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Topics touching on digital literacies, critical thinking, and learning in social networking and collaborative learning environments
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Web 2.0 Annotation and Bookmarking Tools: A Quick Guide

Selected 10 annotation and bookmarking tools

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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In this 2012 Scribd pamphlet, Web 2.0 Annotation & Bookmarking Tools: A Quick Guide, Mohamed Amin Embi (of the Centre for Academic Advancement Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia) describes and compares Diigo, Delicious, Scoop.it, Pinterest, Scrible, iCyte, Crocodoc, Webnotes, Markup, and Webklipper
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This resource provides a good overview of the different types of bookmarking and content curation tools on the web.

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Embracing the Chaos of iPadology – Part 1

Embracing the Chaos of iPadology – Part 1 | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
Throughout this past semester, I tried, (often in vain), to create bridges for myself. Being accustomed to working with a computer and having students likewise work on their laptops, I had the urge...
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In a second post this week, #evomlit #mmooc13 co-moderator Ana Cristina Pratas reflects on the role of chaos in iPadology. Chaos is an element which Siemens thinks is crucial to learning, as he notes in his video interview with Howard Reingold, partially transcribed here: http://goodbyegutenberg.pbworks.com/w/page/61341664/Getting_Started_2013evo

In the following exerpts from Cristina's post, she wonders if the chaos that learners must resolve in order to learn is helped or hindered by technology
 
"There are other Apps, such as Word Mover, which engaged my students with language and which, after having created their poems, we sat on the floor and listened to each poem with smiles of understanding.

Would my students have achieved the same outcomes without the Apps mentioned above?

Yes." and ...

"Regrettably, digital technology does not equal good pedagogy.

In fact, digital technology requires good pedagogy

Where lies the balance?

Can balance be achieved within chaos?"

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Using Twitter for Curated Academic Content

Using Twitter for Curated Academic Content | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
The job of the humanities academic has always been to absorb large amounts of content, evaluate it, synthesize it, and portray the results in a way that will be relevant and engaging to an audience...
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My workflow is a bit different from the one suggested here.  I was checking http://paper.li/tag/evomlit and I saw from the Twitter feed there that Vanessa Vaile had highly recommended this post, so I read it and scooped it.

 

In this post, Allan Johnson explain how he applies the rule of 30% "chatter" in his Twitter feeds and 70% "content" by using "a good RSS reader, a read-it-later app, a tweet scheduling app, and a tweeting time calculator." With these tools he filters his always-on tweet stream into stuff he can read in two minutes but "pocket" items requiring deeper reading to a set time on Sunday devoted to that. He then uses a tool to know when his PLN is most active to activate another tool to schedule delivery of his tweets on "content" at optimal times throughout the week. Johnson illustrates his workflow with clear diagrams and says, regarding these tools, "I like the ones that I use precisely because of their elegant and seamless integration.  With this set up in place, it means that I have plenty of time to do what no app ever can: thinking about the ideas I have found." 

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E Burgis's curator insight, March 19, 2014 9:06 PM
What a helpful little article for those trying to create a PLN or facilitate one! I always feel overwhellmed by the sheer amount of content on twitter, and the number is digital tools. I want to tweet out to my students regularly, but I don't get on enough and then I feel like I tweet out in batches...which is probably annoying. This article, complete with infographic, helps explain how to manage this content overload. It also gives specific tools to use and a strategy. This is how I like my PD: quick, clear & easily applicable. I want something I can try immediately. And this I will!
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Jeff Lebow converges Hangout, Second Life, Elluminate, and WiZiQ for the EVO 2013 (Electronic Village Online) Mega-Launch

Elluminate (Bb Collaborate) recording , thanks to http://learningtimes.org   megalaunch.10-001.64K.mp3 Listen on Posterous Hangout recording   What was this about?
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This is an archive of an annual event where moderators for the EVO sessions listed at http://evosessions.pbworks.com meet in Google Hangout to talk about their sessions and take questions from interested participants.  The venue turned out to be Google+ Hangout, Second LIfe, WiZiQ and Elluminate: http://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/, all skillfully juggled by master wizard behind the curtain Jeff Lebow. Jeff's archive of the event (YouTube recording of the streamed Hangout) is linked to in the post, and given here for convenience.

