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'Wearable' book allows reader to feel emotions of characters

'Wearable' book allows reader to feel emotions of characters | Literacy, Digital Technology and Learning | Scoop.it

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I'm not sure If I am ready for this new literacy model.

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Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, January 30, 2014 10:30 AM

MIT 'wearable' book redefines multisensory media.  Interesting that article doesn't mention how they established the psychology - defining emotions, the physiological reaction of the emotions (or even how they know where the reader is on the page--maybe it's one emotion per page) but it's a stunning peek into the potential of combining technology with storytelling.  It's also another example of the importance of psychology as technology allows us to augment personal experience.  (Might even raise interesting ethical issues of impact of emotional response on different individuals.  Potential as therapeutic device to reset positive emotions.  Would it work in reverse, too?)

Allan Dale Maurer's curator insight, January 30, 2014 11:24 AM

Don't think it will be replacing my Kindle real soon.

 

Mariale Peñalosa Arguijo's curator insight, January 30, 2014 11:28 AM

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Is the Role of the Curator Evolving?

Is the Role of the Curator Evolving? | Literacy, Digital Technology and Learning | Scoop.it
Increasingly, the curatorial role is focused on audience engagement and collaboration, rather than specialized knowledge.

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Nancy White's curator insight, January 18, 2014 3:18 PM

Curating across disciplines, storytelling, and collaboration in the world of art curation hint at the benefits and skill development that can be obtained in content curation in the world of education.  Be sure to check out the white paper linked here -a fascinating look at defining a 21st century curator!

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The Future of Video Game Storytelling

The Future of Video Game Storytelling | Literacy, Digital Technology and Learning | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, January 13, 2014 12:45 AM


Lucy O'Brien:  "The writers behind The Last of Us, Gone Home, Tomb Raider and The Stanley Parable give us their thoughts on where storytelling in video games is headed next."

Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, January 13, 2014 3:05 AM

There is an old but still pertinent argument that storytelling in video games is the last great bastion for the medium to conquer. That game developers working in the 'mainstream space' have traditionally struggled to utilise video games as a storytelling medium, struggled to harmonise play and Hollywood-like narratives, and struggled to inject real meaning into their games without rendering the player a frustrated passive participant. 


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malek's curator insight, January 13, 2014 9:05 AM

The blurring line between movies and games

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10 Great Tips on Using iPad Offline ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Great Tips on Using iPad Offline ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Literacy, Digital Technology and Learning | Scoop.it

"Whenever we talk about iPad here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning we take connectivity for granted . But there are times when this connectivity is lost or when WiFi is not picked up or when

you are in the woods with no cellular service, in cases such as these, does your iPad have any value any more ? Jeff Dummhas the answer for this. He had diligently worked on the graphic below to share with us what we can do with our iPads when there is no connectivity. The ideas he touched on are really interesting but for an educational context I would add a bunch of other tips including :"


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Kelsey Gazarek's curator insight, May 9, 2013 2:27 PM

  You could use a voice recording app to record a clip to share with your students, use camera to take pictures for classroom projects, take videos to share with students, always make sure you have a set of downloaded PDFs or eBooks to read when there is no connectivity, write and save memos, and write a blog post for your class and save it till you are plugged and share it on your classroom blog for your students to use.

 

Being able to use technology for these items listed abovewould be a great idea because they are very useful.This would be easier for students and teachers and a good way to learn more about technology.

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Curation, as a Pedagogical Tool To Embolden Critical Thinking in Education

Curation, as a Pedagogical Tool To Embolden Critical Thinking in Education | Literacy, Digital Technology and Learning | Scoop.it
Exploring Curation as a core competency in digital and media literacy education

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Diana Juárez's curator insight, April 26, 2015 1:27 PM

La curación como herramienta pedagógica para propiciar el pensamiento crítico en la educación.

Barbara Monica Pérez Moo's curator insight, August 12, 2015 9:16 AM

Habilidades digitales y pensamiento crítico.

Gilbert C FAURE's curator insight, August 13, 2015 8:37 AM

of course!

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good link

http://www-jime.open.ac.uk/articles/10.5334/2013-02/

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Innovations in Education - Developing Future Workskills Through Content Curation

Innovations in Education - Developing Future Workskills Through Content Curation | Literacy, Digital Technology and Learning | Scoop.it

My continued thoughts on the benefits of content curation for students.


