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Curate Your Own Wiki-Guide with the Wikipedia Book Create Tool

Help:Books - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

There are almost no limits when creating books from Wikipedia content. A good book focuses on a certain topic and covers it as well as possible. A meaningful title helps other users to have the correct expectation regarding the content of a book.


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It's worth keeping in mind that some 'publishers' try to sell books based entirely on Wikipedia content. 

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Anake Goodall's curator insight, January 24, 2014 5:52 PM

I just love this democratisation of everything; here's self publishing delivered to a keyboard near you courtesy of Wikipedia ...

Angela Watkins's curator insight, January 24, 2014 11:34 PM

Curate Your Own Wiki-Guide with the Wikipedia Book Create Tool | @scoopit via @k3hamilton http://sco.lt/...

 

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Bettina Ascaino's curator insight, January 25, 2014 7:16 AM

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Few people know that it is actually possible to curate Wikipedia content into custom print books or PDF / OpenDocument ebooks that contain exactly the content you want in the order you specify.

 

Once you are logged into Wikipedia you simply activate the Book Creator Tool and then, from that moment on, everytime you visit a Wikipedia page you can click and add it to your curated Wiki-Book.

 

There is also a dedicated wiki page where you can manage the pages you have collected and you can reorganized and sort them any way you want, eliminating the pages you don't need.

 

Unfortunately there is no integrated way to edit and further customize the content of those pages for your own use.

 

PDF versions are freely downloadable by anyone, print book versions are paid.

 

N.B.: The price for print books depends on the number of pages, starting with US$ 7.90 for books up to 100 pages. 10% of the gross sales price goes to the Wikimedia Foundation. Books are perfect bound, printed in the dimensions 8.5 inch x 5.5 inch (216 mm x 140 mm) and contain a table of contents, your chapters and articles, licensing information next to an index.

 

More info about printed versions: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Books/Frequently_Asked_Questions ;

 

Free to use.

 

Learn everything about it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Books ;

 

Video tutorial: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/91/Enwp_screencast4.theora.ogv ;

 

 

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Librarian & fake news - Bayes, metaknowledge & epistemic humility

Librarian & fake news - Bayes, metaknowledge & epistemic humility | Learning, teaching and technology (with a bit of library on the side!) | Scoop.it
The recent rise in interest in fake news has given us librarians a reason to once again trumpet loudly the value of what we do in teachin
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9 lessons to boost media literacy

9 lessons to boost media literacy | Learning, teaching and technology (with a bit of library on the side!) | Scoop.it
Those who control the messages know how to push our buttons — to get us to buy products and vote for candidates. By helping our students to critically assess media messages, we are teaching them to be savvy media consumers.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, December 29, 2016 1:13 AM
Some good ideas for information literacy lessons using media. 
Lilydale High School's curator insight, December 29, 2016 3:37 PM
Media evaluation.
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Media literacy
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Lecture Search

FindLectures.com is a curated search engine for quality online lectures, interviews, documentaries, and historically significant speeches.

The video list can be navigated with a deep topic taxonomy, which allows the discovery of interesting niche topics.

Videos are ranked using over a dozen quality measures, so that you can spend time learning, not looking.

Ranking and inclusion are affected by topic variety and novelty, length, audio quality, and speaker presentation style.

Other factors include the speaker having a unique background and material being the appropriate difficulty level for being a standalone content aimed at an educated audience.

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, December 11, 2016 8:43 AM
Great for high school, especially AP teachers
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Its fabulous
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Digital Storytelling Wheel- Apps and Tools for Teachers

Digital Storytelling Wheel- Apps and Tools for Teachers | Learning, teaching and technology (with a bit of library on the side!) | Scoop.it
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Yvonne Dawydiak's curator insight, December 9, 2016 12:17 PM
Essential to pre-plan/ storyboard to achieve full learning value of digital storytelling. #lled #ubcbed2017 
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A Handy Visual Featuring The 7 Learning Styles ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Handy Visual Featuring The 7 Learning Styles ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning, teaching and technology (with a bit of library on the side!) | Scoop.it
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New: Bloom's Taxonomy Planning Kit for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

New: Bloom's Taxonomy Planning Kit for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning, teaching and technology (with a bit of library on the side!) | Scoop.it
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The YouTube Guide to Self-Directed Learning — Emerging Education Technologies

The YouTube Guide to Self-Directed Learning — Emerging Education Technologies | Learning, teaching and technology (with a bit of library on the side!) | Scoop.it

These Videos Explore Ideas and Techniques and Offer Real World Examples That can Help Inspire a Self-Directed Learning Mindset in Your Students Just about anyone working in education sees Self-Directed Learning as a hugely desirable outcome.


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Antonia Rudenstine's curator insight, February 4, 2016 9:35 AM

Great to have this collection of videos brought together with some context! Self-directed learning is not a requirement for mastery learning, but for more and more people that play in this space, it's the most powerful way to encourage mastery.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 4, 2016 12:27 PM

The Einstein quote is important. Teachers are responsible for teaching and not student learning. That makes teaching an invitational process which is hard work. Many school managers and consultants do what they do because it is easier to speak in technical and instrumental jargon than in human and relational language.