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity | Podcast397: Takeaways from and Reflections on the 2012 EDUCAUSE Conference

Moving at the Speed of Creativity | Podcast397: Takeaways from and Reflections on the 2012 EDUCAUSE Conference | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
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To start us off on our MultiMOOC course at http://goodbyegutenberg.pbworks.com I decided to make this post our first 

KEYNOTE talk. I had asked Wes to talk to us a bit about MOOCs in one of our live Sunday sessions (look here for the schedule:http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/w/page/32206114/volunteersneeded#Nextupcomingevents), but he wrote back and told me he was not enough of an authority on that particular topic (as he explains in his keynote). But Wes is one of those people who can facilitate knowledge as effectively asynchronously as synchronously.  On my 1.5 hour commute to work this morning I listened to him speak from his own road journey, as he explains here:http://www.speedofcreativity.org/2012/12/01/podcast397-takeaways-from-and-reflections-on-the-2012-educause-conference/ ;

This is a “podcast from the road” by Wesley Fryer reflecting on the 2012 EDUCAUSE conference. In the podcast Wes discusses learning management systems including the free/beta LMS OpenClass from Pearson, Kuali open source solutions for higher education, badge-based learning initiatives and tools, open journals / open academic publishing, Wolfram Alpha, MOOCs and native mobile apps vs mobile websites.

 Here he runs the gamut of current issues in educational technology, touches on MOOCs, and as always, provides insights which you are unlikely to get anywhere else in the time it takes you to listen to a single podcast.
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The 2013 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings

The 2013 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
Education policy maven Rick Hess of the American Enterprise Institute think tank offers straight talk on matters of policy, politics, research, and reform. Follow Rick and AEI's Education Program on Twitter http://twitter.com/AEIeducation.
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Who should you corral into your PLN by following them on Twitter? Here are a couple hundred candidates (thanks to Curt Bonk's FB posting, where he pointed out he is #123 here, an accomplishment!). In this post, it is explained how RHSU metrics "are designed to recognize those university-based academics who are contributing most substantially to public debates about K-12 and higher education. The rankings offer a useful, if imperfect, gauge of the public impact edu-scholars had in 2012, both due to short-term activity and longer-term contributions. The rubric reflects both a scholar's body of academic work--encompassing books, articles, and the degree to which these are cited--and their 2012 footprint on the public discourse.

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6 essential practices in using emerging technologies in the classroom in 2013

6 essential practices in using emerging technologies in the classroom in 2013 | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
TweetBack in the day, the classrooms I taught in were basically just rooms decked out with minimal equipment, consisting of little but a board to write on, some chairs and desks and a set of worn o...
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The six practices are:

1. Train yourself before you enter class
2. Be consistent - integrate your successes regularly into your classes
3. Follow how students use tech - monitor the learner’s grasp of tools you use and reasons why they are being used
4. assign technology-rich projects in which the technology is an integral part of the work
5. Make tech use egalitarian - Equipping all learners with the same digital technologies
6. Truly connect - make the most of the opportunity to connect your learners with others from around the globe

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Adam teaches English at Sabancı University, on the outskirts of Istanbul (and blogs).

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The right to remix

The right to remix | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
What role does Creative Commons play in copyright and online creativity?
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This was on The Stream on Dec 17, 2012.  It's and interview and debate on the value of openness between Lawrence Lessig, Andrew Keen, and others.

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Trends | Infographic: The Future of Higher Education

Trends | Infographic: The Future of Higher Education | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
Presented by TheBestColleges.org
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If this picture is worth 1000 words then that's just the abstract. Most succinct quote here: Bricks replaced by clicks

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12 Moodle tools to interact with your students online

12 Moodle tools to interact with your students online | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
This free guide for teachers explains how teachers can interact with students online using the Moodle course management system. 12 Moodle tools are discussed for using Moodle for e-learning.
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Here you can get a whitepaper (downloaded to your computer) which serves as a good pamphlet for using 12 tools that can be used inside Moodle for interacting with students. The topics covered are tools to:
 (1) Encourage learning logs, where students reflect on what they’ve learned
 (2)Share and communicate via live chat and forums
 (3)Give and grade quizzes
 (4)Make a lesson for the learners
 (5)Create multi-page content
 (6)Create and revise notes with wikis and podcasts
 (7)Make educational movie trailers or storyboards
 (8)Get vocal with voice thread
 (9)Turn your Moodle course page into a website
 (10)Upload and share notes on Moodle
 (11)Engage in real-time collaboration
 (12)Enjoy Virtual Classrooms

