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How You're Using Your iPad [INFOGRAPHIC]

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If you are one of the 53.2 million people with an iPad, you've probably developed habits related to how you best like to use your device.

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What Is The Ideal Length Of A Tweet (And Other Communications)? - Edudemic

What Is The Ideal Length Of A Tweet (And Other Communications)? - Edudemic | Libraries, HigherEd on an iPad | Scoop.it

"There are so many ways that teachers are using social media –  both in the classroom and for their own professional development. From Instagram   and Facebook in the classroom to Twitter lists and hashtags for their PLN, there are so many social networks and so much content to choose from when you’re looking. You know that whether you’re browsing through your Twitter feed or searching on Pinterest, there are certain things that catch your eye and other things that blend into the background. You pick and choose what looks interesting to you.

 

When you’re the creator of the content, however – either for professional use with other teachers or for student’s consumption – you need to be concerned with getting your message out there in a way that ensures it isn’t the content that is blending into the background. The handy infographic below takes a look at the ideal length for all of your social media postings.  Keep reading to learn more!"


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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, June 23, 8:41 AM

Teachers, lawyers, Doctors, Sports professionals, broadcasters, retired folk, businessmen, people who like to play with their mobile phones..  Everyone needs to know how to tweet well.  Explain that to your 90 year old grandmother!

Tom Cockburn's curator insight, June 24, 5:49 AM

Of course some types of tweets are best left unposted whatever size they are

Chris Eller's curator insight, June 24, 1:44 PM

This is a topic I, personally, have been wrestling with recently. If you look at many of the forms of communication listed in the infographic, the common denominator is how short our attention span is when consuming online information.


For example, 


  • Video - 3 to 3.5 minutes
  • Presentation (sermon?) - 18 minutes
  • Podcast - 22 minutes
  • Headline - 60 characters


Based on my own informal research at First Family Church, I would have to agree with the the overall consensus of these findings. A common complaint I receive in our Small Group Curriculum Evaluations is that we provide too much information. Consequently, I am looking for ways to break our teaching into even smaller chunks and develop teaching helps (e.g. handouts) that are available by clicking a link rather than including in the formal lesson.


From a church perspective, would it be too frightening to try and evaluate how engaged people are during a 40 to 50 minute sermon? A very informal indication could be how many people are using their phones or mobile devices during a sermon. Yes, they have their Bible on their device, and it is likely they are referring to the digital Bible occasionally, but if someone is staring intently at their phone or tablet for an extended period of time during the sermon, odds are good they have transitioned to something else and are focused on the content on their device rather than actively listening to the sermon.


If you have the courage, try and see how many in your church this Sunday are staring at their mobile devices rather than actively listening to your sermon.


What are your thoughts? Will the church need to adjust its centuries-old method of teaching as the attention span of church attenders shrinks?

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The surprising reason college grads can’t get a job

The surprising reason college grads can’t get a job | Libraries, HigherEd on an iPad | Scoop.it
Employers say millennials lack the job skills and work ethic needed to get hired, a new Bentley University study says. The Fiscal Times Reports.

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Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's curator insight, January 30, 1:06 PM

Interesting. Freshman experience courses help students make the transition from high school to college. Maybe those senior seminar courses need to be reworked.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 30, 2:33 PM

It speaks volumes for education systems in disarray and not meetin the needs of the world. Is technology paying off? What new structures are needed?

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How to Write on PowerPoint Slides during a Presentation

How to Write on PowerPoint Slides during a Presentation | Libraries, HigherEd on an iPad | Scoop.it

During a PowerPoint presentation you may be tempted to apply some changes to the presentation slides. Even if you can close the slideshow and go directly to the slide where...


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John Purificati's comment, September 16, 2013 9:57 PM
I've been looking for something like this.
Linda Denty's curator insight, October 7, 2013 12:38 AM

More useful stuff!

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How to Write on PowerPoint Slides during a Presentation

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What the iPad Is and What it Isn't

What the iPad Is and What it Isn't | Libraries, HigherEd on an iPad | Scoop.it

As teachers are seeing more and more iPads in education and either using their own devices or being given a teacher iPad or a class set, it is important to realize what the iPad is and what it isn’t.


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11 Mind Mapping Apps for the iPad

11 Mind Mapping Apps for the iPad | Libraries, HigherEd on an iPad | Scoop.it

Mind mapping is a method that works for quite a lot of people. Brain storming, idea mapping, thought generation, think tanks – call it what you will. Traditionally done on large pieces of paper, why not use your iPad to create mind maps? You could use these for your own purposes, or “convert” those large flip charts into a smaller, digital version.


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Daniela Ayala's curator insight, May 31, 2013 5:45 AM

Mind mapping for Ipad

Lucy Beaton's curator insight, June 25, 2013 10:43 PM

Great!