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Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories?

Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories? | Learning, teaching and technology (with a bit of library on the side!) | Scoop.it
This Concept Map, created with IHMC CmapTools, has information related to: Learning Theory, organisational learning Nonaka & Takeuchi, zone of proximal development The area of capabilities that learners can exhibit with support from a teacher or peer., text & conversation theory An organization is created and defined by communication. communication
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One Part Educator, One Part Techie: Why Today's Teachers Have to Be Both

One Part Educator, One Part Techie: Why Today's Teachers Have to Be Both | Learning, teaching and technology (with a bit of library on the side!) | Scoop.it

The These days, teachers and educational technology are pretty intertwined. They have to both teacher and techie, and here's why.

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The same can be said for librarians!

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The Impact Of Maslow's Hierarchy Of Needs In eLearning - eLearning Industry

The Impact Of Maslow's Hierarchy Of Needs In eLearning - eLearning Industry | Learning, teaching and technology (with a bit of library on the side!) | Scoop.it
Wondering about the Impact of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs In eLearning? Check this article to learn how the Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs affects eLearning.

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Markers of Quality: The Role of Librarians in Everyday Life Information Literacy | Peer to Peer Review

Markers of Quality: The Role of Librarians in Everyday Life Information Literacy | Peer to Peer Review | Learning, teaching and technology (with a bit of library on the side!) | Scoop.it
This all started when my teenage son reported that Adam Sandler has Ebola. He saw it trending on Facebook. I sighed inwardly and asked if he had looked at the source of the information. Being the son of a librarian he quickly said: “Yes! CNN.COM.”

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Elizabeth E Charles's curator insight, December 15, 2015 7:30 AM

A great intro to search psychology and what happens when searching for information...the book stresses the need for reliable information searching and how to achieve this.

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How to Create Engaging Videos for Students With Three Easy Methods

How to Create Engaging Videos for Students With Three Easy Methods | Learning, teaching and technology (with a bit of library on the side!) | Scoop.it
Screencasting (or the direct capture of your computer screen with audio narration) is a simple way to record your lectures for differentiation, flipped learning, concept reinforcement, and much more. The best part about screencasting is that you're often giving the very same lecture you give in class, but simply with a recorder application running in the background. What are the best tools to get started with screencasting?

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The Top 5 Complaints of the Modern Learner

The Top 5 Complaints of the Modern Learner | Learning, teaching and technology (with a bit of library on the side!) | Scoop.it
The Modern learner is a complex animal. Resourceful yet easily distracted. Social yet distant. Untethered yet connected. Hungry for information yet impatient.

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Gino Bondi's curator insight, November 26, 2015 3:46 PM

Understanding and creating context for your learners

Dr. Pyrate's curator insight, November 30, 2015 9:05 AM

There are plenty of ways to address these successfully. In any delivery mode. I stake my career on it. 

online4ed's curator insight, December 6, 2015 11:25 AM

As an online learner I can relate and always push to make learning meaningful and relevant, but also worry that DEEP learning isn't always as obvious to learners and there needs to be the patience and trust that it will build to more meaningful application.  

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9 Fundamental Digital Skills for 21st Century Teachers

9 Fundamental Digital Skills for 21st Century Teachers | Learning, teaching and technology (with a bit of library on the side!) | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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8 Tips To Produce Microlearning Videos For eLearning

8 Tips To Produce Microlearning Videos For eLearning | Learning, teaching and technology (with a bit of library on the side!) | Scoop.it
Wondering how to Produce Microlearning Videos in eLearning? Check these 8 tips to Produce Microlearning Videos to make eLearning convenient and accessible.

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Enrique Facundo Ruiz Blanco's curator insight, December 9, 2016 9:35 AM

Consejos prácticos para la producción de videos educativos

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, December 9, 2016 11:09 AM
Great tips here. 
 
Maria José Miró's curator insight, December 18, 2016 10:25 AM
Para una enseñanza interactiva
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Open Broadcaster Software | Home

Open Broadcaster Software | Home | Learning, teaching and technology (with a bit of library on the side!) | Scoop.it
Open Broadcaster Software is free and open source software for recording and live streaming. Stream to Twitch, YouTube and many other providers or record your own videos with high quality H264 / AAC encoding.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, December 11, 2016 11:50 AM

Very useful, free and marketers may like Open Broadcaster too.

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, December 11, 2016 11:56 AM

Very useful, free and marketers may like Open Broadcaster too.

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The 15 Most Useful Google Apps You Never Knew Existed

The 15 Most Useful Google Apps You Never Knew Existed | Learning, teaching and technology (with a bit of library on the side!) | Scoop.it
Google can be your best friend when it comes to searching for answers or information online. Millions of people use it every day, but only few can utilize Google to its full potential. In fact, this powerful search engine can offer lots of great services, apps and features that aren’t on many people’s radar.