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HORIZON: the social sector

Links to sites related to the Social Sector (demographics, distance education, education, internet resoures, journals and articlaes, open educational resources, organizations, policy, reform, tools
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Where did I get this one?  This is a comprehensive set of links to dozens of links where open education resource material are compiled, aggregated, published online ... check it out, and happy reading (leave plenty of time for it :-)

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See Our Open + Free Courses | Open Learning Initiative

See Our Open + Free Courses | Open Learning Initiative | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it

OLI is Carnegie Mellon University's Open Learning Initiative, free learning with no instructors, no credits, no charge.  OLI director Candace Thille recently gave a talk on MOOCS and Machines on Inside Higher Ed http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/05/10/candace-thille-talks-moocs-and-machine-learning

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Jay Cross: informal learning guru

Jay Cross: informal learning guru | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it

Cross is often ahead of his time and with one simple, diagram, he opened our eyes up to the fact that most learning is informal yet almost all the spend is on formal courses.

He invites us to think about learning in a more naturalistic way, seeing learners as real people in real organisations who use real tools in real networks, both offline and online. Informal learning is driven by conversations, communities of practice, context, reinforcement through practice and now social media to “optimise organisational performance”. Blogs, wikis, podcasts, peer-to-peer sharing, aggregators, social media and personal knowledge management are all emergent phenomena, unlike the top-down tools and content that traditional e-learning has provided.


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Discussion of the importance of acknowledging informal learning.

JJones's curator insight, July 13, 10:33 PM

No Really...Too Cool for School!

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How To Use Google Drive and Evernote To Create Digital Portfolios

How To Use Google Drive and Evernote To Create Digital Portfolios | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
As iPads proliferate in schools around the world, and students as well as teachers create more and more content, questions about what to do with all of those learning objects have arisen.
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Sunday Jan 20 looks to be a very interesting day online between the hours of 1400 and 1600 GMT. The Hangout at 1500 GMT will be about ePortfolios and this is one of the recommended readings.  The other is at http://iteslj.org/Techniques/Ali-Portfolios.html

Please join us online. The particulars are here:
http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/w/page/32206114/volunteersneeded#Nextupcomingevents

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The Fallacy of Being a Facilitator

The Fallacy of Being a Facilitator | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
End of semester blowing in the cold morning wind and time for truths. Time to reflect, recall and question my learning. Time to consider my learners’ learning. And what changes I may – ...
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Cristina begins: "it is a fallacy to determinedly say 'I am not a teacher – I am a facilitator',“ and later, "it is the learner who makes the connections - not the facilitator or teacher," a point stressed by Siemens in the video which is partly transcribed on this page: http://goodbyegutenberg.pbworks.com/w/page/61341664/Getting_Started_2013evo

I commented that I like David Warlick’s characterization of a “master learner” taking a role somewhere between didactic teaching and guide-too-far-to-the-side facilitation. In this characterization, the teacher is modeling. I have often thought of teaching as a percolative process, where as I first heard Stephen Downes say to teach is to model and demonstrate, to learn is to practice and reflect. In my view, practicing teaching is all of those. ... In the EVO sessions ... in my self-perceived role of master learner, I am there to do all 4 things in the iterative cycle, model and demonstrate, but also practice and reflect, and to get others doing the same, and basically to learn from the experience, which in EVO we have the luxury of experimenting with as well.

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James OReilly's comment, January 18, 2013 7:35 AM
@vances Why do EU Surveys + Google Trends "hard-data contradict" your Useless Popguns?
James OReilly's comment, January 18, 2013 7:36 AM
@vances How many Youth Jobs + Return-on-Invest are you really good for > New #EU Outcome Rqmts http://ow.ly/gPmm6
James OReilly's comment, January 18, 2013 7:36 AM
EU raises Social Inclusion Alert http://ow.ly/gUYwo Forget your Useless Popguns @vances
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Learning2gether: The Podcast

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Vance Stevens, co-founder and cat-herder-in-chief of Webheads in Action, talks to participants in the EVO session Becoming a Webhead about how Webheads started and how they have evolved into what they are now, what they do, how they work together, and what benefits come from being involved in the Webheads in Action community of practice.