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Zhang Meilan's curator insight, March 18, 2013 1:08 AM

教育创新——通过内容策展发展未来工作技能。

作者 Nancy,以概念图的形式,展示了内容策展能够培养的9种能力,包括

好奇心、媒体素养、跨学科建立联系、信息素养、评价和理解各种观点、综合和评价信息以及较强的自我指导等能力。
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Organizing and Curating Content on a Subject May Actually Be The Best Way To Learn It

Organizing and Curating Content on a Subject May Actually Be The Best Way To Learn It | Literacy, Digital Technology and Learning | Scoop.it

Robin Good: I think Sam Gliksman has a vital point here. 

 

The point is this: there is no better way to learn something than to research, organize and build a personal framework of information, facts, resources, tools and stories around it. 

 

And yes, if I do think about it, I can only confirm that my in my experience this has certainly been the case. 

 

Rather than learn by memorizing and going through a predetermined path that someone else has arbitrarily set for me (and thousands of others), by curating my own learning path and curriculum, I am forced to dive into discovery and sense-making for the very start, two essential ingredients for effective learning. 

 

The change is evident: from passive memorization of predetermined info, to personal exploration, discovery and sense-making of what I am interested in pursuing. 

 

With such an approach, the replacement of classic teachers with curators who can act as guides, coaches and wise advisors to my exploratory wanderings may be vital to the success of many learners. 

 

Curation can therefore be a revolutionary concept applicable both to learners and their approach as well as to the new "teachers" who need to become trusted guides in specific areas of interest.

 

Here's the text excerpt from this article, that sparked in me these ideas:

 

"Reliance on any type of course textbook – digital, multimedia, interactive or otherwise – only fits as a more marginal element in student-centered learning models.

 

It’s not the nature of the textbook as much as its reverence in the classroom as “the” singular authority for learning.

 

Lifelong learners need to be skilled in finding, filtering, collating, evaluating, collaborating, editing, analyzing and utilizing information from a multitude of sources.

 

Instead we could prioritize “content construction”. Textbooks are an important gateway - a starting point from which students can learn and then begin their exploration of information on any topic (although even on that point I feel we should encourage the “critical reading” of textbooks).

 

However the days when students could responsibly rely on any textbook as a singular information source are gone.

 

Also, the process of accessing, synthesizing and utilizing information is often as important as the product.

 

The skills developed are an essential component of education and life today.

 

We have access to an exponentially growing amount of information to process and apply [and] there are many excellent tools we can all use to help in constructing and organizing that content."

 

Insightful. Informative. 8/10

 

Full original article: http://ipadeducators.ning.com/profiles/blogs/supplementing-textbooks  ;


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Robin Good's comment, March 3, 2012 1:13 PM
Thank you for being so kind. I am happy to see this resonates with your experience too.
janlgordon's comment, March 3, 2012 5:37 PM
This is another great piece and it certainly resonates with me, thanks for sharing this Robin.
Steven Verjans's curator insight, December 11, 2012 7:19 PM

Not to mention that it's the first step towards research as well.

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Why Curation Will Transform Education and Learning: 10 Key Reasons

Why Curation Will Transform Education and Learning: 10 Key Reasons | Literacy, Digital Technology and Learning | Scoop.it
Content curation will play a major role both in the way we teach and in the way we educate ourselves on any topic. When and where it will be adopted, it will deeply affect many key aspects of the educational ecosystem.

 

In this article, Robin Good idenfies and describes 10 key factors that are coming together at this point in time that may dramatically change the education landscape:

 

1. An Overwhelming Abundance of Information Which Begs To Be Organized

2. A Growing Number of "Open" Teaching / Learning Content Hubs

3. Constantly Changing Information

4. Real-World Info Is Not Held Inside Silos

5. Fast-Food Info Consumption in Decline

6. Job Market Changing - New Skills Needed

7. Alternative Certification Systems Emerging

8. Teachers Can Curate Their Textbooks

9. Educational Marketplace Open to Thousands of Competitors

10. Demand for Trusted Guidance

 

Robin explains, "Curation fits in as a more appropriate approach to learning and to prepare for real-world work challenges, by allowing learners to construct meaning by having to research and to understand and to create new relationships between different information-elements."

 

I agree.

 

Robin further explores the impact on higher education, and the possibility that we are experiencing a "higher education bubble."  Very interersting thought. To ride out this storm Robin suggests institutions  "rapidly upgrade their role and function to where they can still provide a valuable and in-demand service to both society and individuals. One of these he suggests is to become...