Connie Wise's curator insight, July 26, 2013 6:06 PM

Many are not free apps

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Students Cite YouTube, Google, Wikipedia the Most [INFOGRAPHIC]

Students Cite YouTube, Google, Wikipedia the Most [INFOGRAPHIC] | Libraries, HigherEd on an iPad | Scoop.it

When doing homework, many students turn to the same websites as they do when they're surfing the web under other circumstances.

 

Four of the top ten most-cited websites on Easybib, a site used to create more than 500 million citations, are user-generated sites like Wikipedia and YouTube.

 


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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, May 4, 2013 5:31 AM

Awarness is a good thing. changing habits is a different matter!

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My 24 Most-Used Education Apps (What Are Yours?) - Edudemic

My 24 Most-Used Education Apps (What Are Yours?) - Edudemic | Libraries, HigherEd on an iPad | Scoop.it

Posted by Jeff Dunn

 

The Apple iPad is one of the biggest things we all talk about when it comes to education technology. It’s nothing new. But what is new is that amount of sharing teachers are doing around the world about what iPad apps work best for them. Some create lists of their favorite apps, others share screenshots using the old ‘home button + lock button’ feature on the iPad.

 

I see a few iPad screenshots here and there in my Twitter feed on a regular basis. But when I saw the most recent shot from Rob Brocklebank, I just had to add it to Edudemic. He shared the 24 (all the apps you can fit on one screen without using folders) most-used and favorite iPad apps for teachers.

 

 


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Teacher's Guide to Assessing Credibility of Online Resources ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teacher's Guide to Assessing Credibility of Online Resources ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Libraries, HigherEd on an iPad | Scoop.it

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Anthony Beal's curator insight, April 18, 2013 10:45 AM

Some excellent tips here for assessing the worth of online materials    

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As a manager, how can I support our library staff who use social media on our behalf? | From the floor

"What kind of support should I be asking for from management?" and "How can I support our staff?"

1. Give them your trust - Wholeheartedly.

2. Give them dedicated time

3. Get out of their way


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, April 18, 2013 4:49 AM

Managing social media in the library! Good tips!

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How the Digital Public Library of America hopes to build a real public commons | The Verge

How the Digital Public Library of America hopes to build a real public commons | The Verge | Libraries, HigherEd on an iPad | Scoop.it

The Digital Public Library of America is a beautiful idea. Take the physical-to-digital ambition of Google Books and wed it to the civic spirit of the US public library system, providing a centralized portal to a decentralized network of digital media from libraries, museums, universities, archives, and other local, regional, and national collections. Framed in this way, it all seems so logical, so proper, so clear — everything the internet as a public commons promised to be. Surely the messy reality of copyright law, limited local budgets, or the cat-herding that goes into any grand alliance of independent institutions was bound to foul it up somewhere.

 

The DPLA is in fact real, and will hold a launch event on April 18 at the Boston Public Library. In an essay in The New York Review of Books, Harvard University Librarian Robert Darnton describes how the DPLA's organizers overcame some of that messy reality to get the new nonprofit off the ground, and some of the obstacles (read: copyright) with which it's still grappling. (As a historian of the 18th century, Darnton also unsurprisingly places the DPLA within the overlapping traditions of the Enlightenment and the American Revolution.)

 

Unlike Google Books, the DPLA doesn't hoover up institutions' documents to be stored on its own servers. Its primary goal is to support coordinate scanning efforts by each of its partner institutions, and to act as a central search engine and metadata repository. Most of these libraries and museums have been slowly scanning and cataloguing their collections for years; the DPLA helps make those materials aggregatable and interoperable. At least initially, it's not nearly as focused on printed books as Google has been, but rather gathers an eclectic mix of texts, photos, data, and art, especially rare documents. It also provides a sophisticated frontend portal for discovery and research.

 

Darnton describes the DPLA's goal well:

 

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The Adventures of Library Girl: Technology Is Not Transforming Education. YOU are.

The Adventures of Library Girl: Technology Is Not Transforming Education. YOU are. | Libraries, HigherEd on an iPad | Scoop.it
Wake up call for me!! ==> The Adventures of Library Girl: Technology Is Not Transforming Education. YOU are... http://t.co/D8hxbPg1Vk
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CASE STUDY: Information literacy in action at Stellenbosch University

CASE STUDY: Information literacy in action at Stellenbosch University | Libraries, HigherEd on an iPad | Scoop.it

This case study is part of the Power to the Librarian series, which profiled exceptional library professionals in a variety of roles from information literacy to showcasing the quality and impact of the academic research enterprise.


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10 Great Technology Initiatives for Your Library | American Libraries Magazine

10 Great Technology Initiatives for Your Library | American Libraries Magazine | Libraries, HigherEd on an iPad | Scoop.it
American Libraries Magazine, the magazine of the American Library Association, delivers news and information about the library community.