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Jeff Lebow converges Hangout, Second Life, Elluminate, and WiZiQ for the EVO 2013 (Electronic Village Online) Mega-Launch

Jeff Lebow converges Hangout, Second Life, Elluminate, and WiZiQ for the EVO 2013 (Electronic Village Online) Mega-Launch | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
What was this about? This is an annual EVO event where moderators for the EVO sessions listed at  http://evosessions.pbworks.com  meet from noon GMT in Google Hangout to talk about their sessions and take questions from interested participants.
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The EVO 2013 Mega Launch turned out to be Google+ Hangout, Second LIfe, WiZiQ and Elluminate tech soup, all skillfully juggled by master wizard behind the curtain Jeff Lebow, who posted his take on the event at http://webheadsinaction.org/content/evo2013-launch-webcast

 

Ten people at a time can be in a Hangout, but the event was streamed so that anyone could listen to the stream while it was being broadcast or later via the recording.  The stream bounced in and out of Google+ Hangout, Second LIfe, WiZiQ, and  Elluminate, where EVO moderators met up to speak about their sessions if they didn't join us in the Google Hangout.

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Steven Pinker: Linguistics as a Window to Understanding the Brain | video@cjube.com

Steven Pinker: Linguistics as a Window to Understanding the Brain | video@cjube.com | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
sciences - cjube.com - your daily videos. enjoy. |
video: Steven Pinker: Linguistics as a Window to Understanding the Brain |
tags: #video #stevenpinker #science #bigthink #linguistics
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This post comes to me through Maria Jordano, a Webhead from long ago who has recently started a Scoop.it account.  If you have read The Language Instinct by Steven Pinker (or even if you haven't) then you will be fascinated by this 50 minute video.  It is a great example of communicating in a multiliteracies, addressing all possible modalities.  I dare you to switch it off.  Go ahead ... 

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Get Engaged: Tips for Building Your PLN | DyKnow

Get Engaged: Tips for Building Your PLN | DyKnow | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
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1. Get Reading (e.g. these recommended blogs)

Edutopia
KQED Mind/Shift
Getting Smart
PBS MediaShift Education
The Principal of Change
Around the Corner

2. Get Tweeting (e.g. these recommended tweeters)
George Couros- @gcouros
Nicholas Provenzano- @thenerdyteacher
Richard Byrne- @rmbyrne
David Andrade- @daveandcori
Jason Markey- @jmarkeyap
Annie Murphy Paul- @anniemurphypaul

3. Get Watching (recommended webinars)
Let’s Share Ideas! EdTech Webinars: Access over 15 webinars by your peers on 1:1 computing, interactive learning, engagement, collaboration and more
EdTech Teacher Webinar Archives
eSchool News Webinars
Education Week Webinars
Tech & Learning Webinars

4. Get Moving (recommended events)
ASB Un-Plugged- January 2014, Mumbai
ISTE- June 2013, San Antonio, TX
TCEA- January 2013, Austin, TX
Iowa 1:1- April 2013, Des Moines, IA
Lausanne Laptop Institute- July 2013, Memphis, TN
TeachMeets- Regional, locally organized un-conferences
EdCamps- Regional, locally organized events

5. Get Talking

Ask other educators in your district what they are hearing in the EdTech world. What are their favorite resources to reference? Now prepare to share.
Initiate EdTech “Lunch and Learns” to share pedagogical ideas and successes and spread encouragement for innovative technology integration.
Highlight an Educator of the Month achieving excellence in curriculum-based technology integration.
Start your own blog to chronicle these journeys

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1. Get Reading (e.g. these recommended blogs)

Edutopia
KQED Mind/Shift
Getting Smart
PBS MediaShift Education
The Principal of Change
Around the Corner

2. Get Tweeting (e.g. these recommended tweeters)
George Couros- @gcouros
Nicholas Provenzano- @thenerdyteacher
Richard Byrne- @rmbyrne
David Andrade- @daveandcori
Jason Markey- @jmarkeyap
Annie Murphy Paul- @anniemurphypaul

3. Get Watching (recommended webinars)
Let’s Share Ideas! EdTech Webinars: Access over 15 webinars by your peers on 1:1 computing, interactive learning, engagement, collaboration and more
EdTech Teacher Webinar Archives
eSchool News Webinars
Education Week Webinars
Tech & Learning Webinars

