trying to undermine its economic and military growth."

 

"In a joint conclusion, the authors [of the Brookings Institute report, Addressing U.S.-China Strategic Distrust] say the level of strategic distrust between the two countries has become so corrosive that if not corrected the countries risk becoming open antagonists.

 

The United States is no longer seen as “that awesome, nor is it trustworthy, and its example to the world and admonitions to China should therefore be much discounted,” Mr. Wang writes of the general view of China’s leadership.

 

In contrast, China has mounting self-confidence in its own economic and military strides, particularly the closing power gap since the start of the Iraq war. In 2003, he argues, America’s gross domestic product was eight times as large as China’s, but today it is less than three times larger."

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Presentation Skills Training: Tell Stories When Presenting To ...

Many presenters feel they are already using stories when they cite a case study or an example. While these do add color, the human or emotional element is missing. Remember, data is sterile, while stories paint a picture.  Share your heart - show Mr. Romney a thing or two!


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Curricular Opportunities in the Digital Age | UDL and Student-Centered Learning

Curricular Opportunities in the Digital Age | UDL and Student-Centered Learning | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it

A new publication, Curricular Opportunities in the Digital Age, from the Students at the Center was recently released that focuses on creating an "ecology of learning"  where new student-centered pathways can benefit ALL students with the use of digital technologies. UDL can be the framework fto make that happen.

 

"David H. Rose and Jenna W. Gravel consider how advances in teaching technologies enable new curricular designs that offer exciting ways to create classrooms that are student centered.

 

Given the myriad ways students differ, how can educators determine the essential components of curricula that use new technologies to support student-centered approaches to learning—for all students, not just a few? Universal design for learning is a promising framework for doing that. UDL provides a structure and guidelines for making decisions about instructional designs that meet the challenge of diversity. Many options are built into UDL, based on research and practice from multiple domains within the learning sciences—education, developmental psychology, cognitive science, and cognitive neuroscience."


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Julie Regimbal's curator insight, September 11, 2014 5:15 PM

Dr. Rose is speaking at the Equinox in Manchester, Vermont.  Sponsored by the Vermont Council of Special Ed Administrators 11/21.  Very excited to be brining him here

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Arizona Schools Flipping Homework, Lectures

Arizona Schools Flipping Homework, Lectures | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
Arizona schools flipping homework, lectures, An innovation called the "flipped classroom," reverses the roles of classwork and homework.

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BBC News - How to make a movie on a smartphone

BBC News - How to make a movie on a smartphone | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it

BBC Click team demonstrate how to use a smartphone to make a movie complete with dramatic special effects.

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This video demonstrates how various apps and accessories, (inc. prices), and offers some advice on filming techniques that can help you make (better quality), movies on a smartphone (mainly iPhone).


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The iClassroom

"I am very fortunate to be working in a New Jersey high school where technology is accepted. I have a great tech department crew to back up my ever growing desire to use new gadgets, and our facilities improve with each passing year. When I began teaching in my current school district, I was a PC teacher. At the end of my first year, our district allowed the music department to create a Mac lab for our music theory program. This began my path to becoming an iTeacher..."


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