The Bright Side team will help you to uncover some of them. Here are 15 of the most useful Google apps that you probably didn’t know existed.

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Agi Anderson's curator insight, December 7, 2016 9:36 PM

Check out 15 of the most useful Google apps that you probably didn’t know existed. 

abdoss's curator insight, December 8, 2016 12:58 PM
It is tough to keep up with google- thank goodness other people do it for us!
Jamie Edwards (IDS)'s curator insight, December 9, 2016 8:21 AM
Sound search and search by image are new to me.
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Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Verbs [Infographic]

Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Verbs [Infographic] | Learning, teaching and technology (with a bit of library on the side!) | Scoop.it
Feel free to share this infographic showcasing over 200 Bloom's Digital Taxonomy verbs for use in any classroom environment!
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Three Focusing Activities to Engage Students in the First 5 Minutes of Class

You can use a focusing activity to introduce a new idea or to set the stage for what’s to come during class. They can be high-tech, low-tech, or no tech.
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Researcher illegally shares millions of science papers free online to spread knowledge

Researcher illegally shares millions of science papers free online to spread knowledge | Learning, teaching and technology (with a bit of library on the side!) | Scoop.it
The Pirate Bay of science.
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9 Generic activities for exploiting infographics

9 Generic activities for exploiting infographics | Learning, teaching and technology (with a bit of library on the side!) | Scoop.it

Infographics are a great source of information and make reading information from the computer screen much easier, but just showing students an infographic and telling them to study it isn’t the most effective way to exploit the medium.


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Elizabeth E Charles's curator insight, January 16, 2016 6:22 AM

A Nik Peachey blog on exploiting infographics - examples of how to use them as a teaching tool.

Fatiha CHAHI 's curator insight, January 17, 2016 5:35 AM

Comment exploiter les infographies en classe ? Des idées sur le blog de Nick Peachey.

elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, January 18, 2016 9:33 AM

Excellent ideas to be shared by everyone ;-)

 

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Dweck's theory of Mindset

Dweck's theory of Mindset | Learning, teaching and technology (with a bit of library on the side!) | Scoop.it
Carol Dweck offers a theory of Mindset. People can be classified into either Fixed or Growth Mindset states. People that possess a growth Mindset rise to challenges and learn from feedback on their mistakes. People's Mindsets can be changed, and it is possible to support people in the transition to a growth Mindset.

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, December 21, 2015 10:35 AM

A very impordtant concept. It explains a lot of internal troubles I see in struggling teens. -Lon

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10 Presentation Trends to Watch Out For in 2016

10 Presentation Trends to Watch Out For in 2016 | Learning, teaching and technology (with a bit of library on the side!) | Scoop.it

Each year, we see new trends surfacing in the world of presentation design. From passing fads to design standards that will endure beyond 2016, these trends will continue to shape the way presentations are created and delivered before boardrooms, classrooms or even TED audiences across the globe.

 

While some of them may exist only for the sake of aesthetics, others have actually been adopted to suit the needs and preferences of modern-day consumers. For example, the use of flat design, many experts say, is more than just the latest craze; it responds to the fact that realist elements are very hard to incorporate into responsive systems designed for screens of all sizes.

 

To keep you up to date with the latest design techniques, we’ve compiled a list of presentation design techniques that will help you create a presentation that looks fresh and contemporary–just like the content you will hopefully deliver to your audiences....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, December 12, 2015 10:54 AM

10 presentation design techniques and trends to create a presentation that looks fresh and contemporary.

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Edorble Virtual World for Classrooms

Edorble Virtual World for Classrooms | Learning, teaching and technology (with a bit of library on the side!) | Scoop.it

Today we released the first beta of Edorble, a 3D virtual world where teachers and students can come together to talk, browse the web, and explore. We couldn’t be more excited. Go ahead and claim a world at www.edorble.com


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Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, December 2, 2015 12:29 PM

Je vais tester un monde !

Barbara Goebel's curator insight, December 2, 2015 4:13 PM

Funny this turned up in my Scoop.it! feed in the week I'm learning about virtual worlds for education!

 

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, December 3, 2015 3:46 AM

Second Life's second wind?

Let's see... SL looked very promising. I'll give it a look.

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instaGrok.com

instaGrok.com | Learning, teaching and technology (with a bit of library on the side!) | Scoop.it

instaGrok is an innovative educational search engine that combines sophisticated semantic technology with an interactive user interface to make learning more engaging, personalized and fun for everyone. instaGrok is used by hundreds of thousands of students, teachers and everyday people every month.


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asli telli's curator insight, November 30, 2015 12:29 AM

Strange name, but useful features;)

Ramon Pavia's curator insight, November 30, 2015 2:21 AM

 

instaGrok is an innovative educational search engine that combines sophisticated semantic technology with an interactive user interface

Csilla Jaray-Benn's curator insight, January 29, 2016 11:28 AM

Looks like a useful thematic research tool.