 

"curating human guides, training future curators - by cultivating and supporting the development of skilled information-guides and coaches that possess the skills of a curator and those of a great story-teller." 

 

Immediately I thought...this is what librarians do!

 

Excellent article!

 

 



 



 


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Curation and Creation Over Pedagogy and Classical Education ...

Curation and Creation Over Pedagogy and Classical Education ... | Literacy, Digital Technology and Learning | Scoop.it

See on Scoop.it – Content Curation World Robin Good: What is it more important? To refine a science of how to transmit, explain and illustrate what “needs to be known” or that we empower learners to create their own ...


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eduClipper: The Pinterest of Education

eduClipper: The Pinterest of Education | Literacy, Digital Technology and Learning | Scoop.it

Check out Educlipper as a great tool for students as well as teachers to curate content.


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Internet Time Blog : Curation, education, and Robin Good

Internet Time Blog : Curation, education, and Robin Good | Literacy, Digital Technology and Learning | Scoop.it

"Curation is a fine teacher. Everyone should learn to curate and share their interpretation of the world. We're all in this together. I've been ruminating about what people really need in their learning toolkit to be self-sufficient, ..."


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I, curator?

I, curator? | Literacy, Digital Technology and Learning | Scoop.it

You need curation. Web curators aren't writers, because they are more concerned with locating, selecting, and presenting information than writing original works. Curators do, however, write text that frames, explains, contrasts ...


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Instagrok - a promising curation tool interactive web search engine for learners

Instagrok - a promising curation tool interactive web search engine for learners | Literacy, Digital Technology and Learning | Scoop.it

 

instaGrok allows students to keep a journal of their work . The journal is automatically populated with the websites a student visits, allowing them to keep an evolving annotated portfolio of their work. A teacher can see and comment on their students’ journals, or they can be shared with classmates so they can learn from one another! Here you can find age-appropriate educational content on any topic presented with interactive multimedia interfaces generates quiz questions based on student's research activity and skill level supports creation of research journals and concept maps for learning assessment .

 


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7 Fabulous iPad Apps to Create Short Animated Lessons for Your Flipped Classroom

7 Fabulous iPad Apps to Create Short Animated Lessons for Your Flipped Classroom | Literacy, Digital Technology and Learning | Scoop.it

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John Rudkin's curator insight, January 16, 2014 3:29 AM

Great choice.....

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outils Ipad

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The Impact of Google on Our Memory ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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The Maker Movement Finds Its Way Into Urban Classrooms

The Maker Movement Finds Its Way Into Urban Classrooms | Literacy, Digital Technology and Learning | Scoop.it
As kids head back school this fall, educators and researchers are teaming up to figure out what kids learn from tinkering, and how it may help prepare them for the future.
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Innovations in Education - Students as Curators: Moving Towards Personalized Learning

Innovations in Education - Students as Curators: Moving Towards Personalized Learning | Literacy, Digital Technology and Learning | Scoop.it

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Nancy White's curator insight, April 21, 2013 6:42 PM

In my latest blog post, I explored the convergence of curating and personalized learning.

Kathy Schrock's curator insight, January 23, 2014 7:02 PM

Nancy makes some great points about sutdents personalizing their own learning!

Angel Somers's curator insight, February 2, 2014 1:28 PM

We talk about teachers creating their own Personal learing Networks, but we should be moving beyond . Now we ned our students to  egin creating their own PLN's so that they can customize their  learning.

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Ten Skills for the Future Workforce

Ten Skills for the Future Workforce | Literacy, Digital Technology and Learning | Scoop.it

Sense-making, social intelligence, novel & adaptive thinking, cross-cultural competency, computational thinking, new-media literacy, transdisciplarity, design mindset, cognitive load management, virtual collaboration. These are the 10 skills needed for the future workforce. For a full report, see the work done by Apollo Research Institute (formerly the University of Phoenix Research Institute) looking at the Skills Needed by 2020.

 

-I see a definite connection between these skills and those practiced through content curation. More coming soon!

 


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Content Curation: A Key Skill Needed By 21st-Century School Librarians

Content Curation: A Key Skill Needed By 21st-Century School Librarians | Literacy, Digital Technology and Learning | Scoop.it

Robin Good: School librarians may be one of the new change-making roles in the educational revolution silently taking place. Their role as organizers, collectors and guides to relevant information is a skillset that is not only in growing demand by the marketplace, but which perfectly fits the learning needs of today students / tomorrow information workers.