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Transmedia Storytelling in Higher Education

 Even if you’ve heard of transmedia, chances are you’re unsure of how it can be effectively used by higher ed institutions to engage with multiple stakeholders.


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Ralph Springett's curator insight, February 17, 2:54 PM

Transmedia storytelling looks ideal for communicating to trades apprentices learning in the workplace.

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Radical Change in Library Assessment Called for by Elliott Shore at Northumbria Conference | Association of Research Libraries® | ARL®

Radical Change in Library Assessment Called for by Elliott Shore at Northumbria Conference | Association of Research Libraries® | ARL® | Libraries, HigherEd on an iPad | Scoop.it
Elliott Shore, ARL executive director, delivered a clarion call in the opening keynote address at the 10th Northumbria International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries and Information Services, held in late July in York, England.

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John Shank's curator insight, September 23, 2013 11:05 AM

Here are the slides from his presentation. http://www.libqual.org/documents/LibQual/publications/2013/northumbria-10-shore-keynote.pdf

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Performance Measurement in Libraries and Information Services

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Teacher's Guide to Assessing Credibility of Online Resources ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teacher's Guide to Assessing Credibility of Online Resources ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Libraries, HigherEd on an iPad | Scoop.it

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, September 5, 2013 4:54 PM

Ten good recommendations from a top ed blogger.

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5 Things to Try When your iPad Acts Up

5 Things to Try When your iPad Acts Up | Libraries, HigherEd on an iPad | Scoop.it
We all panic when our iPad starts acting up, well no wonder its costly. But sometimes the source of the panic can be dealt with using  some simple tips. Other times prevention is better than...

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Marcia Pereira's curator insight, June 18, 2013 8:06 AM

Great tips to keep your iPad going strong. 

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E-Books, Libraries and Democracy

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All of the Big Six publishers have, for the first time, agreed to make e-books available to public library users.

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Carisa Kluver's curator insight, May 6, 2013 3:38 PM

An interesting essay, but even more interesting comments - take some time to read them all!

Jeni Mawter's curator insight, May 7, 2013 11:43 PM

Finally!

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Why universities should acquire – and teach – digital literacy

Why universities should acquire – and teach – digital literacy | Libraries, HigherEd on an iPad | Scoop.it
Sponsor's feature: A strong digital focus will attract internet-savvy students with an eye on the jobs market

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Anthony Beal's curator insight, April 23, 2013 12:59 PM

Interesting thoughts on how digital literacy skills can help students to improve their learning, research and the application of learning skills

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‘Digital Literacy’ Will Never Replace The Traditional Kind | TIME.com

‘Digital Literacy’ Will Never Replace The Traditional Kind | TIME.com | Libraries, HigherEd on an iPad | Scoop.it
We're overestimating how much computers will teach our kids

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Anthony Beal's curator insight, April 14, 2013 12:30 PM

Very intriguing look at why digital literacies cannot replace “traditional” literacies

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Why universities should acquire – and teach – digital literacy

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Sponsor's feature: A strong digital focus will attract internet-savvy students with an eye on the jobs market

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Anthony Beal's curator insight, April 23, 2013 12:59 PM

Interesting thoughts on how digital literacy skills can help students to improve their learning, research and the application of learning skills

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State of America’s Libraries Report 2013: Social Networking

State of America’s Libraries Report 2013: Social Networking | Libraries, HigherEd on an iPad | Scoop.it

The Social Networking section of the 2013 State of America’s Libraries Report from the American Library Association provides information about the use of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other Web 2.0 technologies in libraries including the...


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CASE STUDY: Information literacy in action at Stellenbosch University

CASE STUDY: Information literacy in action at Stellenbosch University | Libraries, HigherEd on an iPad | Scoop.it

This case study is part of the Power to the Librarian series, which profiled exceptional library professionals in a variety of roles from information literacy to showcasing the quality and impact of the academic research enterprise.


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Inkflow: The Visual Thinking App for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch

Inkflow: The Visual Thinking App for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch | Libraries, HigherEd on an iPad | Scoop.it

Unleash your creativity. Inkflow works like a Word Processor for Visual Thinking. Capture your ideas as easily as with pen and paper, then arrange and reorganize them with your fingers!

 

Inkflow is perfect for:

 

-BrainstormingPlanning and scheduling

-Graphic design and layout

-Sketching and doodling

-Notes, Sketch notes, Mindmaps, etc.

 

And pretty much anything else you would use pen and paper for.

 

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Library and Support Staff webinar: Rising to the digital literacy challenge

Library and Support Staff webinar: Rising to the digital literacy challenge | Libraries, HigherEd on an iPad | Scoop.it

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Anthony Beal's curator insight, February 28, 2013 11:07 AM

Presenter’s slides and a recording of the event from the 28th February 2013 are in section 3 of the page