4. Get Moving (recommended events)
ASB Un-Plugged- January 2014, Mumbai
ISTE- June 2013, San Antonio, TX
TCEA- January 2013, Austin, TX
Iowa 1:1- April 2013, Des Moines, IA
Lausanne Laptop Institute- July 2013, Memphis, TN
TeachMeets- Regional, locally organized un-conferences
EdCamps- Regional, locally organized events

5. Get Talking

Ask other educators in your district what they are hearing in the EdTech world. What are their favorite resources to reference? Now prepare to share.
Initiate EdTech “Lunch and Learns” to share pedagogical ideas and successes and spread encouragement for innovative technology integration.
Highlight an Educator of the Month achieving excellence in curriculum-based technology integration.
Start your own blog to chronicle these journeys

Vance Stevens's comment, January 8, 2013 11:52 PM
This post has an interesting history: http://screencast.com/t/8mMx1eh4
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Education Vision Leadership » Looking to Transform Education? Embrace Learning, Leadership, and Innovation

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Thanks to MultiMOOC comoderator Ana Cristina Pratas for this, which claims that paradigm shift will transform education when the entire system focuses more on learning as opposed to hoop-jumping (initiative vs. obedience).  It suggests that students (and by strong implication teachers) should generate personal learning goals and 2-week plans, more fully utilize web 2.0 tools, adhere to Google's 80% directed time on task and 20% personal time, and engage in PBL (project-based learning).  The article contains a graphic which, to complete the paradigm shift, should be creative commons (but I don't think it is :-(

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An insider's guide: what it's really like to study a MOOC

An insider's guide: what it's really like to study a MOOC | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
Anyone who has been paying attention to higher education this year will have heard of the MOOC – courses from prestigious universities offered for free online.There’s been great interest in them from…...

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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This is a first-hand overview of the author's experiences in an xMOOC with 80,000. Attrition brought this down to half.  Is the glass half empty or brimmingly half full??  This is a useful report on what it's like to engage in xMOOC.

 

I scooped this here by mistake, though it's still an appropriate posting. But this is why I'm re-re-scooping to http://www.scoop.it/t/edumooc

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This is a first-hand overview of the author's experiences in an xMOOC with 80,000. Attrition brought this down to half.  Is the glass half empty or brimmingly half full??  This is a useful report on what it's like to engage in xMOOC.

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The Future of Learning, Networked Society - Ericsson

Learn more at http://www.ericsson.com/networkedsociety Can ICT redefine the way we learn in the Networked Society? Technology has enabled us to interact, inn...
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what if we could "predict failure in advance and prevent it from happening"? - This and many other provocative thoughts on the future of learning in a networked world. A lot of my gurus are in this one (e.g. Stephen Heppel, Sugata Mitra, Seth Godin ... )

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Conversation with Russell Stannard: British Council Tech Award Winner Online Class by Dr. Nellie Deutsch

Conversation with Russell Stannard: British Council Tech Award Winner Online Class by Dr. Nellie Deutsch | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
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You'll need a free acct at WiZiQ to see this, but in this conversation with Nellie Deutsch, Russell Stannard explains how he got started and how he makes his teacher training videos, and finishes by advising us to get our students using Jing to help us make our own collections of training videos for us and them

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8 Annotation Tools Teachers should Have

8 Annotation Tools Teachers should Have | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it

The tools mentioned here are Diigo, Webnotes, Awesome Screenshot, iCyte, Bounce, Mark.up, Screen Draw, and Draw Here. A comment suggests that Jing be added.  Thanks to Gladys Baja via Diigo for this one.

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INFLUENCE AT WORK (IAW) : Secrets from the Science of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini & Steve Martin

INFLUENCE AT WORK (IAW) : Secrets from the Science of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini & Steve Martin | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it

This animation describing the Universal Principles of Persuasion is based on the research of Dr. Robert Cialdini, Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Marketing, Arizona State University. This is not directed at anyone in particular, and could apply to materials designers or teacher trainers.  I made a screenshot of the poster view and uploaded it here: 

https://dl.dropbox.com/sh/zigqsferdglze12/JgxGOm2Dsg/secrets_scienceOFpersuasion.png

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