 

Joyce Valenza and Shannon Miller, who recently presented at the Building Learning Communities conference, think that we are about to witness a "golden age" of librarianship and that there are five skills that information / school librarians need to cultivate.

 

The first of these is curation.

 

"Given the unprecedented quantity of information learners are exposed to, the librarian’s role is more important than ever.

 

Librarians help all students gain access to, evaluate, ethically use, create, share, and synthesize information.

 

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Students have long documented their research in notebooks, bibliographies, and research papers, but the presenters described these containers as inadequate for the digital landscape.

 

In the 20th century, content was king, but in this millennium, curation has emerged as the new monarch.

 

Valenza and Miller highlighted emerging technologies that help students showcase their progress as they acquire, organize, contextualize, and archive both existing content and new learning.

 

...The presenters stressed the value of teaching learners to purposefully contribute to society’s collective intelligence.

 

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School librarians, with their specialized training and background in collecting, organizing, preserving, and disseminating information, must now teach their patrons—students and educators alike—to perform these tasks."

 

Relevant. 7/10

 

Full article: http://www.eschoolnews.com/2012/08/02/five-key-roles-for-21st-century-school-librarians/

 

 

 

 


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7 Ways To Curate Content More Creatively | TeachThought

7 Ways To Curate Content More Creatively | TeachThought | Literacy, Digital Technology and Learning | Scoop.it

I love the description of the 5 year old boy who is exploring a creek, and then brings back some treasures to share with his parents. This is the joy of curating - given the freedom to explore, students will sift through what is available to find the treasures that are meaningful to them - that help them make connections.

This post by Terry Heick also offers descriptions and short videos of some curation tools for students. I am particularly intrested in finding safe curation sites for students to use. The one that caught my attention here is Learnist.
Learnist is a highly-focused method of curating content. Instead of curating-in-bulk, Learnist users create a learning board around a topic. The goal is for students to then teach others about their curated topic.


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Curation is sharing with discernment

Curation is sharing with discernment | Literacy, Digital Technology and Learning | Scoop.it

 

One of the important elements of the tripartite model of content curation is sharing. It assumes the value which is determined by the purpose and the objectives set by the topic curator(s). Sharing may, for example, follow a marketing strategy or may be moved by the spontaneity of the curator (or the user/follower). With regard to Personal Knowledge Management (PKM), Harold Jarche highlights a significant aspect to guide sharing: discernment, i.e., when sharing you must be aware of the following aspects: when, with whom and how. Sharing can be done openly, through a blog, or it can be targeted to a particular community or network. Like PKM, when you are curating, a discerning sharing also contributes to build trust. If a curator sets himself as a reliable node for a community or network, his intervention will have a greater value and impact.

 

Image credit:Harold Jarche

 http://www.jarche.com/2012/08/sharing-with-discernment/


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Terry Elliott's comment, October 5, 2012 11:32 AM
I really am drawn by the graphic and the abstraction, discernment, is full of resonants, aftertones, undertones, and tones yet to be heard but imminent. Discernment changes daily. I think this is a reminder that we need to approach curation with a 'prayer' of focus. For example, in curation-ed I need to invoke a hope to find words, minds, and text that will help us all seek/filter/create sense/discern/and share.
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Now with Apps, Curation Board Learnist May One-up Pinterest for Education

Now with Apps, Curation Board Learnist May One-up Pinterest for Education | Literacy, Digital Technology and Learning | Scoop.it
Now with Apps, Curation Board Learnist May One-up Pinterest for Education - http://t.co/NM8XQoBD via @ShiftTheDigital...

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Mrs Michelle Zgombic's curator insight, December 30, 2012 1:13 PM

oops, or was it launched in May... will find out more. Regardless, some of the advantages Learnist has over other curation sites for education, complete with how to video, that I am about to watch!

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Demand Better Curation

"Thoughtful, honest, and caring curation isn’t entirely different than creation. After all, the topics you choose to research, to blog about, and to discuss with friends all begin with the process of sifting through the media abyss yourself and singling out worthwhile information."

 

Nice reflection on curation, creation, and consumption.


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CristinaSkyBox: Curation - Why, Because and Then

CristinaSkyBox: Curation - Why, Because and Then | Literacy, Digital Technology and Learning | Scoop.it

"Curation is also collecting but it is much more personalized, becoming a process of discovery of sources and presenting them to a wider audience." -Excellent post that further describes the benefits of curating for students.


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